Wednesday, July 20, 2016


When considering a concept, probably nothing is as valuable as an understanding of a real world physical object. A real world object has density, mass, volume, area and as many varying materials of construction as there are stars in the night sky. These items are tangible, visual and recognizable. Items of the physical state will occupy both space and possess measurable weight. The invention of the milk container was a real piece of workable imagination and ingenuity. It is simplistic, yet possess an importance that is primarily due to it's innate practical usefulness. In general containers house all manner of materials, liquids, powders, reactive ingredients mixed with a vast variance of air molecules, which is somewhat relative to the contained substance. For the sake of discussion the container of concern in this article is one of the world's master cooking ingredients, the famous milk container.

I suppose that you could rightfully claim that I am slightly prejudiced to write an opinion article about the container containing one of my favorite liquid substances, milk. That lightly slimy, smooth yet silky white stuff that comes from the moo of the animal kingdom, the cow. Yummy cold with cookies or a Hershey's chocolate bar but not really something that you crave if you're thirsty.

The product contained in the milk container, namely milk is a highly complex biological fluid which is high protein, high fat, sugar(lactose), a host of minerals, vitamins and enzymes. Other than singing the praises of the substance and it's container, I feel constrained of necessity to explain some history of the container storing the essence of my irrational obsession with milk. A short history of the evolving technology regarding the container in question here may be of interest. When I was a young boy, milk miraculously appeared on the front porch steps of our home near Disneyland in Southern California every other morning, like clock work. I was certain that the milk fairy (or her equivalent) materialized onto our front porch steps because everyone in the world knew how about my fascination with that white healthy liquid. When we carried the milk into the kitchen it was in an unusual container by today's standard, a smooth, thick, see through glass bottle. The bottle was capped by a heavy waxed paper material that acted as a seal which made the contents remain in the bottle, but had little effect on the freshness of the milk. If you remember those days, I feel sorry for you and I feel your pain, for you see, I'm old too! All of that being said, as I grew-up milk could be found in many various, inventive and impractical containers. Among these were waxed paper containers, whose spouts were folded, pulled outward and then spread out in order access the good stuff inside, hopefully before it spoiled. The next Image here is a natural milk container, it needs no improvements....

From the messy waxed cartons with very short shelf life evolved the newer, easier to store and keep plastic bottles with pop-off caps or twist-off lids. Oh the good old days of convenience and an abundant
accessibility to that old health-food commodity known as the chocolate chip cookies' best taste enhancer, milk. Today we have plastic bottles with twist on-off lids and paper cartons which tend to keep the liquid treat inside fresh and tasty. The contents further are usually able to withstand the carry-over refrigerator taste of yesteryear, the half consumed peeled onion from a week or so ago. Somehow it's still difficult to describe the taste but nearly impossible to forget the flavor that was sure to take your breath away with just a whiff, let alone a tasty gulp and whatever that was, it didn't taste like milk at least, not the way it was intended.

Now that I have nearly exhausted the subject of the history, evolution and versatility of the milk container, it is imperative that I jump right-in to the reason behind the close examination of this item which is commonly recognized and or used today by almost everyone alive on the planet. The reason for the elaborate evolution of the milk container industry is not for the sake of the betterment of the container it's self, but for it's contents. The same is a case in point for the human body, it isn't the body that is of the most importance in the grand scheme of life, but rather it's contents. The content under discussion here is namely the spark of human immortality which is inside each of us placed there by our source. As humans it is our nature to be totally consumed with the present life lived in our bodies, the envelopes, the outside packaging, the container of our real inner eternal being. You see it is not the taste of the container which is the primary objective in the proceeding lengthy milk container expose, but the protection for the flavor and value of it's contents, the internal material. So it is with our small thinking evaluations of everyday life, we are obsessed with the health, vitality and appearance of our outer layer, the cover of the life force, the aging and decaying human body.

The effective, reasonable care of the human body may indeed increase individual life span, decrease the pain associated with the toll of living, promote a better life and improve the life time experience for the individual. We are spiritual beings on a physical plane and not the other way around, therefore as is the way of all things in the universe we will inevitably and finally return to our source. No matter how much care we apply to this wrapper in which we temporarily exist, life is short and uncertain at best. Regardless of our worldly accomplishments, fame or wealth which we may accumulate in the process of this life, we are all simultaneously while in the process of living, dying. According to modern technological scientific knowledge and a greater understanding of the natural human condition, we are all dying, we differ only by the degrees or stages of the process. Everything in existence is in one of two physical states, these are expressed as follows; all physical matter is either in growing or decaying, it is further understood that both states may occur within a simultaneous time span.

