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Picture Peace

PICTURE PEACE

And then all that has divided us will merge

And then compassion will be wedded to power

And then softness will come to a world that is harsh and unkind

And then both men and women will be gentle

And then both women and men will be…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on June 2, 2019 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

The community of nature

The community of nature.



Columbanus wrote, If you wish to understand the Creator, then first understand his creation'

In other words, the way to understand the mind of an artist is through his picture, a potter through her pottery, an author through her writing, and so on. The Celtic missionaries saw God as the master…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on May 19, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

Silver

Silver ~

"How many years of beauty do I have left?

she asks me.

How many more do you want?

Here. Here is 34. Here is 50.

When you are 80 years old

and your beauty rises in ways

your cells cannot even imagine now

and your wild bones grow…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on April 15, 2019 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

Do not stand at my grave and weep

"Do not stand at my grave and weep,

I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am in a thousand winds that blow,

I am the softly falling snow.

I am the gentle showers of rain,

I am the fields of ripening…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on March 31, 2019 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Happy Holi

Happy Holi

Added by Luna Arjuna on March 21, 2019 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

An Irish Blessing

May God grant you always...

A sunbeam to warm you,

A moonbeam to charm you,

Laughter to cheer you,

Faithful friends near you,

And whenever you pray...

Heaven to hear you.

~ An Irish…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on March 18, 2019 at 12:25am — No Comments

Be gentle with that tender heart of yours

Be gentle with that tender heart of yours.

It may be holding a years worth of grief inside it.

Be caring with all those parts of you that feel life’s tender moments, childhood pains and unmet emotions.

Take yourself out into the gathering light and breathe a bright ember into the very centre of you, into your hearts…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on December 28, 2018 at 4:14pm — 1 Comment

It is a charity wrapped with dignity

She asked him, 'How much are you selling the eggs for?'

The old seller replied, '$.25 an egg, Madam.'

She said to him, 'I will take 6 eggs for $1.25 or I will leave.'

The old seller replied, 'Come take them at the price you want. Maybe, this is a good beginning because I have not been able to sell even a single egg…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on December 7, 2018 at 2:00am — 3 Comments

The Samhain spirit

This Earth-dweller seems finely in tune with the Samhain spirit.



Her Scorpionic solitude, in touch with the elements and the fading glories of autumn, admit no compromise, distraction, or superfluous company.



She is where she…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on October 31, 2018 at 10:20pm — No Comments

it's 3:23 in the morning

it’s 3:23 in the morning

and I’m awake

because my great great grandchildren

won’t let me sleep

my great great grandchildren

ask me in dreams

what did you do while the planet was plundered?...

what did you do when the earth was unraveling?



surely you did something

when the seasons started failing?



as the mammals, reptiles, birds were all dying?



did you fill the streets with protest

when democracy was stolen?…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on October 13, 2018 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

We Were Made for These Times

Art by Egon Schiele

My friends, do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world now. Ours is a time of almost daily astonishment and often righteous…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on July 2, 2018 at 8:25am — 2 Comments

Gemini New Moon

Image: Chen Yongle

Gemini New Moon brewing and culminating Wed, 12:43 pm PT.

New Moons are good for beginning something fertile, however you define that to be.

Eschew the grand; applaud the small but…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on June 12, 2018 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Including the Earth in Our Prayers

"We are part of a magical, beautiful, and suffering Earth, whose darkening we have created with our endless exploitation. The Earth, which is so infinitely generous, needs our prayers, needs our loving, our open hearts and remembrance... Once again when we can remember our love for the Earth, our reverence for what is sacred within all of creation, and honor…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on June 5, 2018 at 3:00pm — No Comments

kinda lucky



The plant featured here is caught between a plastered wall and a hard place.

He wouldn't have it any other way, to be so cornered by so much festive, unpretentious beauty somewhere in Morocco.

He feels kinda lucky.

I wish the same for any of…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on April 15, 2018 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

Ego

Image by Alex Saberi

"When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego,

 and when we escape like squirrels turning in the

 cages of our personality

 and get into the forests again,

 we shall shiver with cold and fright

 but things will happen to us

 so that we…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on April 15, 2018 at 4:49pm — 1 Comment

Every Day as you Wake, Say these Words from the Dalai Lama

For 10 days during an Introduction to Buddhism course, we recited the words of the Dalai Lama.

There were 100 students, and each morning, before our first meditation session, we said these words out loud together. For many of us, reciting anything in the morning wasn’t part of our usual routine.

We might peek through our phones,…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on April 8, 2018 at 11:47pm — No Comments

If you are Feeling Lonely, Forget those “Love Yourself” Mantras. Do This Instead.

“I don’t think anybody can fall in love unless they feel lonely.” ~ Trungpa Rinpoche

Forget those “love yourself” mantras.

Forget those affirmations, self-help guides, stacks of chocolate, and wine.

Forget anything

that…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on March 26, 2018 at 1:36pm — 2 Comments

The origin of the term "Tree hugger"

Photo: The village women of the Chipko movement in the early 70's in the Garhwal Hills of India, protecting the trees from being cut down.

The first tree huggers were 294 men and 69 women belonging to the Bishnois branch of Hinduism, who, in 1730, died while trying to protect the trees in their village from being…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on February 25, 2018 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Messages of how things are

Art : Lorenzo Grazioli

"There are times to cultivate and create, when you nurture your world and give birth to new ideas and ventures.



There are times of flourishing and abundance, when life feels in full bloom, energized and expanding.



And there are times of fruition, when…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on June 4, 2017 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Truth has no path

Art by Catrin Welz-Stein, "Velvet Sky"

"Truth has no path, and that is the beauty of truth,

It is living. When you can see this fact, that truth is something living, moving, which has no resting place, which is in no temple, mosque, or church, which no religion, no teacher, no…

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Added by Luna Arjuna on April 29, 2017 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Quote of the moment:

"PEACE
NOT WAR
GENEROSITY
NOT GREED
EMPATHY
NOT HATE
CREATIVITY
NOT DESTRUCTION
EVERYBODY
NOT JUST US"

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