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Global Love Day - May 1, 2007


Society & Culture  (tags: culture, LOVE, COMPASSION, HUMANITY, EVOLUTION, REVOLUTION, WORLD HEALING )


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When we choose to love unconditionally, we bring the highest potential into every situation and heal generations of conflict...



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Ali Hirst (286)
Monday April 30, 2007, 12:30 am
Thanks for sharing this Indigo. What a wonderful story to live by. Wishing you love on Global Love Day
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2007, 12:58 am
I wish you love always...each and every day.

Indigo XO
 

Jaclin S. (230)
Monday April 30, 2007, 2:08 am
Indigo - beautiful - thanx for sharing.

To Love for the sake of being Loved is Human but to Love for the sake of Loving is Angelic.

Love to You and all my Dear Friends on Global Love Day and always.

Love & Light
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2007, 7:50 am
Thank you for sharing...It is great to have a day to spread the Love...but we should make it everyday...so I send my love out to everyone reading this....Thanks again Indigo
 

Elizabeth W. (38)
Monday April 30, 2007, 8:31 am
Beautiful!
 

Eyes O. (411)
Monday April 30, 2007, 8:55 am
Thanks Indigo. Noted. Its important that the world come back together and begin to heal. Divided we fall!!
 

Robert K. (437)
Monday April 30, 2007, 10:00 am
Indigo, love and all the lovely attributes that go with it. As David Beck, I believe it was the Nobel Peace Prize Winner, that they made a movie about, 'A Beautiful Mind', played by Russell Crow said, Love is the only thing that will stand up through all trials and tribulations of life. And his Peace Prize came for his renown work in physics. Still he believed in love. thanks for great work.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2007, 11:55 am
Thanks and have a beautiful Global Love Day. Each and every one of you are special. HUGS
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 30, 2007, 11:57 am
MY LOVE TO ALL OF YOU, NOT ONLY ON THIS DAY BUT ON EVERYDAY OF YOUR LIVES.
" At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet" Plato

"Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It is not rude, it is not self-seeking.
It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails."
I Corinthians 13:4-8
 

Ali Hirst (286)
Monday April 30, 2007, 1:13 pm
Robert here is the review on " A Beautiful Mind" and anyone who hasn't seen it should get the DVD out, and watch it. It is a beautiful Movie...
http://movies.about.com/library/weekly/aa010202a.htm

"A Beautiful Mind" Movie Review












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Director Ron Howard has created a moving masterpiece, elegantly guiding the audience through John Forbes Nash Jr.'s life starting with Nash as an intense, introverted youth striving for that perfect original idea and ending with Nash as a passionate, patient elderly man battling against his inner demons.

Through Howard's skilled hand and via Russell Crowe's amazingly understated yet incredibly touching performance, Nash's achievements and flaws are exposed without portraying mental illness in a clichιd cinematic form. Crowe's Nash is an honest, disturbing look at the price paid by people who suffer from schizophrenia and the toll it takes on families and friends.

"A Beautiful Mind" lays out the story of mathematical genius John Forbes Nash Jr. as he enters Princeton, a bright student with a limitless future ahead of him. Obsessed with finding a way to prove he truly matters, he competes with the other students in Princeton's brutally competitive math department, all of whom are searching for one truly original idea. Inspiration strikes him while he's studying in a local bar surrounded by his rowdy classmates. As they vie for the attention of a stunning blonde, Nash observes their rivalry and, from that, develops his “game theory.” Nash's theory contradicts 150 years of accepted theory and earns him a coveted position at MIT where part of his duty is to teach a course to eager young minds.

Jennifer Connelly enters the film as one of those eager young minds, Alicia Larde. Alicia falls for the nervous, socially inept Nash, inviting him to dinner and starting a romance that breathes life into Nash's carefully ordered world. As Nash's mental condition unveils itself, worsening with time, Alicia is the one true thing in his world that remains steadfast and dependable.

Russell Crowe exquisitely captures Nash's passion for his wife, his work, and his unending hunger for excellence. Jennifer Connelly again proves she's a talented actress capable of conquering characters with depth and emotion. The brilliant supporting cast, including Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, and Adam Goldberg, perfectly create the fuzzy environment where Nash roams. Over the course of little more than two hours, director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman succeed in unfolding a beautiful story of love, despair, perseverance, compassion and pride the likes of which hasn't been seen on screen in many years.

