Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sublime Peace




Sublime Peace

Seek peace, and illuminate your paths with happiness.  Essential though is for you to cultivate a clean mind and contrite heart.  This is when you’re blessed with gifts of God, Allah, Brahma, or Dao.  You have become a true light and are ideal for undertaking a divine mission. Barack Obama (b. 1961), the first African American President of the United States said, “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you will make progress.”  Our walk of faith leads us to have an enlightened heart.

The joys of this world are fleeting.  True peace is a weapon that’s able to defeat evil.  In this world there’s degradation, and fear, but for believers their future is bright.  By living according to God’s promises they become faithful, and kind men, and women.  These believers might face hardships that are like pin pricks compared to the happiness that awaits them.

The world is buffeted by the winds of change.  If it isn’t war, murder, or crime, deviancy is found in the sensual excesses of life.  Some people hold their heads high, walk with their chests up, and are puffed up.  At best this is a way of displaying vanity.  Others face struggles with broken hearts, and continue to pretend that all is well.  Temptations of the flesh can’t build us up, and it often involves empty praise and double talk.  Worldly types live in the shackles of fickleness.  A poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882) wrote, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  Being true to oneself should be the aim of every individual of faith.

Spreading Joy

It’s beneficial to spread joy and hope in the sacred world.  To be true to ourselves we have to live in peace.  Being sustained by the Primal Essence it’s for us to minister to others.  As lights in the world we ought to walk confidently in the midst of wolves.   Our journey in life would be filled with celestial riches.  Robert H. Schuller (19262015), a Christian televangelist said, “God flourished my ministry and my career of creative thinking, communicating and writing back 50 years.”  It was Schuller’s belief that he was blessed in his mission.

To find comforting peace it’s best to review the teachings of the sacred texts of the world’s faith traditions.  Their teachings mirror the true lights of our earthly sojourn.  So it’s wise, to be steadfast in understanding of the Word.  For the monotheistic faiths believe on judgment day we’ll have to give an account of how we have lived.  Believers who embrace these spiritual beliefs would be comforted in their lives.   Ann Landers (19182002), a Chicago Sun-Times advice columnist wrote, “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself; the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.”  With this realization we know that a devout life will be victorious.



                    

Sunday, January 12, 2020

News Anchors





News Anchors
On the website of Best Primal Essence (Dfurstane) – https://www.bestprimalessence.com is images of popular TV news anchors.  These are the selected few who present Americans with the daily news.   An American rapper Young Thug said, “We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money brings power, power brings fame, and fame changes the game.”  That’s the way it was with TV news.  The early 1960’s to the 2000’s saw cutbacks in staff and coverage of major stories.  News has given way to entertainment, commentary, and fluff.  And the line of what’s news has been blurred.  The same is true of television.  Anchors Tom Brokaw of NBC, Peter Jennings of ABC, and Dan Rather of CBS were all not happy with the quality of news delivered to the public.  This downward trend has been noticed since the passing of broadcasting Golden Age when networks had bureaus in major capitals of the world.  But now even the local TV stations are struggling with formats that focus on headlines, accidents, crime, weather, traffic reports, happy talk, and entertainment pieces.  “If it bleeds it leads.”

The coming of mass media’s New Technologies has further complicated matters.  Although these have resulted in a greater diversity of channels, news coverage with ENG, communications satellites, cable networks, and Internet services there’s still exists uncertainty.  Large and traditional media audiences of newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio have given way to less lucrative forms of news and information.  Existing today is a multiplicity of niche audiences that are greatly impacting traditional ways of advertising.  What this will mean to the existing traditional media systems is still debatable.  Many of these media have incorporated Internet websites, but are still to determine how these ventures could be profitable.

The terrorists’ attacks of September 11, 2001 pumped new life into print and electronic news coverage.  But it was speculated that this might not necessarily mean that the spiraling downward of journalism has stopped.  But it could well be that the mass media would begin to give more attention to foreign news, and not focused on predominately local events, of crime, accidents, celebrities, weather reports, and natural disasters.  But still TV news anchors remain ubiquitous, and they play a major role in shaping what the American and international audiences come to know.        


