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Hugh M.

"To live in peace and love and spread it to those all around me."

Wynnum, Australia
male
single, 2 children
Speaks: English and a tiny bit of Chinese
Joined Apr 9, 2008


 
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I TAKE YOUR PAIN: A MEDITATION

 

I take your pain from my heart,

gently set it upon a broad leaf

smooth on tranquil water.

I watch the leaf float free

on mirrors,

drifting a tunnel of dark branches

and bright green leaves.

 

I pour your tears

into my cupped hands,

precious liquid gems (your adornment).

I kneel until the water

meets water and your tears

follow the River’s course

to join the encircling sea.





MILLENNIUM VISION

This is what happened to me at the Woodford Folk Festival close to twelve o'clock on New Year's Eve of the Millennium. I had decided to see in the Millenium in the all faiths worship tent, where musicians of different faiths were to play one after the other. A Sikh musician and his backing group took the stage. As I swayed to the music and chanted along I soon found myself carried into a worshipful state. While listening I focussed on the one Spirit and closed my eyes and chanted where I could. Was what happened next a vision or a visualisation? It started intentionally but went beyond that. I was concerned that there was a possibility of our destroying ourselves and all life on earth so was praying for peace and harmony for the planet in the coming thousand years. I imagined a white light shooting up from the crown of my head and I soon saw it coming from the point of the globe where I and the others I was with were worshipping. My consciousness was with the light beam and I saw a huge beam of light coming to meet it from space and when the two beams met they were one light. The enormous, powerful beam then spread and encircled the planet and I saw many more beams rising to meet it from the surface of the earth as people worshipped to initiate the new millennium. The powerful beam became an invisible band around the earth with sparks or sparkles of colour flashing from it and sending fine beams of coloured light downward. The earth looked very beautiful as it turned within the envelope of spirit. I heard the words "Where are my Christian people?" and I found tears in my eyes. I took this to be sadness at the reluctance of Christians to recognize the underlying unity of spirit at the heart of all faiths and their reluctance to join in that unity. I took the whole vision as assurance that we will be looked after in this millennium. I hope you will pass it on to others.

Love and peace, Hugh

 




Kandahar Child

You cowered in a corner in a back street of Kandahar

Surrounded by blood and charred wood

Trembling and squeezing the lids of your eyes

Banging your head with your tiny hands

To push all the horrors away

Your mother’s crushed body surrounded by flies

Your father blown apart by a rocket that came

From the skies in the name of world peace

 

I picked you up gently and you wet on my shirt

As I carried you crying through the streets

To a truck with a cross marked in red on the side

Where they told me they had worse to take care of

I took you to camp, your eyes opened wide

They flickered and stared at things that weren’t there

Looked at me and past me and through me

Your mind such a long way from peace

 

My mates came and smiled, gave me pats on my shoulders

Brought you dairy milk chocolate and cola

Your mouth spat it out and you moaned in my arms

Your skinny limbs started to tremble

So I sang and I rocked you with old lullabies

Were you asleep when you smiled?

Next day we made a small coffin of wood.

Perhaps then at last you found peace.

 


This year's bonus is
A hundred million dollars.
Listen.                               A giggle.








Sichuan Earthquake

 

God, where are you?

The world has broken and

I am surrounded by death,

It could have been me

And I am so ashamed

I’m here when young lives

They were lives once

Are lying in the broken world

Still like eggs in the market

When snow fills the roof

Bringing it to the ground

 

 

Burma Flood

 

