There will soon be some great information about Reality and Enlightenment and it will be available for all who ask, it truly will be what you are seeking for, because I know that there are many who are looking for this.
Ask for what matters, do not ask for material things as they are short-lived,
ask for guidance and illumination, ask for answers to the secrets of life, ask how to get peace on earth,
These are things worth asking for.
Does Prayer Help?
I have many questions about life in general, I have many specific questions that it seems no one has answers to, I just don't know who to ask.
This is no doubt a problem for any seeker of truth, a problem that is difficult, to say the least. But there is someone you are able to ask about absolutely anything and everything, and that is God.
But even if you have a problem with deities, the question can still be asked of self, the human mind is a remarkable thing that can be used for many things including questions that you know that you have no idea of any sort of answer,
your mind is a supercomputer that works in the background constantly if you were to present a question to yourself just as you are falling to sleep, rest assured, your mind will work in the background all night for some sort of answer,
it may be in the form of intuition to look somewhere on the internet for a certain subject that may have ties to what you seek that your mind had only noticed for a moment sometime in the past.
There is also the religious aspect, where you may believe that God has led you to the results that you want, either way, you need only ASK and you will RECEIVE.
Your journeys have led you here for some reason, hopefully, this will help in your journey towards enlightenment, I will attempt to update this weekly and soon to be adding links to even more information,
the information on these sites will be mostly focused on a few specific subjects that shall encompass them enough to fuel you're seeking to enable you to continue from here with some new ideas and concepts to seek.
To Pray or not to pray, I like to think of it as a discussion, after all, I am the one that is being driven to search and Seek and ask for stuff that I don't even know what!
Meditation helps sometimes, my dreams also have their input, lately, it has been since I have sacrificed my mindless videos and video games and have focused on spiritual things and or whatever pops into my mind,
there are many interesting spiritual types of videos that also lead me to other literature and websites that feed the need to seek.
This Ask and Ye Shall Receive gig also works on things other than spiritual knowledge, if you have lost something, or are looking for an idea in your field of work, I find it quite effective to ask out loud for stuff,
little lost items and ideas to supplement my income are quite common, I don't ask for material things that I don't already own, usually only inert items for the sake of convenience,
also, it doesn't hurt to give thanks when you get that idea or find that lost item, whether it is to God or the Tao or even to your higher self, the sentiment is appreciated.
Asking and Seeking can be done almost any time, usually, while I am driving, I am deep in thought about various subjects and often ask my inner self for answers or at least I pose the questions to my self,
listening to the radio or to music has been replaced long ago by the many questions I have about many things, the replacement of sense desires has been increasing over the years,
some people are just not able to exist solely in their own thoughts, as a seeker, this is one of the first things that you learn to do, it doesn't mean that you have to quit enjoying music anymore,
but your taste in music may change and the frequency will decrease greatly, although since I have all but stopped listening to the radio when I drive, sometimes as a seeking exercise I may scan some frequencies to see what the material sorts are listening to, and at times it gives me ideas of what to seek next.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming, worrying about your job or lack of one or worries about loved ones can divide your concentration, your seeking may seem to be inconsequential compared to the problems that life poses,
in these times, posing questions to answer these personal types of inquiries are just another phase of seeking that fulfills your and everyone's destinies,
whether it is something posed towards your higher self or towards your ultimate entity, asking is the first step towards receiving.
Out of the many things that people seek for, sometimes keeping an unselfish attitude towards your studies will help you immensely, seeking the answers to problems that are not your own can not only help humanity but can create another seeking path for more of your personal adventures,
it doesn't matter if it is somewhat specialized and only affects a small percentage of the populace, that small percentage is a part of the whole of all of us, your discoveries may save someone some undue pain or despair, and they will surely be grateful for your seeking diligence.
This seeking can be quite frustrating at times, I hoped that I mentioned that seeking and seeking and then doing some seeking can be quite taxing on your mind even if it seems quite interesting at the time,
it is important that you don't turn into a seeking machine, and relax once in a while, do something distracting, play the flute, check out that hobby that you have neglected for so long, meditate, practice what you have learned so far,
seeking doesn't always have to be a conscious effort, it is programmed into you, it is always a program that is running in the background of your thoughts, sees what comes up when you're playing that video cribbage.
Sometimes seeking can have the potential to be very emotional, do not allow what you learn to cause you to do any fanatical things, don't get caught up in the moment, your false personality would really enjoy sending you on an emotional wild goose chase,
be strong, catalog the information that you have learned and gone on to the next, dedicating the rest of your life to a certain cause can slam the brakes on to any spiritual progress,
if you feel compelled about a certain subject, write about it, or explore it in more depth, but letting your emotions do all of your biddings may waste more of your life than you really intend and your true self will be the one that really suffers in the end.