Saturday, January 11, 2020

George Bernard Shaw




George Bernard Shaw’s advice holds well for the website Best Primal Essence (Dfurstane)

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”

—George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Irish playwright, and co-founder of the London School of Economics

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Fostering Gratitude





Fostering Gratitude

The root of joy is gratitude @ https://www.bestprimalessence.com.  This light goes out and touches all those that come into our sphere of influence.  This is how to thank people who make a difference in our life.  It must be remembered that there’s always something to be thankful for.  And this thankfulness opens the door of abundance.  It’s the superpower that keeps transforming lives.  The more people are grateful the more passionate they become about giving.  It’s based on the concept, “What you freely give you’ll receive in abundance.”  This is how believers and non-believers alike wake up to the goodness and beauty of life.  These are all part of a process for fostering authentic gratitude.

Did you ever think of the reason why the Psalms of David have come, like winged angels, down across all the realms and ages,— why they make the key-note of grateful piety in every Christian’s soul, wherever he lives? Why? Because they are so full of gratitude. “ Oh, that men would praise the Lord for His goodness and for His wonderful works to the children of men!”
Alphonso Albert Willits, reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), p. 290.

Let but the commons hear this testament—
Which, pardon me, I do not mean to read—
And they would go and kiss dead Cæsar's wounds
And dip their napkins in his sacred blood,
Yea, beg a hair of him for memory,
And, dying, mention it within their wills,
Bequeathing it as a rich legacy
Unto their issue.
William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar (1599), Act III, scene 2, line 135.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Living in Harmony




Living in Harmony


“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe.”
Marcus Aurelius (121–180 AD), Roman Emperor and Stoic philosopher

The joy of living is contagious.  Each day it comes like the light which shines brighter and brighter.   In short it’s our daily bread dished out for us to taste its sweetness.  This heavenly delicacy which is sweeter than honey accompanies us on our journey.  Faith is a free and everlasting gift that has no limits.  It’s special and supernatural.  Supremely it’s like heaven on earth when people traverse fields picking beautiful flowers.  This journey is through the loving care of our Creator, who dwells in the universe.  In our divinely orchestrated world believers stroll independently with a special passion walking by faith, and not by sight.  Vincent Van Gogh (1853–1890), a major Dutch Post-Impressionist painter said, “I am still far from being what I want to be, but with God’s help I shall succeed.”  Van Gogh was talking about this divine guidance in his faith walk.   So why shouldn’t we do the same by living in harmony with our fellowmen and women?

Be Joyful Witnesses

Let your shout for joy and penetrate the night air.  Be happy when you witness to others by showing thanksgiving to the  Divine that’s loving and just.  God, Allah, Brahma, or Dao is our bread that feeds us with abundant blessings.  For our benefit this Ultimate Reality has bestowed us with the gift of knowledge.  As a testament to such a gift innovators have invented technological and other devices that make living more enjoyable.  Daily the Best Primal Essence sustains and uplifts our souls.  We’re therefore able to journey in life with confidence, patience, and perseverance.  While doing so, religious practitioners relentlessly storm the heavens with prayers seeking what’s best in life.  These petitions bring relief to souls longing to discover life’s blessings as they live in harmony with the universe. 


Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Lily of the Valley





Lily of the Valley

The Best Primal Essence website’s symbol: https://www.bestprimalessence.com is the flower Lily of the Valley.  Its presence is captured in pictures, perfumes, weddings, songs, and gardens.  In many cultures this flower symbolizes humility, luck, happiness, chastity, and purity.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Symbol of Best Primal Essence





Symbol of Best Primal Essence

The symbol of the website Best Primal Essence (Dfurstance) is Lily of the Valley.   This website: https://www.bestprimalessence.com is meant to foster interreligious understanding.  It expresses views and comments on a cross section of religious faiths and secular humanists’ beliefs.
    Erwin K. Thomas (b, 1943), Interfaith Writer