Gratitude goes well, but forgiveness hits a glitch. Not everyone defines the word the same. To some it includes an element of reconciliation, forgetting or moving on and several of us agree that defined that way, some acts are unforgivable. We get into a discussion about the meaning of the word, and several well meaning people pull in child molesters, sexual predators, genocide in Africa and, of course, Hitler. I find the images disturbing and enter the next exercise with a churning mind.
via Finding Forgiveness in Costa Rica
A world in crisis. Great. Do we love our screaming and our shooting and our anger that much?
I get it. Thinking about not thinking does NOT constitute not thinking.
via Not thinking in Costa Rica
Music rules as a powerful medium for getting across a message of peace (or anything else) because it is something that people make together and appreciate together.
Singing for World Peace
Research for my latest novel has me looking into particle physics, as an informed and curious lay person, and let me tell you that’s some very scary stuff. The universe? A whole, whole lot of nothing. And the little bits of something that are there? They are more waves than they are anything else. And they’re not even so much waves as they are the possibilities of waves …It’s amazing, and it truly does make the petty arguments of this world appear even more inane
and the energy inside you goes round and round ….
I’m riding a tour bus across the Danube and I’m thinking of Nietzsche.
That which does not kill us ……. (thoughts from Budapest)
Under what circumstances could you shoot another human if you could feel their fear? Know their thoughts?
A peaceful place amidst the shouting