Sunday, March 30, 2008
What is human freedom? Many may be
forgiven for imagining that freedom involves being able to act and think as
they wish, but some disagree. Some seem to believe that human freedom can only
exist when one submits to some authority which tells them how to act AND think.
So when a MAN like me takes it upon himself to defy this “AUTHORITY” AND bring
the INCREDIBLE experience of HIS sexuality to
them, I know that I STRIKE @ THE CORE OF THIS AUTHORITY!
I am often
baffled by SOCIETY’S reaction to a man such as myself, but I am even
MORE mystified by the ones that consider themselves to be GOD fearing AND Christian.
This division seems so HUGE that there seems to be NO way
of correcting it…OR IS THERE? I SAY HOW ABOUT WE ALL MANUP &
SIMPLY ACCEPT EACH OTHER? OR IS IT MUCH EASIER TO JUST LEAVE THINGS THE WAY
THEY ARE? THE REPRESSION THAT THEY IMPOSE ON US SAYS NO!
For far too
long WE have been having SHAMEFUL SEX that
has been called EVIL n’ WICKED, when
it is one of the HIGHEST GIFT n’ GREATEST
PLEASURE any could ever harvest. Far be it for me to brag, but OUR
sexuality is about sharing AND exploring intimacy beyond
the density of OUR material body. It is the state of living
that WE can fully live in vibration of the soul. It is sad to
see what has happened to sexuality over time AND how society
has gone on this WITCH hunt for men such as myself. Due to this WE have
lost most of OUR cosmic energy when it comes to SEX. Society AND Christianity
have turned it into something that is filled with guilt and shame. No matter
because I feel that there is a CHANGE in the air; the cosmic
cycles are unfolding throughout the universe, which are beyond the control of
those that HATE us. The age of HATRED is
coming to an end AND in it will be replaced with LOVE. This FEAR of
OUR sexuality is INAPPROPRIATE N’ UNACCEPTED.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
EARTH HOUR is an international event that asks households and businesses to turn off their lights and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour on the evening of 29 March at 8 pm local time until 9 pm to promote electricity conservation and thus lower carbon emissions. It is promoted by World Wide Fund for Nature Australia (WWF), an environmental lobby group, and the Sydney Morning Herald. The first Earth Hour was held in Sydney, Australia between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm on 31 March 2007. The 2007 Earth Hour is estimated to have cut Sydney's mains electricity consumption by between 2.1% and 10.2% for that hour, with as many as 2.2 million people taking part. A second Earth Hour, in 2008, is planned to be an international event held in Sydney, many partner cities, and individuals around the world participating.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
GAY MEN…IT IS TIME FOR A BREAKTHROUGH! The other night I was @ a party and saw a few persons that I have not seen in years. Now the interesting thing for me is that they all seem to be in the same place they were almost 10 years ago. This saddens me because this means that they got caught in trappings of their own. Though created by them, I cannot accept the fact that WE have NOT taken OUR rightful place in this world.
We need to BREAK free from the STATUS QUO of existence AND live the life that is intended for us. Now I know I have written about this before, but I felt so moved that I had to put another message out there. Hence I am speaking to the VERY human need that allow us to resist ourselves as though it were possible to ignore who we are. Nonetheless, I SPEAK change for you; I SPEAK for you to find the courage to against the STATUS QUO of your existence.
I GET THAT LIFE IS PAINFUL @ TIMES, BUT THERE IS LIBERATION IN PAIN…YOU JUST HAVE TO FIND IT. UNDERNEATH THE DISCOMFORT, YOU CAN FIND THE ELEMENT THAT IS BLOCKING THE NATURAL FLOW OF POSITIVE ENERGY INTO YOUR LIVES. IT IS TIME! THINK OF IT LIKE DISMANTLING A DAM INSIDE OF YOU…MOST OF THE WORK INVOLVES CLEARING OUT YOUR INNER OBSTACLES SO THAT THE RIVER OF LIFE CAN FLOW UNOBSTRUCTED. HOW ABOUT WE ALL GIVE IT A TRY?
