Saturday, February 26, 2011

A lovely thought about being.

I received this wonderful quotation from a new friend and I wanted to share it with others. It is so appropriate as we concentrate on walking our walk and living in each moment.

"The master in the art of living makes little distinction between her work and her play, her labor and her leisure, her mind and her body, her information and her recreation, her love and her religion. She hardly knows which is which. She simply pursues her vision of excellence at whatever she does, leaving others to decide whether she is working or playing. To her she is always doing both."

Sunday, February 13, 2011

The Law of Reflection

After watching the joy and jubilation of the Egyptian people who with courage and peaceful commitment to change had finally achieved the first part of their stated goals toward freedom, I flipped the station to get another perspective and who should appear but Glenn Beck with blackboard and a video with horror-film musical accompaniment and many difference shots of ranting, raving people crying for revolution. Then there were many more pieces of paper held up with corroborating "evidence" that many cloaked groups were conspiring with these brave people from Egypt to take over the world and force Islamic law on us all. The clever part of Mr. Beck's speech was that in a conspiratorial tone he tells his minions that if he is taken off the air, they will now have the tools to find all the informed documents that he has compiled so that they can get the answers they need. If you only use one source for information and that source makes a great deal of money stirring up hatred and paranoia, how does that encourage anyone to find balanced and informed answers to any question. I wonder if he has ever heard of the law of reflection - since his conspiracy theories are all "with the enemy" what does that say about the way he really thinks? If all he sees is the evil and conspiracy in the world, is that what he has within himself? Just wondering...

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Are They Indigos?

While watching the news from Egypt and seeing the passion of so many people -women, men, and children struggling to express their desire for a voice in their own society, I was struck by the youthfulness of the majority of demonstrators. News sources say that the average age in most of the countries is 26 which would suggest that these young people are Indigos. These young people are here to make change in the world. The crux of the issue then is whether the change that comes from all of this turmoil is created for light or for dark. Our task as enlightened beings is to hold light and love around this situation in hopes of tipping the scales in favor of more love and less hate. With the polarities holding strong to their positions - the old guard holding on to the ways of control and exclusivity and the new pushing for a more inclusive and balanced way we are definately at a turning point. Lingering on the outskirts are the radicals hoping for a foothold. Can the people break the chains of oppression in favor of a more representative way? If they win the opportunity to participate in their own government will they be able to handle the task? Other countries are watching in hope. We owe it to them and to ourselves to open our hearts and shine our light in their support...