Love the earth and sun and the animals,
despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
stand up for the stupid and crazy,
devote your income and labor to others,
hate tyrants, argue not concerning God,
have patience and indulgence to... Read more
...which obviously wouldn't be me: A Nutrition Note I wrote on today's Tracker --
"OMG! 2 oz. of walnuts carries 37 GRAMS of FAT!!! Add to that the ridiculous 14 gr. of fat in the ridiculous 1/2 cup of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream I consumed an... Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
realfoodmedia.com/no-gmo -challenge/2009/05/18/no-g mo-challenge-blog-carnival -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
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