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Sunday, July 17, 2011

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air…” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hi Benny here,
I am  away from my computer so do not have access to my photos.  However I do have some thoughts to share.
I was thinking the other day that isn't it amazing that we all breathe the same air and this air has been on the planet earth since, well since there was air.
That means that I am breathing the same air that Strongheart, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin, Sergent Stubby, and even Leonardo Da Vinci breathed.
How could it be that since we are all breathing the same air, a substance that we cannot see and yet depend upon for life, that we are not all connected.
Consider this a bit.
Love cannot be seen and yet to love and be loved is, to me anyway, the greatest gift of all.
We share love, we share air, we share this planet together.
Aren't all connected?
Perhaps it is the humans who are blocked from love that are unable to know and feel their connectedness to all things.
May we celebrate our connectedness to all,

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Human Responsibility

1. The state or fact of having a duty to deal with something.
2. The state or fact of being accountable or to blame for something.
1. Human, humane may refer to that which is, or should be, characteristic of human beings.
 A humane person is benevolent in treating fellow humans or helpless animals.
Are we as humans responsible for our choices?  Do our choices matter?  Those of us who are adults, are we responsible for the kinds of families and communities we pass on to future generations? 
If we are, what kinds of values are we passing on by our actions as parents, educators, and community participants?
What kind of legacy are we leaving by the moral and economic choices we make today?
Are the nation and world safer as a result of the choices we have made?
Children need positive and authentic adult role models as well as voices challenging our cultural addictions to power, money, celebrity, violence, drugs, and materialism.
Children need positive and authentic adult role models to learn how to be humane.
In a humane family would it be possible to abuse a dog or cat?
In a humane family would it be possible to casually allow ones pet to have puppies/kittens knowing that millions of 'pets' are euthanized each year?
May my human family take responsibility and make the sacrifices needed that children and non humans are valued and safe.

Friday, July 8, 2011

by Chief Seattle, "We did not weave the web of life, we are merely a strand in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves."

What if we knew, with certainty, that every thought and action we did had an impact on everything.  Any negative thought was attracted to and joined in with other negative thoughts.  A positive thought was attracted to and joined in with other positive thoughts and in the joining created a much larger 'force'.
What kind of 'force' would we be a part of and thus influenced by?
What kind of influence would we be to those around us?
Who and what would we be attracting into our lives?
In the field of Neurolinguistics as well as in other fields of human behavior study it is believed that every action and feeling is the result of a thought.  Our thoughts have tremendous power and yet....our thoughts can be changed.
We can change a thought from anger to compassion.
From complaint to acceptance.
From abuse to blessing.

Here is our Benny snoring like a chainsaw in Doug's Lap:
May you choose to be a compassionate, caring, and nurturing strand in the web of life,