Pebbles and Sand

The Ides Of March Brings Forth The New Year.

 

Together we survive all storms.
Two who Became One

If you move a single pebble from the beach you can change the whole world.

 

My life rocks
Rocks to live by

It is said if you move a single pebble on the beach, you set up a different pattern, and everything in the world is changed.

It can also be said that love can change the future, if it is deep enough, true enough, and selfless enough.

It can prevent a war, prohibit a plague, and keep the whole world… Whole.

 

Life's about balance.
Balance without abuse

Just at the moment when the dew droplet forms on a flower petal.
There is Equilibrium in the air.
A single fraction in time.
When perfection becomes one,
Where again will this moment appear?
Never again, it is plainly clear.
Once a moment is gone…
It is lost forever in the fabric of time. — Wade Lancaster

There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom. Friendship loves a free Air, and will not be penned up in straight and narrow Enclosures. It will speak freely, and act so too; and take nothing ill where no ill is meant; nay, where it is, ’twill easily forgive, and forget too, upon small Acknowledgments. ~ William Penn

 

Misunderstandings and neglect occasion more mischief in the world than even malice and wickedness. At all events, the two latter are of less frequent occurrence. ~ Goethe in The Sorrows of Young Werther

Real World Components of a friendship
Friendship Earth

Let someone love you just the way you are. As flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel and as accomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.

Brokenness  distills the intentions of the heart by helping us to be more honest with ourselves. We begin to realize that we are more vulnerable than at first we thought; that our faith is not as strong as we imagined, and that our motives are often mixed and unconscious. Illusions are striped away; idols crumble; deeper levels of selfishness are uncovered; the gap between our words and our deeds. If someone comes into your life and has a positive impact on you, be thankful that your paths crossed. And even if they can’t stay for some reason, be thankful that they somehow made you happy, even if it was just for a while.

If you truly love someone, you will do whatever it takes for both of you to last forever. You will learn to be more patient, caring, understanding, trustworthy, faithful, forgiving and tolerant. You’ll learn to be less argumentative, doubtful and judgmental. Just trust your heart with your mind. If you want to give a real gift to anyone, give them your time, attention and importance. A loving heart doesn’t expect anything more than that.

I wanted you to know something,
I mean really know it, more than
just allowing the words to escape
through your ears, I want you to
etch them into your bones,
write them on a board and nail
them to the chambers of your heart,
I need you to understand and feel
every single syllable I tell you,
because… This is important:

“Don’t hurt me.”

I don’t think I could
properly describe
to you how life ‘is’—
because how often
moments change from
quiet and chaotic to
loud and peaceful— life
that’s an adventure that’s
not going to end, while we
search for love in every
corner of every human’s heart,
and I can hear the wind whispering
love me love me love me

I fell adrift, floating
through thickness like
humidity sticking to my skin,
I felt trapped in the stomach
of uncertainty, which became
the heart of misunderstanding,
my clothing drenched in hope’s
tears, how clichéd my day turns
into nights and my skeleton creaks
under the pressure of my dreams,
how long have I struggled and
how much farther do I have left to go. — You Know

colors of love - rainbow
Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud

If Only You Could Hear Me

If you could hear me, there are things I could tell you:
like my dreams, I was a branch and you were a bird
and you built your nest and I gave you a home, and
I was the bird and you were the worm and you wiggled
beneath my lips and you nourished my body, and
I became the worm and you were the dirt and
I gave you warmth and guidance and quenched
your thirst and then I was the dirt and you were
a child and you shaped me into pies squished
between your chubby fingers and I rested on
your cheeks until I became the child and you became
my pet and we danced in the rain and chased after
the birds and you snuggled up to me next to a fire
and we slept, and I became the pet and you were
my owner and you fed me and gave me affection
because I was loyal and then I became the owner
and you became my love and we found ourselves
in between clean sheets, damp with sweat and
stripped naked and satisfied and the sun began
to peak through our blinds and you became
the sun and I turned into the moon and we’ll
be immortalized day and night and you’ll fall
in love with me every moment and I didn’t want
to find myself in reality again, but when I woke
I realized you were still there, kept in my heart
and for now, that’s all I need until I want more
and more comes with the future and the future
will be our adventure—if you were listening,
I would tell you all this so you could understand
that I’m waiting: you’re my bird and I’m your branch.

