Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tomorrow's Trust 7/12/09

Every person should believe they are reborn each day.

Baal Shem Tov
Draw up a chair.
One of the things we can be sure of in life is that, except under extraordinary circumstances, when we wake up we will be in exactly the same place we were when we went to sleep, physically and mentally. We may travel far, see wonders or do them in our dreams, but we'll make it back in time for the waking up process. We may even have realizations in our dreams and a solution to a problem, but when the eyes open the problem is still there to be solved. So how can we believe that we are born again?

Being born is a chance at life. We are born with life and not much else. The rest we have to grow into. And then we have the opportunity to make something out of this life we have. It's a trust, in a way, an obligation, a responsibility. Some of us do a better job of it than others, but we all do something. And everyday offers the chance to take a step toward making it right or, at least, better.

When I was the morning disc jockey for a radio station I would always say at one point, usually around sunrise, "Thank goodness we have another day on our hands." I got a lot of very favorable response from people over that remark. They said it made them feel more in charge of their lives. They said it gave them confidence and courage, a fresh start to their lives.

What is a fresh start but being reborn? None of us really knows what's going to happen during any of our days, but to begin the day with a fresh start by claiming for ourselves joy, success, harmony, right activity and appreciation for life, as our rights for living, though it may sound too rosy in the face of our troubles, has the power of a new birth behind, under and in front of it.

DB - Vagabond
Send out some happy signals to someone today.


Linda's World said...

So true DB, each day is like a clean slate and what we "write" on our slate is entirely up to us. We can choose to have a happy day or not. We can also choose to not let anyone ruin our day. Linda in Washington where I'm hoping Sunday brings the rain they keep promising us.

Big Mark 243 said...

Betting that tomorrow will come, seems to be a very good bet indeed. Each day is a chance to show life and yourself that you are the person that you thought you could be.

All you have to do is have the heart to see it through.

Char said...

We just have to bet that tomorrow will come, don't we. At the very least we have to hope it will come.

Joann said...

Very thought provoking entry, DB!! And the comments too. Sometimes, I wish I'd take MORE advantage of a new day given to me. At least I've chosen to be happy, that's important.

Rose said...

Thanks for sending a happy signal my way!

I always enjoy reading your blogs.

Hugs, Rose

Beth said...

I saw a "bumper sticker" on a blog recently that said "born right the first time." LOL

I'm sorry I didn't participate in this week's puzzle. I was really busy with the garage sale, and now I'm just mentally wiped! Hugs, Beth

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Physically, I love waking in the same place, but I truly believe that mentally, I wake somewhere different each day - because we learn something each and every day that takes us to a new awareness and new spiritual place :o)

Bonnie Bonsai said...

"Being born is a chance at life. We are born with life and ... have to grow... we have the opportunity to make something out of ... we have.:a trust, in a way, an obligation, a responsibility...And everyday offers the chance to take a step toward making it right or, at least, better."

The best productive counter quote of your Down to earth philosophy is
"If it means to be, it's up to Me".

Janice said...

An excellent post which I believe to be true.
Now as to that cryptogram, no way can I solve it, no small words, no sentences and can't think of twelve things in a list other than apostles and months and they didn't fit. Looking forward to seeing the answers...other than where all the eeeeeees are. I have that one letter figured out.