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
I FIND IT INTERESTING HOW THE HOMOSEXUAL MIND-SET IS REDUCED TO SEX, WITH VERY LITTLE CONSIDERATION FOR THE EMOTIONAL & SPIRITUAL BONDS THAT GAY MEN CAN SHARE IN LOVE. I FIND IT SCARY THAT MOST GAY MEN WOULD RATHER A QUICK “HIT” OVER TRYING TO GET SOMETHING THAT IS MORE TANGIBLE & REAL. YES SEX IS INCREDIBLE, BUT HOW CAN IT TAKE YOU IT’S PHYSICALITY? SEX IS IMPORTANT BUT IT IS NOT EVERYTHING; SO WHY DO WE CHASE IT LIKE IT IS ALL THAT MATTERS? I KNOW THAT SEX IS ONE THING THAT MANKIND HAS IN COMMON; BUT AS A FRACTION OF WHO WE ARE AS GAY MEN & WE ONLY COULD CHOOSE ONE WHICH ONE WOULD YOU CHOOSE? WOULD YOU RATHER SEX OR LOVE WHEN ALL IS SAID & DONE?
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
REDUCING A CARBON FOOTPRINT - The carbon footprint can be efficiently and effectively reduced by applying the following steps:
- Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to accurately determine the current carbon footprint.
- Identification of hot-spots in terms of energy consumption and associated CO2-emissions.
- Optimisation of energy efficiency and, thus, reduction of CO2-emissions and reduction of other GHG emissions contributed from production processes.
- Identification of solutions to neutralise the CO2 emissions that cannot be eliminated by energy saving measures.
The last step includes carbon offsetting; investment in projects that aim at the reducing CO2 emissions, for instance biofuels or tree planting activities.
How about we REDUCE the energy usage in OUR homes by:
- Reduce the use of electrical appliances.
- When replacing appliances, try to buy appliances which use less power and have a good energy rating.
- Turn things off when not in use.
- Replace standard light bulbs with their low energy equivalents.
HOW ABOUT GOING GREEN? It is said that GREEN is a combination of the colors yellow and blue, each of which brings its own unique energy to the overall feeling of the color green. Blue exudes calm and peace, while yellow radiates liveliness and high levels of energy. As a marriage between these two very different colors, GREEN is a unifier of opposites, offering both the excitement of yellow and the tranquility of blue. It energizes blue’s passivity and soothes yellow’s intensity, inspiring us to be both active and peaceful at the same time. It is a mainstay of the seasons of spring and summer, thus symbolizing birth and growth. GREEN balances our energy so that, in looking at it, we feel confident that growth is inevitable. It also gives us the energy to contribute to the process of growth, to nurture ourselves appropriately, without becoming overly attached to our part in the process. GREEN reminds us to let go and let nature do her work, while at the same time giving us the energy to do our own.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
May your spirit keep the freedom
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
- SO LET’S START WITH THE FAMILY – Understanding the concept of RELATIONSHIPS should start from the home, in this event one can fully examine AND recognize how they relate to world AND it to them. I find that the foundation of one’s home should be the STRONGEST of any RELATIONSHIP. A stable family RELATIONSHIP unifies the community AND make for an unyielding society. Nonetheless, today’s society family RELATIONSHIP leaves A LOT to be desired. The breakdown of the family is a TRAGEDY, one has to look @ the VIOLENCE and PAIN that strikes us every single day and take note of how the one RELATIONSHIP that should be in tact is NOT! For far too long we have been looking beyond the problem AND carry on with lives that should make one hang his head in shame, but that is far from where we are…SO FAR! The quality of the RELATIONSHIP between MOTHER, FATHER, SISTER, BROTHER, AUNT, UNCLE, COUSINS & GRANDPARENTS have a real impact on the RELATIONSHIP of the family.