It is not my intention to down-play the role of the importance in relation to, or the basic common sense involved in, the examination or application of the activities surrounding a reasonable plan to live longer, healthier and smarter. The intention here is to examine and clarify the fact that it's not the container that's important but the content, it's not the cover of the book that's of value but the words that are contained inside on the pages, in short it's the internal content that matters most, all externalization appearance is cosmetic or superficial and in the final analysis, of little lasting value. The concept of value and a gem to take home is "The Milk container is just like people, it's what's on the Inside that counts."

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


There is an insidious lie being circulated in the world at large of late, and its time to kick that one to the curb. The LIE is being told and taught to us all by public and higher education, video, audio medias, books, magazines, and word of mouth.

The LIE is this... that you are NOT able to achieve, accomplish or attain your dreams. Here is a flash, That's BS! You have been fed the fruit of your weak, faltering human condition which concludes that you aren't good enough to attain your dreams. You can't grasp and attain your dreams because you are too skinny, too fat, too dumb, too smart, too young, too old, too naive, too savvy, too pretty, too ugly, too colorful, too plain, too educated, too uneducated, too experienced or too inexperienced.

 The truth is that none of these are of ANY consequence in preventing you from achieving ALL that you ever wanted or dreamed. The only thing holding you back is YOU. You don't believe in the powerful being that you are inside, the one that you've buried long ago, before you left your dreams behind. Wake up and smell what we're cooking here, YOU are able if you learn to enable yourself, to grow into the real power that is already lying deeply silent inside you. 

Awaken the sleeping giant that has slumbered though out your life so far, give presence in your mind to the power of Positivity inside YOU. The road to your Dreams is awaiting your discovery, but you must take the initiative. The start of any journey, begins with one first step... 
  Catch the Positivity!                                                                                                                                                     

Saturday, July 2, 2016


The Wake

By way of introduction, imagine that you are on an ocean voyage aboard a small boat. The boat is powered by an engine just cruising slowly along the coast on a warm night. You are just enjoying the soft rolling motion of the sea, the smell of the air and a mist drifting onto your face. You walk to the stern of the boat and stare into the ripples, lines and shadows left as the boat moves forward through the water. Lost in pleasant thoughts of past life experiences, as you begin to think about what you are seeing in the water below, a parallel comes to your mind as you realize that the patterns drawn by the ripples, lines and shadows in the water are part of "the wake."

The wake does not supply the force that drives the boat but is a result of it. The physical motion through the water as the water moves past the form of the boat's haul generate the wake. It is an after-effect of the forward motion supplied by the craft's motor, nothing more and nothing less. Throughout our lives many moments and memories that we have left behind now populate our wakes, it's as if we have left bits and pieces of ourselves drifting in the hazy patterns of life's aftermath, still visible on the ocean of yesterday's sea. As you behold your wake, remember it was created by your movement not necessarily because of something in particular that you did or didn't do.

Human beings feel the need to be able to relate retrospectively to their relationships in life events, actions and other people which are all a part of their lives. Understanding the wake is an important concept in becoming aware of the Self responsibility for the past components that make up the actions, emotions and behaviors of life. The wake is not of your making or under your control and it has no bearing on the direction of your voyage through the great ocean of life. 

Some have misunderstood this premise and concluded that if you throttle down the engine powering your boat, then you would force the wake to become smaller and therefore somehow equate the decrease in size to a decrease in the intensity of it's effect. However, the logic of this idea is faulty because even though the wake magnitude would be diminished it will remain the wake nevertheless. There will be some calming, pleasant memories residing within the waving lines in the wake and some unhappy, unsettling elements which are better left undisturbed. Learn to except all that you are and all you can become within the positive constraints of your mind. Albert Einstein once addressed this issue as he said, "The imagination of the human mind is more powerful than all the knowledge in the Universe" and you know what, most people don't even begin to realize their importance in the great scheme of things or the energy that all human intellectual power plants contain. 

