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Try to be kind to someone who is unkind to you....
Wednesday, June 10, 2009      7 comments

I am *fed* frequently by these eThoughts for the Day that come to me daily. The challenge below as posed by the mystics is, "Try to be kind to someone who is unkind to you,” and my question back is, "Even if the person who has been unkind to ... Read more
What the Day Gives
Monday, June 08, 2009      6 comments

After my silent retreat yesterday, I'm continuing to quietly consider the parameters of my life, where I focus my energy. I'm looking at ways to ~~ ~ Choose Joy in this Mixed-Review World ~ amp up the ways that I serve others ~ be con... Read more
The Driving Force of Meditation....
Wednesday, June 03, 2009      4 comments

I wage a continuing battle with my mind in my intent to have a regular *sitting practice* as I call it. I know the value of it for EVERY ASPECT of my life-in-a-body, not the least of which is proper care of this vehicle I've been entrusted with... Read more
Farewell Letter From Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Sunday, May 31, 2009      6 comments

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, famous writer from Colombia, and Nobel Peace Prize winner for literature, has retired from public life for reasons of health. He has a form of cancer which is terminal. He has sent a farewell letter to his friends and it ... Read more
Moderation is everything.
Saturday, May 30, 2009      5 comments

These wisdom teachings have informed my life for many years. The Bhagavad Gita, a small volume of just 18 short chapters, captures for me the essential truths of life-in-a-body on this crazy planet (and as always, Sri Easwaran's wisdom elucidat... Read more
Adam and Eve, God and Satan
Thursday, May 28, 2009      10 comments

God created the Heavens and the Earth and populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach, green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and Woman would live long and healthy lives. Then using God's great gifts, Satan ... Read more
Become love itself.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      6 comments

Sometimes I just can't resist, when it's so full and juicy and...THE RIGHT STUFF, nutrition and exercise or not! -- Love all that has been created by God, both the whole and every grain of sand. Love every leaf and every ray of light. Love... Read more
Keep singing!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009      8 comments

Grief will come to you. Grip and cling all you want, It makes no difference. Catastrophe? It's just waiting to happen. Loss? You can be certain of it. Flow and swirl of the world. Carried along as if by a dark current. ... Read more
My Tribe: Dense and Loooooooong:
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      6 comments

I found this essay fascinating, but it takes some time to ingest and you may not have the inclination. I offer it for the brave-of-heart and as a means of keeping it handy for re-reading from time-to-time. "How often have you felt like an alie... Read more
Kris Allen Wins *American Idol*
Thursday, May 21, 2009      3 comments

OMG -- two blog entries in the same day when I often go weeks between posting them? To what do we owe this phenomenon. Well, it's in the pop culture genre. Now, mind you, I have NO television reception and have never seen the American I... Read more
Today I Can
Thursday, May 21, 2009      4 comments

Variation On A Theme By Rilke (The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1) A certain day became a presence to me; there it was, confronting me -- a sky, air, light: a being. And before it started to descend from the height of noo... Read more
The No-GMO Carnaval!
Monday, May 18, 2009      5 comments

realfoodmedia.com/no-gmo
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-may-18-2009/ We need to pay attention to not just the quantity of food we eat, but the QUALITY of that food as well. One of the ways ... Read more
The Battle with Easy Street
Sunday, May 17, 2009      3 comments

I was successful in my food and exercise efforts this week, little by little chipping away at the poor eating habits that have been established over years of living on Easy Street. Strength of will and perseverance are definitely my weapons... Read more
Each day is a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder
Thursday, May 14, 2009      4 comments

FOR PRESENCE Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. Have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. Receive encouragement when new frontiers beckon. Respond to the call ... Read more
Leaving the burden behind....
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      4 comments

Burlap Sack A person is full of sorrow The way a burlap sack is full of stones or sand. We say, Hand me the sack, But we get the weight. Heavier if left out in the rain. To think that the stones or sand are the self is an error... Read more

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