Tag Archives: Compassion

2011 Economic Reform – Portugal, Bill Gates, Rotarians – Insights from the Dali Lama and Buckminster Fuller

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The transformation will take decades, if not longer, so denial, excuse-making, and delay are not particularly good responses!! (Bear in mind the word ‘responsibility’ – take some time, stretch the word out, Response-ability = ability to respond = ability = capacity = capacity to respond = capacity to be responsible to humanity and all life. We’ve got the capacity, the ability – but will we use it!) Continue reading

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Wisdom Asks: Why Not Peace?

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Willie Dixon performs: “It Don’t Make Sense If You Can’t Make Peace”… gives voice to what many children ask of the adult world – sometimes in a worried whisper: “Why can’t this be?” Continue reading

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Canadian Union Leads In Global Responsibility

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The “no to shipping asbestos” stand by a large Canadian trade union is a pro-humanity move…A strong demonstration of needed ‘new direction’ thinking from these union members! Continue reading

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Toasting the Haggis

Behind the toast …How truly sad …as a culture we seem fully unable to carry this spirit in our policies, our means of recognizing one another’s humanity, our means of serving one another by principle of compassion….dampens the whole notion of toasting the haggis. Continue reading

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Lions and Lambs – A Call to ‘Extreme’ Idealism

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Wandering off a bright pathway, lighted by a shining goal of human promise holding itself as future, is common human behavior … Our wandering off-path does not diminish the light …Dr. Martin Luther King …Vietnam War Speech. Continue reading

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The Last Potato – Thought Experiment: Humanity’s Calling.

The path that might lead us to greater security, of more lasting endurance, perhaps to where potatoes can be grown in some abundance. Such a path is an untried path. Continue reading

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Function and Value in Suffering – For Whom?, For What Purpose?

I can’t possibly say anything “new” about suffering! So what I want to do, is to re-visit a possible ‘value’ in suffering that is, I believe, over-looked, given a pass. Continue reading

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America’s Warring Ways: Questions Long Overdue

And far too many Americans give our warring brutality no thought at all! We instead speak of “shoes and ships, and sealing wax, and whether pigs have wings…” (Lewis Carroll: “Walrus and the Carpenter”). Continue reading

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Jamie Lee Curtis’s Open Letter to Conklin Dairy

As dreadful as is this situation, we can give it value. Through eyes and minds of children, we can remember what we knew, can heal, can find our way to a compassionate world.” Continue reading

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Health Care Reform Passes ??

… a plea to the rest of the world to boycott goods made in the US until Americans wake up to caring about themselves in toto, … Continue reading

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