Gods upstairs fighting

crashing and throwing

buckets of water

banging the pails

shaking trees like

rice in a winnow bowl

then the world filled with water

houses drowned and we ran

without hills to help us

no Gods put hills here

our houses were too low

so my daughter drowned

my wife was swept away

she didn’t come back

I am waiting for

government gods in Yangon

to undo the work

of the gods upstairs

but they have not come

my neighbour has the

bad shit another flood

and her body will be

a dry husk of rice

to be planted

never to grow again


 
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Joined Apr 9, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
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Hometown Brisbane 
Homepage http://hughmacdougall.com  
Birthday Dec 02  
Languages English and a tiny bit of Chinese  
About Me An ageing hippie stubbornly idealistic and determinedly naive crossed with a somewhat gloomy cynic who wants to proclaim the dismal truth. I oscillate.
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  Lifestyle
Pets I won't have one but I love animals  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions God is central to all  
Eating Habits omnivorous and thankful  
Wild Fact About Me I went to China at fifty-two and stayed four years. A beautiful woman much younger than me went mad and fell in love with me. Wildly amazing! I'm not mad, what's mad about falling in love with someone younger than you (but of age), huh?
My Philosophy Live in love and respect everyone and life will be a lot easier.
What Gives Me Hope People like Aung San Suu Kyi, Sister Dianna Ortiz, sites like this, feeling surrounded by Spirit, people's love.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Isolate anyone who has tortured another, whether in a government role or not, and put in a serious rehabilitation programme for them until their response allows release under voluntary surveillance for many years.
What/who changed my life and why An old man who was in love with Jesus and is the holiest person I have ever met, a living guru or saint.
What Bugs Me People using the term 'loser'., impoverishing another to get rich, Any form of violence, Breaking glass in a public space, Littering, Anyone who thinks cruelty is justifiable, Alcohol as an excuse for cruelty  
Passions Multi-culturalism, spreading the love around, spirituality, the funny side of life, beauty people create, my kids, my friends, real communication with people, The beauty of nature  
Inspirations receiving love, The right music, Nature's beauty, Spirit, The inner strength of people  
What Scares Me The worship of money in the USA., The culture of corruption in China, Racism, The popularity of horror movies, People who enjoy cruel acts, People who put themself FIRST, People who can't feel another's pain  
  Favorites
Role Models care2 friends, Lots of unknown wonderful people, Lao Tse, buddha, Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi  
Quotation If you truly love someone you understand the value of each human, so why would you kill?
Interests sh... detection, social criticism, finding out new things, thinking, conversation, people, natural and largely people-free areas, travel, classical music, jazz, folk music, writing poetry and short stories  
Books tao te ching, Autobiography of a Yogi, Baghavad Gita, The Bible, The Art of Loving - Erich Fromm, The Prophet, The Lord of the Rings, Steppenwolf, The Idiot  
Music See interests, Most music but not modern country, Very little opera  
Movies Saltimbanco (Cirque de Soleil), Lord of the Rings trilogy, 2001, Movies that make me laugh, Movies that make me think  
TV Shows Farscape, Dr. Who--all of them, good documentaries, Really wacky comedies, So few  
Favorite Foods etc., apple pie, black forest gateau, Coral Trout, Fresh prawns, Haggis, Thai green curry, Vietnamese spring rolls, chocolate, Fish and chips, Chinese Jiaozi, Indian Korma  
Favorite Places Milford Sound, Bunya Mountains National Park Aus, Moshan Park Wuhan China, Giraween National Park Australia, Cooloola National Park Australia, Australian rainforests, Bowen Australia, London, Xi'an, Iona, Loch Lomond, Brisbane  
Can't Live Without I'll try to keep going no matter what  
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    Jan 28, 2014 2:48 PM

    Grace T. (77)
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    Dec 7, 2013 11:48 PM

    FreeSpirit R. (324)

    My dearest beautiful brother and friend,  you remain close to my heart always and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you Hugh...  I am also wishing you birthday love today and am missing our emails to each other,  I kept them all and read them whenever I feel down...  I want you to know that  you are the kindest, gentlest, caring and most loving soul that I have ever had the pleasure to encounter on this earthly plane.  I am glad we had our time together as friends ~  I miss you dearly Hugh ~  I love you always ... big hugs xoxoxoxoxo


    Dec 3, 2013 11:12 PM

    Dandelion G. (381)
    Thinking of my C2 Friend. Glad we shared time on this Earth Walk....

    Dec 2, 2013 1:06 PM

    Pamylle G. (461)
    Honoring your memory on your day of birth, dear Hugh.
    We miss you...


    Dec 1, 2013 8:32 AM

    Myke S. (325)
    On Your Birthday HUGH
    I Wish Your Spirit Peace my Brother


    Nov 25, 2013 11:44 AM

    Jytte N. (64)

    Thinking of you on your birthday, dear Hugh, and remember your gentle kindness. If I know you well, I trust you are working hard from your side of reality to make everything on Mother Earth more caring; we are also doing our best from here. Hopefully, we will succeed in the end, together.
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    Dec 31, 2012 2:41 PM

    Grace T. (77)
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    Dec 29, 2012 2:10 AM

    AniMae C. (407)
    You are remembered Hugh
    Dec 29, 2012 2:07 AM

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    Dec 2, 2012 9:40 PM

    Dandelion G. (381)
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    I can see I'm not the only one to remember you dear friend.
    Missing your kindness and gentle ways.....
    You were gone too soon, we need more of you in this world.
    Dec 1, 2012 10:21 PM

    Dalia H. (1278)
    Always in my heart my Beloved Hugh!
    GOD Bless You in Heaven Eternally!
    Much Love, Light, Prayers, B.D♥

    Nov 30, 2012 10:52 PM

    Frank S. (456)
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    Nov 27, 2012 1:43 AM

    Jenny D. (830)

    Remembering you with fondness and gratitude.
    Tetratheca Thymifolia


    Nov 27, 2012 12:46 AM

    AniMae C. (407)
    You are not forgotten

    Dec 11, 2011 1:16 AM

    Dalia H. (1278)
    Always In my Heart and Prayers my Beloved Hugh!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN BELOVED HUGH!!!
    MUCH LOVE AND LIGHT, B.D.


    Dec 2, 2011 1:00 PM

    Pamylle G. (461)
    Remembering your life with love on your Birthday, dear Hugh.


    Dec 1, 2011 11:07 PM

    Myke S. (325)
    On Your Birthday HUGH
    I Wish Your Spirit Peace my Brother


    Dec 1, 2011 7:25 PM

    Amena R. (187)

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    You are missed, my Friend.
    I wish I had taken the time
    to get to know you better.
    You are Love and we are with you.


    Nov 26, 2011 1:51 PM

    Jytte N. (64)

    Still remembering you, still missing you, still wishing you would be here with us


    Nov 26, 2011 3:22 AM

    Dandelion G. (381)

    YOU ARE MISSED DEAR HUGH. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMONG THE STARS!
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