Build Bridges Not Bombs


“You get what you focus on. That is the message from ancient times. It is a message in the Law Of Attraction. You get back AND more of what you put out. Energy flows where attention goes. The Law Of Compensation and Increase states we should expect a good ROI.

Focus on what you want! Not on what you do not want. Focus on the good and the positive you desire not the negativity you want to avoid. Draw to yourself the good you are passionate about and want to include. Focus on it and you will create it and attract it.

Gandhi said ‘Be the change you want in the world.’ Jesus said, ‘If you have the faith of a mustard seed (the tiniest of seeds) you can say to the mountain, be removed and it will be removed.’ I take this to mean have faith and you can solve your problems. There is a secret though.

If I Have The Belief I Can Do It I Will Acquire The Capacity To Do It

You must go first. You must have faith first that the problem will be solved. You must see and embody the solution prior to it existing. You must FIRST be the change. You don’t get it if you expect it to show up first. Become it and act as if you already have it to get it.

Certainty. Absolute knowing that it is yours IS stepping out on faith. It means develop certainty because where and how you put your energy determines the ease and the quickness you get it back. Having faith means certainty. Positivity is powerful.

Positive thinking is NOT the silly example as put forth by Tony Robbins and some others. It is not looking at the weeds and thinking ‘there are no weeds’. This is a poor misrepresentation. Positive thinking is ‘I can clear the weeds. I can learn to if I don’t know how’.

An Eye For An Eye Ends Up Making The Whole World Blind

‘I can do it. I will do it.’  ‘I can handle the weeds. I am capable and confident.’ You think and feel and act to get a particular result. It may seem realistic when you state ‘I can do this’ especially when others think you can’t. Great spirits encounter opposition from others.

Edison, Ford, Tesla, Jesus, Gandhi, King, Lincoln, and others have all faced opposition. Massive opposition! They didn’t quit or give up because others thought they were nuts or that they couldn’t do it. They persevered and prevailed. It came at a cost but they paid it.

You don’t get peace by acting hateful. You don’t build positive change by being negative. You don’t move ahead powerfully by complaining and feeling despair. You don’t get loving people or acceptance by being intolerant and hating others.

The Future Depends On What We Do In The Present

You don’t create anything positive, peace, love, community, acceptance or togetherness by blaming and acting like the others who want to tear you down. You must rise to a higher level of awareness to make a positive impact. Seek higher ground!

Gandhi, King, Einstein, Jesus and others far smarter than I seem to all say, ‘love each other’ rather than piss on each other. If you win be a gracious winner if you lose be a gracious loser. Correct wrongs but in the right way. Don’t give up. Stick with it. Commit to compassion.

Don’t whine, complain or abuse others. Work for positive changes in ways that bring about positive changes. Accept, forgive, inspire, educate, assist, expose, love. Build bridges not bombs. Respect life don’t harm or take it. Focus on what you want to bring it about.

Happiness Is When What You Think Say And Do Are In Harmony

We are always getting the results of our thoughts. We are either getting what we want or we are getting what we don’t want. We are either living or dying. What we end up with is based on what we think and do. If you don’t like the results change what gets them.

If you want your life and world to change you must change the way you are doing things in your life and the world. If you want peace you must become peaceful. If you want love become more loving, first. You create and attract what you already are. That’s what most miss.

It is just like prayer. Most people pray when things get bad and ask for something other than what is going on. When things are fine they don’t bother. Tides turn and they become beggars. Stop begging and start praising. Start feeling gratitude. Start appreciating. Be thankful.

Strength Rises From Indomitable Spirit Not Physical Capacity

Be thankful for what you already have if you want more of the same and better. Stop begging because when you beg you act as if you don’t already have it. Even the bible says, ask believing you will receive and you will receive. There is an order to how things work.

Be the change you want in the world. Go first. Build bridges. Focus on harmony. Focus on love. Focus on community. Think it! Feel it! Be it! And you not only become what you think about you get back more of what you think about. Basic cause and effect. Do it.

