Time To Waste

Steve Cowgar Writes

Ready, set, go, we have been born into the human race and the finish line will come. In the meantime we can manage our time and grow each day in some way, we can experience something small each day that enlighten’s us. These small revelations can bring discovery, joy, and peace to our life. A huge key to life progressing in a favorable manner is to learn from mistakes, from accomplishments, from elders, from youngsters, from theologians, and from other honorable sources. As long as we are alive we can never give up, we must learn. Nobody wants to suffer failure and decline from lack of knowledge or from lack of motivation to keep all of our  bodily systems functioning at an optimal level.

We can easily understand that it does not matter how old we are or how much we achieve in life, we must continue to manage our…

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Actions & Words Work Together

If we don’t have integrity, we don’t earn respect. 

Actions and words work together. Would we rather speak the truth or speak words someone wants to hear that pleases them? The display of character is not just words, it is a persons actions that also contribute to character. Our actions are a display of character before the words and after the words. Truthful words and honorable actions solidify our integrity. Without integrity, we don’t earn respect.

If We Could See Ourself As Others See Us

Failures are often attributed to doubting ourself, leaving our true identity clouded by our own insecurity.

It could be extraordinary if we had the insight to see ourself as others see us. We could understand what an exceptional person we are or what an exceptional person we could become. It’s easy to sell ourself short without realizing the potential or goodness others see in us. Often we don’t give ourself credit for the talents we display or for the talents we keep in reserve and are reluctant use. Failures are usually attributed to doubting ourself, leaving our true identity clouded by our own insecurity.

The Corrector And The Know It All

Habitual Correctors look for the slightest miscue to pounce on to assert their dominance with a gotcha moment in front of peers. Others can be Know It Alls who vehemently insist their perspective is the only way. These types of operatives are not pleasant and look at others as being unable to formulate anything that comes close to their intelligence.

Enter the constant Corrector of every perceived or real miscue a person makes and enter the Know It All who always has a better perspective on everything. We all know them, we have all been exposed to them. We do not and should never pretend to know it all.  Many of us are not professional authorities on specific topics with the exception of a few distinguished individuals. Our principles are usually based on our life experiences and our current understanding of what we are trying to convey.  It is possible to convey the wrong message, but to spring into action with constant interruptions, name calling, rudeness, or other attacks which assert superiority is unnecessary.  Sometimes critique can be quite helpful and enlightening when done with compassion, other times not so much, especially when it is forceful or quarrelsome.

Habitual Correctors look for the slightest miscue to pounce on to assert their dominance with a gotcha moment in front of peers. Others can be Know It Alls who vehemently insist their perspective is the only way. These types of operatives are not pleasant and look at others as being unable to formulate anything that comes close to their intelligence. Their mission is to assert control and belittle a person to the point of rudeness, disrespect, and sometimes to the point of violence? The Corrector and the Know It All are nauseating when they declare their way is the only way. Being full of arrogance and holding on to a sense of superiority over others vehemently interferes with the ability to be reasonable or to have a balanced conversation. We have all seen abrasive and toxic personalities destroy friendships and quell any meaningful exchange of ideas. The constant Correctors and Know It Alls have always been around, but todays environment seems to promote and encourage aggressive tactics which ignores the principles of manners, respect, and honor.

If one has witnessed or been the receiver of the pesky Corrector or Know It All, you understand it can be quite irritating and frustrating, yet it is liberating to know the high ground is available. The Correctors grunt with unending tirades of gotcha ya again and the arrogant Know It All rarely garners a compromise. Some of the best ways to deal with such behavior is to take a breath and quickly think about the meaning of life. The questions are, will this be a situation where I can bring some enlightenment, or are they bringing enlightenment which needs to be considered, is this a situation that is headed for no resolution? What will be the effect this Corrector or Know It All inflicts on me and is it worth getting caught up in? It’s ok to graciously excuse yourself from situations that became invasive, abrasive, and forceful. On the other hand, if a person is wrong and gets corrected or enlightened responsibly, there is no shame in willingly admitting a mistake.

There is no reason to become a victim to the Corrector or the Know It All who siphons the life out of everyone they come in contact with. Move on quickly and summons your spirituality, confidence, and strength to overcome remarks that forcefully seek to keep you in a prison. Meanwhile the Corrector and the Know It All revel in their superiority. They are one hundred percent convinced their assumed superiority is untouchable. Give them plenty of space, they will eventually end up in a vacuum where no friends exist. There will be no hot air for them to expel,  no wind to fill their lungs, nor an audience when they try to proclaim their victories.

Life is a continuing education, however some folks believe they know it all, they never progress past their ingrained ideologies. Most of us learn something different with each new dawn and incorporate that into our life, some don’t and that’s another story. I believe the majority of people have balanced conversations and exchange ideas in a respectful manner. There is no data available that confirms any of us get to the point where we are so perfect that we are ordained to constantly correct any and all miscues whether real or perceived. We never reach the point of being the perfect all knowing Know It All.  We are the ones in control of how we choose to react to situations that challenge our patience and perspective on anything. Never give anyone control of your values, morals, and honor because they will gobble you up like a vulture and leave the leftovers for the worms.

If a person calmly and reasonably states their case, they are bound to come out on top. Personal attacks rarely change opinions or generate camaraderie. Consider not responding further when attacks become overbearing, stick to your guns because the more a person continues the conversation, the Corrector and the Know It All will find an avenue to respond. If a person feels the need to correct or impart knowledge upon another, gently correct, do it wisely, do it with love, and please no explanation points are needed.

