Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Negativland


By trying to get rid of "negativity," by trying to eradicate it, by putting it into a column labelled "bad," we are throwing away our wisdom as well, because everything in us is creative energy - particularly our strong emotions. They are filled with life-force. There is nothing wrong with negativity per se; the problem is that we never see it, we never honor it, we never look into its heart. We don't taste our negativity, smell it, get to know it. Instead, we are always trying to get rid of it by punching someone in the face, by slandering someone, by punishing ourselves, or by repressing our feelings. In between repression and acting out, however, there is something wise and profound and timeless.
- Pema Chodron

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Dream Ticket


POTUS - Hillary Clinton
VP - Elizabeth Warren
Sec. of State - Michelle Obama
Homeland Security - Gabrielle Giffords
Health & Human Resources - Wendy Davis
Interior - Elizabeth Kolbert
Defense - Jane Goodall
Education - Rachel Maddow
DEA - Courtney Love

Just putting it out there for your consideration.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


The closer we look, the harder it is to find where "I" ends and "others" begin.

Monday, January 12, 2015


If you are remembering your second-grade teacher, that is memory. When you then become aware that you are remembering your second-grade teacher, that is mindfulness. If you then conceptualize that process and say to yourself, "Oh, I am remembering," that is thinking.
- Henepola Gunaratana