The Key Is In The Lock

    What if we were all born with love and hate, acceptance and denial and every other trait we can recognize in life already inside of us? All of them just waiting to be “let out from behind the doors where they are locked up.” The only catch is that we first must “turn the key” to open that door. At first, it’s our parents who help us unlock those feelings. As time goes on, it’s other family, friends, outsiders, authors, philosophers, musicians, TV, the internet along with random thoughts and ideas we pick up as we move along in life that all allow access to these sacred doors we have. Everything that is good, just and right is unlocked for us to recognize. Then, somewhere along the line, we stop wanting those doors to be open and we close some of them for various reasons.. At the same time, we begin to open doors of doubt, hate, selfishness, jealousy among many others. We decide that we’re going to stop marveling at all sides of a question or situation and instead see only one small viewpoint that we convince ourselves is the whole truth. The good news is that we can, at any time in our lives, in the matter of an instant…close the doors of doubt and pain and open the doors that mean we’ll begin living our lives instead of convincing ourselves that we’ve been robbed of it! The key to every “door” we have is still in the lock! All you need to do is reach out and turn it!   Peace…   Gregg      

STOP IT!!! (We hate being told that, don’t we?)


One of the things we most dislike in life is when we’re told to stop doing something we’re involved in.

“How dare you!”  “You have the gall to tell me to stop?”

That’s what we think, even if it’s not what we say. The trouble is so many times in our lives we’re doing things that need to be stopped. But we don’t realize it.

Humanity – It’s not Us versus Them

On Sunday night, the day before Martin Luther King Day, I watched my friend Barbra Niven on a Facebook Live broadcast. She was doing several things. First, she was with her daughter, her daughter’s husband and her business partner as they debuted the band Orbit Monkey’s music video called “Be The Change.” Barbara and her group were not just taking a stand against hate and discrimination. They were offering a blueprint for combatting the negative energy we all come up against, whether we’re Democrats, Republicans, men, women or children.