Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sound as a Dollar

We let them know that we didn't care what the did with our money so long as they didn't take a too much bigger percent of it.

So they did what they thought was best for them in the short run. There was no long run.
Now the whisper around the world of "dump the dollar" is growing so loud they are becoming as scared as we should have been.

I wish enough of us had taken pleasure in our responsibilities and duties as citizens of a republic with pretensions toward democracy.

Can you hear it passing?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Blooming of a Lotus by Tich Nhat Hanh

I've been slowly letting go of my books so that even though I continue to add to my library, its size is beginning to diminish. One of those books I continue to learn from is "The Blooming of a Lotus."

This is a book of simple word meditations written out in strait-forward, every-day English. It is so laid out as to make it easy and pleasant to practice these healthy, doable, practical meditations with a smile.

These meditations help me to look into myself and around myself in a more tolerant, happy, and realistic way. They help me to more fully see what is really here. They help me to greater acceptance of, and gratitude for, what is. They also, in gentle, pleasant ways effectively help me to a clearer awareness of peace and joy and on to higher levels of real health and abundance.

Its a nice little book of powerful potential.
I'm glad I opened it.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Grateful and Gratifying

New Orleans is big, beautiful, lively, friendly, and tasty. I'm talking about NOLA people and their culture, geography counts for something. Seems right to talk about the Big Easy.
Up river, down river, West Side, canals, bayous its easy to find an energizing nudge in the perspective, and a good meal at the same time.
Lots of good conversation available, and when you don't need to talk you can dance your butt off to music that flows in the ears and around the whole body.
In the greater New Orleans area you can experience some of the most well matured parts of the good old U. S. of A.
I flew out of New Orleans a couple of years younger than I was when I got there. My emotional energy was cranked up a notch or two and I had a calm smile on my face that might have been broad enough to suggest just a tiny bit of naughtiness.
It's high culture laid back
The people have had some hellish weather and have handled it in a heavenly way.

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