Sunday Evening Reflection – Spring Awakening

“That is one good thing about this world…there are always sure to be more springs.” L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea “And the Spring arose on the garden fair,Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;And each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breastRose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Complete Poems Whenever…

53 Seconds

53 Seconds of Meditation. Meditation has been defined as engaging in mental exercise, breathing deeply and repeatably so as to reach a special and elevated understanding of our place in the fast-paced, mercurial world that surrounds us. Reflections, pondering or whatever you believe meditation to be – definitions are easier than the practical application. Simply…

A Chief Speaks

“What treaties that the whites have kept, that the red man broken? Not one. What treaties that the white man gave to us they kept? Not one.”   Sitting Bull   Sitting Bull, a Hunkpapa Lakota Sioux, is recognized by many as the most powerful of all First Nation leaders.  Born in 1831 in Grand River,…

A Day of Peace – September 21, 2012

Each year, on September 21, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world.  We live in a global community that must come today to seek ways in which to build a future that is sustainable.  May we find ways to bring peace in our lives and share it with others… If we have…

Open Now

The week is already one day old and it is time to open myself up to a new idea. Ideas need a door or window to come through.  It is very difficult for them to chisel through hardened hearts and closed minds. “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”…

Start

Today, I will start.  Start to enjoy, to smile, to laugh, to think, to care, to love…to be. “There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.” Jean-Paul Sartre