Come Alive and Go Do It!

Don’t ask what the world needs.

Ask what makes you come alive and go and do it.

Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

– Howard Thurman

Come alive and go do it - Howard Thurman

Howard Thurman

Howard Thurman

Howard Washington Thurman was an African-American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.

As a prominent religious figure, he played a leading role in many social justice movements and organizations of the twentieth century.

Oh Oh What Have I Done?

Oh oh, what have I done? came to me as a thought at the moment I was conceived.

As a spiritual being having a human experience we often choose our next human experience.

More than 71 years later I still wonder.

Oh oh what have I done? - Richard Edward Ward

Reincarnation is found, even if it is not mainstream, within religions around the world including Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Jainism, Judaism, and Sihkism.

A belief in rebirth/metempsychosis was held by Greek historic figures, such as Plato, Pythagoras, and Socrates.

Copyright © 2019 by Richard Edward Ward

Never Surrender by Corey Hart is in my My Morning Kickstart Music List

Never Surrender by Corey Hart is in my My Morning Kickstart Music List.

Lyrics – Never Surrender

Just a little more time is all we’re asking for
Cause just a little more time could open closing doors
Just a little uncertainty can bring you down

And nobody wants to know you now
And nobody wants to show you how

So if you’re lost and on your own
You can never surrender
And if your path won’t lead you home
You can never surrender
And when the night is cold and dark
You can see, you can see light
Cause no one can take away your right
To fight and never surrender

With a little perseverance you can get things done
Without the blind adherence that has conquered some

And nobody wants to know you now
And nobody wants to show you how

So if you’re lost and on your own
You can never surrender
And if your path won’t lead you home
You can never surrender
And when the night is cold and dark
You can see, you can see light
Cause no one can take away your right
To fight and never surrender
To never surrender

Songwriters: Corey Hart

Corey Hart

Corey Hart is a Canadian songwriter and singer born in Montreal, Quebec.

Corey Hart has sold over 16 million records worldwide by amassing 9 consecutive US Billboard Top 40 Hits, while scoring an impressive 32 top 40 singles in his native Canada (Including 12 – Top 10 Hits).

He´s Grammy Nominated as well as an ASCAP, multiple Juno and Quebec ADISQ award winner.

Visit the Corey Hart website.

Video – Corey Hart inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame | Juno Awards 2019

The 2019 Juno Awards took place at the Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario. The ceremony, hosted by Sarah McLachlan, included performances by Coeur de pirate, the Reklaws, Jeremy Dutcher, Loud Luxury, Bülow and Hall of Fame inductee Corey Hart.

It’s A Beautiful Day by Queen Is In My Morning Kickstart Music List

It’s A Beautiful Day by Queen is in My Morning Kickstart Music List.

Lyrics: It’s A Beautiful Day by Queen

It’s a beautiful day
The sun is shining
I feel good
And no-one’s gonna stop me now, oh yeah

It’s a beautiful day
I feel good, I feel right
And no-one, no-one’s gonna stop me now
Mama

Sometimes I feel so sad, so sad, so bad
But no-one’s gonna stop me now, no-one
It’s hopeless – so hopeless to even try

Prayer Does Not Require Belief in God, or A God, or Any God

Many people do not pray because they do not believe in God, or a God, or any God.

But prayer does not require belief in a God.

Praying for someone to overcome misfortune
or ill health or to wish them good fortune
only requires that you believe that the good
you feel in your heart will connect with
the good in the hearts of others.

 prayer does not require belief in a God - Richard Edward Ward

Richard Edward Ward
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
April 24, 2019

Copyright © 2019 by Richard Edward Ward

Studying Theology with Salvador Dali and The Sacrament Of The Last Supper

Looking at The Sacrament Of The Last Supper painted by Salvador Dalí brings back many memories of when I was studying for a Bachelor of Theology degree in the 70s in the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

The Sacrament Of The Last Supper by Salvator Dali

I had a large print copy of the painting hanging in my apartment. It was very, very trippy and then some.

The School of Religious Studies, at McGill, has enjoyed a long history of providing a wide range of programs, including B.A. programs, theological programs, and several specialized graduate degree programs. The School’s expertise in world religions engages many methods and disciplines, combining the rigorous and historically focused study of religious traditions and contexts with approaches that explore contemporary expressions of religions.

I was also working as a bouncer in a bar, The Boiler Room, on Crescent Street. The bar lasted from about 1969 to 1973, and later taken over by an expanded Sir Winston Churchill Pub, was opened by the legendary John Vago, the King of Crescent St., (December 5, 1923 October 20, 2018 ) who was responsible for creating much of Montreal’s downtown club scene. Read Last hurrah for the King of Crescent St. written by Bill Brownstein in the Montreal Gazette.

Vago, along with his now-deceased brother Peter, is credited for having designed, built and/or owned over 150 city bars and restaurants — including the famed Boiler Room, Casa Pedro, Pam Pam, Carmen and Don Juan. He is also credited for having brought the café culture of Europe here to de la Montagne and Stanley Sts.

Lots of memories.