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Be Good To Your Heart

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Be good to your Heart
Every time we become inflamed
with fear or anger,
we are hurting our arteries.
Be good to your heart.
Let love in.
Let go of judgment.
Your heart is your home.

The heart is the central power point within the human energy system, the symbolic doorway into our internal world. It carries the knowledge that love is the only authentic power. The heart and sun within the human body, pulsates into each of us the energies of compassion, harmony and beauty. Violations of the heart must be rectified or healing will not be possible.

~ a compilation from various "Wise Ones"

A Generational Mission

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Saturday, April 22, 2006

A few quotes from Al Gores article "The Moment of Truth" which is in the May 2006 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.

"The rapid accumulation of global-warming pollution in the Earth's atmosphere is now confronting human civilization with a crisis no other we have ever encountered. This climate crisis is, indeed, extremely dangerous, but it also presents unprecedented opportunities. Before we can get to the opportunities, however, it is crucial to define the danger, and to discuss how it is that we in the United States seem to be having such difficulty perceiving that danger....We are melting virtually all of the mountain glaciers in the world....Since the entire climate system of Earth is formed by the planetwide pattern of wind and ocean currents, which redistribute heat from the tropics to the poles, there is growing concern that the relatively stable pattern that has persisted for 11,000 years - since the last ice age and before the first appearance of cities - may now be on the verge of radical and disruptive changes. The Gulf Stream, the monsoon cycle in the Indian Ocean, the El Nino/La Nino cycle in the Eastern Pacific, and the jet streams, among the other circulatory phenomena, are all at risk of being pushed into new and unfamiliar patterns....inconvenient truths do not go away just because they are not seen. Indeed, when they are not responded to, their significance doesn't diminish; it grows....where there is a blinding lack of situational awareness, the people perish....many Americans now believe that we have entered a period of consequences - that Katrina, as horrible as it was, may have been the first sip of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us over and over again until we act on the truth we have wished would go away....we can solve this crisis, and as we finally do accept the truth of our situation and turn to boldly face down the danger that is stalking us, we will find that it is also bringing us unprecendented opportunity....I'm not referring to new jobs and new profits, though there will be plenty of both....the new understanding we will gain - about who we really are -will give us the moral capacity to comprehend the true nature of other, related challenges that are also desperately in need of being defined as moral imperatives....Ultimately, it is not about any scientific discussion or political dialogue; it is about who we are as human beings. it is about our capacity to transcend our limitations, to rise to this new occasion. To see with our hearts, as well as our heads, the response that is now called for."

Thank You, Al Gore!

I Carry Your Heart With Me

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

A famous love poem by E. E. Cummings ~ Beautifully recited by Cameron Diaz (as Maggie Feller) in the movie "In Her Shoes".

"I carry your heart with me, I carry your heart with me, I carry it in my heart, I am never without it, anywhere I go you go, my dear, and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling, I fear No fate, for you are my fate, my sweet, I want No world, for beautiful you are my world, my true, Here is the deepest secret nobody knows, here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud, and the sky of the sky of a tree called life, which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide, And this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart ~ I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart."

What Is Art?

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"All of life is a work of art that each of us create everyday. All of life is a struggle to achieve awareness; and that struggle to be fully awake and alive to all things around us ~ our loved ones, our neighborhood, our environment and our impact upon it ~ is our art." ~ Christopher Childs

"...When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was a bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.

When it's over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened
or full of argument.

I don't want to end up simply having visited this world."

~ Mary Oliver