(Obviously you can't get from HERE to THERE, because just when you think you have arrived, THERE is just another HERE. Everybody has to start from where they are with what they have. This is different for everyone. The ONLY way is to get from THERE to HERE.)
I Will Survive!
You are the visitor to arrive at this location since Jan 14, 1996
Now that You are Here, Go Ahead and Read It All,
but Barefoot's World Is Now My Main Page.
Howdy Pardn'rs, I have put a whole lot of data on the WEB addressing the problems of SURVIVAL, Physical, Mental, Spiritual and Political. These pages are presented with Love to all my Brothers and Sisters that We might Learn to Survive Better at Peace Within Ourselves and With Each Other.
Have Fun in Your Journey, May You Walk the Paths of LIFE
Happy, Joyous and FREE!
-- Love and Peace, Barefoot --
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The Key to Survival and Freedom is RIGOROUS HONESTY, The Whole, Unadulterated, Unvarnished Truth, REALITY in the HERE and NOW!
FULLY INTEGRATED HONESTY will increasingly banish FALSE biases, prejudices, mysticisms and authorities from my life, your life and the lives of ALL of HUMANITY.
I will tell you the truth as I perceive it, as I have experienced it, as I believe it, as I know it. If anything I say upsets you, be mad at me, not at anything or anyone else. It is just me and my opinion. It does not have to be your TRUTH in any way. God knows that each of us has enough problems in this business of survival without anything I say inhibiting your ability to survive. If you can use any of it, all well and good. If not, just leave it where you found it.
There are NO ideological Religious or Political solutions in this world to what is primarily a SPIRITUAL Problem.
GOD is not religion!
Sorry about that!
GOD is GOD,
the CREATOR of ALL
and it is about time we let GOD be GOD
and KNOW that WE ALL are THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON OF GOD!!!
If ideologies of religion worked, the people of religion would not be constantly fighting amongst themselves over who is right or wrong, and there would be no need for you to be here trying to figure out how to SURVIVE.
As long as you maintain the point of view of a religionist you will continue to fight amongst yourselves! Have Fun, I hope that you learn something!
As I said before, the answer to all our problems of SURVIVAL is not one of religion or politics but one of SPIRITUALITY
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY IS QUITE SIMPLE.
Everyone on the face of this earth has a religion, Atheist, Agnostic, and Men of God alike. IT IS THE WAY THEY LIVE. This is guided by their Spiritual Essence, their Internal Knowledge of Right and Wrong.
All Organized Religions are POLITICAL ENTITYS of MIND CONTROL for those folks who want an easier softer way, who are afraid of going to hell because of their lack of Spiritual Honesty, who are afraid to confront themselves and their ego, who insist that they have a Satan as a symbolic scapegoat for their refusal to submit to God's will and who refuse to accept responsibility for their own actions and the condition in which they find themselves, who want someone or something else to do it for them, to take responsibility.
That is the HELL of it.
SPIRITUALITY is for those folks who have been to hell and back, who are willing to SURRENDER their ego, their will and their lives to the WILL of THEIR CREATOR, and pick up their own responsibilities to their CREATOR, to themselves and to all of humanity, because they know they will not survive if they don't face REALITY and SURRENDER to the WILL of The CREATOR!
I have absolutely no intent to tell you how or what you must or must not believe, because I don't know how the Creator will reveal himself to you! I just know that he will if you seek him in all honesty and true openmindedness, and in that is your salvation and your survival.
Now, I hope I have pissed you off enough to get your attention!
If you think you are pissed, just imagine how pissed Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad and all the lesser prophets would be if they knew how badly we have perverted and mystified the simple SPIRITUAL TRUTHS that they taught.
Moses gave us the Ten Commandments, and if we would adhere to these we would survive a whole lot better. Jesus exhorted us to seek the Father within, and to Love our Creator with all our mind, all our heart and all our soul and to LOVE our neighbors (everybody on the face of this earth) as ourselves. If we did that there would be no problems of survival. Buddha gave us the path to seek within, which very few have ever done. Socrates and a number of others have told us that an unexamined life is hardly worth living. There have been so many prophets and saviors, even unto the present day,
And we still REFUSE to LISTEN.
There are only Twelve Simple Principles by which one leads a truly Spiritual Life.
Honesty, Hope, Faith, Courage, Integrity, Willingness, Humility,
Brotherly Love, Justice, Perseverance, Spirituality, and Service.
NONE of these are possible without the development of TRUST!
YOU WILL LEARN TO TRUST ENOUGH WHEN YOU HAVE HURT ENOUGH.
There is very little hope of ever putting these into Practice if
we always do things the way we have always done things.
WE MUST CHANGE THE WAY WE DO THINGS
TO CHANGE THE WAY WE ARE! -- NOW!!
When is NOW?-US Naval Observatory Time-You better find out.
ALL we have is NOW!
Items of Interest in the Search for Spiritual Truth!
"My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also reject you as my priests; because you have ignored the law of your God, I also will ignore your children." - Hosea 4:6
The "Lord's Prayer" as it was first given to us in Aramaic and English
The Native American Prayer
From the Sioux, Mandan and Dakota
Items of Interest in the Practice of Survival!
Love wears many expressions and is demonstrated by many gestures. Our calloused souls are softened by the gentle nature of our love. Each person we genuinely love makes our own survival easier. -- Excerpt: "The Promise of a New Day"
Survival Seminar Text
My views and preparations for Survival
The 'Barefoot' Expedition -- The Last 'Furbearing' Expedition from Idaho
to New Orleans by Canoe and 'Shanks' Mare - June 1 to Dec 5, 1984
(excerpts from the log)
It is only our ignorance of our true condition which brings about our anguish and terror, settling around us like a thick fog, through which we can see no way out. The ONLY WAY THROUGH is ONE STEP AT A TIME as we SEEK the TRUTH!Love and Peace, Barefoot
Barefoot Writings - Stuff primarily of interest to folks in recovery.
I have been in love with the Wisdom of Peace Pilgrim, STEPS TOWARD INNER PEACE, for over 15 years. She was one who achieved what we in recovery are seeking. It gives me great pleasure to present The Message of Peace Pilgrim to you. It will give you purpose and inspiration!