For those of you on a seeking journey, what you seek is supposed to enlighten you to some extent, there is no doubt that you may run into an idea that could make you money,
this is not necessarily bad especially if you are in need of money, in my case, I am in need of money, but refuse to monetize any of these sites since I believe what needs to be told here is of importance that doesn't need to be clouded by money.
I have also noticed that when I watch a potentially enlightening video, the worth of it is usually directly proportional to the lack of advertising embedded in it,
I have nothing against someone making a buck, I may even do something like that someday, I find that having no commercials adds an air of authenticity to their subject and I may even consider taking it more seriously,
of course, if the video is solely intended for entertainment, I understand and accept it as such.
Keeping an open mind will be your greatest asset while seeking, hearing people out and not making snap judgments will enable you to get the greatest benefit from your endeavors,
though many authors will not hold the same views as you do and will not even hold the same views as some of your favorite authors, they all still have something interesting to say,
keeping the understanding of false personality and the era when the literature was written and maybe even their countries social and economic views at the time will be a contributing factor to their views.
I am always ready to "edit" their thoughts and beliefs to my liking, but I never fail to take it all in initially, because I inevitably always find some tidbits of information that end up being invaluable to me in the end,
if a certain author's views are just too much for me to take on a regular basis, I take a break from them and follow a different path for a while, I will return to them when I am ready.
Did you ever hear someone say, "be careful for what you ask for because you may get it" This is probably a normal thing for people to do, oh that guy is lucky, he has got this or that, I wish I had that, everyone wants a good life, and it is very rare to find someone that has no material aspirations,
there is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting "things" I guess the big questions would be what "things" do you want and what do you want to do with them? Being charitable or giving of yourself to others in need are good things,
working towards the material side of the list is what is most popular among mankind, building an empire, having power, fame, gaining recognition, stupendous success in building wealth is the American dream,
but how about seeking enlightenment? If you have all of that stuff, more than likely your head has gotten rather large and there would be little need for spiritual progress,
spiritual progress really has no need for any of those material "things" It really prepares you for when your human tour of duty is finished,
remember you can't take it with you, and leaving to your family will just end up making them lazy and more dependant on that type of lifestyle that they will also be unable to take with them.
As we all begin this new year, I hope you all realize as much as I do that my priorities have shifted, it is true that I still keep in mind a way and means to keep myself and family afloat,
there has been many a time that my seeking has brought me enlightenment and comfort, I do shift gears occasionally towards the material side as I am still human, and still do need to make a living,
the only difference being that my decisions have been tempered with what I have learned over the years, the importance of my values and integrity have kept my course straight and true,
I do not feel that I have abandoned anything when it comes to my materialistic adventures, after all, this eventually will be needed to be done to bring both halves of my personality to a happy medium that will allow the best of both spiritual and material worlds.
For those of you that believe in a supreme entity or for those of you that only believe in yourself, posing the questions that are foremost on your mind are probably the most important chores that you can have,
answers to these questions can come in a variety of ways, in your dreams, in your thoughts, in conversation with the people you deal with, what you may see in the various modes of media you may experience and what happens to you in your travels,
so answers will come in many ways and forms, what you do with these answers is paramount, first of all, it is of utmost importance to notice and recognize these answers given to you,
some may be very subtle and require great attention to be paid, some of these answers will be quite cryptic in order for you to have to decrypt and analyze,
this is a tactic of your higher self or soul or even God to impress what needs to be known in a way that will not be easily forgotten. Just be sure you haven't eaten anything weird of a lot to affect your dreams.
Asking for Guidance
There are some of you that have been led to this site because you have asked for guidance, there is a confusion about your beliefs and what is held as a norm in society, it is hoped that there will be some information that shall be presented here that will open your eyes a little more than they are used to being,
a good way to differentiate between important and not so important issues is to look at things through a material type of view and then look through spiritual eyes,
a material view is a norm for most of humanity, what they see that pleases them is important, what they hear that is what they want to hear is of the greatest importance, they like good feelings or what makes them feel good,
they like what smells good and what tastes good, but these things are superficial, if not at times dangerous, paying attention to truth and working from a standpoint of love does not leave much to grab a hold of in a material sense,
but is infinitely more substantial, values should always be held above "things" When it is realized that it is what we really think and how we really act that molds our actions, what we eat and how much of it needs to be a thought, what we do to "feel good" needs to be analyzed and what passes as entertaining or important to us needs to be questioned.