Archive | September, 2015

Whitman on Lifespans… and houses, being built and used.

28 Sep

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To think how eager we are in building our houses,
To think others shall be just as eager, and we quite indifferent.

(I see one building the house that serves him a few years, or
seventy or eighty years at most,
I see one building the house that serves him longer than that.)

Slow-moving and black lines creep over the whole earth—they
never cease—they are the burial lines

– Whitman “To think of time”….

(And the overtones of prepping for a study conference that hinges on a lifespan)

http://www.whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1891/poems/243

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#TMF – Ikeda’s “To My Friends”, as published on Seikyo Shimbun (#SGI Japan Organ Publication) #WorldPeace

20 Sep

September 20, 2015

–TO MY FRIENDS–

When you yourself change,

you can change the heart

and mind of your opponent.

Revolutionizing and transforming

our strong resolve is the

foundation of everything.

Begin with profound prayer!

–わが友に贈る–
 自分が変われば
 相手の心も変わる。
 わが一念の変革こそ
 一切の根本だ。
 強き祈りから始めよ!

–WAGA TOMO NI OKURU–

JIBUN GA KAWARE BA

AITE NO KOKORO MO

KAWARU.
WAGA ICHINEN NO HENKAKU KOSO

ISSAI NO KONPON DA.
TSUYOKI INORI KARA

HAJIME YO!

#Encouragement – subtle shifts, profound choices, manifest… #TDE from Dr. #Ikeda of #SGI

20 Sep

I wanted to share today’s The Daily Encouragement with you.

"…When your determination changes, everything else will begin to move in the direction you desire.

The moment you resolve to be victorious, every nerve and fiber in your being will immediately orient itself toward your success.

On the other hand, if you think "This is never going to work out," then at that instant every cell in your being will be deflated and give up the fight, and then everything really will move in the direction of failure…"

Daisaku Ikeda, PhD

(Echoes with shifting from ambition to meaning as late Dr. Dyer put it, at least for me)

Feed: http://www.chantbuddy.com

Adversity? #Quote: “Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you…” #Jarvis, Debra vía #TEDx

19 Sep

#Quote: “Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you…” #Jarvis, Debra vía #TEDx

Relevant Excerpt:

“…

Many years ago, I had a patient, just a wonderful young man who was loved by the staff, and so it was something of a shock to us to realize that he had no friends. He lived by himself, he would come in for chemotherapy by himself, he would receive his treatment, and then he’d walk home alone. And I even asked him. I said, “Hey, how come you never bring a friend with you?” And he said, “I don’t really have any friends.” But he had tons of friends on the infusion floor. We all loved him, and people were going in and out of his room all the time. So at his last chemo, we sang him the song and we put the crown on his head and we blew the bubbles, and then I asked him, I said, “So what are you going to do now?” And he answered, “Make friends.” And he did. He started volunteering and he made friends there, and he began going to a church and he made friends there, and at Christmas he invited my husband and me to a party in his apartment, and the place was filled with his friends. Claim your experience. Don’t let it claim you. He decided that the meaning of his experience was to know the joy of friendship, and then learn to make friends.

…”

Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn’t define me | TED Talk Subtitles and Transcript | TED.com

Me? Pondering this illustration.

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