"A Beautiful Mind" is easily one of the finest films of the year and deserves the Oscar buzz that surrounds it. The only real Oscar question is whether Crowe's winning last year will negate a nod this year or will the Academy reward what is clearly the best performance of the year with the golden statue it truly deserves.

Overall Grade: A

"A Beautiful Mind" is rated PG-13 for intense thematic material, sexual content, and a scene of violence.


Director: Ron Howard
Producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer
Written By: Akiva Goldsman
Director of Photography: Roger Deakins
Film Editors: Mike Hill and Dan Hanley
Production Designer: Wynn Thomas
Composer: James Horner
Costume Designer: Rita Ryack
Casting: Jane Jenkins and Janet Hirshenson
Art Director: Robert Guerra
Set Decorator: Leslie Rollins

John Nash - Russell Crowe
Alicia - Jennifer Connelly
Parcher - Ed Harris
Dr. Rosen - Christopher Plummer
Charles - Paul Bettany
Sol - Adam Goldberg
Hansen - Josh Lucas
Marcee - Vivien Cardone
Bender - Anthony Rapp
Ainsley - Jason Gray-Stanford
Helinger - Judd Hirsch
Thomas King - Austin Pendleton
Professor Horner - Victor Steinbach

Photo © 2001 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.


 

Catherine Kritzer (0)
Monday April 30, 2007, 1:51 pm
We can do no great things only small things with reat LOVE Mother Teresa Happy love day.
 

Dennis Cooke (4)
Monday April 30, 2007, 2:12 pm
thanks indigo what a wonderful thing to do have a day for this GLOBAL LOVE DAY
 

David Gould (155)
Monday April 30, 2007, 4:08 pm
We are one humanity on this planet.
All life is interconnected and interdependent.
All share in the Universal bond of love.
Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.
With tolerance and compassion we embrace diversity.
Together we make a difference through love.

 

Shane Hennessy (18)
Monday April 30, 2007, 5:04 pm
people have asked me to tell them what unconditional love is, and what does it feel like...??? I have said that it is the only type of love deserving to be called love and all other types of "love" are not love, but are judgements and attachments.... to know what it is and how it feels though, one must experience unconditional love, however a hint to understanding the concept of unconditional love comes through the revelation that unconditional love and the practice of non-judgement, are the same thing... one love, that's all there is.....
 

Anita Lee (1121)
Monday April 30, 2007, 6:37 pm
Thanks for sharing and telling me about this wonderful day.
 

Sharon D. (91)
Monday April 30, 2007, 6:39 pm
I agree with you Mercedes. That is the LOVE OF GOD INTO MANIFESTATION. Thanks Indigo that is great !!! We need to dot his everday !!!
 

Jennie B. (14)
Monday April 30, 2007, 7:13 pm
I love this - now if every day could be this kind of day we would be where we need to be! I like how you described it David Gould. I couldn't have said it better. Love is nonjudgmental and accepting. Love is....and we all are interconnected. Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2007, 1:45 am
You are love...each one who is present here...and those who are not.

You are all beautiful !

Indigo X
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Tuesday May 1, 2007, 4:22 am
MAY DAY, THE REAL LABOR DAY

Throughout Europe, May 1st is Labor Day; it is recognized in every country except the United States, Canada, and South Africa.
Only in the US & possibly Canada, is Labor Day September 1st.

For people all over the world, May 1st commemorates events that took place in the US, the famous Haymarket demonstration & bloody repression of our labor movement at the end of the 19th century in our very own Chicago !

The holiday began in the 1880s in the United States, with the fight for an eight-hour work day.

In 1884, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions passed a resolution stating that eight hours would constitute a legal day's work from and after May 1, 1886. The resolution called for a general strike to achieve the goal, since legislative methods had already failed. With workers being forced to work ten, twelve, and fourteen hours a day, rank-and-file support for the eight-hour movement grew rapidly, despite the indifference and hostility of many union leaders. By April 1886, 250,000 workers were involved in the May Day movement.

The heart of the movement was in Chicago, organized primarily by the anarchist International Working People's Association. Businesses and the state were terrified by the increasingly revolutionary character of the movement and prepared accordingly. The police and militia were increased in size and received new and powerful weapons financed by local business leaders. Chicago's Commercial Club purchased a $2000 machine gun for the Illinois National Guard to be used against strikers. Nevertheless, by May 1st, the movement had already won gains for many Chicago clothing cutters, shoemakers, and packing-house workers. But on May 3, 1886, police fired into a crowd of strikers at the McCormick Reaper Works Factory, killing four and wounding many. Anarchists called for a mass meeting the next day in Haymarket Square to protest the brutality.

