Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I LOVE YOU OMAR!
Ode to my son Omar, who is 18 years old today. He is a very special angel sent to us that shows us in his very special ways what it is to enjoy the smallest of triumphs that for us are huge milestones. He takes a lot of love and 24/7 loving care. He is our big baby, who is very smart, but still does not recognize danger or many other mundane issues that we take so often for granted. He gives us so many daily gifts of joy… from his smile that erupts from his very light green eyes with a twinkle and big mustachy grin to his bear hugs, and small triumphs at communicating with us through gestures and pointing. I am deeply honored to be his mother and without hesitation I state that I am so grateful that he chose me as his mom.
I wrote this as part of a Thanksgiving input and I take his portion out today in his honor:
Oh my dear Lord, today I woke up and looked at my child’s face deep asleep, as he dreamed images of innocence… I saw
I was able to speak to him words that expressed my deepest love towards him as a mother, yet he could not reply back... I spoke (and will speak for him as needed, since he is blessed with autism)
My grateful heart leaped with joy as in his sleep he reached out to my hand, pulled it and took it close to his heart…
I felt As I walked out to the car, early, very early before dawn, a bird greeted me with his loving song…
I heard Later, the wonderful sun greeted me through the majestic backyard tree as the gentle breeze of a lazy Autumn Monday gave me a nudge to start the daily chores and go to work… I have health to work, and I have a job to perform, a service to offer But most importantly, on his way to school, a Very Special Someone (HIM) gave me a true hug, and I felt their immense gratitude of sharing words of unspoken wisdom of a life lived with dignity and love… so I share this with you my friends today Omar has taught me how to enjoy the simple, yet most spectacular things in life.
I add this other part or the previous entry because I feel it dictates how I feel a year and half later:
I felt an overwhelming feeling of reminisce as with friends today, we shared how, now, much older and maybe not as skinny, wealthy, not wearing the high heels, hair and the clothes we once we were able to wear…We are so much happier, are stronger, much more resilient, can appreciate life better, understand others more, have a strong belief in ourselves, are able to love without loosing our identity, be ourselves without shame, without boundaries, with great respect to life and what it has to offer… To see the best in others (and ourselves) regardless of our or their faults, forgive without wondering, have faith and hope without limits, enjoy a butterfly, a child, the moon, and the sky, those we love, those who do not love us back, yet we send them our best regardless… We thank those who make our lives a yogurt, because it is because of them that we are stronger and wiser… We thank those who have left us on our own, because it is for them that we are strong wise women now… We don’t dwell on past mistakes, because, we now know better…
We have great hopes for tomorrow, loved our past with all its lessons, and most of all enjoy our today since it is our eternal companion! Namaste!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
... Oh what depth and beauty: No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. -Hellen Keller .... My Choice to soar with the wind! Namaste!
What is inconceivable about the universe is that it is at all conceivable.
-Albert Einstein ...
... this is so powerful: Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
-Albert Einstein Namaste!
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
I took this extraordinary photo looking west right off Bird Road and 74th Avenue in Miami, Florida. Please notice the incredible figures present in the clouds. This is just one example of the hundreds of pictures that will be coming in my e-book Signs in Nature: Silent Powerful Messages for Our Enlightenment.
Rev Barbara Soliman
.... Today, I start the actions that will affect not just my eternal now, but set the good memories to cherish for the rest of my existence: .... Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. -Charles Dickens ... It is your choice alwaya, so ...lets multiply the blessings and good memories... Namaste!
...it is my choice to see beyond what may try to affect me, to see beauty in otherwise dirt, to choose to hear beyond hurting words, or even those who roughly cut in front of you in traffic, they may be having bigger issues than you, so choose to see the better in all situations, since many times we only get to see or ...experience our one sided perception of the situation.... Namaste!
...and this is one of my favorites of all times ...Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man. But sooner or later the man who wins, is the man who thinks he can. -Vince Lombardi You bet! Namadte!
