How many millions are in a trillion?
How many leaves in a forest?
How many souls exist in forever?
How many came before us?
Where is it written?’Where are the answers?
Where is the heavenly Chorus?
When did the Big Bang Beget the beginning?
Is the answer there before us?
What if I told you I knew all along?
What if you held a Thesaurus?
A new interrogative might have an answer
Or perhaps it would simply bore us.
(Should I claim this?)
By Lee Broom
Entertainment is a major priority in life.
Anything with a nervous system yearns to have fun.
Animals don’t smile with their faces but who can mistake the joy of the family
dog when the family comes home for the evening or the purr of a kitten or the
baby who has learned to laugh. Those of us who do not get enough joy and
laughter, eat or drink ourselves into near sedation; we watch an imaginary world
flash before us on large screen TV, we go to the mall; anything to be entertained.
And then one day we become the entertainer, the child laughs as we punch
the laughter button, the family dog leaps with delight as we enter the room,
the Love of our Life has a bigger smile than usual because of something we said
with enthusiasm in our voice and the world is suddenly better, our waistline relaxes
as the need for a drink is forgotten and the sun comes up in the East.
And you say
to yourself “Wow, what’s going on here”?
And you look for new opportunities to entertain someone; you are eager to say to
anyone who will listen, “you won’t believe what just happened……….”
By Lee Broom.
“…LOVE is not simply the feeling that we get when someone
is doing something really great for us. True Love is the Healing
taking place, the very Face of God emerging in both them and us.”
Mother Teresa. 1979
“Knowledge is not simply a list of facts; it is a set of
instructions. That is my gift to you, Grandson. Happy Birthday.” 6.12.1944
Great Grandmother Lena Belle Broom to Lee Broom on his fifth
birthday as she handed over a brightly wrapped package containing
a Webster’s Dictionary.
“Everyone is gifted – but some people never open their package.”
Buddha. A long time ago.
By Lee Broom.
All of life is mythology in progress.
Twenty observers of any given event would if asked, give varying reports of what they had observed. In fact any individual’s story about such would probably be altered over time. Only in print does a story have an opportunity to remain unchanged. But if a story or a report of an event makes for interesting reading and becomes a part of history, historians are notorious for arguing among themselves over the accuracy of recorded events. And then there are translations to other languages. There may even be translations within the original language as time changes that language into something new.
What is important is not the story but the lesson learned.
By Lee Broom Leadership; A Love Story.
Interpreting data is surely going to bear certain risks.
Most everything between our ears reflects a bias.
No one knows how life should be.
No one knows how life is.
Do you agree?
(Provers are losers; Truthers are misguided. I can prove it.)
To Love is to Heal.
To Accept Love is to Be Healed.
Healing begins when Fear is vanquished.
Perhaps it is the other way around.
(Fear returned to the shadows and birds began to chirp.
Fear revealed itself at first light and waned as………
The Light of Love was felt with the decision to Accept.
Acceptance lit the Path.)
The Path is Today.
This is the way,
To be Healed.
Love becomes the Lover.
And Fear becomes a fading memory.
By Lee Broom
My chattering, shattered self
And the Elf within
Landing on a soft spot
Near the Rock of Understanding
I think Not.