All posts by Jack Bessie

Daily Duct Tape for the Soul Feb. 4, 2014

The Empty Ones

You’ve seen them, the whinny children, clamoring for attention, desperate to be noticed and recognized. They are terrified that their parents will ignore them, that their teacher will fail to take note of their desperate and earnest need to be seen.

These children have hungry, desperate souls, incarnated with a monumental need to be loved, to be filled with attention, kindness and approval. They’re much like an emotional black hole, which sucks in every crumb of emotion and love from their vacinity. They will drain the very love and essence from any close at hand, needing to be filled up.

The sad fact is this: no one can fill up one of these empty ones. What is needed is for them to be taught how to fill themselves up! Lacking this knowledge, they are doomed to become hungry, desperate adults, endlessly seeking the love they have no way to find. You’ve likely met someone like this, haven’t you? Or worse, married one?

Insecure and needy, they cling tightly to you, never able to get enough approval, enough love or praise. You can help them, but you’ll need a deep understanding and the will of God to not let them suck you dry, or drag you into their miserable world of emptiness.  Without understanding the way the soul works, the nature and will of the Divine, you are doomed to fail.

If you have what it takes, if you understand God’s realm deeply enough, you can succeed, and you’ll feel stunningly good about your accomphishment. You’ll deserve to. You’ll also have some scars and scortch marks as momentos of your journey!

Daily Duct Tape Feb. 3, 2014

Time for Dreams

Some of you lay around, endlessly watching TV. Others of you have your lives so crammed full of stuff to do that you use up every minute of every day. Shame on both groups…you are both passing up the quiet moments, depriving yourselves of time to just sit and think, time to dream and remember. How do you expect to learn and grow, to understand your heart and soul if every waking moment is consumed by an endless stream of distractions?

When was the last time you sat and listened to the birds sing? Watched the clouds gracefully float along? Felt the warm sunlight? How do you expect to connect with your heart, your soul? That’s right, you won’t. Is this the life you want? How do you intend to explain to God why you neglected this? Go on, I’m dying to hear what you intend to say to him! Oh, I know, you’ll stand there speechless and pee down your leg. If the thought of that embarrasses you, you have some work to do…don’t you?

Oh sure, I understand how hard that seems. Your’re reading the words of someone who’s put in a hundred hours a week for six years, to work a full time job and write eleven books, and 3 million words of other stuff! I get busy, and what that entails. But understand this; my work is driven by dreams! It takes staring out the window, lots of daydreaming, to see the possibilities. How often do you do that?

Look, we need time for dreaming, time for just watching the big fluffy clouds drifting by. Did your parents tell you never to do that, especially when you grew up? Some of you need to stop listening to that nonsense, and re-learn how to dream. You aren’t going anywhere without having something better to devote your heart and soul to, you can be sure of that! If you aren’t working to make that special dream real, you’re just marching in place. All you’ll get is disappointment and sore feet!

Hello to old and new friends alike!

Well, after months of hair pulling, (which is a lot harder than it should be due to having much less of it than I once did),  aggravation and effort, I finally have the website up and running, which I visualized four years ago! Thanks to the people at for your effort!

Now I’ve got to figure out how to run WordPress, to do all the bloging and posting of features that I’ve promised. This may take a bit, so be patient! (You should be reading one of my books anyway, to keep you occupied!). Don’t hesitate to e-mail me either:

Anyway, lots to do, so I’ll just give you a quick Bessie-ism to mull over:

*Behold! The new dawn brings forth the possibility that today something new might appear, different from the tiredness of yesterday’s experience.*