This is about being who I am.

Sometimes the glass is simply half empty,
but most of the time it’s overflowing.

I laugh loudly and infectiously.

My writing starts in my heart,
travels to my mind, and
spills from my fingers and
if I don’t catch it in time, I’ll lose it.
I try to write as universally
as possible, but it’s always so personal.

I’m too loyal to people, wanting to give
them my last breath if it meant
they would love me unconditionally
and without fear.

I get so drained from being who I am,
from trying to be patient and understanding
and offering an ocean and
I only receive a grain of sand in return.

I remember the struggle to find
my footing on this polluted earth,
in my attempt to find knowledge —
I never needed to understand
the situation, but I needed to
find closure, they never
considered to give me that,
there always seemed to be a
deafness that pressed against
my ears filled with fear
it became inevitable like a
time bomb, like skinned knees and
bruised elbows, like broken hearts,
I’ve only found solace at midnight
when the world gets quieter and
softer and I’m closer to falling
into sleeping dreams of my
imagination at its best where
my hope hasn’t suffered and
everything seems attainable yet.
I wake up wondering if I’m meant
for another life—because this process
has been far too hard on my skeleton
and it’s my soul that’s starting to fade.

I Observe, but not absorb. I choose calm. I choose peace. I choose love. I choose life.

Alive within the energy field of every single one of you is a light so abundant, so overwhelmingly alive, that to touch upon it would fill your longing hearts.
Bartholomew Reflections of an Elder Brother

Being A Clam

Dew

Being a clam only hides oneself. Opening up, letting the sun shine in, provides a reflection. In this reflection, one will see, “I am not a clam. I am a beautiful human being.” — Wade Lancaster

Think of only today… it is the beginning of all future travels.

Life is a journey. A journey never meant to be traveled alone. Seize the day. Look out of every window. Live your dreams. Dwell on possibilities, but not too long. Forgive. A little less worry. A little less hurry. A little more kindness. Embrace the one who loves you today because tomorrow may never come. Memories complete the soul.

Sometimes the hardest things in life are worth doing. Belief is intellectual knowledge that’s a state of mind or assent of mental attitude. Therefore, without acceptance of guarantee for truth it becomes a proposition without full knowledge. So belief without truth is gossip or a flawed sense of reality.
A mental attitude of acceptance or assent toward a proposition without the full intellectual knowledge required to guarantee its truth.

Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.
Albert Einstein

You’ve done it before and you can do it now. See the positive possibilities, redirect the substantial energy of your frustration and turn it into positive, effective, unstoppable determination.
What you do not seek, you cannot discover.

Relativity is a paradox of constant applicability.
My entire life is a sheet of paper that a sphere passes through.
I am an onion shell personality, yet electric.
Your action never caused me to be a refraction because I never blended.
Going with you to the moon and back is so much better then going alone.
Build your plan because every great journey starts with a great plan.
Act and take the right steps to bring your plan to life.
Develop, grow, and set a course for success.
Network and build your personal brand in places you have never ventured.
Prepare for your future and be ready for opportunities you want to pursue.
Seek and discover yourself because nobody knows you better than you.
The possibilities are endless on what you can achieve.
Further your education, expand your mind, and unlock your potential.
Look into your heart. You have more to give when you embrace internal love.
Mismanagement of ones body and mind is cause for lower self esteem. Be all you ever wanted to be.
Dream when you sleep, release the stress that plaques your mind, and wake each day refreshed.
When you arise each day, be positive, admittance of positive thought make the day positive too.
Surrounding oneself with positive people, positive environments, and positive thoughts make for positive results.

Sometimes the glass is simply half empty,
but most of the time it’s overflowing.

