Rick's Reflections Blog

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 SyposhπŸ’–πŸ™

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,

So what is my reality in this moment?


I hear birds singing outside my open window.
A slight breeze is coming in, still a bit cool this morning.
It's overcast outside, the rain has stopped.
I can still hear dripping from the eve troughs.
The air is clean and fresh after a light rain.
I'm sitting on a chair in the home office.
My fingertips lightly tapping the keys.
I feel rested and peaceful.


Sipping on a tea of lemon, lime and ginger.
I taste the slight tartness and feel the warmth.
I observe the letters as they appear on the video display.
Every now an then I stop and stretch.
And notice the little aches and pains.
The little itch in my nose and on my skin.
My bodies reaction of environmental stimulation.
That are a reminder that I am alive.


All all the while my eyes blink.
My lungs expand and contract taking in air.
Feeding my heart with oxygen, continually pumping.
The blood circulating to every part of my body.
Supply all the organs, keeping them functioning.
And the Mind, creating my reality.
None of this possible without a thought.
My entire experience of life based on an illusion.


Something with less force than a puff of air.
And yet it creates my entire existence.
So what kind of an existence do I have?
What kind of power do I allow this illusion?
I choose to be grateful for my experience.
I choose to accept all the challenges that come before me.
I choose to acknowledge my pain and my feelings.
This is my physical human reality.


Within me is a consciousness of my existence.
Within me is unconditional love.
Within me is a realization of an eternal being.
Within me is infinite energy.
My connection with everything of form and the formless.


Thank you for this opportunity.
Thank you for all the small pleasures.
Thank you for the ability to love and give love.
Thank you for the pain and the challenges.
Thank you for the growth and development.


I have enough.
I AM...


Live in Love and Peace,

Have you ever stopped to think about how much you have achieved?


I say stopped to think, because that is what we have to do.
We can get so caught up in the day to day.
We forget to appreciate everything that we have done.


We get so busy, not just doing the task at hand.
But trying to figure out all the things that we still need to do.
Just being alive means that there will always be more to do.
We are a biologically functioning machine that needs constant maintenance.


The more "civilized" we are, the more maintenance we need.
We have a lot of stuff, needs and desires.
The more we want, and get, the greater the list of to do's.
The greater the amount of thought we have about these things.


Desire for more comes from thoughts of fear and insecurity.
Thinking that we need more to prove that we are worthy.
We strive to prove how successful we are.
We worry that we are not going to have enough tomorrow.


The fact is you are already a success.
It doesn't matter what you own, your job, your money, whatever...
You made it here through an obstacle course of challenge.
Each time you made it to the next moment and you are here.


If you stop and look at what you have achieved...
There will be people that you loved and that loved you.
Not all are still there because you both had growing to do.
You had a path to walk together for awhile, learn and move on.


When your thoughts come of perceived failures.
See those insecure thoughts for what they are.
Just thoughts... you made up in your mind.
Not real... you created them and you can let them go.


When you have thoughts about needing more.
Realize all that you have and what it took to get here.
Appreciate all that you have and all that you have done.
Let those made up insecure thoughts pass on through.


You're a winner and always have been.
Every day you got through the day.
Some days may have been really tough.
But no matter the challenge you made it.


Most days you remember to stop and smile.
Because you know that it's a wonderful world.
Because you know that you have everything you need.
It is all inside of you.


You are a Winner.
Eternal Peace.
Infinite Love.


Live in Love and Peace,

Latest comments

05.09 | 16:09

Lovely to hear from you Sharon! And thank you for the question. This website has limited space for comments, so I hopefully it's OK to send you an email. 😊

05.09 | 05:52

Hi Jonelle, just started reading this site-thank you so much. I have a question I hope you can answer for me: are emotions & feelings the same thing?

07.08 | 12:02

How beautiful. Your friend is so lucky to have you. ❀️

07.08 | 12:00

Thank you Andie! Would be lovely to catch up! ❀️