Rick's Reflections Blog

Not taking personally…

What someone says or does…
Can be very challenging…
And seem to cause pain.


With friends, relatives, spouses, more so…
With our children.


Or in our place of employment.
Situations where ego has been conditioned.
Looking for validation…
Building attachments from insecurities.


Circumstances where we want control…
Resisting what actually Is.


We do not teach our children...
They are here to Teach us.
Every time anyone triggers me...
They are my Teacher.


It is not about what they did...
But why I am being affected.


My feelings are my barometer.
If my thoughts are bothering "me"...
I don't feel good.
This tells me there is a lesson to learn.


That I am attached to the thought…
My ego is reacting.


This is not a bad thing...


Number 1...


I'm human...
So this is why I'm here...
To have and learn…
To enjoy the experience.


The experience of the Divine Gifts…
Of Thought and Feelings.


Number 2...


That I am Aware of these…
Thoughts and Feelings is so huge.
It is such a game changer...
Even if I am still suffering...


Just being Aware means…
I am accessing my True Self.


The Perfect Self…
Under all those personal thoughts and insecurities…
The building blocks of ego.
The root of suffering.


Children can be greatest source…
Of insecure and fear filled thought...


The Illusion of Life "feels"…
The most real through them.
After all...
My thoughts create "my" reality.


I really like this Jack Pransky quote:


"To realize it's your own creation...
Your own misery is your own creation.
That's pretty humbling.
It changes everything to see that.


How seriously can you take yourself…
In light of the fact that you're making it up."


I've shared a lot of thought here...
I know you have a lot of your own...
So take what you need…
And disregard the rest.


After all...
Everything I just wrote is just words.


From my thoughts...
I just made up in my head...
Creating my experience…
My reality.🌬


Live in Love and Peace,
Rick Syposh💖🙏

Growing up... I loved reading Charles Schulz's "Peanuts" comics.


In one strip Lucy asks Charlie Brown...

"Why are we here?"


Charlie Brown responds...

"To make others happy."


Lucy screams back in Charlie Browns Face...

"Well I'm not happy! Somebody is not doing their job!!!"🤣


For such a long time I thought it was my job to make someone else happy.


But thinking that way means that it's someone else's job to make me happy.


Totally freeing to know that you can just make yourself happy.


And this way, enjoy each moment you spend with someone else.


Removing the burden from them to be responsible for your happiness.


Live in Love and Peace
Rick Syposh💝🙏

It occurred about a year after I had become aware...


I had noticed a great change in my overall happiness.
I had become much more grateful for things in my life.
I had much less insecure thought.
I looked forward to new experiences.
So here I was, generally in a state of bliss.


Then a very strange and unexpected thing happened.
I started having memories of things from the past.
Ghosts of actions long gone and deceased.
Things that I had done that were not my best moments.
When they occurred, filed into the "stuff happens" category.


Times of ego, fear and insecurity causing poor behaviour.
Times of misplaced pride and arrogance.
Broken relationships, pain given and taken.
Family and Friends ignored and forgotten.
Goals not achieved due to sloth and procrastination.


As a positive person I just put them behind me and moved on.
Now... at a time in my life when I was feeling so happy.
These dealt with issues dared to raise their ugly heads.
At first I was really taken back by it all.
"Why are you showing up now, I already dealt with you."
I was a survivor, and got through.


Then I realized something really important.
I never really felt the pain of my past mistakes before.
Being positive and being a survivor meant burying the event.
Taking a negative situations and putting positive on top of it.
Taking bad behaviours and moving on without learning.


So the reason the memories came back at this time...


I was ready, not only to recognize them for what they were.
To really feel them for the first time and acknowledge them.
Not to beat myself up for things I'd done.
To recognize the lessons that came with each step.
This is all part of the long road on the journey.


So what about all those past occurrences...
They have got me to where I am today.
I could not change any experience and still be me.
And I am pretty happy with me these days.
I am not any where near perfect.


But I am as good as I need to be.
Exactly where I am suppose to be on my journey.
No matter what my experience is, I can face it.
Everything I need is within me.
Love is the answer to everything.


So the past may come back as memories…
Maybe they are coming back for a reason.
Maybe they are asking to take another look at them.
Maybe now is the time to feel them and release them.
Maybe now is the time to be free from the past.


Live in Love and Peace
Rick Syposh💖🙏

So many ways I described my former life.


I am positive I would say.
Could get through anything that came my way.
Come on world you can do better.
I can come through whatever.


Life is Tough.
Live is hard.
I push through.
No matter the cause.


I am the man.
I am a fighter .
I am the one who will be there in the end.
I don't know quit.
I am the survivor.


Then on a very strange day in May,
An unexpected event occurred.
In the quiet of her mind,
Jonelle had a moment of clarity,
And eternity and infinity unfolded.


I fought her message at first.
It can't be so simple I protested.
Life isn't so easy.


I am a warrior.
I need the chaos of the fight.
I need to strive.
I need to have a demon to slay.


She just calmly said:
The fight you are in,
Is not with this world,
Not in the circumstances,
Not in your situation.


You are already whole.
You are already complete.
You are already successful.
You have all you need to be secure.


It is only your thoughts of fear,
And insecurity that you battle each day.
Your thoughts are creating your reality.
The reality that you must defeat.


Some illusion of the mind.
Put that behind you.
See the miracle in every moment.
See the miracle that you are.


You are the infinite.
You are the eternal.
You are the energy that came.
Before the first formation of the stars.


For you were not born of the stars.
But have always been.
Before the stars.
Before all matter.


Forget all you thought you ever knew.
Of worlds to fight and battle through.
The mythical monsters you try to destroy,
Are only lessons to learn.


Strive not to survive.
Forget the lies,
You tell yourself every day.
About who you are.


Enjoy every moment.
For that is all there is.
Whether you see this now,
Or later this becomes clear.
Doesn't matter anyway.


Because you are perfect.
And always have been.
You will be okay.


So Be Love.
It really is...
That simple.


Live in Love and Peace,
Rick Syposh.

A lot of events are going on in the world right at this moment…


Babies are being born, someone just got married and someone died.
There are people in conflict, and people in love.
There are people in tears, some in laughter, some in sorrow.
There are people in pain, and others in bliss.


Somewhere it is night, dark and people are sleeping.
Somewhere the sun is rising, people prepare for the day.
Somewhere people are eating a midday meal.
Somewhere people are observing the sun setting.


The human mind is an amazing organ.
Look at all the data that our senses can take in.
Look at all the decisions that it can calculate.
Look at all that we are able to perceive.


What really is our human experience?


The thoughts that we have.
The thoughts we believe.
The thoughts we act on.
Our thinking is our reality.


It does not matter what is happening elsewhere.
It does not matter what time it is.
It does not matter what circumstances occur.
We really do create our own unique experience.


In a world that that is ever changing.
In a world that is colourful and diverse.
In a world connected through all it's ecosystems.
A lot of events... none more important than your moment.


Live in Love and Peace,

Latest comments

14.04 | 19:20


14.04 | 19:10

Love it Jonelle, always find what I’m looking for here. So glad I checked in

05.02 | 09:43

Tons of love right back to you! Thank you for the lovely message. ❤️😊

04.02 | 23:51

This is wonderful and I especially like the way you make the "thinking" part so clear. Love your sense of humor too. Tons of Love to you and thank you so much