"You only have to do a few things right in your life as long as you don't do too many things wrong." "Rule number one: Never lose money. Rule number two: never forget rule number one." If we invest $100 and make 20%, we'll have $120 at year's end; $100 is our principal and $20 is our return. While our eyes are two, we can only focus on one thing at a time. Best to focus on the bigger of the two numbers.  ...

God has given us temporary bodily form to enjoy the physical experience of being alive as we make our way in this world. Those of us who remember this can have a wonderful go of life, while those who have forgotten lose their way and often have lives best forgotten. Metaphorically, imagine ourselves as a very young child with loving parents. Our parents take us to an unfamiliar place, an amusement park, for the first time. We soon exit the daylight sun and go into a big building structure where it's relatively dark. Before us is an open air train, a rollercoaster. Our parents seat and strap us in with a seatbelt. They tell us we'll be going on a short ride, to enjoy ourselves and we'll be together again shortly. Once the ride starts, if we remember we're just on a ride and will be with our parents again soon, we can make the most of our short ride and enjoy ourselves. However, if we forget our parents and their instructions, our lives are like a real rollercoaster ride; from terrified to terrific to terrified again; not an experience most of us would not want to remember or relive....

My father died suddenly of the flu when he was 60. He was a wonderful father and I loved him unconditionally, though he had a bad temper which I often ignited. As he couldn't stand me irritating him, I know he transitioned to a better place; a place without me annoying him. I too am happy, joyous in his newfound happiness....

Each religion is a road map to God. On the trip to God, we need drive carefully; keeping our eyes on the road and rarely glancing at the map, a delicate balance between avoiding an accident and not getting lost. It's a long and arduous trip that ends when we're completely exhausted and about to transition to a long sleep. Then, we may realize our trip was a fool's errand as God was always about us. God is about us as God is everywhere and God is about us as we are avatars, the incarnation of God; hence, God is everything....

We live in a fascinating abstract world of concepts, symbols, stories and meanings. Unlike animals, we take our abstract world more seriously than the real world of our physical senses. Enlightenment enables us to see through the abstraction as light reveals abstraction's illusionary nature. This is essentially what makes people absurdly funny to those who are enlightened. Our world would be a wonderful place if everyone was enlightened. Unfortunately, there would then be no one to laugh at and we would need abstractions to make life interesting and funny....

Wake me up when it’s time to die. Most of us live a life that's an amalgam of habits and roleplaying which is comforting but has us sedated, limiting our ability to realize our potential as divine beings who are one with the universe. Realizing our potential is awakening to the beauty of creation and the nature of mind which makes for wonderful and happy lives. While sooner or later everyone “gets it,” this world would be a happier and more wonderful place for all if we didn’t wait to wake up until the time of our final worldly transition....

“I’ll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours." I am who I am and am thankful to those who love me as I am, not who they may want me to be. They are happy that I am happy but as my wife says, she doesn’t want me too happy....

Complementarity: "the concept that one single thing, when considered from different perspectives, can seem to have very different or even contradictory properties." FUNDAMENTALS Ten Keys to Reality Embracing complementarity is the essence of wisdom....

We view the world while wearing sunglasses. The sunglasses painted with ideologies and stories. So heavily painted no light comes in. And soon we fear taking off our sunglasses, afraid we will be blinded by the light. Though the sunglasses blind us to reality....