All posts by Out Of The Haze

There are so many delightful morsels of delicious moments that add flavor to each and every day. Grateful and appreciative am I, for it all. My intention is to inspire myself and others by way of the written word (as a Soulful Writer), through the beauty of light (as a Provocative Photographer), by way of the spoken word (as an Inspiring Speaker), through the cultivating of the unlimited possibilities (as an Innovative Inventor), and by creating captivating characters (as an Authentic Actor). My personal philosophy is: Destiny: To help create a more loving, hopeful and connected planet. Cause: To have an authentic provocative global impact on the world. Calling: To speak from the heart; write from the soul; and to lead by inspiring myself, and others, to greatness. Thank you for dropping by and saying hi. It is a pleasure to connect.

The juxtaposition of our position

while we may be adept

proficient even 

….in caring for others

while being equally negligent
in caring for ourselves

….in exposing our breasts (or dicks)

we may be complacent
in exposing our feelings
our heart and soul
and our true vulnerabilities

….in giving to others

but have a terrible time
in receiving
the same love and kindness
shown to others

….in receiving

but cannot give
in kind

…in being environmentally conscientious

while polluting our own personal
space with toxic energy

…at making money

but horrible at making
relationships work

….in creating beautiful art

although at the same time
are starving
for the beauty that
life’s canvas holds

…in taking great care of our bodies

yet hate the way we look
no matter how great our body
may look

….in finding peace within

but cannot find peace
out in the real world

….at changing the oil

although cannot change
a diaper

….in multitasking

but may suck at focusing
on just one task

…at being the big boss

but have a horrible time
being the bigger man
(or woman)

…at managing tasks

yet unable to
not only manage
but lead
people

….at fooling the world

but cannot ever
fool the one person
looking back
in the mirror

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Human, We Are, Even If We Forget Sometimes

Sometimes, we forget or neglect
the fact that we are
Human,
and whether it be
an act of kindness,
a time of sadness,
a touch of love,
a moment of joy,
or a moment of anger,
it is human to feel
it is human to touch
it is human to weep
it is human to wonder
it is human to doubt
it is human to remember
it is human to seek
it is human to enjoy
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Are You An Artist?

Are you an artist?
I would profess that whether you consider yourself one or not, we all are.
We are an artist, and the canvas is our life.  Our medium is the choices we make every single day in creating the masterpiece, which is our existence, and the legacy that we leave for others.
We continually make decisions that shape our life, which corresponds to the way we see the world.  In fact, the world we see is as much a reflection of ourselves than anything else.
Everyone we meet, do we see them as a completed masterpiece (love at first sight) or we do we see them as completely the opposite?  How often do we see someone blank slate?   When we see someone we are only seeing how they show up to us in that moment, but there is so much more to the picture.
As an artist, we are creative by nature.  Some of us tend to forget as we get older what it was like to be a child and play with colors, to laugh and to play – for no reason other than for the pure joy.
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Come On In…You Are Welcome….

You Are Welcome!
 
And, Thank you….
 
(Please)

Copy of Copy of “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James

You are Welcome!

Come in, take off your shoes and stay awhile.
It matters not where you came from
or where you are going either,
it matters not your race or creed,
your gender, or your religious
beliefs, (or lack thereof),
because here in this sanctuary
here you are free and you
you can be yourself.

The rules there are not many,
and they are simple in their complexity.
Treat others as you would like to be treated
with kindness, compassion and empathy
in thee.  Because, here in this sanctuary
here we are free and we
we can be yourselves.

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And, thank you….
 
For seeing beyond this body and this face
beyond any race, because the only competition
is with myself and with no one else
 
Much love and gratitude for comparing me not
to anyone or anything

For seeing me as but a man, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as young, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as old, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as a leader, it limits severely all that I am
For seeing me as a follower, it limits severely all that I am 
 
Much love and gratitude for comparing me not
to anyone or anything

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”– William James


(Please)
 
Continue being you,
because the world it needs you
for your gifts, your thoughts, your unique
insight into life and all its magical charm.
 
Continue being you,
through and through 
and not what the world thinks you
should be limiting your very 
gifts, your thoughts, your unique
insight into life and its magical charm.

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Husband Of The Year Award

Good morning,

And, how are you today?  First, the sunrise this morning was unreal.  I love both sunsets and sunrises equally and today was purely magical – as is everyone I have been blessed to witness.

This particular sunrise was in Boca as I was picking up two passengers to take to the tri-rail.  From there, I picked up a gentleman who had flew in from Brazil this morning.  He was on his way to see his wife who is here on a student Visa.  He comes back and forth staying here for a couple of weeks at a time.   An engineer, he had a company that was very successful.   He sold that to a foreign investor for a nice profit and put those profits into real estate, but the economy in Brazil has tanked so over half of his buildings are vacant.

Between the cost of living between two countries, college costs and expenses for his wife, and his son-in-law who is also in college, he averages over $200,000 in those expenditures alone.   Having that in savings, he can do it, but it has been a struggle not having a return in investment to compensate.

They are on their third year ($600,00), and she has applied to Lynn University for her Master’s Degree.   They will find out soon.   His pressing need is to change his status in the US, because right now even though his business is in Brazil and not in the US, he is having to pay taxes.

But, he fully supports his wife’s education along with his son-in-law.  He continues going back and forth.  He continues to make the best of it.

Is that not what marriage is about?  

Supporting one another through it all and seeing the bigger picture of one another’s dreams.

Is that not what relationships are about? 

Giving and receiving, mutually respecting, honoring one another (and the collective conscious of the whole) and co-creating – whether on a personal and/or a professional level.

Is that not what life is about?

We are all in this together.

And, on that note​….​

How can I support you today?
How can you support me?  
How can we support one another?

….as one big happy family cohabitating on this
most beautiful plane of existence we collectively
call Earth as we mutually benefit from one another’s
existence. 

 

Embrace Your  Adjective(s)

 
However it is
that You
describe
You

How others describe You
maybe who you think
You are

But, that is a far cry
from who
You are

Or, maybe the two
they coincide

But, let not their
adjective(s)
automatically become
your adjective(s)

Let not the adjective(s)
be demoralizing
to the mind
crippling to the soul

Allow the adjective(s)
to flow
from the mind
to the soul

Embrace
You(r)

AWESOME

BEAUTIFUL

CREATIVE

DELICIOUS

EXQUISITE

FUN

GLORIOUS

HAPPY

INNOVATIVE

JOYOUS

KILLER

LOVABLE

MALLABLE

NOBLE

OPEN

PIONEERING

QUICK-WITTED

 

REMARKABLE


SPECTACULAR

TERRIFIC

UNBREAKABLE

VICTORIOUS

WISE

XOXOX

YOUTHFUL

ZESTFUL


Adjective(s)

Time…She Loves Me? (Not)

O​H​  WOW! 
It’s already been what?​!?!?
30, 40, 50, 60,70, 80 some  years?
Oh, where does ​ (did)​  it go?
That time we thought we had?
Where were you then?
Did you know me?
Did you know me when?
How about now? 
Do you really?
And, where will you be?
And, where will we go?
Will I know you?
​10? ​ 20?  30?
Years, months, hours?
How about me?
W​here am I going to be?
I ​ (we) guess we’ll
have to wait 
and see​!​

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