Light a Candle

by Maurice
(Eire/Ireland)

Light a candle and just sit by it; peace descends all about you: 
Hiya all, this is me Maurice here in a small corner of Eire/Ireland in my room all alone. A lighted candle does a lot for me just sitting there in real personal space time just me and me alone. I light a candle, lie on my bed and gaze: Blocking out all the distractions; many flow in and out, I just concentrate on the flame of the candle and move with it. I speak loving thoughts about it and me. I just am my true self lying on the bed with not a care in the world for that space of time. I journey back and forth, letting the good times and memories rush in of my past experiences. Oh yes, the not so nice memories try to force themselves in, but I kick them out as quick. Just loving thoughts of my beautiful and wonderful self, wholesome and holistic. Man/woman do I feel relaxed after such times gazing at the Candle. Try it, be safe.


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By The Rivers of Babylon

by Maurice
(Ireland)

Simple, for me that is, when I feel things are getting on top of me I leave the place and head for a wooded area with a stream running by. I walk along the fields listening to nature and the flow of water. Ever so soothing. Then I sit against a tree trunk and pile a few leaves along side me and one by one I drop them into the flow of the river/stream, placing on each one the thing or things that are getting to me, naming them as I say Bye-bye, and let go. Clearing my head as I Let go and let the peace and love of God into my being. I have another in-house one but I would be awfully embarrassed if I shared it, so for now just drop your leaves into the river.

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Laughter IS the Best Medicine

by Maurice
(Ireland Eire ga Brau)


Laugh even when you find it hard to laugh. I relieve my heavy feelings about life's matter by seeing the lighter side of Life (my life), joke books, comedy on TV, people telling jokes and making me laugh. If I did not take this approach I would find the human problems all around me, and around the world brought into the corner of my sitting room/bedroom, and then I'd go insane. Get out and about walking/talking with people who make you laugh and have fun and frolic with your friends. No need for alcohol/drugs, just honest to goodness natural conversation in happy surroundings. Away from it all with friends. Live well, LAUGH A LOT and LOVE much era go on. You are beautiful. I am beautiful. My mirror image makes my mirror dance because The person in is dancing with the joy and the Knowledge God created me beautiful, and no one will take that fact away from me NOW.

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