Be happy and get more. Be sad and beg for a difference and remain the same longer. Be angry and hateful and you will get it back. I mean really, think about what you create for yourself and if you don’t want it choose to create something more wonderful. How?  Celebrate everything!” Rex Sikes

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3 thoughts on “Build Bridges Not Bombs”

  1. Thanks for these moments

    *Meet William Young, Mandrini the Magician*

    *Magic of Reading book signing*

    *Nov. 19 2 PM to 4 PM *

    Sponsored by our Public Library System.

    *Barns and Noble have started selling “Magic of Reading”.*

    William Young, our Mesa High Graduate is presenting:

    Magic of Reading book signing

    Nov. 19 2 PM to 4 PM Mesa Red Mountain Public

    635 N. Power Rd.

    half block north of Brown Rd. and Power Rd.

    Mr. Young *loves doing mass media interviews* (15 years local television celebrity) and would be delighted to be interviewed on your program to promote this book signing.


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    Host intro. using a lead in followed by: “T.V.” magic by Mandrini

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    How did you learn magic? Why this book? How did you get a *”free” 400K dollar* master’s degree? How did you get *10 million dollars*? How were you transformed from a scared socially inept to *vice president student body*? What’s your secret to getting the *perfect dream job* magically? How did you go from Anonimous to *Celebrity*? How did you get *ten mentors*? You performed at the world famous *Magic Castle*. I hear they have a *v* *ery **magic**al* first room. How did you get the equivalent of *three Drs’ degrees in Magic* (360 years of experience)?

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    Thanks again for these moments.

    Warmly and *Magically*,

    William Young *Signed copy * of Magic of Reading clicks these words

    On Nov 12, 2016 11:10 PM, “Rex Sikes’ Daily Inspiration and Gratitude” wrote:

    > rexsikes posted: ” “You get what you focus on. That is the message from > ancient times. It is a message in the Law Of Attraction. You get back AND > more of what you put out. Energy flows where attention goes. The Law Of > Compensation and Increase states we should expect a ” >


  2. Lincoln, King & Gandhi were assinated & Jesus was crucified. How do you explain their respective demise compared to their peaceful protests, their “love & compassion, acceptance, forgiveness & inspiration”. Was this in their thoughts also?? Of course I have an exception with Lincoln as he allowed the execution of Native Americans because they hunted off their reservation to feed their starving families as the government agent managing the reservation stole the food & sold it & at the same time writing the emancipation proclimation to free slaves. Just does not compute with me. Bridges collapsed with the bombs of assination & crusifiction.


    1. Yes, they faced great opposition. If you are asking did they also bring about their demise by harboring thoughts of it, I don’t know. I am not in their head and hearts. Perhaps, but perhaps not. Einstein stated that, ‘Great spirit must always contend with mediocre minds.’ Perhaps that is more to the case. Perhaps not. However, it is likely that many reacted to their vision with hostility, making this probable. The answer I am most comfortable with others may not be. I don’t know that it is accurate. That answer is, what is is. It happened. Good things can happen to bad people and bad things can happen to good. It is what it is. As with anything and everything in life, something happens and our minds rush to assign a reason, an cause, an excuse, a blame or a complaint. We react to events mostly from previous chronic habitual conditioning and neural wiring. We react.

      We can respond. We can learn we have choice. We can choose what we think and how it affects us. Most of us don’t and don’t and sadly won’t because it requires effort to learn to create a pause instead of behaving unaware. we have to create an awareness first and then choose how we will think and feel and act. It is possible and desirable to do so but fewer people will. Once we create a pause we are free, or freer from that conditioning. We learn a new more supportive and useful habit. We wire in a new way to be.