The meeting proceeded without incident, and by the time the last speaker was on the platform, the rainy gathering was already breaking up, with only a few hundred people remaining. It was then that 180 cops marched into the square and ordered the meeting to disperse. As the speakers climbed down from the platform, a bomb was thrown at the police, killing one and injuring seventy. Police responded by firing into the crowd, killing one worker and injuring many others.

Although it was never determined who threw the bomb, the incident was used as an excuse to attack the entire Left and labor movement. Police ransacked the homes and offices of suspected radicals, and hundreds were arrested without charge. Anarchists in particular were harassed, and eight of Chicago's most active were charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the Haymarket bombing. A kangaroo court found all eight guilty, despite a lack of evidence connecting any of them to the bomb-thrower (only one was even present at the meeting, and he was on the speakers' platform), and they were sentenced to die. Albert Parsons, August Spies, Adolf Fischer, and George Engel were hanged on November 11, 1887. Louis Lingg committed suicide in prison, The remaining three were finally pardoned in 1893.

It is not surprising that the state, business leaders, mainstream union officials, and the media would want to hide the true history of May Day, portraying it as a holiday celebrated only in Moscow's Red Square. In its attempt to erase the history and significance of May Day, the United States government declared May 1st to be "Law Day", and gave us instead Labor Day - a holiday devoid of any historical significance other than its importance as a day to swill beer and sit in traffic jams.

Nevertheless, rather than suppressing labor and radical movements, the events of 1886 and the execution of the Chicago anarchists actually mobilized many generations of radicals. Emma Goldman, a young immigrant at the time, later pointed to the Haymarket affair as her political birth. Lucy Parsons, widow of Albert Parsons, called upon the poor to direct their anger toward those responsible - the rich. Instead of disappearing, the anarchist movement only grew in the wake of Haymarket, spawning other radical movements and organizations, including the Industrial Workers of the World.

By covering up the history of May Day, the state, business, mainstream unions and the media have covered up an entire legacy of dissent in this country. They are terrified of what a similarly militant and organized movement could accomplish today, and they suppress the seeds of such organization whenever and wherever they can. As workers, we must recognize and commemorate May Day not only for it's historical significance, but also as a time to organize around issues of vital importance to working-class people today.

It's great if people have decided to make May Day a day of love, but let's not forget the original - historical - significance of May Day ! ! !

We don't want the Love Day, however lovely it may be, to act as another attempt to cover up the truth about May Day!

As they say in the article I've posted in this comment:

"By covering up the history of May Day, the state, business, mainstream unions and the media have covered up an entire legacy of dissent in this country."

 

Doris N. (245)
Tuesday May 1, 2007, 4:43 am
Love, peace and understanding! Thanks for sharing! I'm thinking today and always with gratitude and love of all the courageous and warm-hearted people in the unions and parties who thought with solidarity and fore-sight about their fellowmen and the future generations and who created the wellfare state that I'm blessed to live in - they opposed the unhuman working and living conditions of the majority of the people, and thanks to them we have freedoms, rights and privileges that we now wish would encompass the whole of the human population! Happy loving May-day - sending thanks and blessings to all who have been working and are working for human rights and a decent life for everyone on this globe!
 

Sammantha L. (126)
Tuesday May 1, 2007, 4:47 am
Wishing Indigo and all the wonderful care2 people a glorious, heartfelt Beltane...a day of love and joy. May we remember and carr this feeling all year long.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 1, 2007, 5:30 am
I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
~Mother Teresa~
 

Cheryl Benson (390)
Tuesday May 1, 2007, 12:55 pm
yes I have Nash's movie, it is profound, I watch it frequently, so is Seabiscut and many others. I working on the forgiveness thing, but hard when people are still harming u or preventing u from getting the help u need, course in miracles helping but a definate challenge in many ways. thank u for posting I
 

Maureen S. (122)
Thursday May 3, 2007, 11:32 am
Love is the sacred gift from the Gods! It is there to share, to give and to spread. And even if we are hurt by it, it is . . . as others have said, still positive and sacred. We are only able to grow from pain, as well as learn from it. Thus, love may be painful, however it produces and brings out the best in each and every one of us.
 
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