Posts Tagged ‘love’

“Because we are at war…”

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

“We are at war.” “This is a war here.” “Our country is at war.”

How many times have we heard these words, most often uttered by someone trying and justify the unjustifiable, like sacrificing liberty for the illusion of security, or giving away inch after inch of precious power for the sake of the nation’s interests – not to be confused with our own interests.

If you’re like me, then you’re sick of hearing this wartime pretense being used to co-opt  both common sense and human rights alike.

We are at war… with who? Your only enemies are the ones you keep creating through your actions. Preemptive war only proliferates ideas of hate, and you can’t kill an idea no matter how hard you fight.

This is a war… no it isn’t! If you truly want to strike a critical blow against terror, stop terrorizing people. Quit believing that you are in a war. Withdraw from that mindset… then withdraw from the battlefields.

Awaken to our new world. It’s no longer about fighting religions, countries or cultures. The threats we do face, we face as a species. Cooperation, not infighting, is the way forward.

100,000 Monks in Meditation

Friday, October 21st, 2011


What an awe-inspiring sight! A hundred thousand Buddhist monks, all creating world peace through inner peace.

It can be easy to trivialize these actions, to quip something like “Two hands working accomplish more than one thousand clasped in prayer,” but humankind’s understanding of the universe is only in its infancy. There’s so much we just don’t know.

Take the double-slit experiment, for example. This scientifically proves that the mere act of observing something happen can alter what actually occurs. For real! It makes no intuitive sense, but it suggests the power of consciousness may extend well beyond the physical realm.

This notion is further supported by research which seems to show that large assemblies of people who practice transcendental meditation for a set period of time can generate a statistically significant reduction in conflict and violence around the world.

Again, the conclusions drawn by these studies may seem absurd, but only because we don’t yet fully comprehend the fundamental nature of existence – which is something we, as humans,  may never get to do.

Still, over the coming few years, thoughts will have huge implications for the world. Like billions of light bulbs being turned on, humans everywhere are waking up to see a whole new world of possibilities.

Fear and hate will no longer rule our species. Compassion, hope and love will be the guiding forces from now on.

A Universe of Love

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Like the Buddha says, “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

Take time every day to consciously bless all the cells and organisms that make up your own personal ecosystem. Create your own atmosphere. Feel free to float above negativity no matter where it comes from.

Flood the universe with positive energy when you can. It will come back to you when you need it.

Stephen Colbert: Saying ‘Retard’ is Gay

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

(Careful Colbert, many a young padawan have lost limbs that way.)

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Master Yoda eloquently described the relationship between fear and pain. “Fear,” said the great Jedi “is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”

Fake news host Stephen Colbert showed his own Yoda-esque wisdom this week interviewing Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver. When the discussion turned to the names we call people with intellectual disabilities, Colbert nailed the root cause behind the use of these and other slanderous terms: fear.

Hurling insults serves as a defense mechanism to make others who act or think differently appear “inhuman,” says Colbert “because you look at someone who [seems different] and it scares you a little bit. It scares you and you’re like ‘Uh, that might be my child’ or ‘That might be me’. And so you say the [derogatory name] to go like ‘Get away from me’ because I don’t want that to be part of my person-hood.”

Later, responding to the accusation that he is now policing the use of the word, Shriver says he doesn’t want to be a cop, but rather, a teacher, and the issue isn’t about stripping away the freedom to be “humiliating, degrading and hurtful.” Instead, the goal is to inform people to “be aware of the option you have to stop.”

Anyone who still chooses to use these kinds of words, not as lighthearted insults, but meant with real hateful intention, are ultimately saying more about themselves than the person they target with their slander. They are announcing to the whole world ‘Look at me! I’m insecure and frightened, so that’s why I’m lashing out!’

Meditation – Bless All of Existence

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

As we meditate, along with blessing ourselves and filling ourselves with positive energy and positive intention, we can also willfully spread our love, peace, and power to all of existence around us.

The connection to existence is not found outwards, in the universe, but inwards, from our center.  It is through our center, our core, our soul, which we connect directly through the rest of existence.

As we meditate and attain the sense of peace and reconnect with our cores, we can then radiate positive energy to all of existence.  We can transmit our gratitude, our love, joy, and everything that is great – to the world, to all life, and to everything that is.

Finding our core then expressing our love and gratitude allows these feelings to radiate through our lives, and outwards to the universe around us.  As we do this, the universe will become more loving… we will see more love in the world and in those around us in our day to day lives.