Posts Tagged ‘death’

Don’t be trapped

Friday, July 15th, 2011
Harmonic Convergence

Harmonic Convergence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harmonic Convergence is a globally synchronized meditation for peace.  Adherents believe that signs indicated a “major energy shift” was about to occur, a turning point in Earth’s collective karma and dharma, and that this energy was powerful enough to change the global perspective of man from one of conflict to one of co-operation. Lets try again…

http://www.zenmoments.org/on-the-toss-of-a-coin/

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Steve Jobs delivered an inspiring commencement speech to Stanford University in 2005.   Here is the link and a few of my favorite parts.

http://www.ted.com/talks/steve_jobs_how_to_live_before_you_die.html

No one wants to die.  Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it.  Death is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by Dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”

We all know this, but, do we really do this?  We hear advice such as “stick to your own guns”,  “paddle your own canoe”, “find your passion”,   “a job worth doing is worth doing well”  You can’t seem to find your destiny or passion or calling? It must be understood that a job is not a life it is simply how we pay for a life. We are dust rolling around and collecting into what we become.  No dots may get connected and yet a life can be enjoyed .

 

Hospitals can be humbling.  A 34 year old patient lost her life to cervical cancer.  No pain, no nausea, just quietly and quickly slipped away.  She gave $60 to a friend to go get her sister out of jail.  The sister made it to her bedside before she died.  Did they choose this life?  Was it a fun carefree life or an irresponsible life that somehow became tragic?

Steve Jobs said, that he dropped out of school in order to take the courses that he wanted rather than the ones he was required to take.   Without a degree in something many of us might flounder or find ourselves unable to feed our children. Education is wonderful if you don’t know how to make computers in your garage. Nurses, doctors, scientists, teachers, some of our favorite people are the result of a good education.

Others live a carefree life and they share the fish they catch.  Living a carefree life can be great as long as it isn’t irresponsible.  Then again living a structured life can be great as long as there is  gentleness and spontaneity thrown in.  Living a life surrounded with people  love.  If there are no dots to connect and no passions to pursue than just live a life worth living.

“Peace does not come through prayer, we human beings must create peace.” — Dalai Lama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stop!

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

 

 

 

Do you think otherworldly influences try to message us?   Earthquakes, Tsunami’s, Hurricanes and volcanoes.  Remember the Iceland Volcano that caused flights all over the world to stop.    Religious extremists said that bad things were happening because of our heathen ways. 

Scientists disagree about the causes of these anomalies according to what corporation is paying them to say what. 

George Carlin said the earth is going to shake us off like a bad case of fleas. 

I look at this photo of the Iceland Volcano that disrupted air traffic for weeks and think maybe the message is  —   we need to stop —  for awhile and hang out on cots and talk about stuff with strangers in large rooms.

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 While millions lamented their misfortune a few military families were able to keep Dad home a few more days because of the volcanic ash and flight cancellations.

 

 

 

 

 

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   It can be a wonderfully mysterious world eh?

Scary stuff from China

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

I read about the folks who are against healthcare reform they seem to belong to the same pile of people who are against cleaning up the environment.  The common denominator seems to be they don’t like the costs of these humanitarian interventions.  Talk about jab my eyes out!  Is it that they figure some people and places are just expendable?  They are poor and uneducated and someone has to clean up our mistakes and make our chemicals.  Look at these pictures from China.  This would seem to exemplify the cost of not caring.

yangtze pollution

So when you are shopping for a toy for your favorite tot and you notice that it was made in China.  Remember this picture of plastic factory waste going in to what was once a beautiful river.

even more yangtze pollution

Next time you buy an Iphone, computer or various other electronics and some jewelry remember this titanium plant.

Without rules a nations people are allowed to suffer.  Without activism the suffering continues.  Our country allows activism and yet some refer to those activists as socialists.  I don’t get it.

chinese orphans

chinese child and her grandfather

Don’t blame this horridness on the people of China.  Just like here there are good people trying to do good things to advocate for the health and happiness of all people.  Not just those who can afford good health and happiness.  Please see the entire article and all the photos at

http://www.chinahush.com/2009/10/21/amazing-pictures-pollution-in-china/

Tim Gummer says:

2009/10/24 at 7:55 pm

If it wasn’t already obvious, then it is surely clear here that our Stuff is made in a Mordor of this very earth, by a people in slavery. In a globalized world, our complicity in their deaths and suffering is no less than those who stood by in the towns of Auschwitz and Buchenwald. These workers’ horrors may be marginally less, but unlike the deathcamps’ neighbours, we cannot pretend we have not seen.

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