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Trying to find a way to love all beings

I was writing with a friend recently about trying to find a way to love all beings, and she sent me this quote:

“I leave you free to be yourself: to think your thoughts, indulge your tastes, follow your inclinations, behave in ways that you decide are to your liking.”

When I read that it made me think something like, “I love you (your spirit), and I acknowledge that you’re a separate being here on Earth. I can’t control you, I can’t make you act in a way that I want you to behave (i.e., in a non-harmful way), so I just have to let you be, so you can work out your own karma.”

For some reason that gives me hope that there is a way I can love all beings (not just the good ones).

Namaste, Al

I alone cannot change the world, but ...

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.

~ Mother Teresa

The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years alvin April 14, 2018 - 11:48am
Top environmental problems: Selfishness, greed, and apathy alvin April 2, 2018 - 7:51pm

I saw this quote by Gus Speth on Facebook and Twitter, and wanted to share it here. As Mr. Speth says, the top environmental problems aren’t biodiversity loss, ecosystem collapse, and climate change, they’re selfishness, greed, and apathy (mostly the first two, in my opinion).

Is there a ticking time bomb under the Arctic? alvin January 25, 2018 - 10:41am

With the Earth’s atmosphere getting warmer, NPR has an article, Is there a ticking time bomb under the Arctic? (The short story is that there’s twice as much carbon in the thawing permafrost as their is in the Earth’s atmosphere.)

The Milky Way galaxy sails through the Universe

The Milky Way galaxy sails through the Universe.
The Earth rotates, and revolves around its Sun.
The Sun shines in Earth’s blue sky.
A puffed-up bird tries to pull frozen seed
from the bird feeder while the cat watches,
and I watch.

Just breathe.