Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Joy dreamed of and


The Core Religion of India:


Tagore taught the power of FREE THINKING, while inspiring us to dream of HEAVEN OF FREEDOM


God as Love is Energy...

God as Love is Energy...
2 Years Ago
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This is closer to the truth than most minds can conceive.

All the way to heaven...



All the way to heaven is heaven.
CATHERINE OF SIENA (Gratefulness.org)

All the way to heaven can be heaven (or hell or most likely some of both)? Ron Alexander




Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Death is not extinguishing the light;

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore (gratefulness.org)

Why the Mass Avoidance of Some Business is Called Boycotting



Boycotting is a vital non-violent part of the Democratic process:
Captain Boycott (film) - Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Boycott_(film)
Language, English. Budget, over $1 million. Captain Boycott is a 1947 British historical drama film directed by Frank Launder and starring Stewart Granger, Kathleen Ryan, Mervyn Johns, Alastair Sim and Cecil Parker. Robert Donat makes a cameo appearance as Charles Stuart Parnell. Contents. [hide]. 1 Cast; 2 Plot ...
Starring‎: ‎Stewart Granger‎; ‎Kathleen Ryan‎; ‎Cecil ...
Captain Boycott (1947) - IMDb
www.imdb.com/title/tt0039242/
Drama · In 1880 Ireland, poor farmers rebel against the abuses of their British landlords. ..... Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1. See full technical specs ». Edit. Did You Know? Trivia. Stuntman Paddy Ryan was paid approximately 40 pounds for doing one day's work on this movie, according to an article in Picture Post, 15 March 1947.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Do your best,

Dr. Maya Angelou's 3-Word Secret to Living Your Best Life

Aired on 01/16/2011 | tv-14

Editor's note: We were deeply saddened to learn of Dr. Maya Angelou's passing. The following is from Dr. Angelou's January 2011 appearance on Oprah's Master Class.

Dr. Maya Angelou says that in order to be the best human being you can be, you must follow one simple directive: "Just do right." Watch as Dr. Angelou reveals how you can never go wrong by doing what you truly believe in. Plus, find out why Dr. Angelou believes the world is getting better, and hear her advice for what we can do to keep moving it forward.

Transform the world, first transform...

What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.
J. KRISHNAMURTI(gratefulness.org)

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Philosopher
Jiddu Krishnamurti was a philosopher, speaker and writer. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it.Wikipedia
BornMay 11, 1895, Madanapalle, India
DiedFebruary 17, 1986, Ojai, CA









Sunday, January 28, 2018

Can we not be one with each other.









The encouragement of Light

Ron Alexander
Light felt encouraging
How did the rose ever open its heart and give to this world all of its beauty? It felt the encouragement of Light against its being; otherwise we all remain too frightened.
HAFIZ, TRANSLATED BY DANIEL LADINSKY

More on Vulnerability and Love

One has to feel safe in a relationship to be vulnerable.
vul·ner·a·bil·i·ty
noun
  1. the quality or state of being exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.

    "conservation authorities have realized the vulnerability of the local population"

Brene Brown: How Vulnerability Can Make Our Lives Better - Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/.../brene-brown-how-vulnerability-can-make-our-lives-better/

Apr 21, 2013 - Brené's 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, is one of the top ten most viewed TED talks in the world. She is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection, I Thought It Was Just Me, and Connections. In this interview, she talks about how she's been able to embrace her ownvulnerability, s


Ron AlexanderFeeling love, I could not be vulnerable, if I did not FEEL IT😍, THANKS Elizabeth and your wonderful Prayer and Care team.💞
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Good news for me....

Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.
MARK BUCHANAN(gratefulness.org)
i am having to rest a lot with my heart challenge.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Trump to the rest of the world:

Trump Leads the World, Backward
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Patrick Chappatte
Hi from Davos. My Sunday column, which you’ll see early online, draws from President Trump’s speech here — which we survived. Everyone was pretty nervous about it, but he read it just fine off the Teleprompter. We all breathed a big sigh of relief. But the larger point is that there is a global vacuum of leadership, and Trump isn’t filling it, but instead tugging us in the wrong direction. Read!

DAVOS, Switzerland — President Trump didn’t say how delighted he was to be in Sweden, he didn’t call any countries s-holes, he didn’t threaten to “totally destroy” another nation, and he didn’t brag that his “nuclear button” was “much bigger” than anyone else’s. In other words, Trump’s speech here at the World Economic Forum was a resounding success.
O.K., fact-checkers found at least two falsehoods, and the audience booed when Trump went off script and raged at “how nasty, how mean, how vicious and how fake the press can be.” Yet on the whole, he read an anodyne speech perfectly well off the teleprompter, making it a personal triumph for him — albeit also probably the weakest speech delivered by any leader in Davos this year.
The past week has underscored how much the world needs American leadership, and how badly Trump is falling short — or, more precisely, when he provides leadership, it’s often in the wrong direction, setting us back.
The upshot is that there’s now a global vacuum of practical and moral leadership.
There are challenges from North Korea to Yemen, from climate to refugees, plus atrocities in Myanmar that probably amount to genocide. South Sudan is collapsing, and in Syria, 16 bombings of hospitals or clinics have been reported just since Christmas — and barely an eyebrow has been raised.
Trump is a gift to the world’s tyrants in two important ways. First, he doesn’t typically stand up to them. Second, his tweets and outrages suck the oxygen from other important issues worldwide. (It’s fair to criticize us in the news media as well. Too often we’re like dogs yapping at everything that moves, distracted by the latest shiny Trumpian thing.)

Are we so numb of mind and spirit that we are failing to actually realize






Bill McPhillips We need to Pass an amendment to the constitution overruling Citizen's United and all its under pinnings. Then pass real campaign finance laws that cap contributions at an amount that a family earning 50K can afford to contribute And make it a Federal crime with a mandatory 10 year prison sentence for paying a single dollar in political donations with corporate funds (through any means - especially straw men), And make it a Capital Offense on the 2nd conviction. Make the Congress once again truly beholden to We, the people. Outlaw professional lobbyists and prohibit all political contributions except from registered voters (or those eligible to register), and a make it a crime for legislators to accept so much as a cocktail from anyone advocating for legislation - punishable (on the flip side) by immediate expulsion from Congress. Then the country will be back in the hands of WE, the People.

More guns do not provide more safety

 Here's a lengthy but thorough article describing the research: : https://www.scientificamerican.com/.../more-guns-do-not.../

Alone we can do so little.

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.
HELEN KELLER(gratefulness.org)