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“Though the vicious can sometimes pour affliction upon the good,

their power is transient and their punishment certain;

and that innocence,

though oppressed by injustice,

shall,

supported by patience,

finally triumph over misfortune!”

(From The Mysteries of Udolpho, 1794)

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True art evolves us — opens our arms and weakens our prejudices so that the ever-present seeds of healing and renewal can take root in our soul.

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     Living always somewhere between agreement and disagreement, we lack the comforts and the torments of divine authority and regal power.  Pl;uralistic, we struggle with the idea of unity.  We reach awkwardly for shared purpose.  We talk sentimentally of community, sometimes, as though it could be had without sacrifice — as though order were possible without restraint.  We are nostalgic about the idea of community.  We lust for its consolations. -Robert J. Kingston

Possibly on a collective basis, we should rethink this idea that individually we can make it anywhere.  It is first understanding and then living in the harmony of community that we are going to be – literally – saved.

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At the peak moments of your life, how did you react?

If you look very closely, you will see people in the lower right-hand corner of the above picture.  They are standing on a mountain that reaches high above the clouds.  I can only imagine how awesome this experience was for them.  However, I too have witnessed and beheld some marvelous sights and heard some angelic sounds during my lifetime.
Fully engaged during those times, I have felt
Humbled
Ecstatic
Blessed
Loved
Awed
Grateful

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I share a Vision

with all people (of like mind)

building a world

based on freedom and cooperation.

May our Vision manifest now.

Photographer unknown

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“We live in a world of unacceptable inequality.  Two thirds of the world’s population takes access to a toilet for granted. Yet a third of the people alive today – 2.6 billion individuals, most of them in Africa and South Asia – do not have access to basic sanitation, and 0.9 billion lack safe drinking water. I want to address this inequality.”  ~~ Professor Anna Tibaijuka,  new Chair of the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) – former Executive Director of UN-HABITAT.  She will take office in March, 2011.

Congratulations Prof. Tibaijuka!  Let the work continue!

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…Most of the compulsions of everyday life may well be socially respectable, yet are often neurotic in origin because they are the result of the tyranny of opinions.

     The processes of meditation can eradicate such tyranny and teach a person to stand on his (or her) own feet.

(from Chapt 1 of The Practice of Meditation by Charles Bowness)

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