Saturday, September 2, 2023

A Very Moving Message

      I ran across this blog post and it really touched my heart.  I thought that if you too were going through some difficult times, it might speak to you as well.  

     You can access the post here.  Peace.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Wise Words from a Poet

From the poet Nikki Giovanni:

There is always something to do.  There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothes, sick people to comfort and make well.  And while I don't expect you to save the world, I do think it's not asking too much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary, and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair, and disrespect. 


Saturday, July 8, 2023

Some Wisdom for Today

 Here's a pithy quote from Pema Chodron:

The inconceivable wish to help all sentient beings always begins with oneself.  Our own experience is the only things we have to share.  Other than that, we can't pretend to be more awake or more compassionate than we actually are.  Much of our realizaation comes from the honest recognition of our foibles.  The inability to measure up to our own standards is decidedly humbling.  It allows us to empathize with other people's difficulties and mistakes.

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Words for Our World

 I found some juicy quotes that speak to today:

We are like sleepwalkers, not knowing what we are doing or where we are heading.  Whether we can wake up or not depends on whether we can walk mindfully on our Mother Earth.  The future of all life, including our own, depends on our mindful steps.  (Thich Nhat Hanh)

No one who isn't us is going to destroy Earth, and no one who isn't us is going to save it.  The most hopeless conditions can inspire the most hopeful actions.  We have found ways to restore life on Earth in the event of a total collapse because we have found ways to cause a total collapse of life on Earth.  We are the flood, and we are the ark.  (Jonathan Safran Foer)

Let's be, for a while, true optimists, and operate on the assumption that human beings are not grossly defective.  Let's assume we're capable of acting together to do remarkable things.  (Bill McKibben)


Saturday, April 29, 2023

Words to Ponder

Here are some pithy quotes to ponder:

Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.  (Thomas Carlyle)


Life is not easy for any of us.  But what of that?  We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves.  We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.  (Marie Curie)

In other words, keep on keeping on!

Saturday, March 4, 2023

March Forth!

      I originally published this blog to support my novel, The Gemini Bond, several years ago.  It morphed into a place where I could share new quotes, new books, interesting points of view, and occasional rants.  It has been a pleasure over the years sharing with you.

     But my life has become increasingly complex with continuing issues that are taking more and more of my time, energy, and focus.  They are not things that can be fixed, really, but dealt with on a daily basis.

     So, I have come to the point where I need to simplify my life and cut out some duties and obligations.  This blog, sadly, is one of them.

     That does not mean that I will never post again, but I need to give up the weekly deadline that I set up for myself years ago.  

     So, yes, I will revisit from time to time.  There are always wonderful books and pithy quotes to share.  I may need to rant now and then.  But the weekly post is coming to an end.

     So, I offer my blessing to you:

May you be well.
May you be happy.
May you work for peace and justice.
May you remain curious.
May you be wise and discerning.
May you strive, every day, to be the best version of yourself.

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

Let's Heal Ourselves. Let's Heal Our World.

 Some quotes to ponder:

Heal the world, make it a better place.  For you and me, and the entire universe. (Sung by Michael Jackson)

 The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to healing the world.  (Marianne Williamson)

The inner self of every human waits patiently until we are ready to discover it; then it extends an invitation to enter the luminous mystery of existence in which all things are created, nurtured, and renewed.  In the presence of this mystery, we not only heal ourselves, we heal the world.  (Deepak Chopra)