Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Tuesday's Smile

"There's a statue of the Buddha, very equanimous, except that at the edge of the mouth there's a tiny smile. It's called the "Smile of Unbearable Compassion". That's the place we embrace. If we stretch, we can see the perfection of the universe. Because we can see that we can keep our hearts open.

We do what we can do, without getting burned out by what we can't do. We appreciate the perfection of it - including what we can't do."

Baba Ram Dass

Monday, February 19, 2007

Wendell Berry

Knowledge, Knowing and Ignorance

"The modern scientific enterprise apparently is directed toward the goal of complete knowledge. But if you had complete knowledge, if you knew everything, could you then act? Could you apply what you knew, or would you be paralyzed by a surplus of considerations? If you were to map within a circle all possible relationships among all the points along its circumference, you would end up with a black circle—an engorgement of "information" that would not be knowledge, but rather the practical equivalent of the blank circle you began with. Thus the proposition that it would be good to know everything is probably false.

The real question that is always to be addressed is the one that arises from our state of ignorance: How does one act well—sensitively, compassionately, without irreparable damage—on the basis of PARTIAL knowledge?

Perhaps the most proper, and the most natural, response to our state of ignorance is not haste to increase the amount of available information, or even to increase knowledge, but rather a lively and convivial engagement with the issues of form, elegance, and kindness. These issues of "sustainability" are both scientific and artistic."

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I Love You

"The common expression is 'I love you.' But instead of 'I love you,' it would be better to say, 'I am love — I am the embodiment of pure love.' Remove the I and you, and you will find that there is only love. It is as if love is imprisoned between the I and you.

Remove the I and you, for they are unreal; they are self-imposed walls that don't exist. The gulf between I and you is the ego. When the ego is removed the distance disappears and the I and you also disappear. They merge to become one — and that is love.

You lend the I and you their reality. Withdraw your support and they will disappear. Then you will realise, not that 'I love you,' but that 'I am that all-embracing love.'" ~Amma

Blogger Woes- Period (one space.)

OK, Blogger Beta still has massive kinks in it. I can't log in at blogger.com, but- I can comment at someone’s blog and then type "blogger.com" in my address bar, click, and there I am at my dasherboard.

Go figure.

Interesting note, and maybe someone can clarify this for me. My webpage guru at moonriverproductions.com tells me that the correct grammar for computers is one space after a period, not two, as we were taught using typewriters (anyone remember those?) It seems two spaces causes a large gap between sentences when he programs the MS Word copy I forward him to place as text on my webpage.

If correct grammar means only one space after a period- it's gonna take me forever to get this down. It's like having someone say metric measurements only are the rule now.

Monday, February 12, 2007


This is my space in Savannah. Still tweaking the room, need some larger pictures and art for the walls- but, it will come.
The space works for me even though I have no windows to the outside.
I was contemplating building a window frame and adding a poster behind it. This way I could change my view anytime!

I like how the lamp light to the right overloaded the settings on the camera creating the sureal aspect to this section of the office.

I am happy to be of service here in this space.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Healing Ourselves- Healing Mother Earth

Warming 'Likely' Man-Made, Unstoppable
Climate Scientists Say Global Warming Is 'Very Likely' Caused by Man and Will Be Unstoppable

The Associated Press

PARIS - The world's leading climate scientists said global warming has begun, is "very likely" caused by man, and will be unstoppable for centuries, according to a report obtained Friday by The Associated Press.

The scientists using their strongest language yet on the issue said now that world has begun to warm, hotter temperatures and rises in sea level "would continue for centuries" no matter how much humans control their pollution. The report also linked the warming to the recent increase in stronger hurricanes.

"The observed widespread warming of the atmosphere and ocean, together with ice-mass loss, support the conclusion that it is extremely unlikely that global climate change of the past 50 years can be explained without external forcing, and very likely that is not due to known natural causes alone," said the report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change a group of hundreds of scientists and representatives of 113 governments.

The phrase "very likely" translates to a more than 90 percent certainty that global warming is caused by man's burning of fossil fuels. That was the strongest conclusion to date, making it nearly impossible to say natural forces are to blame.

Associated Press Writer Angela Charlton contributed to this report.

Copyright 2007 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


What an opportunity we are granted now and now and now...to change our way of life, to influence others in changing their lives and to become wiser consumers, more compassionate citizens and therefore be the change which we seek.

The proof is irrefutable, now we must become aware of our actions, change our beliefs and allow Mother Earth to heal. Mother Earth heals when we allow ourselves to heal.

"Unstoppable?" We must not resign ourselves to this way of thinking...and at the same time neither should we attach our Self to what we observe in this world. We must simply heal ourselves and Mother Earth will heal too.

Nothing is broken, nothing is wrong, and there is nothing to worry about. Everything is in order.

Om Shanti-

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