- IN THE COMMUNITY – There are many RELATIONSHIPS that are affected by the breakdown of the family and these have long-term AND dire effects. Poverty and homelessness is a HUGE draw back of this fact. Research has found that the family break up is cited as one of the critical causes of poverty. Within the school structure there are a number of social ills that plague the system and they range from ASSERTIVENESS, SELF ESTEEM, SEX, STRESS & CONFLICT. There seems to be NO peer listening schemes that are aimed to get the children involved in getting on better and improving their RELATIONSHIPS with one another. HOW CAN THIS BE FIXED? FIRST WE NEED TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM & FIX THE RELATIONSHIP THAT WAS DESTROYED FROM THE BEGINNING. The prison system will FOREVER be what it is because NO one cares AND there is no REAL rehabilitative method in place. Moreover, NO one seems to care. SO WHO IS THE BLAME FOR THIS? If only we could build a programme that links with the community AND foster the empowerment of the family RELATIONSHIP that is in the best interest of all. HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THAT RELATIONSHIP SKILLS CAN BE LEARNT & IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO FIX THINGS.
- LET’S GET INTIMATE – When we first fall in love we spend as much time that our physicality allows. Time together is, to a RELATIONSHIP, what water is, to a plant. It's how a relationship is nurtured and cared for. It's the stuff that makes it stronger AND helps it to grow. It is FAIR to assume that life is about give AND take, so an intimate RELATIONSHIP should not be any different. HOWEVER IT IS! As children many of us did NOT learn this concept AND this presents the problem. I find that there are a lot of UNHEALTHY elements within REALATIONS that boarder on DISRESPECT, CONTROL & ABUSE. Though many of this created mostly out of physicality, the majority of it is emotional. The STRANGE thing about this is that most of us grew up around this kind of behavior and it can almost seem normal or not…& IT IS NOT! Qualities like kindness AND respect are absolute requirements for an intimate RELATIONSHIP. Think about this, HAVE YOU EVER NOTICED THAT MOST INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS DO NOT LAST VERY LONG? Yes intimate RELATIONSHIPS can be one of the best AND most challenging part of our world it is this way because it is the MOST the important as it reflects how we are as adults.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
i) Why does it seem so hard to stop smoking? Smoking causes changes in your body and in the way you act. The changes in your body are caused by an addiction to nicotine. The changes in the way you act developed over time as you bought cigarettes, lit them and smoked them. These changes have become your smoking habit. When you have a smoking habit, many things seem to go along with having a cigarette. These might include having a cup of coffee or an alcoholic drink, being stressed or worried, talking on the phone, driving, socializing with friends or wanting something to do with your hands.
- Bad breath and stained teeth
- Bad smell in clothes and hair and on skin
- Lower athletic ability
- Cough and sore throat
- Faster heartbeat and raised blood pressure
- Risk of second-hand smoke to people around you
- Cost of smoking
iii) Long-term reasons to stop
- Toxic chemicals in cigarette smoke
- Risk of lung cancer and many other types of cancer
- Risk of heart disease
- Serious breathing problems
- Time lost working or having fun because you're sick
- Risk of stomach ulcers and acid reflux
- Risk of gum disease
- Risk of damage to babies of pregnant women who smoke
- Setting a bad example for your children
iv) How can I stop smoking?
You'll have the best chance of stopping if you do the following:
- Get ready.
- Get support and encouragement.
- Learn how to handle stress and the urge to smoke.
- Get medication and use it correctly.
- Be prepared for relapse.
- Keep trying.
v) How should I get ready to stop smoking? Set a stop date 2 to 4 weeks from now so you'll have time to get ready. Write down your personal reasons for stopping. Be specific. Keep your list with you so you can look at it when you feel the urge to smoke. To help you understand your smoking habit, keep a diary of when and why you smoke. Using information from this diary, you and your doctor can make a plan to deal with the things that make you want to smoke. Just before your stop date, get rid of all of your cigarettes, matches, lighters and ashtrays.
vi) How can I get support and encouragement? Tell your family and friends what kind of help you need. Their support will make it easier for you to stop smoking. Also, ask your family doctor to help you develop a plan for stopping smoking. Your doctor can also recommend a stop-smoking program. These programs are often held at local hospitals or health centers. Give yourself rewards for stopping smoking. For example, with the money you save by not smoking, buy yourself something special.
