Just for Today 31 July 2022

July 31, 2022
“As we realize our need to be forgiven, we tend to be more forgiving.”
Basic Text, p. 39

Our behavior toward other people in our life is a mirror of our behavior toward ourselves.  When we demand perfection of ourselves, we come to demand it from others around us, too.  As we strive to repair and heal our lives in recovery, we may also expect others to work just as hard and to recover at the same pace as we do.  And just as we are often unforgiving of our own mistakes, we may shut out friends and family members when they don’t meet our expectations. Working the steps helps us understand our own limitations and our humanity.  We come to see our failures as human mistakes.  We realize that we will never be perfect, that we will, at times, disappoint ourselves and others.  We hope for forgiveness. As we learn to gently accept ourselves, we can start to view others with the same accepting and tolerant heart.  These people, too, are only human, trying to do their best and sometimes falling short.


Just for today:  I will treat others with the tolerance and forgiveness I seek for myself.

From a Hound to a Wolf

July 30, 2022

Last year saw this window, somewhere in Johannesburg, thought I could do something interesting with it.

What do you think?

Sea Creatures of St Francis Bay

July 28, 2022

The interesting thing here is that the octopus was in the Kromme River, nearly a kilometer from the sea.

Wayne Bisset Photos

https://waynebisset1.picfair.com

Owls Of Delta Park Johannesburg

July 28, 2022

Take a look at some photographs…… from a different angle!

https://waynebisset1.picfair.com

Johannesburg 2021 °

July 22, 2022

Took a walk from one end of Johannesburg to the other last year, all by myself,  with my camera. Dangerous, dangerous walk 樂, but got some interesting shots.
Could not find frames I like so found some very old wood , think it use to be a farmhouse floor, a rusted oil barrel and made my own. The backing is recycled cardboard box. #recycling #recycledart # #mexicanhorsethief

Take a look at some photographs…… from a different angle!

https://waynebisset1.picfair.com

Toxic Society and the Medical “Profession ” •

July 3, 2022

Ironically , copied from that very toxic site, called Facebook.

My friend Kerri Grote died this morning. While I am still processing, I wanted to share the words she left to be read upon her passing. Life is short. I hope they bring you perspective, inspiration and healing like they did for me. R.I.P Kerri. I love you.

“If you’re reading this, this fu$king brain cancer probably got me.
But let me be crystal clear while I’m able: I did not ”lose a battle” against cancer. This is a ridiculous, steamy pile of horse shit that society has dumped on cancer patients. Western medicine, and Western culture, especially, is so uncomfortable talking about death that instead it created this “battle” analogy that basically shames people who die from cancer.
News flash: None of us gets out alive from this rodeo called life.
There is no shame in dying from cancer – or any serious illness. And it doesn’t need to be a battle. It’s a transition that each of us will go through. I was asked by a shaman, whom I spoke to after my second brain surgery, “Are you running towards life or running away from death?”
Whoa! That got my attention.
There’s a BIG difference. I got it wrong more often than not.
Don’t let fear fuel your choices. Live fearlessly. Run TOWARDS life. Don’t worry about what people will think. Trust me, it doesn’t matter.
Focus on you. Be true to yourself. Be your own best friend. People who tell you you’re selfish are not your people. If the voice in your head says these unkind things, get a new voice. Honor your mental health and seek out a good therapist with the same vigor you’d search for a romantic partner.
Speaking of, be intentional about cultivating friendships that lift you up. As those friendships grow and change, don’t overlook them while you search for that “great love of your life.” (No, I’m not suggesting you sleep with your bestie. But you do you!)
Another unhelpful message that we get from society is that we need a “love of our life,” as a romantic partner.
Single and childless when I was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, I looked around my life and came up sputtering and sobbing from the wave of grief washed over me. I thought I’d be doing this alone… no husband, no kids, no “great love.”
How wrong I was. At the first appointment with my neuro oncologists, one of the nurses diligently hauled in chair after chair for the great loves of my life who came with me that horrible day and many days after that.
I sat and listened while the doctor explained the 12-month treatment plan, focusing on my breathing, then looked around the room…. filled with great loves of my life: incredible women friends whom I had met at various stages of my life.
Surround yourself with people who contradict that unkind voice, people who see your light, and remind you who you are: an amazing soul.
Learn how to receive these reflections from your people. Because they are speaking the Truth.
Love yourself, no matter how weird and silly it might feel. Every morning, give yourself a hug before your feet hit the floor. Look deeply into your eyes in a mirror. Say to yourself, out loud, “I trust you.” That voice in your head might say you’re a dork. Ignore it.
As I prepare to leave this body and embark on this mysterious journey of my soul, I hope these observations from my deathbed are somehow useful.
What I know, deep in my bones, is that learning to love myself has led me to be able to say this: I’m so proud of how I lived.
May you, dear reader, feel the same when you head out on your soul journey, too. Until then, enjoy the ride. And always eat dessert first, especially if there’s pie!”

Facebook has lost the plot

July 1, 2022

29 days ban because of this comment on a friend’s, real life friend, not just a Facebook one.

My Facebook Wars 20/0622 •

June 20, 2022

If the enemy of my enemy is my friend… then using your enemies friend’s resources to attack your enemy….. I fucking love it!

As those facists on Facebook have seen fit to attract me, for pointing out a lot of Uncomfortable Truths in my posts, no choice but to fight back. The Rules of Engagement, see a post years old here about that.

I do not believe in the philosophy of not sinking to my enemies level, for instance. Rather sink lower than your enemies and gut the bastards from below.

Example, using Instagram posts to attack, politely , Facebook.

My Facebook Wars 20/06/22

June 20, 2022

Well trained in CoinOps, while in Facebook Jail I am using the same b#$tards own sites, to kick start this mission.

Snakes Collection 20 June

June 20, 2022

As part of my war against the fascist Facebook part of my tactical withdrawal is moving all the things I use to post on that platform elsewhere.


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