Hello, my name is Jimmy Belasco.
What makes my heart sing?
Making people laugh.
Giving love to castaway animals.
Country & Western Dancing.
Sharing what I have learned with others.
Twisted with no filter…
I found my first audience when I was around the age of 8 – the blue-haired group of merry widows who sat in the back of the church auditorium each Sunday morning. They were such a good (and trapped) audience and they were easy to shock and entertain. I realized early on that I didn’t have to plan what I would say, I just knew the “funny” would, somehow, magically pop out of my mouth. As far back as I can remember, the most inappropriate stuff (at the most appropriate and inappropriate moments) would pop into my head and out of my mouth before I had any chance of stopping it. Filter? Ha! I have never had much of a filter. The good thing, from my point of view, is that I had a somewhat twisted sense of humor and it could be a bit shocking (which I seemed to like the most) to those who didn’t expect this from a sweet and innocent looking, blonde haired, blue-eyed little boy, who also happened to be the preacher’s kid. Now? The twisted has gotten deeper, the filter is barely hanging on and the number of stories are growing by the day.
13 Dogs & and Cat Named George…
My name is Jimmy… and I have a puppy problem. I am guessing I should have belonged to a 12 step program for my growing puppy problem… but I know I would have been an epic fail. I am just a boy who cannot seem to say NO to a doggie in need. People will ask me what kind or breed of dogs I rescue, and my answer is always, “Oak Cliff Dogs” (my neighborhood). My family of animals have included; hit by cars and left for dead, sick and dumped on the side of the road, one who followed me home, and several who showed up at our house asking for a home. At one point my permanent family consisted of 13 dogs and a cat named George. Crazy? yes. Regrets? none.
Country & Western dancing…
Even though I grew up as a preacher’s kid in a church that taught “dancing is a sin”, it was dancing, C&W dancing to be specific, that has been one of the greatest positive influences of my adult life… and in many ways saved my life. During the darkest period of my life, that dance floor brought me peace. Then that dance floor brought me the love of my life; Mabo, with whom I am now married.
I can’t seem to shut up…
… is what I have come to realize is my mission on this planet.
I have gained way more in my life from my spectacular failures than I did from my greatest successes.
What I am learning is that:
- … when I begin to love, respect and honor myself I begin to tap into my peace… automatically.
- … the things in life that matter the most – are not things.
- … she/he who lives with the most LOVE & PEACE wins!
Think about it; no matter who and where you are, or your current circumstances, if you have peace in your mind and love in your heart – you win!
I have also come to know that my life and my state of mind are nothing more than products of my choices over the years. And I have also come to know that I am in the control seat of my life – because of my Power of Choice. As I make new choices, I experience new realities.
“Thank goodness”, I can say now with clarity, “my life was not without struggle – for now I have the experience, and boundless knowledge, to take with me on my path!”
Of my greatest accomplishments? My life’s greatest accomplishments have been when I have found ways to make peace and love be at the forefront of my life’s experience. I currently live a life that could best be described as peaceful and loving.
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. this is not philosophy. this is physics.” Albert Einstein
On this site you will find many writings and videos; all of which are simply my journey and how I am learning how to connect with my peace through my love… and the powerful role this has played in my life when I allow myself to do so.
peace, love, Jimmy