Saturday, December 31, 2011

To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy.

~ Hans Christian Andersen

Friday, December 30, 2011

Nothing is more honorable than a grateful heart.

Seneca

Thursday, December 29, 2011

But if ye are attempting to have thy physical body doing just as it pleases, thy mental body controlled by "What will other people say?" and thy spiritual body and mind shelved only for good occasions and for the good impressions that you may make occasionally, there cannot be other than confusion!

Edgar Cacye Reading 1537-1
Folks will know how large your soul is by the way you treat a dog.

Charles F. Duran

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.

~ Anais Nin

Monday, December 26, 2011

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

~ Albert Einstein
The destiny of man is in his own soul.

~ Herodotus
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.

Jean Anouilh
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.

~ Mortimer J. Adler

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Doesn't "expecting the unexpected" make the unexpected expected?

~ George Carlin

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

All You Need Is Love.

John Lennon
Huge #cleanair victory against toxic #mercury pollution: Thank @BarackObama and @LisaPJackson: http://bit.ly/uZRi8F @CREDOMobile

Monday, December 19, 2011

Progress was all right. Only it went on too long.

James Thurber

Friday, December 16, 2011

Where there is great love there are always miracles.

Willa Cather
"A life that partakes even a little of friendship, love, irony, humour, parenthood, literature, and music, and the chance to take part in battles for the liberation of others cannot be called 'meaningless' except if the person living it is also an existentialist and elects to call it so. Christopher Hitchens
"(George W Bush) is lucky to be governor of Texas. He is unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated, and apparently quite proud of all these things." Christopher Hitchens
"Reagan is doing to the country what he can no longer do to his wife." Christopher Hitchens
"Nothing optional - from homosexuality to adultery - is ever made punishable unless those who do the prohibiting (and exact the fierce punishments) have a repressed desire to participate." Christopher Hitchens
"Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realise that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods." Christopher Hitchens

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Maybe everything we've ever done has been for love.

Byron Katie
The Fox News Christmas proffers the constant drumbeat of war, the reliance on military solutions to every conflict, the demonizing of our enemies, and the gospel of American dominance.
The real Christmas offers the joyful promise of peace and the hope of reconciliation with God and between humankind.
The Fox News Christmas heralds the steady promotion of consumerism, the defense of wealth and power, the adulation of money and markets, and the regular belittling or attacking of efforts to overcome poverty.
The real Christmas announces the birth of Jesus to a world of poverty, pain, and sin, and offers the hope of salvation and justice.
Imagine Jesus walking into the mall, seeing the Merry Christmas signs, and expressing his humble thanks for how the pre- and post-Christmas sales are honoring to him. How about credit cards for Christ?
It is theologically and spiritually significant that the Incarnation came to our poorest streets. That Jesus was born poor, later announces his mission at Nazareth as “bringing good news to the poor,” and finally tells us that how we treat “the least of these” is his measure of how we treat him and how he will judge us as the Son of God, radically defines the social context and meaning of the Incarnation of God in Christ. And it clearly reveals the real meaning of Christmas.
That is the meaning of the Incarnation. That is the reason for the season. In Jesus Christ, God hits the streets.
The theological claim that sets Christianity apart from any other faith tradition is the Incarnation. God has come into the world to save us. God became like us to bring us back to God and show us what it means to be truly human.
The war on Christmas is really about what brand of “civil religion” America should have
what we actually have here is a theological problem, where cultural and commercial symbols are confused with truly Christian ones, and the meaning of the holy season is missed all together.
Last year, Americans spent $450 billion on Christmas. Clean water for the whole world, including every poor person on the planet, would cost about $20 billion.
I just emailed @SenatorReid and @MitchMcConnell to pass the RESTORE Act to protect the Gulf Coast. So can you: http://goo.gl/L3tBD.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Who does not thank for little will not thank for much.

Estonian Proverb

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Think on This...
. . . that we see manifested in the material plane is but a shadow of that in the spiritual plane.

Edgar Cayce Reading 5749-3
In the hope, in the associations, in the directing; not by long precepts, but by the living example; ye may bring harmony to many. For thy presence oft brings peace to others, when they will not even admit it. But it must be within self first, before ye may give it to others.

Edgar Cayce Reading 2376-4
Insects on a bough floating downriver still singing.

~ Issa
Why go further and further, / Look, happiness is right here.

Goethe
Life is, in all its manifestations in every animate force, creative force in action; and is the love of expression - or expressing that life; truth becoming a result of life's love expressed. For, these are but names - unless experienced in the consciousness of each soul.

Edgar Cayce Reading 262-46
The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

~ Ram Das
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they will never cease to be amused.

~ Anonymous
The Cleanest Line: What a Mess – Remembering a World before Plastic Pollution http://ping.fm/p0a9d

Friday, December 09, 2011

Happy Holidays from Journey Home!

“Thanks for a Brilliant Book" – Terry
There is no enlightenment outside of daily life .

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, December 08, 2011

It is one of the beautiful compensations of life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.

Pearl Bailey

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

All You Need Is Love.

John Lennon
The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

Ram Das
Inspiration usually comes during work rather than before it.

~ Madeleine L’Engle
“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. " - Abraham Lincoln
Republicans are hypocrites that only care about lining the pockets of their big-money friends ...just in case you didn't know that already, already - call them out on it!
Republicans are obsessed with cutting taxes, but now that Democrats have put forward a payroll tax cut that will put real money in the pockets of working Americans, Republicans say "No!"
When people demand Wall Street be held accountable for wrecking the economy -- Republicans say "tax cuts."
When Democrats take action on education, healthcare and job creation -- Republicans say "tax cuts."
When Americans demand jobs -- Republicans say "tax cuts."
Republicans only care about one thing -- tax cuts. It's the only thing they talk about.

Monday, December 05, 2011

BBC News - Kepler 22-b: Earth-like planet confirmed http://ping.fm/YRs8T
BBC News - Harnessing desert sun to power Europe http://ping.fm/9DwPf

Friday, December 02, 2011

God doesn't play dice with the universe.

Albert Einstein