compassion was the motivating factor behind all of our decisions, would our world
not be a completely different place?
night on the stop global warming college tour, Laurie and I would tell these great
young people that they have the power to do anything they want. That we all have
the power to create a movement for change. That the best part of ourselves is
the part that rises up instinctively from compassion. I believe this to be true.
I believe that divinity exists in all of us and that if we eliminate some of the
chatter in our lives, the voice of compassion will have a chance to be heard.
And, if we were to act from a place of compassion in every act of our lives, would
we be arguing about whether global warming exists? Or would we simply be living
our lives peacefully knowing that how we live will affect the planet we leave
for our children and for their children. If compassion was the motivating factor
behind all of our decisions, would our world not be a completely different place?
Food for thought.
a nutshell, this United Nations non-profit organization [World Food Programme]
feeds millions of starving children at schools in third world countries as an
incentive for them to attend school, which in turn might better their futures.
I feel we are so blessed to live in a country where we enjoy so many rights that
other countries cannot even begin to imagine. However, it terrifies me that we
seem to have lost touch with our connection to the earth. I am concerned that
we have risen to such heights of arrogance in our refusal to acknowledge that
our earth is rapidly changing in ways that might affect us catastrophically but
instead, we hold steadfast to our belief that nothing can happen to us as a people.
“news stories” are broken, do we not expect a certain amount of fact-checking
or source-checking? One has to ask if this falls under the guise of sloppy reporting
or deception as a source of spin. We seem to accept a certain amount of deception
and we seem to be helpless to doing anything about it, as illustrated so clearly
by where we are right now in this moment in our history.
Deeper than temperature and the extinction of the polar bear is the idea that
we all share this beautiful, ailing planet, Democrats and Republicans alike.
the cheapest energy is the energy you don't use in the first place.
know that nuclear is better than fossil fuels when it comes to carbon dioxide,
but nuclear energy is by no means clean. We don't know what to do with the waste
we already have and it seems like a bad idea to me to make more when we have so
many cleaner options such as wind and solar.
think war is based in greed and there are huge karmic retributions that will follow.
I think war is never the answer to solving any problems. The best way to solve
problems is to not have enemies.”
out sister, watch out brother, watch our children while they kill each other with
a gun they bought at Wal-Mart discount stores.”
kind of a reminder, particularly when you look at his young children, how they
gravitate to goodness and to light, ... The idea of the song is that no matter
how chaotic it is, wildflowers will still spring up in the middle of nowhere.”
art kind of changes as you get older, by nature of the fact that you're hopefully
gaining wisdom and you're starting to watch things with a better overview.