Sunday, May 30, 2010


Does not being religious make one a bad person? Even better question, does being religious make you a good person?

I realize that this particular subject matter is 'normally' not spoken about within the cultural norms of North America but I am curious. After a very intensely interesting conversation with some of my family members I began to think about this. I mean my belief of the world and religion is one thing while theirs is something else. And while I see them as being similar in many ways they do not. Now I am very clear about the fact that each person has their own view and belief and I understand that even if myself and Bob next door share the exact same view we would not explain it in the exact same way.

I suppose that there are actually several points I am attempting to make here.

1. Each person will see things through their own experience and therefore no two people will ever think EXACTLY the same.

2. Even if they have very similar views they will not express them in the same way because they are different people. Example some people will classify things as the universe while others will use GOD.

3. The golden rule seems to be, although worded slightly differently through each religion and belief system, relativly close to the same things- 'do onto others as you would have them do onto you'- basically be a good person.

Here I will go on a slight tangent. What makes someone a 'good' person. By who's standards are we considered good or bad? I personally value integrity, honesty, respect, truth, confidence, trust... the list I'm sure can continue for a while. I believe that I am kind towards others and I strive to give generously and to receive graciously. Now this being said it does not mean that do not value my darker side, or qualities or shadow- call it whatever you will. I understand that those are part of who I am as well. I am not going to pretend that those do not exist. I will say this though, I choose when to use them and when to not. I am aware that there are times in my life where it serves me to be selfish; for instance someone has just yelled at me and then another person comes demanding me to get something done. Option 1- I snap at that second person Option 2- I take a time out and refuel before stepping back into the game.

AND not that same subject of good or bad/ right or wrong who are we to judge? Who are we to decided what falls under each of those points? I am not saying that I believe murder is good or right however are there not situations in which murder occurs in pure self defence? If someone was attacking you to a point of if you do not retaliate you will die is protecting yourself wrong? These are just questions worth thinking about.

This then brings me back to my original question. If one is not religious does that make them a bad person. My personal conclusion is no. No it does not in any way make them a bad person. They are who they are and I believe that we are all perfect the way we are. The second question; are you a good person if you are religious. Again my conclusion to this question is no. I do not believe that just by being religious that this makes you a good person. It makes you more aware of what you are told makes you a good person but it does not mean that you are necessarily good.

So whether you are religious or not, spiritual or not, you are at choice as to how to live your life. You are your own person and you are perfect!

Wow this is likely the most intense post I have ever written. Sorry if this is a bit too much it has just been on my mind and since I happen to be female and originally from Venus I like to talk about my problems. Therefore I am talking...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sorta Sad

So here's an interesting thought for you to mule over... Can you still be friends with someone that you really like? Better yet someone that you really like whom you've told this fact to? Also on a similar yet side note can you be friends with someone you have slept with? And no I don't mean acquaintances I mean actual friends.

My theory is that the answer to all of these questions is yes. I certainly can be friends with someone I like, I have done so in the past and I can do it again. I have also been able to continue to be friends with them even after telling them I like them and not having it progress to something more than friendship. This being said I find it difficult to continue to be friends with said person if they never contact you... How do you stay friends when you do not want to seem like you want more than friends and you just want to chat? Would love it someone could come up with a magical solution!

And as far as the sleeping with someone and still being friends afterwards in concerned I believe that too is possible. Sometimes it is harder than others but eventually it is always possible if you decided to make it so. "special" friends though I don't think works. One person just tends to get more involved than the other which may cause lots of problems.

Just some food for thought!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Thank you

This is just a small thank you to the universe for all that is going on in my life at the moment! I have always known who I am, I learn more about where I want to go everyday but the essence of me I have known my whole life. Over the past few years things have become clearer and clearer about where I am meant to be and what I am meant to be doing.

Since I was in high school I was highly involved in student council, heck I practically lived at school planning events and activities and running workshops. It has taken me some time to realize that what I was doing then is exactly what I am meant to be doing now! I suppose the journey I have been on has helped me realize this because once again, 'everything happens for a reason'.

I left high school and got a BA Specialization in Communications Studies, which was amazing- I loved school! But that degree would've gotten me an office job as an advertiser or a PR person, which I discovered I did not want to do. Then I went to work for Disney Cruise Line- fabulous experience, where I realized that I enjoy working with people however that doing the exact same thing over and over again left me bored and unsatisfied. I came home and began my journey with Dynamix, which keeps me on my toes because every group of people I work with is different and requires a different energy from me.

Dynamix is a lot of fun because I get to play games and work with youth. Peak Potentials came along and now I get to help adults grow too. I am interacting with people and supporting their growth while helping to run the room and event. THEN Conscious Conversations Community and EPIC U has begun to flourish and I get to put my degree to use, while interacting with people and running the room!

It's funny how it works but high school really does prepare you for life doesn't it? My 5 years there certainly did. Thank you universe for this wonderful life I have! I LOVE MY LIFE!!!!!!