"Compassion is the antitoxin of the soul: where there is compassion even the most poisonous impulses remain relatively harmless."
~ Eric Hoffer
"Don't take offense where no offense is intended."
~ my mother
Sometimes it seems like no matter what is said, some individual will find offense with it. An inoffensive attitude is one that is filters not only words and actions as they are expressed, but… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 31, 2009 at 10:18am —
Yungang Caves, one of China's four most famous "Buddhist Caves Art Treasure Houses", is located about sixteen kilometers west of Datong, Shanxi Province. There exists 53 caves, most of which are made during the Northern Wei Dynasty between 460 and 494 AD, and over 51, 000 stone sculptures. It extends one kilometer from east to west and can be fallen into three major groups.
The first group (including Cave 1, Cave 2, Cave 3 and Cave 4) are at the eastern end separated from others.… Continue
Added by lily-huohuo on January 31, 2009 at 6:00am —
End the War on Drugs
Were President Obama
to remove the orange pyjamas
of all those wheelers, dealers, tokers and farmers
We would instantly have lost
A giant multi-faceted cost
From overcrowded prisons to kids and families traumatized
Hope somebody listens but if they do I'll be surprised...
In almost every ancient culture
amongst leaders, priests and kings
the ritual use of 'drugs' was part of… Continue
Added by Jaiia Earthschild on January 30, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Transition Declaration of Independence
Adapted from the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America
Thomas Jefferson, 1776
Adaptation by Dr. Susan Krumdieck, 2008
Here is something rather wonderful that emerged in late 2008 from New Zealand, thanks for Dr. Susan Krundieck. It is an update of the US Declaration of Independence, brought up to date for a… Continue
Added by Anita M Burke on January 30, 2009 at 4:38pm —
"Sincerity and truth are the basis of every virtue."
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
In order to arrive at an ideal solution in a challenging situation, it is important for us to be receptive to the truth. A sincere attitude flows naturally when we are available to… Continue
Added by Humanity Healing Foundation on January 30, 2009 at 9:22am —
With In Reach
I walked aimlessly, mindlessly through the passage of life.
The steps taken fall carelessly upon autumn leaves.
The beauty these leaves hold hued in reds, yellows,and browns
Their majestic visions are blemished into the mud stricken earth.
Each characterized by unique markings, making each unforgettable.
As I walk, I stumble across a leaf so unigue so very special.
Its marking are of many colors. There is so much power behind this gift of… Continue
Added by carmelo rodriguez on January 30, 2009 at 7:03am —
Spirituality is not as popular as "religion" because people cannot make money on it. It cannot be sold, marketed, or even monopolized, though some try. It cannot be charged, bought on credit, or installments.
No one can hold it back from another, or take only a piece of it and leave the rest. No one can direct it, nor can he or she change it if it does not suit his or her liking or taste.
Spirituality will never… Continue
Added by GlobalNomad on January 30, 2009 at 3:56am —
Obama’s Zen State, Well, It’s Hawaiian
By Jeff Zeleny NYTimes
KAILUA, Hawaii — Even at the end of his long journey to win the White House, one question about Barack Obama came up again and again: How did he appear to stay even-tempered and levelheaded while traveling such a grueling road?
At least part of the answer can be found here on the island of Oahu.
As Mr. Obama walks along the beaches while on vacation, returning to the place of… Continue
Added by Steven Charles on January 29, 2009 at 9:12pm —
I always love reading this little talk of Martin's to concert audiences....
ON THE IMPORTANCE OF JAZZ
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Opening Address to the 1964 Berlin Jazz Festival,
God has wrought many things out of oppression. He has endowed his creatures with the capacity to create—and from this capacity has flowed the sweet songs of sorrow and joy that have allowed man to cope with his environment and many different… Continue
Added by Steven Charles on January 29, 2009 at 8:30pm —
If we wait for the governments, it'll be too little, too late...
If we act as individuals, it'll be too little...
But if we act as communities, it might just be enough, just in time...
Added by Bruce Kunkel on January 29, 2009 at 1:52pm —
I would like to first acknowledge a dear friend, Connie B. Marlow who introduced me to this beautiful community of Loving Souls. THANK YOU Connie!!!!!
I consider myself a Spiritual Broadcaster, an Agent of Change and a bearer of the Light of Love. I am not my physical body, but a spiritual BEing mastering my creative abilities and expression of Thy Creator through experiencing myself/soul in this body. I have always known myself as very caring, sensitive, loving, forgiving and… Continue
Added by Ryan Bloom on January 29, 2009 at 10:35am —
Born in New York, Tommy growing up during the 60's experience was heavily influenced with that era of music. Getting the chance to live through such a great time in music and to absorb the energy of it by attending so many great live show's such as the1969 Woodstock Festival, Watkin's Glen, many Fillmore East shows and the whole "Village" scene. My greastest influences are Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix (who I had the pleasure of meeting and sitting down with), Santana, Janis Joplin, Deep Purple,… Continue
Added by TOMMY- THE MAVERICK SOUL on January 29, 2009 at 8:03am —
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and agressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be a greater and lesser person than… Continue
Added by GlobalNomad on January 28, 2009 at 7:15pm —
"The most powerful thing
you can do to change the world,
is to change your own beliefs
about the nature of life, people, reality
to something more positive….
And begin to act accordingly!!!! "
Added by GlobalNomad on January 28, 2009 at 7:13pm —
Suzanne and I had the pleasure of seeing Santana at this past years New Orleans Jazz Fest, and what a treat that was. We have a duo by the name of 2Suite that truly believe a new time of positive consciousness has come and we are proud to be a part of it. We have released our first single in the iTunes store. It is called Create a Presence and will be followed up by a video sometime in mid February. You can listen to our song on our CBC New Music Canada website.… Continue
Added by 2Suite on January 28, 2009 at 6:00pm —
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Added by Clint Shepherd on January 28, 2009 at 3:30pm —
A family tribe of whales was roaming happily in their home ocean in the safe cove of Paradise Inches, far from the threat of man--what they called "Land Monsters." There were seven families in their tribe, which seven children in each. There were seven elders left on Earth and six newborns and one huge pregnant mother whale, named Ocean Star, waiting to give birth to her seventh child.
So the seven elders and the seven husbands and the seven wives of the tribe counseled together to offer… Continue
Added by Scott Tweedie on January 28, 2009 at 12:49pm —
The Sun Father pulls me toward the light while the Earth Mother's fertile hand holds my roots gently but firmly in her womb. Together, they give me food and drink in the forms of minerals, gases, water and light. I am forever branching with complete balance. My consciousness extends to you now, as my energy is loving, forgiving and generous...Here, have some fresh air, on me. Give me a hug, and I will tell you a secret: I am more aware of you when you pass by than you are of me--as I live only… Continue
Added by Scott Tweedie on January 28, 2009 at 12:47pm —