vii) What about stress and my urges to smoke? You may have a habit of using cigarettes to relax during stressful times. Luckily, there are good ways to manage stress without smoking. Relax by taking a hot bath, going for a walk, or breathing slowly and deeply. Think of changes in your daily routine that will help you resist the urge to smoke. For example, if you used to smoke when you drank coffee, drink hot tea instead.
viii) What will happen when I stop smoking? How you feel when you stop depends on how much you smoked, how addicted your body is to nicotine and how well you get ready to stop smoking. You may crave a cigarette or feel hungrier than usual. You may feel edgy and have trouble concentrating. You also may cough more at first, and you may have headaches. These things happen because your body is used to nicotine. They are called nicotine withdrawal symptoms. The symptoms are strongest during the first few days after you stop smoking, but most go away within a few weeks.
ix) What about nicotine replacement products or medicine to help me stop smoking? Nicotine replacement products are ways to take in nicotine without smoking. These products come in several forms: gum, patch, nasal spray, inhaler and lozenge. You can buy the nicotine gum, patch and lozenge without a prescription from your doctor. Nicotine replacement works by lessening your body’s craving for nicotine and reducing withdrawal symptoms. This lets you focus on the changes you need to make in your habits and environment. Once you feel more confident as a nonsmoker, dealing with your nicotine addiction is easier.
x) Prescription medicines such as bupropion SR (one brand name: Zyban) and varenicline (brand name: Chantix) helps some people stop smoking. These medicines do not contain nicotine, but help you resist your urges to smoke. Talk to your doctor about which of these products is likely to give you the best chance of success. For any of these products to work, you must carefully follow the directions on the package. It's very important that you don't smoke while using nicotine replacement products.
xi) Will I gain weight when I stop smoking? Most people gain a few pounds after they stop smoking. Remember that any weight gain is a minor health risk compared to the risks of smoking. Dieting while you're trying to stop smoking will cause unnecessary stress. Instead, limit your weight gain by having healthy, low-fat snacks on hand and being physically active.
xii) What if I smoke again? Don't feel like a failure. Think about why you smoked and what you can do to keep from smoking again. Set a new stop date. Many ex-smokers did not succeed at first, but they kept trying. The first few days after stopping will probably be the hardest. Just remember that even one puff on a cigarette can cause a relapse, so don't risk it.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
¿HOW’D THEY DO THAT? Kinsey and his associates used personal interviews to gather data about sexual activity from individuals. By making use of an encrypted recording system, Kinsey was able to assure his interviewees the utmost confidentiality. As such, the results of his interviews are considered accurate. Acting on traditions long-held in the school of taxonomy, Kinsey shunned the idea of fixed, static categories of orientation and instead adopted a seven-point scale. The scale started with zero, representing exclusive heterosexuality, reached midpoint at three, representing bisexuality, and ended at six, representing exclusive homosexuality.
¿WHAT’D THEY FIND? Perhaps the most fascinating of his findings were his studies regarding sexual orientation. According to Kinsey, nearly 46% of the male population engaged in both hetero- and homosexual acts during their lives. Kinsey's findings also suggest that orientation can change over time. For example, though many cite Kinsey's data to argue that 10% of the population is gay, Kinsey in fact stated that during early post-puberty 10% of males were more homosexual than heterosexual.
¿SO NOW WHAT? So now we know two important things: almost half of the male population will engage in sexual acts involving both sexes; and sexuality can change over time. How do these simple facts (I would stress the word facts here) play in the current debate over homosexuality? First off, with regards to the debate over ethics the question seems already answered. Almost half of our male population will engage in a same-sex activity. How can such a common and normal activity be unethical? Ethics in our society has largely been a question of normality. In the 50's it was considered abnormal to be a Communist, as a result other abnormalities which were (and still are) considered unethical, like pedophilia, were lumped into the same category as Communism (Kinsey himself was tagged for investigation by the FBI and denounced as a Communist) n7 and n8. So, homosexual acts are perfectly normal.
YEAH, BUT…Yet, it is possible for something to be normal and unethical, right? For example, stealing might be considered normal, statistically speaking, yet is mostly considered unethical. How then, to approach the question of sexuality's normality? Kinsey's data reaches across many economic, demographic, and social strata. He interviewed prisoners, prostitutes, doctors, and lawyers alike. Even with the data of presupposed (and prejudged) abnormal people removed, the percentage of the male population engaging in at least one same-sex experience to orgasm remains at 37%. As such, the data of people regarded as "normal" members of society supports the 37% figure. Clearly then, since almost four tenths of normal (and thus approved) members of society engage in homosexual activities, the activities are normal, and thus are not unethical. Secondly, since sexuality can change over time, the right's "confused teen" argument is silly. Many who oppose homosexuality argue that many teenagers who express homo- or bisexual tendencies are merely "confused," likely a result of unstable homes and loose morals. Often cited are teens who once claimed a specific orientation and now are different. Guess what folks, that's normal and the entire debate is flawed. Kinsey found that only 4% of white males were exclusively homosexual from the time of their adolescence to their interview. That figure suggests exclusive homosexuality is, statistically, abnormal. As of now I am unable to find the figures for exclusive heterosexuality, but similar results may be expected. The majority of results fell within the bounds of zero and six, suggesting that sexuality is much more fluid than commonly believed. This data entirely dismantles any biological arguments conservatives or others may advocate for the unfavorable treatment of "gays." Yes, you're right; it takes a man and a woman to procreate. Guess what, sex is more than one night of fun and eighteen years of (potentially rewarding) hell.
SEXUAL BEHAVIOR IS SOMETHING COMMONLY MISUNDERSTOOD & FEARED. ALMOST UNIVERSALLY CONSIDERED TABOO, DISCUSSIONS ABOUT SEXUALITY ARE STRIKINGLY MISSING FROM OUR SCHOOLS, OUR CURCHES & FAMILIES. WHY IS SOMETHING SO NORMAL PERCEIVED AS ABNORMAL? WHY WON’T ANYONE SPEAK UP ON THE SUBJECT? IN THE END IT ALL COMES DOWN TO SHADES OF GRAY. SEXUALITY, JUST LIKE ALMOST ANYTHING ELSE, IS A MATTER OF DEGREES. THERE IS NO RIGHT OR WRONG, BLACK OR WHITE, GAY OR STRAIGHT…THERE IS ONLY PEOPLE…
A man once
told me that I am one of GOD’s LIGHT source and as a LIGHT source
I have here to heal AND restore. As I pondered this notion I
have come to realize that he was right…I FEEL
THE ENERGY, A SYNERGY BETWEEN ME & ALL ENTITY and as a LIGHT source
I feel that I am here accomplish something BIGGER than me. I
remember when I used feel incomplete AND empty until I
realized that there was NOTHING big required of me, I was MORE
than enough. HOW COULD I NOT BE?
As I live my
life in this world, I share my energy AND spirit with those
around me in numerous ways. My LIGHT touches their lives and,
through them, touches the lives of many more people. I strive to live my live
to the fullest and be TRUE to myself. I do NOT believe
that I am here to make headlines OR
single-handedly save the world in order to validate my existence…MY
LIFE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH…I am just here to teach others to look within
their hearts AND discover what is true for them, what gives
their lives meaning and what excites them.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
I awoke from my slumber with you in mind,
Trying to find…
And where you are
I didn’t find you in his eyes,
Nor were you between his thighs.
I think I felt you with his touch…
You are a traveler in the strange land of mind?
