|Image from Susan Loone's Blog|
Added 8/26/2010 -- I have been feeling bad ever since I published that line above. Just about 3 years ago, the loss of $2.00 might have meant that one of my daughters couldn't go to school that day, because I sometimes had no food that could go in a lunch box. Things that could be reheated or cooked at home, yes, but not anything to take. It was a scary time. And I still have nightmares about it. So I have no business being flip or acting like I don't understand that kind of desperation. No, I never took change from someone else's car -- but many days I did search for that last nickel or dime under my car mats or in pockets. So to whomever took the money, I send my blessings and my wishes that soon you will not be in need of change -- that you will be blessed with abundance and will be more than able to buy whatever it is that you needed that money for. I know how you feel now. And I'm sorry for my callousness.
30 minutes of yoga and Pilates races by.. 30 minutes in a coffee shop passes in seconds. 30 minutes in a traffic jam takes forever. How can people think time is really fixed and linear?
What is sleep, really? Is it a time to allow our bodies to rest, or a time to allow our minds/spirits/souls to work?
If housing sales have dropped to an all time low, and no one who has a house can sell it to buy a new one, and no one who doesn't have a house can qualify for a new one, how are we ever going to get out of that circle?
If all religions claim to be the right one, the chosen one, the correct one, what does that say about their view of G-d? It seems to me that it would mean that G-d is either cruel, allowing the overwhelming majority of it/his/her creation to spend their lives in hopeless error, or that G-d is unable to get the "true" message across effectively. Either one is pretty depressing. (BTW, I don't happen to believe there is one superior way/religion. So G-d's off the hook with me,)