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Friday, May 23, 2008

What Do You Think

Hi Folks, I am tired of telling you what I think Johnny Oops has to say. How about you letting me know what you would like to hear Johnny talk about. Johnny and I can't wait to hear what you have to say.

Johnny says forget about the fact that he is just a fictional character in a novel called Johnny Opps. In terms of answering your questions or giving advice he is as real as he can be.

Have a happy holiday.

Your friend,


Thursday, May 15, 2008

Are You Real?

Are you real or living in a virtual reality world? Are your strings being pulled by some giant alien puppet master whose intelligence we cannot even fathom? Are we all part of a great big game for his or her entertainment?

Do you feel like you have been here before and done the same thing before? Does the pattern of your life seem all too familiar?

Sometimes when my imagination gets the better of me I wonder if I am real, or just a pawn in someone else’s grand design. I don’t mind if the someone else is God, but God help me – what if it is some alien intelligence that is pulling my strings and making me do the things I do.

Sometimes my imagination gets the better of me and I wonder if this is so. Sometimes I question my faith.

Am I real, or just some phony charlatan – an imposter in someone else’s world – a joke – a comic character?

Most of the time I take myself very seriously, and firmly believe that I am real, but I still have doubts. What about you?

Do you question your lack of emotional involvement sometimes? Do you wonder where your passion and lust for life has gone? Do you sometimes feel more like a spectator than a real participant in the game of life?

I have so many questions, and so few answers. How about you? Do you know who you are and what your purpose in life is, or do you question your very existence?

I want answers. How about you?

Sometimes I let my imagination run wild and imagine that I can reinvent myself – make myself into some one truly wonderful like a guru or a prophet, but then I wake up and it is just the same old me doing the same old things.

Why the need to question myself? Why do I feel there has to be more to life? Why do I sometimes question my faith?

This is not a game I am playing. This is my life, as I know it. This is as real as it is going to get for me. What about you, do you question yourself? Do you wonder if you are real?

It’s reached a point where I am writing a novel about a young man who questions if he is really a prophet or a charlatan. I don’t have all the answers. Maybe you can help by adding your thoughts to whether we are real. If you have better answers or words than me I could always change the ending of the novel and give you credit. Maybe we could all begin again and discover a new reality.

Hi, this is Arthur Levine. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section on whether we are real.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I’m Not An Expert, But

I know a good deal when I see one.

I can see the beauty all around me.

I can smell the sweet perfume of flowers.

I can hold my head high.

I can have faith in God.

I can love my family.

I can care about others.

I can do the best that I can do.

I can be all that I can be.

I can feel wonderful.

What about you, are you a non-expert too? Have you got the courage to make the most out of your life? Are you ready to be all that you can be?

Take a deep breath and let’s begin.

The way to start being all that you can be I think is to get rid of your inhibitions so that you can use your imagination to envision how wonderful you will feel when you try and do your best.

I’m not an expert, but believing in what you are doing has almost always worked for me.

You know what I am talking about: that sense of satisfaction that comes from a job well done, that feeling of contentment when you know you have done your best.

Try and remember all the times you have felt good about yourself. Was there a special reason? Did you do something different than you usually do? Did you make a special effort? Did you shake off old taboos so that you could use your imagination to see things more clearly?

I’m not an expert, but trying to get rid of my inhibitions and using my imagination to determine what is possible almost always works for me.

I think you don’t have to be an expert to know what you want, and to do what you feel is right.

You know the feeling I am talking about; the one you get when you know that what you are doing is right.

I’m no expert, but I think one of the most important things you can do is to follow your instincts. That’s right, do what comes naturally. Make the most of the knowledge and experience that you have. Be prepared to change course when your instincts tell you to follow another path.

Be prepared to fell wonderful when you get rid of your inhibitions and follow your instincts. Be prepared to make the most of your life. I’m no expert, but my instincts tell me this is the way things should be.