Stranger than strange
You creep into my soul
Like a lifetime of LOVE
Build into my dreams
Inside becomes the outside
Through the wonder of my mind
Caught in the middle of nowhere
In the beginning of the beginning
And in the middle of the middle
To the end of the end
And everything in between
No more lost in a dream
And what it seems
For in the darkness is born my light
Out of my darkness comes my sight
No more denials
I have renounced my shadows
They are what once was
Now banished by the light
That turns to my soul
And found that FOREVER,
Is LOVING him everyday…
Thursday, March 13, 2008
As much as we may say that we want peace and quiet
and a life without struggle, the truth is that human beings are currently
thriving in a world of dualities and challenges. And this is ESPECIALLY true for GAY men; NOT only do we have to wade through the waters of society,
but we have to find our footing within the GAY community. Within the community, we tend to gravitate
toward others that are most like us, @ least in the ways that make us feel
comfortable. Though there is NOTHING wrong with this, I feel that it is important we are of ONE
accord yet living our lives together DIFFERENTLY.
Hence these DIFFERENCES come into play when LIFE brings us into contact with other GAY men that challenge us with their DIFFERENCES. It may be an obvious DIFFERENCE reflected in their outward appearance OR
an invisible but powerful idealistic stance.
Within the GAY community
there are those that confront us with their DIFFERENT ways of experiencing and expressing life. Our NATURAL reaction is to resist, but I feel it is better if we
choose to learn from them AND appreciate that they too have a place in the KALEIDOSCOPE of life. When we choose to approach these so-call
hurdles with a POSITIVE attitude,
this can determine how we sail over them. This is the ONLY way to ensure that we learn AND grow, developing depth of our character AND the shades of our understanding. In a world of
dualities, we have trouble defining ourselves without something opposite thus
we can’t discover who we are.
AS SPIRITUAL BEINGS WE ARE EXPERIENCING THE PHYSICAL WORLD IN ALL
OF ITS STARTLING CONTRAST & BEAUTY, WHY NOT START WITH DIFFERENCE THAT
MAKES US WHO WE ARE? IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO WALK WITH AWARENESS WHEN DEALING
WITH EACH OTHER. IT IS SAD THAT WE DO NOT TAKE THE TIME TO APPRECIATE EACH
OTHER; WE JUST LIMIT OUR STEPS BY NOT EMBRACING THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. AS WE
WALK, WE CONNECT WITH THE EARTH & HER PEOPLE. EACH STEP WE TAKE WILL LEAD
US TO BECOMING MORE MINDFUL OURSELVES. WHEN WE BECOME MORE MINDFUL, WE
GRADUALLY INCREASE OUR AWARENESS OF OUR GAY BROTHERS THAT MAKE UP THE
KALEIDOSCOPE OF LIFE…
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Little girl trying to get in step
Skipping steps to be in step
With her bigger little sisters
Better, be in step
Than beyond steps
Out of control
Living her life in a volcano’s hole
Like a dog in heat
That knows NO better
Feeling comfort in the fire
For she got some breeze
Or so she feels
While her soul burns
As she yearns to be,
What she is NOT!
Talk about lost identity
But I believe that somewhere
In the here and now
She will see her non-identity
That is thrust into obscurity
And all this obscenity
Will be mixed with her insanity
A place that exist beyond here
That shows inside her fears
I am NO soothsayer
Who is to know what is going to happen tomorrow?
And what sorrow is that holds her in its grip
That keeps her from soaring
What I do know
Is that she forgot herself
Getting ahead of herself
Trying to forget that she forgot herself
No longer a precious commodity
As she lays herself down
To receive HE that brings elicit desires
If only she lived in a world
Where nothing went wrong
A world of dreams where nothing is what it seems
But this is only but my dream
For she is a step ahead of where she should be…
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
In the light of day
And dark of night,
You hear what you want to hear.
On the front line
And in the back of your mind,
You see what you want to see.
In the search for love
And trying to escape the revolving door,
You are who you want to be.
Kept in isolation
Your heart empty beyond empty,
Sinking with each breathe you take.
Enjoying life without haste,
Just still happiness.
A moment of being
Lost in thoughts of time,
But when it is all said and done
You will be left standing,
With nothing but…
In the corner of your mind
You will try to find,
These words to crack the puzzle.
None will be clear
For there are NO exception to the rules,
For this game you loose!
Back where you started
Hopefully this time it will different.
He can be the man made just for you.
One that is NOT made from thin air
But the ONE that really cares,
Do I make myself clear?