Friday, December 24, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
~Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
Read my post at my other blog: Today is a Good Day.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Today I packed a small box that will go out tomorrow to a Women’s shelter in a nearby city. I made two dozen inspirational bookmarks as that was one thing listed on their Wish List. I enclosed a dozen small notecards, several pair of new crocheted slippers and new pairs of panty hose.
I also gave donations to my favorite charities. I love donating a flock of chickens, a baby goat, or even a share of a pig. Check into Heifer International Organization.
And Feeding America. It was previously called America’s Second Harvest. I like this one a lot, too. The food stays in your local area if you would like.
Others you may want to consider are Clinton Foundation (AIDS and Malaria), Elton John AIDS Foundation, Habitat for Humanity.
These are my favorites.
And who knows, I may end up giving more chicks, ducks, or rabbits, before the year is out. Try it. It may make your heart feel warm like it does mine.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Dr. James Martin Peebles (1822-1922)
DON: We have heard you speak to others regarding other intelligent species on Earth—that maybe humans take a little too much pride in that we tend to think of ourselves as the only self-conscious life on the planet. Can we talk about that?
DR. PEEBLES: Yes, well . . . the dolphins . . . whales . . .each individual whale and dolphin is a slightly different case, but overall the dolphin is—in the human concept of intelligence, which is limited—the dolphin is close, not quite equal to but close to the human being. However, there are some individual dolphins that are far superior to many or most human beings. More important, perhaps—the teaching of loving allowance is the greatest teaching for the planet Earth—and I'm not speaking of that in terms of addressing or listening to us, this source here—but in any words you want to use, in any language, in any religion, those parts of each religion, those parts of each philosophy that address in some way the concept of loving allowance. That is the lesson and teaching of Earth. And that, in many ways, is why anything comes to the planet Earth to learn, and the greatest teacher of that upon the planet is the dolphin.
So, for example, if a dolphin is captured, the dolphin won't necessarily be ecstatic about that experience, but will quickly surrender and become family with the captor rather than rebel. So the dolphin—not the clown but the teacher of laughter—uh, people walk away from watching the dolphin and they almost believe in God again, uh . . .they have been taught by a great master, although they might call the dolphin a clown.
DON: We see this also as intellectual arrogance.
DR. PEEBLES: Yes, correct; exactly. Which, of course, is demonstrated and experienced, cultivated inside one because one does not love self. One is afraid that one is not talented, and so a demonstration of intelligence is a technique of “trying to feel better than.” If you feel better than, you might be respected. If you are respected, then you feel loved. But what everyone finds out in their own karmic life cycles is they'll be respected again and again; they'll achieve their goals and become very successful and life will respect them. And then they die lonely. They say, “Wait a minute, I guess maybe respect isn't love, so maybe it was a waste of time trying to be superior,” and so forth.
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Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Left blooming alone;
All her lovely companions
Are faded and gone."
~Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
Copyright by Linda Pendleton
"Sweet is the breath of morn, her rising sweet,
with charm of earliest birds."
~John Milton (1608-1674)
"Oh! the snow, the beautiful snow,
Filling the sky and the earth below!
Over the housetops, over the street,
Over the heads of the people you meet:
Beautiful snow! it can do nothing wrong."
~John Wittaker Watson (1824-1890
Copyright by Eric Stephens
“The clearest way into the universe
is through a forest wilderness.”
~John Muir (1838-1914)
Copyright by Linda Pendleton
“We are the stars and planets, the wind and the rain,
the sands and the seas, we, the miracles of creation,
are everything that has ever been.”
~Don Pendleton and Linda Pendleton,
Whispers From the Soul: The Divine Dance of Consciousness