The heart lives inside the body. It can only live outside the body when it is given to another. The heart is the pathway to loving. Follow the path and your heart will set the course. The mind lives inside the head. It can only live outside when it is shared. Open your mind and see… you are more then just a shell. Express your thoughts, you will discover the world known as expression. Take the ladder upward from the cave of darkness. Emerge and see the beauty of the light above. Life is better when shared with someone. Surround yourself with the one who loves you. Open your arms and receive the gift of love. Open your mind and heart, then and only then, can you release your burdens and embrace the wonderment of sharing, giving, and receiving the gifts of love.

We were given: Two hands to hold. Two legs to walk. Two eyes to see. Two ears to listen. But why only one heart? Because the other was given to someone else for us to find.

Let someone love you just the way you are. As flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as unaccomplished as you think you are. To believe that you must hide all the parts of you that are broken, out of fear that someone else is incapable of loving what is less than perfect, is to believe that sunlight is incapable of entering a broken window and illuminating a dark room.

My heart, my life, my soul, she has the key to them all. She has but to turn the key and allow me to surround her with my warmth and love.

Brokenness distills the intentions of the heart by helping us to be more honest with ourselves. We begin to realize that we are more vulnerable than at first we thought; that our faith is not as strong as we imagined, and that our motives are often mixed and unconscious. Illusions are striped away; idols crumble; deeper levels of selfishness are uncovered; the gap between our words and our deeds. If someone comes into your life and has a positive impact on you, be thankful that your paths crossed. And even if they can’t stay for some reason, be thankful that they somehow made you happy, even if it was just for a while.

The woman’s kindness tames and guides the lion. The quiet gentle qualities-courage, faith, forgiveness, love and patience–associated with inner strength are much more powerful than brute force and material power. It is these qualities that help us endure when times are tough. When your enemy is hungry, A good man will feed them. He is a warrior. And because of his woman, he shows humility.

Remembering being mortal; I remember. I do not feel it. I can, if I choose. It is very, very sad being mortal. There is happiness, yes. But mostly sadness. As I have said, “Count only the happy hours.” For mortals, they are all to few. But for me — there is no more feeling. Only knowing. Not quite no more feeling. I still want to win. I want to defeat evil. Perhaps I have lost the feeling for the people, for their suffering. I don’t want that feeling. It is of no use to me. That is no longer what matters to me. I only want not to lose. To lose would be very, very bitter.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

How smart are humans? A single minded answer, being humans are the ones doing the definition. Yet, are there any other known species with whom we can converse to define that answer?

A Little Inspiration

You need to be moving if you want God to show you which way to go.

Be a blessing to someone today. -Proverbs 11:25

Knock, & the door will be opened. -Luke 11.9

When you start focusing on a loving God who’s given everything & stop focusing on what seems to be going wrong, you will see breakthrough.

Honesty can keep you safe, but if you can’t be trusted, you trap yourself. -Proverbs 11:6

Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. -Matthew 5:16

He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, & by his wounds we are healed. -Isa 53:5

He who covers over an offense promotes love, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends. -Proverbs 17:9

Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Speak well of those who curse you. -Luke 6:27-28

My whole being is happy – Psalm 16:9 [I am truly the happiest man in the multi-verses ~~ Wade Lancaster]

Bible Scripture

Women Of Christ

Get rid of your of worries. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. -1Peter 5:7

God never promises the absence of storms. He just promises to walk with us through them. Faith does not mean trusting God to stop the storm, but trusting him to strengthen us as we walk through the storm.

True Love

True love is a rare thing. If you’re lucky enough to find yours, hold onto them and never let them go. You don’t give up on someone you love.