The brain is of marvelous design, self sustaining for the most part, batteries are included and it is independent of even the basic environmental circumstances in which it exists. The human thinking machine will operate even under the worst outside stresses and is unaffected by most external pressures. However like most complex natural systems the mind is subject to a myriad of internal forces, emotions, misunderstandings and faulty data inputs. Faulty input data will guaranty defective data outputs, this is one of the laws of applied computer science and the rule is also applicable to the human computer, it's the old "garbage-in, garbage out" statement. 

It is imperative that we realize the wake is composed of negative emotions, experiences and regrets of what might have been along with the all the positive elements accumulated on the life voyage. The negative type of introspection is naturally the most difficult to ignore, however the wake can be reconfigured to consist of only the positive elements. The reconfiguration is of course dependent upon each person's choice. Therefore, the bumps, down turns and unpleasant parts of the whole picture should be realized, affirmed, mentally dismissed and replaced with the mindset of positivity. The process of living with the knowledge that negative occurrences reflected in our wakes could have been avoided or at least altered, can become depressive influences on life. There is an old proverb which describes and expresses this sentiment best, "There's no sense in crying over spilled milk." It would be prudent at this point to recognize that  the negative thinking pattern births only the negativity, while the positive mindset attracts, cultivates and creates positive real world outcomes.

The wake of our journeys is not changeable, once it fades into undetectable ripples it eventually is absorbed by the surrounding ocean and it can no longer be visibly examined, but is replaced by the wake of the present moment. As the ripples in the water begin, spread and fade so are the wakes of our lives. Don't be afraid of the ripples left behind you, use it to gain and strengthen your resolve to concentrate only on the positive aspects of your life because that's where the power of the real you resides, within all things positive.

The key to overcoming your wake of the past is, "We Must All Learn To Negate The Negative" and embrace the attitude that a positive perspective will create! Not to think with positive purpose is naive, the natural positivity which we are all born with is dumbed - down and educated out of us through the instruction which customs, traditions and societal authorities introduce as the correct ways to achieve success in life.

WARNING! Because of the immense energy that resides in your brain, you must be aware that the original case with which it comes packaged should not be bent, spindled or mutilated if continued proper operation is desired or expected. Although the preceding statement may appear a little crazy on the surface, comprehension of the concept is a must; the wake is not some-thing that your mental powerhouse has created along your voyage here, but is a natural resultant reaction from the motion created by the boat, which is also not of your making. The elements of your voyage were not created by you, the sea of life wasn't your brain-child and you didn't even build the boat or the engine used for your life-long journey, you are very simply a passenger who can direct and set the course of your craft by the steering system (which is also not of your making). Gaze at your wake, be aware that it is there and why. Enjoy what you can of the wake and don't over-rate it's content, purpose or creation because the important item in this discussion is not the sea, nor the voyage, nor the boat, or the motor, or even the wake.

The distinctive element of importance here is ..... YOU. That's right, even the very latest modern technologically advanced "Quantum Computer" can't hold a candle to the power and computing potential of a single human mind, frankly there is evidence and reason to believe it was designed that way! I don't know about you but I think that makes human beings an in-expendable element in the universe. Awe opens the book of amazement, as the light bulb of the mind turns on: the pieces of the great puzzle of life are being manipulated and organized by an unseen hand, directed by the self sustaining positive energy force of creation. More prominently today, reason and applied-logic are ever pointing their fingers toward the power of an intelligent designer. 

Alas, all is well aboard your boat and mine, things progress, change and evolve without asking us to make the necessary distance and speed calculations required to complete the voyage. We are all just passengers, watchers of the aftermath created by the forward motion of our boats, leaving wake lines of life upon the waters as we pass. 

The wake becomes our abstract footprints, sprinkled on the surface of the sea which constitute notes written in the language of time, lived both past and present. The wake is constantly forming and dissipating as sure as day follows night, death follows birth, it returns as all things must, back to the vastness of it's Positive Source.

A final thought shared in passing, if we remain alert and aware, we can chose to become equal observers of the activities caused by the perpetual movements, referred to as "The Wake" and with that awareness we MUST develop our sight to recognize the Positivity in everything, even in the wake that we leave behind ........