… and pondering the deaths of some of my beloved friends in Sierra Leone. Victims of Ebola… or a fate worse than death?
Brigitta, if you don’t mind me saying so… you are a hungry ghost. Yes, I understand, you are starving. You tell me so — every day. But now, only now… do I wonder, whether starving yourself is the reward for freedom from the flaw?
B, where do you begin? Do you begin where you stand?
The challenge to breaking free of the cycle of suffering — is that, oftentimes, we have befriended our hungry ghost. We are seduced by our very own unique magical suffering. Truly, to break free of our pain means that our current life will no longer mirror our past experience. We will give up the things we dislike about ourselves but, also, majestically, some of the things we do like about ourselves (and which brought us three-dimensional accolades). These assets (or attributes), will flush away in the process of new clear renewal. Unconsciously, we know this — and, hence, we resist the seismic spiritual change.
This is the journey. Love m.
In a moment of pure escapism, I’m curious to discover what President Obama is having for lunch today? In my humble view, Obama could use a few extra pounds on his slender frame. So without further ado, here’s Barack Obama’s lunch menu on Inauguration Day, January 22, 2013.
It’s a tasty line-up:
Steamed Lobster with New England Clam Chowder Sauce
Sweet Potato Hay
Hickory-Grilled Bison with Red Potato Horseradish Cake and Wild Huckleberry Reduction
Butternut Squash Purée
Baby Golden Beets and Green Beans
Strawberry Preserve and Red Cabbage
Hudson Valley Apple Pie with Sour Cream Ice Cream, Aged Cheese and Honey Maple Caramel Sauce
The inaugural coffee memorial in front of Constitution Hall
What does it take to be fully conscious and present in this moment?
What does it take to accept personal responsibility to make positive social change in one’s life and the lives of others…
When we’ve been touched by the presence of God, the call to service, our inner voice, or our search for greater meaning and fulfillment in our life; we are advised not to turn away from our mission and have amnesia.