"Be The Change"
female, age 65
married, 2 children
Speaks: English, Learning Icelandic
Joined Aug 21, 2007
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"I call it the cubic centimeter of chance. All of us, whether or not we are warriors, have a cubic centimeter of chance that pops out in front of our eyes from time to time. The difference between an average man and a warrior is that the warrior is aware of this, and one of his tasks is to be alert, deliberatly waiting, so that when his cubic centimeter pops out he has the necessary speed, the prowess to pick it up." Don Juan "Journey to Ixtlan"
...Richard returned with urgent news. "They were at work!" Hundreds of acres, down south. The trees were going fast. Three tractors pulling a gigantic anchor chain. "Those trees are being ripped up at an incredible speed!"
It was an incredible scene. Pinyon trees were falling by the hundreds. Suddenly the tractors stopped, and the silence was startling. When we looked back there were dead, sprawling trees as far as we could see. The huge chain had come to rest against against the trunks of those trees next to go. I wondered whether in the consciousness of these trees there was a sense of bewilderment or terror.
"Look at these trees," Rolling Thunder said. "Some of the elders here are over five hundred years old."
"They've taken everything," he said, "killed every bit of life here -- trees, Indian tea, sacred herbs, everything."
He stood motionless by the dying tree for a few moments, then filled his pipe and lit it. He made a simple sacrifice and talked in a quiet way to the Great Spirit.
Then he spoke to the trees, as if he felt a need to say some words to them. He had not come only to engage in a futile struggle against the destruction. He had come to be with the trees, and now his thoughts were with them. His voice became muted and I could perceive a tightness in his throat. He spoke slowly, almost stuttering. "...and we ask that the trees be allowed to return, to grow again in this place where they belong, and until that day there be peace presiding over this land. We ask that the shock of this tragedy...that this confusion and fear..." His voice trailed off. He began to scan the hills on either side, but then he looked into the sky and was stone still. I could hear him breathing. This was too painful a sight for a custodian of the land.
"Rolling Thunder" Doug Boyd
The Deep Ecology Platform
1. All life has value in itself, independent of its
usefulness to humans.
2. Richness and diversity contribute to life's well-
being and have value in themselves.
3. Humans have no right to reduce this richness and
diversity except to satisfy vital needs in a
4. The impact of humans in the world is excessive
and rapidly getting worse.
5. Human lifestyles and population are key
elements of this impact.
6. The diversity of life, including cultures, can
flourish only with reduced human impact.
7. Basic ideological, political, economic, and
tehnological structures must therefore change.
8. Those who accept the foregoing points have an
obligation to participate in implementing the
necessary changes and to do so peacefully and
Follow Your Bliss
Go placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all people.Speak your truth quietly and clearly. Listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant, for they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive people, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself to others you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser people than yourself. Enjoy your achievemnets as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career. However humble, it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in all your affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many people strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither, be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering things of youth. Nurture stregth of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distess yourself with imaginings. many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars, you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. Max Ehrmann 1927
||Aug 21, 2007
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||So. Calif. and Cedar City. Utah
Jan 23, 1951
||Introduce yourself to Marilynne
Aspiring healthy eater,
Veggie wanna be
|Wild Fact About Me
||Well, I´m living in Iceland! Who´d of thought!
|What Gives Me Hope
||My children and grandchildren.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
|What/who changed my life and why
||My my children, my grandchildren, my husband, my friends Les and Oakley, "Illusions" by Richard Bach "Celestine Prophecy" by James Redfield "Rolling Thunder" by Doug Boyd.
|What Bugs Me
Sunny deep blue skies
|What Scares Me
Henry David Thoreau,
"Rocky" Anderson Mayor of Salt Lake City,
||"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." Richard Bach
Ecology and Environment,
Photography and nature,
The art of Andy Goldsworthy,
The Vision and all books by Tom Brown Jr,
Illusions: Adventures of a Reluctant Mes,
Way of the Peaceful Warrior,
Journey to Ixtlan,
Mutant Message Down Under,
Tales of Power,
Jean M. Auel's series,
Crosby Stills and Nash,
Peter Paul and Mary,
Field of Dreams,
What About Bob,
Life in the Undergrowth,
Dharma and Gregg,
Brothers and Sisters,
Everybody Loves Raymond,
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches,
Macaroni And Cheese,
Cedar City Utah,
Zion Park Utah,
Calaveras Big Trees California
|Can't Live Without
||Introduce yourself to Marilynne
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