Tag: spirituality

Believe – in yourself and what lies ahead.

Believe - Painting by BZTAT
“Believe” Painting by BZTAT

“We are continually faced with great opportunities which are brilliantly disguised as unsolvable problems.”  ― Margaret Mead

A number of challenges have come my way of late. Some of these challenges have the appearance of unsolvable problems.

Are they brilliant disguises or truths revealed?

I have been around long enough to know that no problem can slay me in my quest for purpose and impact in my life. But there are many problems that can make my journey less than comfortable.

Those are the sort that are encumbering me now. I won’t go into detail. I have no need for sympathy or pity. I am just stating fact. We all go through it.

The challenge in being human is allowing oneself to believe that, regardless of being a disguise or a truth, all life experience takes us to a place where there is opportunity – and choices to make.

I am lucky that opportunity awaits me without disguise, and I am thankful for those who support and care no matter what my challenge is. I look forward to my travels ahead.

That is what faith and belief are to me.

I am posting the painting above for auction. The auction is short lived, so get your bids in fast and watch closely!

Enter your bids in the comments below.

Here are the details:

11″ X 14″ painting on canvas board by artist BZTAT

(Note: This painting is on canvas board that does not allow for hanging hardware. it will require framing to be hung on the wall.)

Leave bids in increments of $10 below in the comments section.

Minimum Bid $50 USD

Shipping: $25 USA $45 International

BUY NOW OPTION: You can buy this piece now for $125 as long as no bids have been made in the comments below. Simply write BUY NOW in the comments and send a payment of $125 + shipping via PayPal to bztat at bztat.com.

Highest bid at 10 pm ET Tuesday, February 26, 2013 wins the piece.

Winning bidder: send payment of bid + shipping to Paypal using email address: bztat at bztat.com

Please allow 4 weeks for shipping.

Let there be peace.

"Let There Be Peace" painting by BZTAT
“Let There Be Peace” painting by BZTAT

How can we bring peace to troubled lands around the world when we have rancor in our own troubled hearts? I have seen much anger and pained words in my life, but never have I seen so much incivility as I have in the past couple of years surrounding the recent election.

What is done is done. What is ahead is ours to create.

Will we create peace, or will we create more pain? How do we create peace anyway?

Regardless of faith or creed, can we start with these words?


Let There Be Peace on Earth

by Sy Miller and Bill Jackson.

Let There Be Peace on Earth and let it begin with me.

Let There Be Peace on Earth, the peace that was meant to be!

With God as our Father, brothers all are we.

Let me walk with my brother in perfect harmony.


Let peace begin with me. Let this be the moment now.

With ev’ry breath I take, let this be my solemn vow;

To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally!

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me!


The 10″ X 14″ painting above is for sale for $175 +shipping. Contact BZTAT if you are interested in purchasing it.