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Thank you for being a member of our Community.
Thank you for accepting my friendship request.
I hope the hamster wheel you spoke of has stopped spinning for the day and that you have been able to take some time for yourself.
I have found myself on that wheel too and had a hard time slowing it down enough to jump off.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Thank for commenting on my journal "Intolerance". I think you have a point there. I beleive compassion, and acceptance are feminine traits. For 30,000 years. the Goddess played a major place in religion. It was only in the last 5,000 years. religion has become so male oriented. I think this lack of harmony, between the male, and female aspect, is the cause of much of our inability to accept each other, regardless of our differences.
I wish you love joy and peace
I thought I would pop in to say hello now I'm back from a brief holiday visiting my parents down south.
You have such a lovely aura about you too.
Have an inspiring week ahead.
You are so right when you say that we co-created the society we experience. I believe that society can only be changed one person at a time. When we let go all our illusions, and are able to view the world without any pre-conceived conceptions, we make the world a better place.
Love, you're not an interruption at all. I think of you as a friend. You certainly have all of the qualities of a friend, and you're SMART! You can think! You can reason! We're just lacking too much of that nowadays! Everyone just 'goes with the flow'. That's what's stopped me from being so darned bashful and to become more assertive in 'my old age'. (I'm 42). Anyway, I love your picture (you're a real cutie!-- I'm not a lesbo, though there's nothing wrong with that aspect, but it's all right for a female to point out to another female that they're beautiful). Yes, you can post any time you want to, if I'm very very long in posting back, that just means I'm busy and/or sober. (I usually only go on-line when I'm relaxing, or drinking (synonymous--sp?) ;)
Oh, I'm sorry it's taken me so long to respond...so busy so busy.. Thank you for your sweet comment. You're right. Our bodies are like machines and what we put in them will have positive or negative effects. Funny-- the other day I brought raw celery to work as a 'snack'. I hate raw veggies. So I just chewed it and chewed it...I prolly looked like a cow chewing it's cud. Anyway, I said to myself, "This is something good going into my body." I also said, 'I don't think I'm doing this ever again!" *L* Take care of yourself!
your comment on my journal made me laugh and i must confess - I can not shut up to save my life! LOL hugz & Blessings! Cully
I am happy to be your friend, and like you am looking forward to learning from others. In response to your question
I like the way Osho describes Zen "Zen is the only religious phenomenon in the world, which has no doctrine, no scripture, which has no God, no belief system, no organized church. It is an individual phenomenon, just like love."
I never could make the leap of faith necessary in a traditional religion. To me, dogma by it's very nature is wrong. Everything is in constant change, and what you believe has to be fluid. The only thing sacred to me is love.
I believe, that I am part of something larger, which I can call the whole, God, or nature. All sentient beings are interconnected, by a spirit within them. The primary barrier to this level of awareness in the ego. Through meditation one can see their part in the whole. When this happen you no longer live in fear, you know that there is something eternal in you, and you are never alone. I have to admit, I am not at his stage yet, but I think I am making progress.
Science has already shown that everything is interconnected on the sub atomic level. I am just taking it one step further.
If all this makes sense to you, I can get into more detail
I do plan on starting a journal soon. I not sure what the first entry will be
I wish you peace and joy.