      Accepting what is and or being comfortable without having an answer is tough for humans. Tougher for some than others because it requires staying open, not knowing the reasons, not knowing the answers. It means not assigning anything to what is but accepting it as it is. Our reasons, beliefs and assignments, our blames and complaints, as well as our productive, feel good ones are projections. They aren’t truth, they are versions of possible answers, potential answers, but are only fragments of all possibilities. We have been conditioned to look for the single cause, the correct answer and their may or may not be any. Nothing is wrong with our conditioning or our limitations, except that we mostly are unaware of the constraints that bind us.

      This is why waking up and becoming aware us important. We need to discover that whether answers are true or not they may be useful or not. Rather than seeking truth, seek what the answer does. Does it support you or not? If it is supportive and uplifting great. If it is debilitating and harmful why chose it. I personally, believe awareness is mostly a matter of good taste. Wise choices that support us over less than glorious ones. Many of us make poor choices each moment. Learning how to do otherwise is part of our evolution.

      It is easiest ot fall into former chronic conditioning. We don’t have to think about it. It is the path of least resistance. It is, at first, much more difficult to stay open and transcend that tendency. We can do it. We simply first need to become aware that we need to or want to do it. Awareness is the first step. Acceptance the second. We need to accept what is, what has been going on, and allow it. We need to accept we want to change. We need to bring our awareness to those moments and decide to be different. Usually, at first, it happens and only later did we realize we thought and felt and behaved the same.

      Eventually, we get quicker and quicker at noticing. At some point we manage to become aware as it is happening and choose how to respond. We still need to remain open and accept whatever the outcome. Please realize I am using the word need. We don’t need to do anything. It is desirable to do these things. we can do these things. Need is just another word. All of us choose whether we will or won’t. We are able to move ourselves forward, onward and upward. That may mean having access to answers we otherwise wouldn’t or it may means answers aren’t so important. I do not know why things happen as they do.

      I will say this, I don’t know if it is accurate or not. I do not care. Is it useful. For me it is useful but definitely not true. There is no way I know whether it is true. I think we are all one with an infinite source of energy. We are the ocean. We are water. Whether together as the ocean or as individual drops on a side walk we are all ocean. Everything (including the sidewalk is). We have always been and always will be as energy. The individual drops evaporate but remain. This energy is consciousness. Everything past, present, future, is. This energy allows for scenarios to play out for the drops edification. Struggles, hardship, disappoint, good times, family friends, enemies, ease and opposition are all aspects of it.

      The drop either becomes aware of this before evaporating or perhaps has some other opportunity. Some versions of this think we go around once and a place awaits those afterward. Some of who believe that version believe the place is dependent on either a decision and relationship or on acts. A reward or punishment awaits. Some believe the drops become new drops again and again until they no longer need to manifest as drops. Some believe nothing happens and it is over. Personally, I don’t know or care. I know for myself at present I am a drop and also much, more than a drop. At some time this drop will evaporate. Form will change but energy will persist. I know as of know this is a reason, an answer an explanation that may or may not be ‘true’. I allow for error. It is all okay. I am divine presence as each of us are. Whatever happens happens. What is is. How do I live my life with love, joy, celebration is what moves me.

      I apologize I can’t provide a more definitive answer. I think there are laws to the universe that we attempt to understand and utilize if we are aware. For example. We live on a very tiny globe in a vast expanding space. We are so very tiny yet we appear to ourselves somewhat large. We are huge compared to ants. Small compared to whales and elephants. The earth is spinning while revolving around a sun in s system that rotates as it expands outward into ‘gawd whatever, whatever is out there to expand into???’. I have no answer for this. It just appears to be what is based on what we believe we know from our human investigations.

      Still there are seasons. There is day and night. There are ‘weather events’ as named by us. Things happen. Day becomes night and night day. We go from season to season. Why? I don’t know. I only know I can utilize them. I can plant in one and harvest in another.I candress accordingly. I can enjoy or complain. It is what it is. How I respond determines how much joy I have or how much I miss. I hope in a small way I have answered your question. I do know, it is a question for which I have no answer.


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