Jim Bradley

  • Thanks for your post. I enjoyed reading it. 🙂

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 weeks ago

    After a combination of cancer, old age and dementia, my last remaining brother succumbed and stepped across the veil on the 28th of December. I knew it was coming but it’s never easy. Death is never easy in itself, even although, as a long term front line health care worker, I have seen more deaths than I care to remember. Death is never easy but…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 weeks ago

    I think it’s time. Time to make those changes that have been waiting for me to get off my butt and do what I should have for a long time now. I’m not talking new year resolutions. This has been a long time coming and has more significance than that. More to come later…

  • Sorry it’s a bad start but reading this, what I am reading and seeing is that, although it IS hard, it seems like you need to find your peace IN the situation, where you are at, right now, and then by focusing on your peace within, you will be able to see more clearly where you need to go, to get to where you need to be. By focusing only on the…[Read more]

  • Looks there was much more to that morning walk than meets the eye. Well done on your journey of self discovery.

  • It’s a sobering thought when you realize that you may never do everything you want to do in life. You just dont have the time anymore to read all the books you want to. To write all the stuff that is bursting inside of you, waiting to be told to the world. All those poems, blogs, stories waiting in line for their turn to be committed to the…[Read more]

  • Is it just me then? I am more haunted by the thought that I should be doing so much more. Procrastination aside, I have a trillion and one excuses for my lack of productivity but the thought that I should be doing so much more than I am never leaves.

  • Jim Bradley commented on the post, who am i 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Something to think about, as always Ben. I still like reading your posts.

  • Jim Bradley commented on the post, death. 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Unfortunately, I have been right there beside many good people who have passed over, for many years. I have worked in front line health and terminal care for (too) many years so I understand where you are coming from. Also, as the “baby” of my family (at 58!) I have lost many loved ones too. It never gets easier but you do reach a better…[Read more]

  • Jim Bradley posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    I am an old Thoughtser too and although I dont recognize you, (nor you, me?) still its a welcome from me. I used to be on the original Thoughts.com multiples times in the same day, but now not so much. It is perhaps now like a good friend that I try to visit when I can but will never let go of nor forget.

  • Jim Bradley posted an update 2 months ago

    Finally! The tide is turning. Like the water washing over you when you sit or lay down on the beach – it feels good. With each ebb and flow, the stress is leaving, carried off into the deep. This has been a learning experience for me because I never believed I could get stressed anymore. I was wrong. Yet, my stress has been all about my fears of…[Read more]

  • One outside toilet was shared between four families, bath time was either in the same sink you washed your dishes in, (by hand), or in a metal tub in front of the coal fire. Bed time meant sharing one bed with four other people, two at the top, two at the bottom. We all shared the same deprivations and poverty in that rough, tough, working class…[Read more]

  • Well done. Getting it out there, out of you, is a good first step!
    As for change? Well, everything changes. Every day has similarities to the previous one but it’s never the exact same. The only thing that’s guaranteed in life is that everything will change.

  • Finding it hard to take that there is SO much evil everywhere right now.

  • Jim Bradley posted a new activity comment 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    It’s an uneasy awareness when you realize that you will never read, or write, everything you’d like to in this lifetime.

  • Do you believe in the Spirit world? I do! Since a VERY early age, due to my own experiences. I have had many experiences, many ‘tales to tell’, some of which have been shared by others who can attest to what I’m saying. We all go through periods of doubt and ‘low energy’ but I always find that Spirit brings me back to where I should be. Walking…[Read more]

  • Didya ever hear/ read Hans Christian Andersen’s story ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’? It’s an old story but a good one with deep meaning. If you haven’t I thoroughly encourage you to research it and become familiar with it, if only for no other reason than to find out why I feel just like the little boy who climbed up the lampost….!

    • No I haven’t….but they do have it on my Audible app. I will add it to my list. I currently am listening to Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. So many good reads out there that many will never read….or listen to 😉 I read and listen….but I only listen when I am working on a project, painting or driving.

      • It’s an uneasy awareness when you realize that you will never read, or write, everything you’d like to in this lifetime.

  • Jim Bradley commented on the post, 5 months ago

    i believe I always have been a loving being but not always of physical humans. I understand and love what is IN them, their soul but not what the lower mind Ego manifests in them. It is a hard thing for some to comprehend but it is a very real thing for those who experience it!

  • Jim Bradley commented on the post, 5 months ago

    I know that in my heart and soul, but not in my Ego-mind. That is where doubts rest.

  • Jim Bradley posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    I love that take on this…. “walking each other home”. I had not seen it like this before until you said it. Thank you!

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