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Ponder Your Journey, Living Matter

The Celtic classic, Book of Taliesin, tells a story of a bard Taliesin and of our own yesterdays and our tomorrows:
“The second time I was created, I was a blue salmon. I was a dog, I was a stag; I was a roe-buck on the mountain side, I was a treasure chest, I was a spade; I was a hand-held drinking horn; I was a pair of fire-tongs for a year and a day; I...
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360 of Compassion

Relating to Whatever Is Alive

Some rescue dogs. I rescue garlic. When I see a sprouting clove I find it really hard to chop it up. I think: "Just like me, you little bastard, you wanna see the " And I feel compelled to rescue it. Surely, it is compassion (identification) that borders on neurosis. Everything can be in excess, even compassion. This Jain wanna-be knows But then again I take the tribute by callously biting off...
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Regret is a Verb

Some people say: "I have no regrets."  But I don't buy it.  Regrets are not had.  Regrets are done.

If you are one of these zero-regrets people, try the following: try to regret - and when you do, you'll see that you will - if...
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The Esperanto of Empathy


Stumbled upon this amazing video on Facebook.  A Facebook friend commented: "People are beautiful." Yes, they are.  I think - and this might be overly optimistic of me to say - this kind of beauty of empathy can be leveraged from just about anyone...
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Self-Cleaning Streets of Space

A NASA scientist recently said that we are within a decade or so of discovering alien life.  She clarified - no, not the little green men but just microbial alien life.  Yesterday elsewhere I read that complex organic molecules have been detected in a (far away) "infant star system."  What this means, seems to me, is that it's inevitable that one of these days we - yes, we ourselves - will be discovered by...
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