Antennae for droplets of received wisdom

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Monday, May 25, 2020


“It’s easier to fool people than to convince them they have been fooled!"  

Attributed to Mark Twain


Friday, May 22, 2020


"A man who believes everything knows nothing."


Thursday, May 21, 2020

Schopenhauer said of Napoleon:

“He was possessed of the very ordinary egoism that seeks its welfare at the expense of others. What distinguished him was merely the greater power he had of satisfying his will.”


Wednesday, May 20, 2020


"Energy is such an interesting thing. It’s so powerful. We humans can’t see it with our eyes so we often ignore its existence. It was only when we started living with animals that I became aware of energy and how it affects the people and animals we live with.

Animals are very aware of energy. They have to be in order to stay alive.
If I try to interact with our donkeys and I’m thinking about something that makes me angry, or if I’m in a rush and walk towards them too fast, they can feel my energy. They react by running away. But if I stay present in the moment and think only of the love I have for these beautiful, sensitive animals, they come right up to me.


This lesson changed my life. I started seeing energy everywhere. It’s helped me to connect with our animals and care for them without having to come from a place of dominance.
It’s also helped me understand why a fight with anyone made me feel awful or why a negative comment from a stranger could hurt me. I was taking in that energy. I also became aware of how good energy can make me feel. I can feel the love from our animals when I stay present when I’m with them.


It’s changed my relationship with the people in my life as well. It’s also why I share our life with you all. I know how wonderful it feels to share what I’ve learned because it connects me with people who love what I love.


I know this may sound very “California Granola” to some of you, and that’s ok. All I ask is that you think about it for a moment next time you interact with a person or an animal in your life.


If you change the thoughts in your head, does it change how you two relate? Can you feel it?"



Tuesday, May 19, 2020


“Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.”


Monday, May 18, 2020


"If you want to see a man's true character, give him power."



-Abraham Lincoln



Sunday, May 17, 2020

Saturday, May 16, 2020


"Sickness and deceit fear The Light."


Friday, May 15, 2020


"A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people."
     - Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence

It also says ..."it is the peoples duty to abolish a corrupt government."


Thursday, May 14, 2020

Awareness




"The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots."

- H.L. Mencken



Wednesday, May 13, 2020



"There are three type of lies: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics." 

- M Twain


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

TRUTH: Left for President Trump, but it was thrown out.

President Obama's "Playbook":

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/6819258-Playbook.html#document/p2





"When small acts of bravery are stamped out by governments, big acts of bravery follow."


Sunday, May 10, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020


"And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.” ~ Kitty O’Meara


Thursday, May 7, 2020


"Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread."


Tuesday, May 5, 2020



“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”


Monday, May 4, 2020


A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.


Sunday, May 3, 2020


"There is no worse mistake in public leadership than to hold out false hope soon to be swept away.” 

- Sir Winston Churchill


Saturday, May 2, 2020


"One moment of incompetence can be fatal."

- Frank Herbert


Friday, May 1, 2020


“Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.” 

― Voltaire


Thursday, April 30, 2020


"No amount of evidence will ever persuade an idiot." 

- Mark Twain


Monday, April 27, 2020


“This is the mark of great ideas: they unify people and they also act to unify the disparate parts of the human being; they speak of a social order that is possible on the basis of an ordering within the individual self.”

― Jacob Needleman, The American Soul: Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders


Saturday, April 25, 2020


"Woe to the Land whose King is a child." - Ecclesiastes 10.6

Friday, April 24, 2020


"When someone shows you who they are......believe them."

Thursday, April 23, 2020



“Much of someone's real character lies in what they don't say about themselves. Self-praise is the first sign of insecurity. 
Some things sound better if they don't come from you.”


Wednesday, April 22, 2020







"The Only difference between genius and insanity is genius has its limits."

- Albert Einstein

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


"To argue with someone who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead." -

- Thomas Paine


Monday, April 20, 2020


"...and the scorpion said 'that’s my nature'."


Sunday, April 19, 2020


"A house divided against itself cannot stand."

