Just a quick hello from a long-absent member

"Look at what is troubling you and you will only find things you shouldn't be doing" - MHG

Strange, cryptic words that occurred to me many years ago - a statement that I thought I'd made sense of way back THEN.

WRONG! (or in todays parlance - DOH!)

It is only now, after I can't remember now how many decades, that I believe I am BEGINNING to understand the depth and gravity of those words and if I were to only be allowed to have ONE single piece of information in my mind with which to negotiate this thing we call "life" - I would say this statement would have to be THE most useful of ALL because of it's absolute and timeless truth.

I mention this to you all because I have been through some personal wars these past few years that I never even dreamed possible and yesterday I came out of hospital after having had an operation that made my quintuple bypass seem like a slight headache.

The assault on my senses . body, mind, spirit and soul was so severe that it literally shook the living bejeezus out of me and now I see things with a clarity that goes beyond words or any kind of understanding.

Clear as CRYSTAL. "Where the mind goes, energy follows" - you all know that one - but I would wager not many of you know just HOW much that is actually the case.

Your attention - and where you place it - construct the very universe we all inhabit. And all you have to do to change your world - and hence that part which overlaps with everyone ELSE's world - is change where you put that attention.

It is SO simple, you just wouldn't believe it!

If you place your attention on what worries you, you will get worried.

If you place your attention on what scares you, you will get scared.

If you place your attention on what disempowers you, you will become disempowered.

But if you place your attention on what brings you JOY, you will be joyous.

Stop neglecting the ONLY thing that can help this world - your Joy.

Can you even remember what it was ?

Did you ever even know what it IS ?!


This is all I have the strength to write at this time. I just felt that if this helps remind even ONE person "where it's at", then it is worth it.

But mark my words, if you read this and continue on the way you have been without examining the above further, you are throwing away a chance to make your life better than you ever thought possible.

Sent with Much Love,


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Comment by rose on August 10, 2017 at 9:29

Comment by RightHandOfRose on August 10, 2017 at 3:11

Thank you Susan, Deanna and Martin :-)

Saru, words cannot express how happy I am for you two. I wish you both Eternal Joy and Happiness ♥

Dear DEAR Sister Rose, we will have a good catch up soon. I have some very interesting things to tell you :-)

Much Love from your Bro across the water!


Comment by SUSAN SMITH on August 9, 2017 at 17:24

So true. there's two worlds we live in and the most powerful one is in our heads. The ''words'' that get ''spoken'' to ourselves have to be checked daily, for if we give oxygen to them unchecked, they can take on a life of their own !!! What gets our attention gets us.

Comment by deanna munson on August 9, 2017 at 16:18

thanks Michael ,needed to be reminded of that very thing right about now 

Comment by Saru G on August 9, 2017 at 10:19

Nice words of wisdom my friend. I will put my attention on LOVE. You are the one that taught me, "Love is the answer" and for that I thank you. Love for my good woman, love for my friends, love for the world I live in (at least my immediate surroundings) and last but not least, love for my self. And as a result...I love my life. Thanks Michael. Sending some love your way and hoping for a speedy recovery. Arohanui.

Comment by Martin Harris on August 8, 2017 at 23:13

Joy. I feel it every time I walk along the South Shore spit at Low Tide and hear my three youngsters charging up and down the sand dunes. I know what joy is. It's when I look at those three bright, perceptive little minds and see HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.

Just a couple of days ago my eldest son Luke asked me about the fluoridation issue, and I saw the intense concentration on his face as I explained the basics and my own opinions. Yes, there is hope.

Comment by rose on August 8, 2017 at 18:43

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