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12/25/2012 5:00:00 PM
COLUMN: We made it!
Bob Weete

If you are reading this, then we can assume that you made it successfully through the December 21 thing. Much talk about that deal for some time now. Since it has passed, and things seem to be okay, I wonder when we will have yet another End Time. We have been told that we will not be told in advance, so why do we even think about that?

If we just relax and carry on with our lives as we have been taught, there is no need to be concerned, is there? If, on the other hand, we have not lived our lives according to the plan, well, there's no reason to be concerned, either. There are consequences for our actions, whether good or bad, and if we can live with those consequences, then there is not a problem. Right?

So, we expect to continue into a new year, with consequences occurring as a result of our actions in the year past. Is that okay? Are we sure?

We are so sure of ourselves that most of us will confidently be assured that our actions have "pure" and "good" stamped on them. There is no need for change.

Besides, change is so hard. It's real work, and also, if I should decide to make changes in my life, how do I know for sure that this change will bring me my happiness, what I want the most? I've made New Year's Resolutions in the past, but I don't think I have ever really kept one of them. What's the use?

I am who I am. I can't change that. Does that mean I am completely satisfied with myself and the direction my life journey takes? With me in charge of my choices, my actions, my life, how's that working out? Am I perfect yet? Do I expect to be?

We all know, I hope, that perfection isn't possible for a mere human being, so we don't need to bust our rears expecting that of ourselves. If everyone achieves their goals, everyone has nothing to work toward, nothing to motivate us. But, I believe that we all can still pursue that goal so as to make ourselves more nearly perfect. Or what's a life for? Do we choose to be insignificant? Boy, I hope not.

"Be all you can be", they say. And that is what America is all about. We have the right to pursue happiness; not the right to expect to be given it on a silver platter. There are no guarantees. If we were able to achieve all our goals, why would we continue? The prize is always just beyond our finger tips and motivation motors us ahead.

Some will say people will become depressed or disillusioned if their goal is always just out of their reach. If a person is clear and determined, yet aware perfection in a human has been found in only one person, and he is not alive in this time, he can still maintain a positive stance. That is done by not allowing himself to be distracted by anything that might be put in his path to run him aground.

Take the road not taken, and that will make all the difference. A lot is made about being an individual, and yet, when choices are made, we frequently choose to follow the easy path.

Not necessarily the "right" path, for the easiness of that path is full of deception, bound to steer you off the path to your goal. Those errant paths are there for a reason, you know.

It's kind of a test; if you pass, you progress in your pursuit of happiness. On the other hand, you may find more and more "bumps" in your road, each one giving you a message, if you listen carefully. The more you observe, the more you listen, the more you begin to see the road not taken is the real road, the road that will bring you peace.

Don't expect that road to be well-paved, with stop lights to keep you safe. Yes, there will be off-ramps. If you choose to take an off-ramp you will lose your way again, and you certainly won't want to travel that road again.

Get on that right road, even with its curves, and hills, and bumps. That tests your determination, your stamina, the persistence that is in you to achieve your goal of happiness and peace. Eye on the ball, folks, eye on the light at the end of the tunnel. It's always there for you to guide you through any difficulty you may encumber.

Your free will is always there for you. The choice is yours; if you err and make a bad choice, don't worry. There are on ramps, to, and you have access to them at any time. In fact, now is an excellent time. Step out there; give it a sincere try. You have that ability built into you, so exercise that muscle now. Good luck, and have a Happy New Year.

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Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: Everett Snow

Solar Maximus y'all! Just a natural process and it's been proven that temperatures have been much hotter throughout history. There is a website called space weather.com or solar weather.com or something like that that shows sunspots, has info on earthbound solar flares, and things of that nature.

Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2013
Article comment by: Walt Sleptke

Everett, Everett, Everett, don't like the man-made global warming folks hear you talk about solar flares and its effects on the Earth. To them, that's blasphemy!

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Article comment by: Everett Snow

The sun is in its solar Maximus stage where it is releasing extra energy. It does this every eleven years before it "cools down." With our magnetosphere weakening it makes Earth a prime target for damage caused by solar flares. I hope our electric infrastructure will be up to code when they hit because it will knock us back to the dark ages.
I agree about people who hate this countdy wanting our resources, and my dad said China would own America without ever firing a shot. I think the only thing saving us from them calling in the debt is how much Chinese product we buy. It would be like biting the hand that feeds so to speak. And I do like egg rolls, but I like steak a d ri s and slaw and fries too.
I always try to be optimistic about things, and feel if Nibiru is on its way there is nothing we can do to stop it. I just hope it is far enough away that it does not harm us here on Earth. Again, I am basing this off how old the Earth is estimated to be, and previous damage caused by earlier passings. I'm no scientist. I'm just a father hoping for the best possible future for my children in a world and solar system going mad. I wish you all the best of luck and hope you all stay safe.
Eddy, you keep your hope. These days it's about all we have.

Posted: Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Article comment by: Eddy McGillicutty

Everett, it'll be a crap shoot, but I agree with you and would be willing to bet the farm on a series of solar flares affecting Earth first (the number and frequency has been increasing steadily over the past 20 years). As for a nuclear war, I can see the detonation of a dirty bomb on our soil before an all out nuclear attack. Whoever wants us does not want to ruin the resources we contain. But hey, China will own us without a fight when they call in all their loans and demand gold for payment. Now, ask yourself... do you want an eggroll with that?

Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Article comment by: Everett Snow

I work construction for a very smart man. A man who knows many smart people. I work on doctors, ex sheriffs, and other prominent folks' houses, and at the rate we are spraying new houses leads me to believe that not too many people are worried about Nibiru.. If it came once every 3600 years, and the earth is let's say 10,000 years old, then it has passed at least twice. Where is the destruction? Why are humans still here? We may have a planet x out there, and just because it it out there doesn't necessarily mean it will destroy the world. Supposedly the Annunuki or whatever aliens that inhabit Nibiru are close enough to travel to earth via spacecraft every 3600 years. We may see weather patterns we are t used to, or some people may see a "second sun" but I don't believe earth is in danger. I'm more worried about solar flares, or nuclear war. Or my children starving. But that's just my two cents...

Posted: Friday, December 28, 2012
Article comment by: Eddy McGillicutty

Bob, you're right. We made it successfully through the December 21 thing but the best is yet to come. We still haven't felt the full effects of Nibiru (or Planet X as some call it) as its passing will cause the worst havoc that anyone living will or has ever experienced. Watch the clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTLyli2ctZM&feature=related, specifically at the 7:07 minute marker to find out more. I know, I know, a lot of people call me paranoid or crazy for watching clips posted on Youtube, but just think for one moment - what if this is clip really IS warning us of what's to come? How often do we ignore the message as we see the messenger as a fool or a joke? I keep my "bug-out" bag and Bible always ready, but in this situation, I don't know where I'd "bug-out" to ride this one out. Let's hope that on the next Valentine's Day the worst we suffer is receiving a box of bad chocolates.

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