- Mark 3:25



Saturday, April 18, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020



"Our little Spaceship Earth is only eight thousand miles in diameter, which is almost a negligible dimension in the great vastness of space."
- R. Buckminster Fuller


Thursday, April 16, 2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020



"A 'wise man' will say, "I don't know" and then seek the people of knowledge."



Tuesday, April 14, 2020


"If you tell constant lies then the concept of truth disappears."


Monday, April 13, 2020



"Genius is finding the invisible link between things."



Sunday, April 12, 2020

Saturday, April 11, 2020


"The Lord does not care where you are at when you talk with him."

Friday, April 10, 2020


"Beauty Begins When You Decide To Be Yourself"



Wednesday, April 8, 2020


“If you make friends with yourself, you'll never be alone.” ― Maxwell Maltz

Saturday, April 4, 2020


"In the midst of winter, I found there is an invisible summer within me."  

- Albert Camus


Friday, April 3, 2020




"the greatest adversity leaves many gifts....I can't help but wonder if we needed a reset"


Thursday, April 2, 2020


"Everything secret becomes clear."


Wednesday, April 1, 2020



"Reality is a cruel and demanding teacher.
Those who learn and survive will carry on.
Wear your mask and gloves and stay at home."




Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Narcissist

“An existence unmolested by the rumbling of a soul.”


Monday, March 30, 2020


"There is no better test of a man's integrity than his behavior when he is wrong."  

- Marvin Williams


Sunday, March 29, 2020

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Wednesday, March 25, 2020


"Its been said...the measure of a society is how they treat their most vulnerable: elderly, disabled and children."


Tuesday, March 24, 2020


“I CALL HIM RELIGIOUS WHO UNDERSTANDS THE SUFFERING OF OTHERS.”



Monday, March 23, 2020


"A crisis doesn't build character; it reveals it."


Sunday, March 22, 2020


“YOU MUST NOT LOSE FAITH IN HUMANITY. HUMANITY IS LIKE AN OCEAN; IF A FEW DROPS OF THE OCEAN ARE DIRTY, THE OCEAN DOES NOT BECOME DIRTY.”



Saturday, March 21, 2020


“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.”

- Gandhi


Thursday, March 19, 2020



"Blinded by self-importance.......the visionaries of society haven't the vision of a blind musician nor the perception of a churchmouse."


Sunday, March 15, 2020



"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone."

- Blaise Pascal, the French thinker


Saturday, March 14, 2020



"A smart person knows what to say, A wise person knows whether or not to say it."


Friday, March 13, 2020


“We cannot always control everything that happens to us in this life, but we can control how we respond.”  
~Lionel Kendrick



"Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have." - Gautama Buddha


Friday, February 28, 2020


"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."

- Max Planck


Wednesday, February 26, 2020


"The meaning of life: Love: I sense the meaning of this as: service to our fellow man and those less fortunate/helping in the community/fellowship/kindness/philanthropy.

- Cynthia Hawkins


Sunday, February 23, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020


“FOR LIFE AND DEATH IS ONE,
 EVEN AS THE RIVER AND SEA IS ONE"


-KAHLIL GIBRAN


Monday, February 17, 2020


“What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.”


Friday, February 14, 2020


"Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another.”

~Thomas Merton


Tuesday, February 11, 2020


"Never compare yourself to others. It's a game you will never win."


Monday, February 10, 2020


“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” 

- C.G. Jung


Wednesday, February 5, 2020


"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes."

- William James

Tuesday, February 4, 2020


“Leave your front door and your back door open. Let thoughts come and go. Just don’t serve them tea.” 

~Shunryu Suzuki


Friday, January 31, 2020


“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” ― George Orwell


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Guardians of Being

"Just watching an animal closely can take you out of your mind and bring you into the present moment, which is where the animal lives all the time -- surrendered to life."



From Spiritual Food For Life & Eckhart Tolle

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


"Your Heart Is A Warehouse For Feelings"



Sunday, January 26, 2020


gratitude changes everything

Sunday, January 19, 2020


"No day is over if it makes a memory."


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