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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