Wednesday, January 12, 2011
(via tumbleword tumblr via wallflowerlookingin
from Pima Chodron:
When we hold to our opinions with aggression, no matter
how valid our cause, we are simply adding more aggression
to the planet, and violence and pain increase.
Cultivating nonaggression is cultivating peace.
Wish it were that easy. ;-) Wish tv news personalities and politicians read this.
.(via housingworksbooks and teachingliteracy tumblr)
I remember trying to see Maya Angelou read. We got there a bit late, and the auditorium was full. A security guard kept letting three or four more in at a time, then no more. I was with friends, stuck behind a blue velvet rope, o'so close. They were turning us away, and the large glass doors to the auditorium with all that light on inside, called me. I saw an instant opening, ducked down and snuck past the guard (he'd been gazing over, so I thought it might work). In I went, dashing at first then walking (ladylike) to a seat.
Angelou is a Powerful woman.
She strengthened me that night with not only her words, but her spiritual largeness.
After the reception I walked from the building into the darkness, all a'tingle. Even the cold was invigorating. Out on the street corner wondering where I'd parked: Shit, I'd driven in with friends. New to the city, a fear smeared through as I stood with no ride home, but a new prize inside. : )
Some things you just gotta do, and the body acts.
Have you done things like this too? We all have.
"Baby I'm a Fool" Melody Gardot (makes me feel i'm in an old movie to listen)
as always, Peace.