Feel free to correct me and if anyone knows it all, I would love to meet you. Never present yourself to be more than who your are, never be less than who you are, just be yourself. I bid you good day.

Steve Cowgar

 

 

 

Conspiracy Theories Are Made To Confuse, Maybe or Maybe Not.

Who doesn’t like a good conspiracy theory? We can take anything controversial,  create some doubt, assimilate blanket media coverage, keep pumping out the conspiracy.  Consistently push that false narrative and it becomes truth, or maybe it is the truth.

One conspiracy theory that has always fascinated me is; why have we never returned to the moon, is the moon a solid object, is it inhabited, are there bases on the moon which are kept secret, did we really go to the moon, are we secretly sending missions to the moon without public knowledge, have there been discoveries of alien life on the moon, but kept secret in order to maintain the status quo of 21st century life?  Supposedly the thought in the 60’s and 70’s was whoever claimed the moon as their territory would have a strategic advantage over the earth. Since it appears nobody has returned to the moon, does that mean no country has a lock on the strategic control of earth?

Personally I believe we are far more advanced in technology than what we are led to believe. Any discovery of a planet or an orb close to earth that we could possibly travel to, or inhabit would seen like an obtainable goal to me in todays world of technological advancements. However there is simply to much money to be made on earth from antiquated technology by holding back on the most recent discoveries. New technologies could revolutionize and have revolutionized the way we live on earth. The issue to me is we are purposefully kept behind the curve on many futuristic technologies that would seem unbelievable and straight out of a sci-fi movie. I suggest only a select group of specialized individuals are privy to amazing discoveries which hold the key that can open doors to new frontiers which the general population is unaware of. I feel quite confident we have developed propulsion technology and transport technology that far surpasses your typical rocket launch which puts satellites and astronauts in earth orbit. If a person can imagine something, it is possible.

What is your conspiracy theory………………………??????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TIME

The days come and go, the years creep up on us like a shooting star streaking swiftly across the sky, so fast it’s gone in a blink. Time is measured according to the motion of all things which surround us. Our life is but a second compared to the boundless age of a universe we struggle to fathom. Yet we live like we are supreme, the masters of all, conquering anyone or anything which threatens our ability to be the controller of our own time and space. We believe if we are the conquers, we control destiny. Perhaps temporarily true, but not true in the long run. Because time is measured, we exert great effort to control it, but we cannot control the preset motion of time which has been ongoing since the beginning. Everything has an order in the realm of time, we are part of an order that has been ordained to go on forever, just not forever on earth. We are here in the present, let us live with the knowledge that every day brings different challenges and emotions that requires our time. It is how we negotiate our journey in this very limited time on earth that determines our destination for each day and for our life.

Because we measure time, we realize a beginning and an end, but everything in between is often a blur. Time exists, it is valuable and evident on the physical plane of earth. No matter what age we are, the forward motion of the clock continues. Sometimes it appears to go fast, other times it seems to stand still, but in the end it is never long enough. The forces of time are knocking on the door of each generation with a tick tock announcing, “I am measured, I have a beginning and an end, and when my measurement of your time runs out, you will physically cease to exist on earth.” The awareness that we do not control time emerges as a reality. It becomes imperative to make the most of each passing second, it can never be rewound for a do over. Time deals us a myriad of circumstances, will we overcome them or submit to them? Either way time is limited.

May the best of everything come your way this day in time and may time treat you kindly with loving moments of health, happiness, and long life.

A Life Well Lived

There is an answer to the torment which threatens to envelop our life. We are spiritual beings, capable of more goodness than we can fathom. Let no one encourage you to become anything other than a spiritual being capable of connecting directly with God through Christ our Lord.

Rest, relaxation, acknowledging and accepting the truth will bring healing to our bodies and mind. All negativity, and hurtful burdens of the body, mind and soul comes from the bottomless pit which is ablaze with torment, agony, and misery.

There is an answer to the torment which threatens to envelop our life. We are spiritual beings, capable of more goodness than we can fathom. Let no one encourage you to become anything other than a spiritual being capable of connecting directly with God through Christ our Lord. We can tune ourselves to ask and receive new and amazing guidance from God by freeing ourselves from the earthly bondage which seeks to keep us occupied with greed, hatred, and deception. Physical and material acquisitions will eventually leave us unfulfilled and unhappy, devoid of the true meaning of life. We must be able to forgive and love and be inspired by our spirit to seek new and noble heights that are worthy of a life well lived. If we get derailed, we must get back on track and persevere. We can never give in to the temptation of giving up or waiting to be rescued by someone else, for that can become a great hinderance to a prosperous life.

When we are young, time seems to last forever. When we grow old, we realize just how fast time passes. Our pursuit to make the most of each day becomes more and more of a priority. We do not have time to waste no matter what age we are. The urgency to be in harmony and balance with all that surrounds us must come from within. The answers to all that exists, and all that was and all that will be comes from God Almighty. We can make new beginnings and reach unimaginable heights if we seek truth and acceptance of the Word of God. If I had to pick three points of focus that exemplifies a glorious life, I would pick God, truth, and faith.

I quickly put this together on a magnificent Sunday morning. I did not thoroughly go into great detail, but I did try to hit the basics of a life well lived. Please feel free and encouraged to add your part to this story. God bless you all on this marvelous day.