Above is a view of the City of Seattle from the Space Needle. A View from Above always gives you a great perspective of what lies in front of you. Armies throughout history have always cherished the high ground in order to have an advantage over the enemy. For us, if we can get above a situation and get a view from above the whole situation, we will have the advantage over whatever it is we face. If you face a difficult situation, close your eyes, imagine yourself above the whole picture, and then make your action plan to resolve it. You will always see things in a different view, if you take "A VIEW FROM ABOVE!"
Above is an image of Pelicans flying across a sunrise bay and what can be said of Living Liberation. We all desire a sense of Liberation for ourselves. We would like to be Liberated from our fears, our shortcomings, our failures, our wants and desires. It seems as soon as we eliminate one, we find ourselves trapped by another. We desire, but as soon as we attain that desire, we find ourselves wanting more. It seems we are in a never ending cycle . True Liberation is not so much Freedom as it is POSSESSIVELESSNESS. So much of our captivity is caused by us wanting more of what it is we want. Only when we stop wanting, stop desiring, stop ourselves from possessiveness will we be Liberated and "LIVING LIBERATION!"
Above is an image of Fog in a Mountain Valley. The image was taken above the Fog. There are times in our life where we have to get above the Fog. We may be in the Fog with fear, indecision, doubt, or complicacy. In these times we must get above the Fog to make sound, concrete decisions about our lives. There are people who will live their lives in a Fog. To get above the Fog make plans, have goals, and try to act on them every day. If you do this you will remain "ABOVE THE FOG!"
Above is an image of a Sunset during Summer. Right now Summer is beginning to end. Even though it has not ended, the signs are subtle, the days are a little shorter, activities of the Fall are beginning, and we have a sense that Summer will not last much longer. However, it is still hot, it is still Summer, and the season will not change for another month. Change can come slowly and subtly to the point we always do not see it. Look to the little slight nuances in life to see change slowly coming and not be taken by surprise when life changes. "THE END BEGINS AT THE BEGINNING!"
Above is an image of a sign at Fenway Park celebrating a Red Sox Win. We love to win pure and simple. We see it in the Olympian Athletes. We see all who would want to win gold. However, does winning mean the whole event or are there Levels of Winning. Some Olympic Athletes have won just by being in the games, for others just getting any metal is a win, then there are those who a win is only a gold metal and nothing short of a defeat. We must set our own Levels of Winning. Is just being in the game a win or is it all or nothing? We should always train hard and do our very best, but what Level we set will determine a win or a loss. Setting a Level may mean you win even when you lose, but we need "LEVELS OF WINNING!"