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Friday, November 18, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Brain Hemispheres

"The left hemisphere is the side that is concerned only with our human condition. It understands logic, mathe­matics, sequential relation-ships and the parasympa-thetic nervous system. Its main job is to place everything in this reality into a Time line. This creates the illusion that we are finite, that we are separate from one another and separate from God.

In contrast, the right hemisphere of the brain is the side that represents the creative part of the human biology. This includes music, rhythm, imagination, intuition, humor, dreams and the sympathetic nervous system. The right hemisphere understands that we are infinite, connected in unity to one another and to God.

Peace is only a thought away, and all we have to do to access it is silence the voice of our dominating left mind." ~ Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, PhD

Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor is a Harvard-trained and published neuroanatomist who experienced a severe hemorrhage in the left hemisphere of her brain in 1996.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

On Religion

“I have learned ao much from God that I can no longer call myself a Christian, a Hindu, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Jew.”

“The great religions are the ships, poets the life boats. Every sane person I know has jumped overboard.” ~ HAFIZ


“Nothing has ever been said about God that hasn’t already been said better by the wind in the pine trees.” ~ THOMAS MERTON


“Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others…
Re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book;
Dismiss whatever insults your own soul;
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.” ~ WALT WHITMAN


“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.” ~ ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Dying Process

"My experience with the dying elderly is that the disregard for human life arises when we focus on keeping people alive at all costs...le­ading to immense suffering that is needless and cruel. A true reverence for life, in ALL its stages, honors the dying process on an equal footing with the birthing process, and lovingly guides the dying home with minimal pain, fear and struggle." ~ Eileenla, Author, "Sacred Economics"

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"Grief and gratitude are kindred souls ....

... each pointing to the beauty of what is transient and given to us by grace." ~ Patricia Campbell Carlson (Letter to a friend)

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