Monthly Archives: December 2014

LOVE Leadership…

If the testimony to great leadership, is a leader who takes all for themselves while leaving the mass of those they lead, to fight and beg in fear for their scraps, then by the standard of the ruling cultural philosophy of the day our leaders are a grand and glorious success.

However, if we were to use that values of great leadership, as defined by the Natives to this land and others, who believe the Chief has the least in the tribe so that those he leads may thrive, then our leaders, in this now, are abject failures of the highest order.

To put in terms football; if you were the coach for a football team and you made sure that you were healthy and strong beyond all fairness and reason in sharing the needed sustenance to excel, thus seeing your team shrivel in vitality and vigor, unable to perform, leading to loss after loss, how long do you think you would be coach of that team and do you think that style of leadership would ever be experimented with again?

In fear, competing with life, the ego’s mission is to see that only the mortal body survives, even if ill and fragmented; in LOVE, collaborating with creation, the ego shrinks allowing both the body and the immortal spirit to be fit and whole.

In LOVE we must all strive to be great leaders…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.” ~ Lao Tzu

“Enlightened leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention.” ~ Deepak Chopra

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No He…

Particles, atoms, cells, creatures, planets, stars, galaxies, universes, egos, spirits, souls, energy, information, consciousness, dimensions countless, realities within realities, eternities within eternities, infinities within Infinity, a merry go round being pushed, spinning ever faster; STOP! Be still, be silent; there was no he having these thoughts, it was not about his experience, only experience or his life, only life or his LOVE, only LOVE.

He was not the painter, the painting, the paint, the canvas, the brush, not even a brush stroke was he. Perhaps, maybe, a fine line of a bristle from the brush? No not even that, for in the hand of the creator blended so well into creation that even his fine line could not be discerned. He knew he was in truth nothing but God or whatever you choose to call the sourceless source experiencing it’s non-self and what a divinely, sublimely, glorious thing that he, that was not, had been blessed to be; with joyous grateful glee, he shuddered.

“You will be what you dream yourself to be and you can dream yourself to be anything, for I have been dreaming an infinite dream, for Infinity, for you to be. So dream well, dream LOVE”, echoed without sound the voice of the sourceless source, to the he, that was not…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“God does not die on the day when we cease to believe in a personal deity, but we die on the day when our lives cease to be illumined by the steady radiance, renewed daily, of a wonder, the source of which is beyond all reason.” ~ Dag Hammarskjold

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” ~ Albert Einstein

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LOVE and Acceptance…

As we now remember as foolish, the belief that was flat and not round the Earth, we soon will remember as tragic, the belief that fear was the way and not LOVE; moving forward we must let our belief, spring from our knowing, our understanding, our acceptance of what is, not our knowing, our understanding, our acceptance of what is from belief, as has been the nature of the age we are now moving from and the first rule of knowing, is having the humility to know we know nothing, but the openness to accept everything that is with LOVE; this is the beginning of the age of wisdom

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“What men call knowledge, is the reasoned acceptance of false appearances. Wisdom looks behind the veil and sees.” ~ Sri Aurobindo

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LOVE The Moment…

LOVE the experience of being in every moment and you will experience in every moment being in LOVE; remember the past and the future are illusions within illusions, only the moment is eternal and only in LOVE can the moment be truly cherished.

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Being in Harmony…

His mind was really only the manager of the body’s functions in the physical world, often confused, overwhelmed and at war, by and with the truth of what is; if he were ever to be in harmony with his soul again he would need to remember to trust his consciousness to attune the frequency of his vibration, as his spirit moved from experience to experience, illusion to illusion that he may stay for eternity in LOVE’s perfect pitch.

Then sang out his soul like Infinity’s choir; fear is just another aspect LOVE, as death is just another aspect of life, as the destination is the journey, as the question is the answer, as being nothing is the key to the being of everything…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“Peace is more than the absence of war. Peace is accord. Harmony.” ~ Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

“Through our eyes, the universe is perceiving itself. Through our ears, the universe is listening to its harmonies. We are the witnesses through which the universe becomes conscious of its glory, of its magnificence.” ~ Alan W. Watts

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Living Verus Surviving…

To survive, surviving, is to be a man alone, afraid, in a tiny boat on the surface of life’s endless ocean, tossed about in vain struggle, against its unyielding, unalterable tide; to be alive, living, is to be one with the ocean of life, diving its bottomless depths in LOVE, flowing without effort, washing on shores too infinite in number to count and in distance to measure, all there to be in blissful unity experienced and explored…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“Your fear is 100% dependent on you for its survival.” ~ Steve Maraboli

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The Truth of Christmas…

If you are Christian, Merry Christmas! Make this a day to celebrate all that Christ’s birth and life stood for and if you are not make this a day to celebrate light, peace, life and LOVE; all things in truth for which Christ’s birth and life is supposed to stand for. Let us make this a day to cherish all those you LOVE and all those who LOVE you and then let us make this day, everyday, until there is no one anywhere who feels unloved; remembering always most reverently that LOVE is the greatest gift of all!

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“How many observe Christ’s birthday! How few, His precepts!” ~ Benjamin Franklin

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If LOVE Were…

If LOVE were a gentle hand petting a misty morning meadow, as she strolled Sunday Morn casually through the valley on her way to the little church in the glen to pray and I the tall grass damp with kisses of the night greeting the day, I would wait ever patiently for her careless caress, and from my blades would fall the dewy, dawn wet, like tears of joy, falling, blessing Mother Earth with my bliss from her touch, if LOVE were a gentle hand petting the meadow on her way to the little church in the glen to pray.

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other, without being conquered or having conquered, so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused.” ~ Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a
listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all
of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia

“See how she leans her cheek upon her hand.
O, that I were a glove upon that hand
That I might touch that cheek!” ~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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Only LOVE is Real…

Every time the fear and the pain and suffering born of it becomes too real, find your reflection in the looking glass or upon the surface of mirrored lake and remind yourself; this is illusion and only LOVE is real…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Do you see the real you, or what you have been conditioned to believe is you? The two are so, so different. One is an infinite consciousness capable of being and creating whatever it chooses, the other is an illusion imprisoned by its own perceived and programmed limitations.” ~ David Icke

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Home…

She sat on the hill overlooking her beloved Golden Gate, watching the lights of the city by the bay sparkling through the foggy darkness and then she looked up and out into night’s farthest reaches the stars shining farther than her eyes ability to see and she thought; as beautiful as the city she had come to call her mortal home these many years was, nothing could compare to the sublime awe inspiring wonder of her true home, the home of her soul the endless infinite.

For once a being has remembered their true self as LOVE and Infinity, there is no putting that Genie back in the bottle of the finite shell of the mind and body. All man’s childlike manifestations and machinations now seeming like nothing, but ever so fragile castles built in their tiny make believe boxes of sand.

No, for her there was no returning to the confinement of the confused ego thinking of the illusion of man, not when she had an eternity in LOVE in which to seek out, in every moment, every aspect creation’s divine glorious grandeur. Yes, this was indeed forever her true home, she knew this because this is where and only where she felt no longer alone…

just LOVE…
Kip Baldwin
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“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.