Monday, December 31, 2007

Remembering Why I Am Here

"This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.

A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.

Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.

The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.

Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.

Rumi -

Granny's got it - spirit, integrity and wisdom - like character - not something you can buy.

When Gandhi was asked what he thought of American civilization he responded,

"I think it would be a good idea."

Cindy Sheehan knows the gut wrenching grief of losing a child to an illegal, immoral illegitimate war, started by an illegal, immoral, placed President, and still she stands.
The timeless energy of mothers who have lost sons to corporate greed driving her forward, pushing her and the Gold Star families for peace home to themselves, to integrity and to their own divinity. In a country betrayed by the openly criminal administration that drives it - she stands.
She remembers why she is here.


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