Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Do you regret your path to now?

..there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.
Amaya Gayle: Gregory Each person walks the path that is perfect for them. Doesn't always look that way, but it is a truth bigger than can be spoken. I was raised in that conservative family and slowly, piece by piece found my way into Wildness. My family's conservatism was the contrast I needed to move into an all-embracing way of Life. There are no mistakes, just learning adventures that often feel less like adventure and more like punishment until we get the joke -- the big (by infinite grace) cosmic one.

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Chris Uswe Plastow That's me .
Yeah I'm poor financially but rich in experience .
The day will come when experience won't feed me and I'll just curl up and go ....

Like nature intended .
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Ron Alexander My friends and relatives who took the more straight path had a lot of courage, and I am not sure if they did not had more guts than my wilder, adventurous life.
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Chris Uswe Plastow For me it was necessity rather than choice. 
It looked brave to others but I knew it wasn't .
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Memorial a few days late:

Though I went to a parade yesterday in Mill Valley featuring antiwar activist Wavy Gravy, I spent Memorial Day last year in the Telluride, Colorado cemetery with a dedicated bunch of Vets and Cub Scouts. It was all from the heart, and we ended up buddying up at the Elks Club bar.
Ralph Nelson
e love notes to him and slip them into a secret crevice in the wall.
As a beneficiary of his ultimate sacrifice, when you give thanks today, add his name into your prayer
Ron Alexander Really appreciate this dear Friend! Brother Barry's last head shot from Vietnam.☹️
1 min

Use fewer words, exact & clear,

Even a thousand words will not work
if lacking meaning, essence, or relevance.
Better is a few words, exact & clear,
promoting peace & calm. 

~Dhammapada 100

A vaster space for ...

When we come upon beautiful things, they act like small tears in the surface of the world that pull us through to some vaster space.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Be Pro-peace!

An image of pain and brutality depicts the fascist bombing of the town Guernica in Spain: Pablo Picasso, 1937.

The people of the world prefer peace to war and they deserve to have it. Bombs are not needed to solve international problems when they can be solved just as well with respect and communication. 

Peace, in its most fundamental form, is the connection of one human spirit to another.
Bishop Desmond Tutu

Mirror Spirit, mirror peace!

Peace, in its most fundamental form, is the connection of one human spirit to another.
Bishop Desmond Tutu

Inquiry anyone?

It is not the answer that enlightens but the question.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Forgiveness a process?

Forgiveness means letting go of the hope for a better past.

Unity Charleston's beautiful Labyrinth garden:

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Charleston Unity's beautiful Labyrinth garden: Meditation and mindfully walking the labyrinth, adjacent to this flower, this morning plus Rev. Ed' s excellent sermon on achieving equanimity helped me move my pain out simply by observing the motion. Unity Charleston.
Perfect timing love my diverse beautiful community at Unity Charleston SC!
Ron and Unity are celebrating 3 years of friendship on Facebook!


Saturday, May 27, 2017

The eternal ONE within!

Within us is the soul of the whole, the wise silence, the universal beauty, the eternal One.


Ron Alexander Thanks again, Sue Niske Willis this post helped me understand why: Why I am Pro-Peace and not anti-war?
As Mother Teresa said, when invited to an anti-war march, "I am not anti - anything. Give me a pro-peace march, and I will be there."
For myself, even though I have had many ancestors and a dear Brother killed in wars, some wars just had to be. The Civil war, WW2 and Korean wars (looking at North Korea's present state) are examples.