A common space for harmonic peacemakers
My dear brothers and sisters,
I am writing these words in response to repeated requests from many people around the world. Today, we are passing through an exceptionally difficult time due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition to this, further problems confront humanity such as extreme…Continue
Marvelous poem Nada. Here is another: courtesy George Gorman
Yes there is fear.
Yes there is isolation.
Yes there is panic buying.
Yes there is sickness.
Yes there is even death.
They say that in Wuhan after so many years of noise
You can hear the birds again.
They say that after just a few weeks of quiet
The sky is no longer thick with fumes
But blue and grey and clear.
They say that in…
Added by Eva Libre on March 17, 2020 at 2:53am — No Comments
PLEASE READ MY LAST POST about what I believe we can do that may actually help get through those "hard-headed" young people who think they know the best way to deal with this!! It starts with CHE POSSIAMO FARE NOI....
I wanted to say, get this off my chest, that I am SO moved by goodness in these days. Reading about it online, and actually caring thoughts of others, it really moves me to tears. Could it be my emotions are all messed up? Could it be I have anxiety? I am working…
Added by Eva Libre on March 12, 2020 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Ieri ho visto quel video di una ragazza giovane "Influencer" (??) che dice più o meno, "Non mi importa, io esco lo stesso. Tanto sono i vecchi a morire da questo virus."
E se noi trovassimo queste persone sul web, tramite fb, oppure cercando "Influencer" su instagram, ecc, e mandassimo un link che parla proprio dei giovani che sono colpiti sperando che lo leggessero, secondo me è MOLTO MEGLIO DI NIENTE. Questi giovani sono pericolosi per la società, perchè ispirano, convincono,…Continue
I'M NOT A JOURNALIST, NOR A DOCTOR OR NURSE. I am not an expert, but a normal person who happens to be American living in Italy. All I can do right now at this time of Coronavirus is to tell you what has happened here, in simple terms, perhaps on a more humanistic viewpoint, definitely not a scientific one. It may be of help, and that is why I am writing it.
When this new virus began, all of us were doing our normal lives: going out, getting together with…Continue
Friends outside of Italy, this gives an idea of the problem we face, and therefore are on lock down.
Follow the link:…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on March 11, 2020 at 11:30am — No Comments
Jerusalem/Israel, 23 January 2020
בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵינוּ מֶלֶךְ הַעוֹלָם שֶׁהֶחֱיָנוּ וְקִיְּמָנוּ וְהִגִּיעָנוּ לַזְּמַן הַזֶּה׃
Blessed be the Lord for enabling me to be here at this day.
What a blessing, what a gift, it is for me to be able to…Continue
Before eating, we may like to take a moment to reflect on our food... we vow to eat in a way that preserves our compassion and reduces the suffering of living beings. Someone without compassion can’t be happy, because they’re cut off from others and can’t relate to the world. We need to have compassion, too, for the Earth, our mother. When we…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on January 10, 2020 at 2:22am — No Comments
“Happy birthday/to Greta, who stood today,/as every Friday, refusing/to be neutral”Continue
Added by Eva Libre on January 3, 2020 at 6:30am — No Comments
We are all concerned with taking action, doing things, resolving problems, providing for others.
We are always trying to plan something, conclude something else, discover a third.
There is nothing wrong with that -after all, that is how we build and modify the world. But the act of Adoration is also a part of life. To…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on December 7, 2019 at 6:32am — No Comments
Sometimes forgiving ourselves is not enough. Although it is hard to do, when we manage to forgive ourself the pain of hurt and violation often remains. Something else is need to completely heal. Repair means emotional hygiene. That is, to clean up our residual pain often associated…Continue
From Greta Thunberg today...
I have received the Nordic Council’s environmental award 2019.
I have decided to decline this prize.
Jag har vunnit Nordiska Rådets miljöpris 2019.
Jag har valt att inte ta emot priset.
Here’s why: “I am currently traveling through California and…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on October 30, 2019 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Once upon a time there was a Buddhist monk who lived secluded in a small hut in the forest for many years. He meditated while sitting and lying down. He was always mindful of his thoughts, striving for the right knowledge, the right attitude, the right speech, the right action and the right pursuit. He read the spiritual scriptures everyday, awakening his spiritual energy through mantras, visualizations, and spiritual songs, walking in the forest three times a day, and doing good to all…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on August 14, 2019 at 5:43pm — No Comments
You, who I can feel deep inside my soul.
You, who has created this world.
When I look into the microcosmos, in the macrocosmos, everywhere I find you.
I sense your greatness.
You, who they call Lord,
who they call Father,
who they call Allah,
who they call Jahwe,
You, who is…
Franz Kafka, the story goes, encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate.
Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot.
Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it…
HAPPY RAMADAN MUBARAK
Wishing a blessed Ramadan that will inspire us with courage and strength that will help us to win every challenge of life!
May the spirit of Ramadan stay in our heart and illuminate our soul from within also illuminate the world and show us the way to peace, love and…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on May 6, 2019 at 3:30pm — No Comments
Once there was a country couple. They had one cow, no sons, but three daughters. The girls were a bit of a…Continue
Added by Eva Libre on May 5, 2019 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I cannot tell you
how the light comes.
What I know
is that it is more ancient
That it travels
across an astounding expanse
to reach us.
That it loves
what is hidden
what is lost
what is forgotten
H.H. The Dalai Lama
Photo by Ruven Afanador for TIME MAGAZINE, March 2019
“I am just a human being like you brothers and sisters."
~ His Holiness The Dalai Lama ~
“You have problems and so do I. You find yourself having to deal with emotions like…Continue
~ Sambuddha Duttagupta
Acrylic on paper
A successful woman was asked to share her secret of success. She smiled and said "I started succeeding when I started leaving small fights for small fighters. I stopped fighting those who…Continue