Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Here's a Message from a Funny Man Who Also Has A Lot of Wisdom

I could not say it better... A wonderful Message by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have
taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider
freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more,
but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have
bigger houses and smaller families, more
conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees
but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment,
more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but
less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too
recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get
too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read
too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our
values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate
too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life.
We've added years to life not life to years. We've
been all the way to the moon and back, but have
trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor.
We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've
done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul.
We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We
write more, but learn less. We plan more, but
accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to
wait. We build more computers to hold more
information, to produce more copies than ever, but
we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow
digestion, big men and small character, steep
profits and shallow relationships. These are the
days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier
houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick
trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one
night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do
everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a
time when there is much in the showroom window and
nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can
bring this letter to you, and a time when you can
choose either to share this insight, or to just hit

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones,
because they are not going to be around forever.

Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to
you in awe, because that little person soon will
grow up and leave your side.

Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you,
because that is the only treasure you can give with
your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and
your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and
an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep
inside of you.

Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for
someday that person will not be there again.

Give time to love, give time to speak,! and give time
to share the precious thoughts in your mind.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we
take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

If you don't send this to at least 8 people....

who cares?

George Carlin

Saturday, September 11, 2004

Reaching Out To Lend A Helping Hand

Struggle and the overcoming of challenges and obstacles is part of our everyday life. This is school for the Spirit and making the effort to see the beauty and goodness all around, even in the midst of trauma is vital. There is much horror in the world but it is illusion. Don’t get I wrong – it is very real but only in a limited dimension where your small self lives so don’t let your true nature, your radiant Spirit get sucked up in it.

On the totally physical plane, suffering is very real and it is the responsibility of each of us to work to ease that suffering. There are many who have recently been hit by both natural and manmade disasters. The natural disasters will always be with us and, sadly, so may the manmade ones. It is unfortunate that after all of the lessons humankind has had that people can still preach and believe in philosophies of hatred. But, let us do what we can. Storms have recently done much damage throughout the Caribbean and Florida. Pawns of hatred and fear have committed vile acts in Russia, the Sudan, Indonesia and elsewhere. Today is the anniversary of the day when sick, misguided minds crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City. Many of us have been personally affected by one or more of these events. We must stand strong against these forces by living with hope and love. We must also reach out in what ever ways we can to assist those who have suffered from these forces. Positive Prayers, sending strength and love, DO help. You can also help by contributing your support to organizations like, and Together we can ease the pain and help people survive the trauma.

The fight begins with you. Fear and hate are mind killers and they diminish your Spirit’s Power to influence the nature of people and events that you draw into your life. Each day you can fight the evils of fear and hate with your love, compassion and prayers. You can also make a stand as a Peaceful Warrior by reaching out to others with positive encouragement and good works. God has given us dominion over a beautiful world and it is our responsibility to be its caretakers, nurturing and respecting the sanctity of the environment and all living things. Let your life be an example for others to follow as best you can. Work each day to be a bright light of healing and joy to the world around you and never give in to the evils of fear and hatred.

One Love,
Ras John