Who Would've Thought . . .

It’s Anotha Friday, Y’all!

And the “Universe” is giving us humans yet another warning regarding “how we’re livin'”!!  Anyone have time for a “TGIF”?!?  I do!!  “Just Do It!”

Have you ever been part of a rowdy “crew”, maybe an athletic team that has been “losing more games than winning”, and the Coach said, “25 wind sprints just to start our practice today!!”  Perhaps she or he THEN said, “Do I have your attention?!?”

Here we are in yet another world-wide crisis that has no regard for the majority of the “man-made” divisions in humanity.  Of course, “the monied” still have an edge though “death is not proud”!  Yet, we still see some “name-calling” and “back-stabbing” by the current administration, not to mention the purported rumor the Chinese were saying that US soldiers were spreading the virus!!  What grade are we in again?!?  Rumors and hate being spewed by ANYONE during a pandemic that the world is experiencing are less than sensible!

So, like Wednesday, a former student from White Plains, NY where I taught High School for 10 years inboxed to inform me that a schoolmate of his, a friend of both of us, varsity basketball player as I was jv coach and assistant varsity coach then and close friend of Steve Morgan … had passed away!  I’m still unable to process that …

As well, I am on the last day of a “21 Days of Abundance” “challenge”!  I learned some stuff, now … about me mostly!  So, I wanted to share a “component” of the “challenge” actually extracted from Deepak Chopra’s “Course in Miracles”.  It goes like this:  “Those who attack do not know that they are blessed.  They attack because they believe that they are deprived.  Give, therefore, of your abundance, and teach your sisters and brothers theirs. Do not share their illusions of scarcity, or you will perceive yourself as lacking.”  – A Course in Miracles …  Again, who would’ve thought!  That’s a tall order for me but I am still working on it.  I believe that I am better than “that” …

Today I am up early and going to yoga as there are usually maybe three people in the class on Fridays and enough space for us to be six feet apart.  I am also going to wear a “face mask” that I got at the local pharmacy.  I had had pneumonia when I lived like a darn “cowboy” in Cali, Colombia for five years (1990-95), riding a motorcycle all over the place and then heading to the mountains to ride horses near Popayan, Colombia … Then, I would take a cold shower in the mornings with water stored in a large wooden barrel!  I almost died from that episode of “walking pneumonia” in 1995 at Broward General Hospital …  Peace be still … I am careful nowadays … very careful with my sensitive lungs!

Life indeed is a journey and we each have our challenges along the way.  I personally think that the universe is calling us … over and over again … to remind us that it is OUR job to heal our human-made divisions.  It is our job – not “the governments” – to come together … right now … or else!  I know some people say, “Sure, we’ll make it!”  Those are the folks who don’t like to PREpare but simply “cast their fate to the wind” …  It’s our call … indeed … “We are ONE!” Blessings!


John I. Cook, Director

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