#quoteofwadelancaster #truelove #nevergiveup

Love is the best of all emotions. It fills my heart to abundance, even overflowing. When I met my one true love, my best friend and confidant, it was the best day in my life! One day, several months later (As the story unfolds) I was overcome with the most beautiful, yet scary feeling I have ever felt. I realized two things… I was in love with her and I wanted to spend every waking moment with her. I have never been “in love” before. Sure, I loved, but not like this! Yes, it was scary… At first. And I cried for it. Not because I was afraid, but because I felt the most wonderful feeling I had ever experienced in all my years. It was undoubtedly the absolutely best, most comforting and heartfelt emotions I have known. It was unfortunate, we were hundreds of miles apart, I worked on the road back then. So I called her, told her everything I felt… And even cried. Yes, real men do cry. When we are happy, when we are sad. In the comforting arms of a mans woman, he can do that. She understands him. She is good, kind and brings her man peace and security when he needs that most.

True Love is Pure. It is unadulterated and without failure. Some, think they know what true love is. Some have a twisted view on what it should be. True love is perfect. But humanly it has flaws. However, true love can be diluted, if allowed, by other influences of emotions.
True Love has no secrets and no lies.

My true love, she is my everything. The most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. I love everything about her. From her toes, to her nose, and a little bit further, I love her… Deeply, completely and above all others. I cherish ever moment we are together. I adore her, love the sound of her voice and want only happiness for and with her. I love the way she makes me laugh! I look forward to being in the same space with her. The most beautiful part of this… She loves me too. We share a connection, that traverses the miles. We know what each other is thinking and when it is time to kiss. There is nothing more wonderful and kind, than being in love. We are a mirror of each other. And.. “Looking into the Mirror… As the Story Unfolds… I will write more about how epic our love is…

When true love and destiny collide, let not the sparks Kindle a flame that forged a virtual sword. Wielding in the hands of evil, surly the destroyer will destroy the goodness and security of their passions.
When confronted with anger. Press forward without hurtful words. Instead, make kindness and understanding priorities. When one can talk with kindnesses, the other will be able to see and understand better. Always forming the clay into perfection, provides for a deeper and truly romantic relationship. Love conquering all bad, replace it with sweetest of dreams.

“Beliefs don’t make you a better person. Behavior does.”

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“Learning to tell the truth is a fantastic time saver.” – Francesqua Darling

A Word About Publishing

‘It all starts with you. If you’re not ready to wear a new hat or have others help you, then find enjoyment just writing for yourself and your cat’.

Self-Publish, Vanity Publish, Traditional Publish.

When you have spent months or years writing your book, it becomes a novel idea when we decide to put all that effort into book form. So, what to do, who to turn to, where can you get your book published and by whom?

publish
[ ˈpəbliSH ] verb
verb: publish third person present: publishes past tense: published past participle:
1.(of an author or company) prepare and issue (a book, journal, piece of music, or other work) for public sale:
“we publish practical reference books”
synonyms: issue bring out produce print
2.communicate (a libel) to a third party

There are many options today. Self publishing has become the “NEW” way people are getting their book out. Yet it does mean you still have to be able to have the money, method, marketing and warehousing to choose this method.
With the Internet, “The world becomes like a small village.” #quoteofwadelancaster and you can reach a large number in your target audience. However, you still have limited yourself to a small portion of what you can achieve.

I found a publisher for my novel. It is a truly convoluted tale, about a man, who meets a woman, online. His past, dreams and real world experience, the virtual reality sword and how everything ties together. Held only by the thread of hope… will they ever find the destiny of true love and happiness together as one. A vixen, a vampire, a knight, and a geek. Passions and hate mixed with an ongoing attempt to unite the two as one. A truck and travels, a home not secured. Lies and secrets and hidden agenda’s what could become of these. A monster and an angel, a beast and a saint, what a convoluted story, real and virtual can make?

I plan to write a vast amount here, in my blog. And give my view on why you should write. Write from the heart, from mind to pen. The words of your vision, to keyboard you can spell.

Aphorisms

To implore an aphorism, one cannot cheat death. Man becomes a trivial creation, lost in the vastness of the cosmic prairie, adrift on the deep ocean of time. A single one, among countless others. The earth needs time to prepare, for your illustrious arrival… And departure. We are all diamonds among diamonds. Nevertheless, a diamond still shines brightly.