... If more organizations utilized this as their motto.... More families as their motivation.... And more nations as their syrength, this would be a much better place: ...Build for your team a feeling of oneness, of dependence on one another and of strength to be derived by unity. -Vince Lombardi Amen! ... Namaste!
... and he adds: The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand. -Vince Lombardi
... my God he is a great motivator: The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. -Vince Lombardi
Now on a more spiritual note:
.... I existed from all eternity and, behold, I am here and I shall exist till the end of time, for my being has no end. -Kahlil Gibran ... Amen! Namaste! Barby
My deatest friends so many thoughys... Do little time.... The light of the stars that were extinguished ages ago still reaches us. So is it with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiations of their personality. -Kahlil Gibran ... Another great Easter Wisdom... Namaste! Barby
. Oh roses from the heart... Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. -Mother Theresa Namaste on an Easter Sunday night... May these kind words offer you a sweet lullaby to your soul tonight... Namaste!
... Here goes another endless, profound thought... The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness and knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. -Kahlil Gibran Namadte! Barby
... I highly admired this little giant of the heart and faith....We can do no great things, only small things with great love. -Mother Theresa Namaste! Barby
What is inconceivable about the universe is that it is at all conceivable.
.... Today, I start the actions that will affect not just my eternal now, but set the good memories to cherish for the rest of my existence: .... Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. -Charles Dickens
My dear friends, life if what we make of it, no matter the circumstance, no matter the seemingly impossible tasks ahead of us, a change in context, perception, and a true desire to surpass it all, spiced with a lot of faith can move mountains. Amen! Namaste!
Rev. Barbara Soliman
... CHOICES .... SEEING BEYOND THE SENSES!
.... Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
"I choose to succeed!" Rev Soliman
Such an extraordinary woman... Another great one from her:
No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
"I choose to soar with the wind" Rev Soliman
She adds: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart.
I add: ... "That is the key to happiness and wisdom..." Rev Soliman
This is not Laser Coaching, this my friends, is my life, your life, our lives.... Namaste and ponder on all the previous entries of one heart.... Namaste!
CHOICES.... Give a man a fish, he'll eat once.... Give him a pole, he'll feed his family well... If he chooses smartly, he will sell his extra fish and buy himself a web.... Sell a lot more fish and get himself a boat... Then the smart man will hire his sons... they too will feed their families... And it all started with your choice of giving him a fish or a pole.... Ahhh, then the wheel goes on. Some wise person said: If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people.
-Chinese Proverb Laser Coaching At It's Best! Namaste!
... CHOICES III... It is my choice to go above all circumstance that bothers, hurts, or deceives me... It is my choice to feel joy instead of pain when I see a human's selfishness, envy, shortsidedness, and lack of caring for those around them... It is my choice to feel strong, give myself self respect, and love the person that I am, regardless of the rudeness, neglect, and extraordinary vile of others.... Outside emotional influences or actions (...and sometimes abusive hurtful ones, even if a person THINKS they are right in doing it) even from those whom we could love so dearly, should not dictate how we should feel, act, and believe about ourselves... On the contrary, they should be the great stepping stones of great wisdom to help one grow stronger, wiser, and much more resilient! Amen to that! Namaste! .... And this is not Laser Coaching.... This my friends, is Life!
... CHOICES II... It is my choice to go above all circumstance that bothers, hurts, or deceives me... It is my choice to feel joy instead of pain when I see a human's selfishness, envy, shortsidedness, and lack of caring for those around them... It is my choice to feel strong, give myself self respect, and love the person that I am, regardless of the rudeness, neglect, and extraordinary vile of others.... Outside emotional influences or actions (...and sometimes abusive hurtful ones, even if a person THINKS they are right in doing it) even from those whom we could love so dearly, should not dictate how we should feel, act, and believe about ourselves... On the contrary, they should be the great stepping stones of great wisdom to help one grow stronger, wiser, and much more resilient! Amen to that! Namaste! .... And this is not Laser Coaching.... This my friends, is Life!