I have titled this entry Something written because that is exactly what it is. I wrote this a number of years ago with the intention of putting it on a c.d. and then adding some music to it, to try and keep it more pleasing, or interesting. I get bored very quickly when I get caught up with dialogue that seems to resemble on with little sense of value in it for me. And I must also make this quite clear to those of you who wish to read, or follow my blog, that in no way do I wish to criticize anyone, or anything who walk across my path. But being a human being, and prepared to accept full responsibility for everything I say and do, the axe may fall on someone’s head as well as mine. You can’t please everyone. Christ was a clear example of that.
Now that I have made my first and last confession. Why I say first and last confession is the simple fact that I leave my life open to all men or women on this earth to forgive me, or condemn me. Not just one person which I believe is nothing short of the ridiculous. I will elaborate about that in more detail in my next book.
So, here is the first instalment for what it’s worth. And some of it is in my last book. No proof writing here, or anything else, just straight from the heart.
My three years in Sydney brought me experiences beyond my wildest dreams good bad and indifferent. At the age of sixty three a whole new world opened its doors to me, once I was prepared to accept what was thrown in my direction without fear or favour. When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside have little control. Rudolf Steiner enforces that statement with these words of his. If we do not develop within ourselves this deeply rooted feeling that there is something higher than ourselves, we shall never find the strength to evolve to something higher.
Apart from the music my life has come to revolve around, I found other wonderful venues to improve my mind, and my aging physique, such as discussion groups, swimming, tennis, snooker, golf, table tennis, indoor vollyball, dancing, walking , chess and reading. If you are really prepared to take the time and trouble, its amazing what can arrive on your doorstep. My fellow countryman George Bernard Shaw is right behind me with these words of his. Some men see things as they are and say why, I dream things that never were and say why not.
Then one day I got this brainstorm after going to a number of discussion groups that I had become involved in. Why didn't I get into the firing line by putting my emotions and beliefs on tape, then hand them around to be digested or rejected by those who listened to them. As long as I kept everything balanced to truthfulness, then I believed that I had a message to shere with others. It would be an unselfish venture, but if someone liked what they heard and offered me a cup of tea, or whatever, I would graciously accept. For as Jesus says, the labour is wothy of his labour.
When I started off, I put most of my ideas on a cheap recording cassette I had bought in a pawn shop, along with some music to fill in the gaps when I ran out of ideas. That turned out to be a milestone in my life, because I started to read more, and take a deeper interest in the lives of others. So, what follows is up to you make your mind up on. And I will stick my neck out where I think it’s necessary to add something that might it more colourful from my point of view, be it a lighter or darker shade of green, being Irish I naturally chose that colour. Instalment One.