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Meaning of life

"The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away." ~ Pablo Picasso

Monday, November 23, 2009

Lyrics From The Songs Of Life

Angels On High

By Brian N. Walin

Why do we lose those that we love? It’s hard to perceive what’s waiting above. We struggle with loss, the sadness it brings. There’s anger and hatred and all of those things.

Why did this happen to you in your life? How will you deal with the grief and the strife? Why did it happen? Where did they go? Your heart hurts so much. It’s such a big blow.

You ask all your questions, but you never hear, the answers you need and some that you fear. It’s all in God’s plan. He knows all too well. We all have a fear of going through Hell.

You just can’t go on, you’ve needed him so. But his time here is over and now he must go. The angels have cometh to taketh his soul, while you plant the remains inside of a hole.

He sees all this different. There’s no loss he feels. He now knows the plan and so he now yields. A place upon high he now resides, to watch over us all, God’s rules he abides.

A new morning rises. The dew it does rest. The sun shines so brightly. Now here comes the test. Will anger consume you or will you now know, it’s all in God’s plan, when it’s our time to go?

Remember the good times, the laughter, and love. And always keep looking to that sky up above. Search for the rainbow, the colors it brings, the magic and wonder in all of those things. Smile and enjoy the time you have left. Your life is a tapestry woven as weft.

Try to imagine what’s waiting above. Spend the rest of your days here, living with love. Those all around you need you so much, to teach them, and love them, with your gentle touch.

Your time will come too, and then you will know, the plan that God has and where YOU will go. Be rid of your anger, your sorrow, and strife. Keep moving ahead, improving your life. Keep love in your heart and stop asking, “Why?” It’s all in God’s plan, so try not to cry, and someday you will be with angels on high.

©2005 Brian N. Walin (All rights reserved)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Spotlight on Cancer - Part 3

The Finale

Bob Pemberton won his freedom from cancer the morning of October 28, 2009. With ROTC as pall bearers and the First Baptist Church choir, 90 strong, singing towards the heavens, he was laid to rest in the Florida National Cemetery with full military honors. Taps played, a gun salute, and his battle was over. Bob Pemberton will now and forever rest in peace without cancer.

The last time I spoke with Bob, we had put the final touches on Part 2 of Dead Man Talking. October 26 was the last time we communicated. He wanted to leave a message for others to learn. I think he accomplished that goal here and perhaps taught us all how fragile life really is. Please take a moment to learn from this courageously strong man and ask yourself...Are you living life to the fullest? There are no guarantees how long you will be here.

As Always...Peace B

©2009 Brian N. Walin (All rights reserved)


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just a Thought...

A Single Grain of Sand
In the midst of the Universe, is there a common thread? Are we the end, beginning, or middle? Have we the acceptance to understand that there are billions of universes such as ours with infinite possibilities of life within the cosmos?

Is it a question of God or mathematics? Surely we are not alone. Can our minds grasp how minuscule we are in the greater scheme of things? That everything that you accomplish in your daily life has absolutely nothing to do with the greater equation? Do you understand what a gift it is to have this privilege for the very short time you walk this Earth, which is nothing more than a single grain of sand in a cosmic ocean?

Do you realize there are more than 400,000,000,000 stars in the Milky Way Galaxy alone? When you walk along a beach, can you conceptualize that Earth is represented by nothing more than a single grain of sand and you are one of 6.795 Billion people living on that single grain of sand? Can you even comprehend the significance of that, or perhaps the insignificance?

The Milky Way Galaxy

“From an intergalactic vantage point we would see, strewn like sea froth on the waves of space, innumerable faint, wispy tendrils of light. These are the galaxies…

A galaxy is composed of gas and dust and stars – billions upon billions of stars. Every star may be a sun to someone.

There are some hundred billion galaxies each with, on the average, a hundred billion stars. In all the galaxies there are perhaps as many planets as stars, 10 to the eleventh x 10 to the eleventh = 10 to the 22nd power. That is, ten billion trillion" - Carl Sagan

A Galaxy Cluster

We have been given the most precious gift ever to be bestowed: Life on a single grain of sand. Why do we continue to devalue that? War has no purpose. Why is it so hard to live in peace, and love one another? It's not a question of who's right or who's wrong, but an understanding we all have a right to our opinion as long as no harm comes to another. It doesn't matter which God or Deity you believe in, as long as you believe in the greater good for all mankind and that only a great power could have created it.

Do you understand all this? Can you not see it? Or do you believe that you, your life, your family, your country, or your world is indeed the center of the Universe?

A Single Grain of Sand - You are HERE

Peace B

Words To Live By:

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service to others." -Mahatma Gandhi