Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Back doing what I love most...


I just finished an in-depth interview with 
94 y. o. WW2 hero. Back in the saddle now, after all the health issues - very grateful😊

NDE - Near Death Experience

 
How do I know that LIFE is eternal? It's not because of what any scripture or preacher said. The reason I KNOW this is that I died once--and while I was "dead,"
I found that I was still very much alive, very conscious, more aware than ever--so MUCH more. Actually, when I came back into body consciousness....after the medical folks "revived" me, I felt less alive again...but more awake in a sense. But it was at that point that I began to pay attention to the still small voice in me that all along had been whispering to me the divine secrets of the ONE I AM, of which I now KNOW I AM an expression. (And so it is; and so are we ALL).

Our only hope?



The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
WENDELL BERRY(gratefulness.org)




Tuesday, June 27, 2017

More about reaching Ecstasy!

A wonderful existence...

Once you realize that the road is the goal and that you are always on the road, not to reach a goal, but to enjoy its beauty and its wisdom, life ceases to be a task and becomes natural and simple, in itself an ecstasy.

~ Nisargadatta

 Ashleigh G. Walkinshaw:😊 · 
The thing I dislike most about growing old (and in living) is when I start feeling sorry for myself. I can spiral down and get really morose. Watching my body and memory deteriorate in the inevitable process, and knowing there's nothing I can do about it except to accept it as gracefully as possible.
My self-talk gets pretty heavy at times, reminding myself that my mother didn't have me just so i could cry or quit, as much as i want to at times.
But to learn the understanding of anicca, that everything is always changing, temporal. Experiential.
The Dukkha, suffering, dissatisfactory nature of anicca arises from my thoughts, which can be contained, if not dissolved, through mindfulness in the moment. Mind is king of life, but breath is king of mind.
It is said that I should believe nothing, no matter where I read it, or who said it, no matter if Buddha or Jesus have said it, unless it agrees with my own reason and my own common sense. My experience of it.
Anatta, or "Not-self" is not just a profound philosophical idea, it is a purpose, a destination, destiny of all. I hope when i arrive, when my mind and all I am is no more, that the karma of the love i've lived will outweigh the bad. Memory of me will fade with time, as mine of my ancestors, but i hope a fragrance of my love will remain.

Experience that Divine Love

In the consciousness of one who is immersed in the Divine Love of God, there is no deception, no narrowness of caste or creed, no boundaries of any kind.
When you experience that Divine Love, you will see no difference between flower and beast, between one human being and another.
You will commune with all nature, and you will love equally all mankind.
~ Paramahansa Yogananda~~

Don't be stopped by big bucks...or

A few fly bites cannot stop a spirited horse.
MARK TWAIN(gratefulness.org)


Anybody else noticing little ads all over the internet, supporting ACA, that is not Affordable CA. Much $ to support tax cuts🙁



"American" CA or tRumpcare or really wealthy CA😟
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Carrie Hanks This is working my nerves. It's so hard to make my seniors understand, especially the seniors on medicaid snd who are repubs.

Tonya Dexter: It only takes a minute to make a positive difference. Please call 844-899-8785, enter your zip code, and leave a brief message for your senators. "As your constituent, I urge you to reject ACA repeal. No one should lose health coverage, and this repeal bill threatens the health care of millions of people including families struggling to get by, women, elderly people, children, and people with disabilities." ~ Janel George

Monday, June 26, 2017

More on appreciation all the way to awe, pleasure, wonder and even ...

The most fortunate are those who have a wonderful capacity to appreciate again and again, freshly and naively, the basic goods of life, with awe, pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy.
ABRAHAM H. MASLOW(gratefulness.org)