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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.     
Mark Twain

What about me?:
Be wise. Treat yourself, your mind, sympathetically, with loving kindness. If you are gentle with yourself, you will become gentle with others.
Lama Thubten Yeshe

Eight Buddhist Principles for Relationship
Adapted from How to Be an Adult in Relationships, by David Richo (Shambhala, 2002).
The great Tibetan Buddhist teacher Geshe Langri Tangpa designed these teachings in the twelfth century, but they are still potent and helpful today as guides for human behavior, and for learning to relate to and love others unconditionally.

Because love is other-concerned, has no hierarchy, and does not cherish self-vindication, these teachings may be used as wise guides for intimate relating. You can read these eight simple teachings aloud as meditations, if you like:

May I consider all beings precious.

May I always respect others as superior while attaining self-esteem.

May I face my inner darkness and turn it to good.

May I be moved with compassion for the pain behind the spite others may show me.

When I am hurt by others, may I forego retaliation while always fighting injustice.

May I reckon those who betray me as sacred teachers.

May I offer joy to all beings and secretly take on their suffering.

May all beings and I be free from ego concerns of loss and gain.



The Pencil Maker took the pencil aside, just before putting him into the box.

"There are 5 things you need to know," he told the pencil, "..before I send you out into the world. Always remember them and never forget, and you will become the best pencil you can be."

1. You will be able to do many great things, but only if you allow yourself to be held in someone's hand.

2. You will experience a painful sharpening from time to time, but you'll need it to become a better pencil.

3. You will be able to correct any mistakes you might make.

4. The most important part of you will always be what's inside.

5. On every surface you are used on, you must leave your mark. No matter what the condition, you must continue to write.

We all need to constantly be sharpened and hoping that this parable encourages you to know that you are a special person, with unique God given talents and abilities and that only you can fulfill the purpose which you were born to accomplish. Never allow yourself to get discouraged and think that your life is insignificant and cannot be changed. (Rex Barker)


Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight And bull-strong.
  Keep skunks and bankers and lawyers at a distance.
  Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
  A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
  Words that soak into your ears are whispered... NOT  yelled
  Meanness Don't jes' Happen Overnight.
  Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
  Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
  It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
  You cannot UNsay a cruel, or unkind word.
  Every path has a few puddles.
  When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
  The best sermons are lived, not preached.
  Most of the stuff people worry about ain't never gonna happen   anyway.
  Don't judge folks by their relatives.
  Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.
  Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
  Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
  If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
  Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
  The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with,
watches you from the mirror every mornin'.
  Always drink upstream from the herd.
  Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
  Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back in.
  If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence,
try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
  Live simply.
 Love generously.
 Care deeply.
Speak kindly.
 Leave the rest up to God.


Your thoughts create your world and your words indicate your thoughts. When you eliminate complaining from your life you will  enjoy happier relationships, better health and greater prosperity.

For guidance:
  As I open my mind and heart to Higher Energy, I am guided
  in the way I should go.

I am grateful.

One act of pure love in saving life is greater than spending the whole of one’s time in religious offerings to the gods.

Huston Smith as interviewed by Robert Wright.
Huston Smith is Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Philosophy,Emeritus, at Syracuse University.





Do you wish to invest your life in anger, or would you prefer
to invest it in love? Would you like to spend your time and
energy creating enemies, or would you rather be building and
strengthening friendships?

Do you really need all those flashy, useless things that
serve only to somehow make you feel superior to others? Is
there really anything to be gained by being haughty and

Every moment of life can be a unique, wondrous and deeply
inspiring experience. Why would you ever consider wasting
even a tiny bit of your precious time on petty bickering or

Let go of the silly need to prove anything and you'll free
yourself to accomplish so very much. The only way to raise
yourself up is to raise up others, to raise up your world,
to raise up all of life.

Joy comes to you when you give it. Happiness is yours when
you live it.

Everything you need, you are already capable of being. Smile
from the heart and fulfill the destiny that is yours in this
beautiful moment.

Ralph Marston


A great link to news that is HAPPY!  Enjoy it today! 


An incredible link. He played this to a Nazi soldier when he thought his life was over.  Click here to listen and feel the beauty...

Whatever you can do,   or dream you can, begin it.
 Boldness has genius, power and magic  in  it. 

Never say "I Can't!" again.    That's Right, Anything Is Possible!!  Watch the Video!


 In physics, wave-article duality holds that light and matter can exhibit properties of both waves and of particles.  It is a central concept of quantum physics.  Through the work of Albert Einstein, Louis de Broglie and many others, it is now establihed that small objects, such as atoms, have both wave a particle nature, and that quantum mechanics provides the over-arching theory resolving this apparent paradox.

An old Grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice...

"Let me tell you a story. I too, at times, have felt great hate for those who have taken so much, with no sorrow for what they do. But hate wears you down, and does not hurt your enemy. It's like taking poison and wishing your enemy would die."

"I have struggled with these feelings many times. It is as if there are two wolves inside me; one is good and does no harm. He lives in harmony with all around him and does not take offense when no offense was intended. He will only fight when it is right to do so, and in the right way.  

But...the other wolf... ah! The littlest thing will send him into a fit of temper. He fights everyone, all of the time, for no reason. He cannot think because his anger and hate are so great. It is helpless anger, for his anger will change nothing."  

"Sometimes it is hard to live with these two wolves inside me, for both of them try to dominate my spirit."

The boy looked intently into his Grandfather's eyes and asked, "Which one wins, Grandfather?"

The Grandfather smiled and quietly said, "The one I feed."
-- -- A Native American tale told many times around the Sacred Fire  

10 minute guided Buddhist meditation






Five Years Later~~Update on Organic Foods:
Remember this update as we vote this coming November:

On October 26th, 2005 the Agricultural Appropriations Conference Committee voted to weaken the organic label. The decision to allow chemically derived ingredients — some without careful, independent review — was made even after members of Congress heard from more than 325,000 of their constituents and more than 200 organic companies opposing this very action.

In response, Consumers Union plans to mount a widespread public education campaign to help consumers look for additional, meaningful labels on organic food products, such as ‘no-synthetics used’ or ‘100% grass fed’, so that American consumers can make informed decisions about the products they purchase.


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