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Tea?

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Oaths

In 1985, Kurt Vonnegut suggested in a speech at MIT that all graduates should make the following oath, based on the Hippocratic Oath: “The regimen I adopt shall be for the benefit of all life on this planet, according to my own ability and judgement, and not for its hurt or for any wrong. I …

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How

“Someone once told me that human beings have three dimensions: how you see yourself, how others see you, and how you want others to see you. The closer the distance between the three dimensions, the more at peace you are and the more stable you become.”  ~Marwa Rakha • “How how how how.”  ~ZZ Top …

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Soulmates

  John Lydon/Johnny Rotten and Nora Forster have been married for forty years now (via): “Now there’s a saucy girl.  It’s love, you know. I’ve always loved that woman. And she knows it. When we met we didn’t expect to get on. We’d both been told the other was a bad ‘un. But blimey. Sparks …

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Overcoming Adversity:

Dr. Abraham Twerski on responding to stress and fear:

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Masters of War

I had never heard of Pearl Jam, never heard of Eddie Vedder, but then I saw him perform this on television– and never forgot it, or him. Full lyrics HERE.

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128

Sonnet 128 William Shakespeare How oft, when thou, my music, music play’st, Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds With thy sweet fingers, when thou gently sway’st The wiry concord that mine ear confounds, Do I envy those jacks that nimble leap To kiss the tender inward of thy hand, Whilst my poor lips, which …

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Time Travel

This train of thought makes me happy. From childhood, we in America are taught that the way to prevent war is to have an insanely powerful military and put a boot to the neck of all who oppose us; stomp out the seedling before it grows into a tree. But it turns out that’s not …

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Hope

I’ve heard many versions of this story.  I found this one HERE: Nasrudin was caught in the act and sentenced to die. Hauled up before the king, he was asked by the Royal Presence: “Is there any reason at all why I shouldn’t have your head off right now?” To which he replied: “Oh, King, …

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“Wearing of Sandals”

From a May 27, 1968 memo on the counterculture movement, directed to the head of the FBI: “nonconformism in dress and speech, neglect of personal cleanliness, use of obscenities (printed and uttered), publicized sexual promiscuity, experimenting with and the use of drugs, filthy clothes, shaggy hair, wearing of sandals, beads, and unusual jewelry, tend to …

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Grief

I can’t make the BBC embed code work with WordPress, but here’s the link:  LINK If you have eight minutes, it’s a really helpful little video.

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