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Friday, July 15, 2016

The Dalai Lama’s comment on the Terrorist Attacks is making waves internationally—even in mainstream media. It’s the very top post on Reddit. ~ Waylon Lewis, Elephant Journal

Dalai Lama: ‘Humans Have Created This Problem’ and Must Solve ~ excerpted, adapted ~ Ken Meyers

In the wake of the attacks that devastated Paris, the Dalai Lama followed Pope Francis to become the second spiritual world leader to offer sympathies to the people of France. The Buddhist leader denounced the violence as the short-sighted actions of out-of-control people... 

(Change requires) real, humanistic actions made in the name of peace. “We have to begin the change at individual level and then move on to neighborhood and society.”

The Dalai Lama’s comments came during an interview with Deutsche Welle, in which he mused that the terror attacks were the result of “superficial differences” between faiths and nationalities, and that humans must actively work to address the problems they created.

"We need a systematic approach to foster humanistic values, of oneness and harmony. If we start doing it now, there is hope that this century will be different from the previous one. It is in everybody’s interest. So let us work for peace within our families and society..."

Quotes of the day... 7/15/16

If you believe it will work out,
you’ll see opportunities.
If you believe it won’t,
you’ll see obstacles.
     ~ Wayne Dyer

“We've all got both light and dark inside us. 
What matters is the part we choose to act on. 
That's who we really are.” 
     ~ J.K. Rowling

“To see that your life is a story 
while you're in the middle of living it 
may be a help to living it well.” 
     ~ Ursula K. Le Guin

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” ― Albert Einstein


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Quotes of the day... 7/14/16

“WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.”  ~ Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

“I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.”  ~ Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

What we focus on grows...


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

What is our greatest worth? I believe it is easing pain of life for our fellow travelers. ~ inspired, Allen Ginsberg


Quotes of the day... 7/13/16

“Follow your inner moonlight, 
don’t hide the madness.”
     ~ Allen Ginsberg
Unrecognized, it takes form.

“You can only come to the 
morning through the shadows.” 
     ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“Happiness exists I feel it. 
I cried for my soul, 
I cried for the world's soul. 
The world has a beautiful soul.”
     ~ Allen Ginsberg

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Everyone has a story.


Quotes of the day... 7/12/16

“Things outside you are projections of what's inside you, 
and what's inside you is a projection of what's outside. 
So when you step into the labyrinth outside you, 
at the same time you're stepping into the labyrinth inside.”
     ~ Haruki Murakami

“The best political, social, and spiritual work we can do 
is to withdraw the projection of our shadow onto others.” 
     ~ C.G. Jung

Reality is a projection of our reactions
and the things we habitually think about.
     ~adapted, Stephen Richards

Monday, July 11, 2016

Monday Motivation

The amount of effort we put into things normally yields 
an equal amount of appreciation and love for it. 
 Our confidence, self-respect, and interest in life dwindles when things are handed to us. We are programmed for adventure.
If we don't match the energy, whether through mind power 
or physical power, it is unlikely we'll have the energy to enjoy it. Lets, everyday, get out there and live.

Quotes of the day... 7/11/16

“I have no right to say or do anything 
that diminishes a man in his own eyes. 
What matters is not what I think of him 
but what he thinks of himself. 
Hurting a man in his dignity is a crime.” 
     ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

“He who is different from me 
does not impoverish me - he enriches me. 
Our unity is constituted 
in something higher than ourselves...”
     ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry  

Mental and moral excellence 
require peace and quietness. 
     ~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus