Speeding

One afternoon as I was driving home I checked my rear view mirror and noticed a highway patrolman approaching. I glanced at my speedo and noticed I was 10 mph under the posted speed limit so I sped up. I looked again and he was still coming, I sped up another 10 mph and still he was gaining on me. Finally I was up to 20 mph over the posted speed limit and he was closing in on me fast. Just as I was thinking of speeding up some more I saw his blue light.

I pulled over to the side of the road and waited for him to approach my car, as he was walking up I considered speeding off but thought better of it since obviously his car was faster than mine. As he approached my window he said, “What’s your hurry sir?” I looked up at him and said, “Oh, it’s you, just last week my wife ran off with a highway patrolman, I thought you was him bringing her back!”

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Contentment and Happiness

Quote of the Day
“There is enough in the world for everyone’s need,
but not enough for everyone’s greed.”

~Frank Buchman~

Thought of the Day
Corporations become filthy rich because as a greedy society we support their lust for money. We have become a want it now, want it all society. We allow ourselves to be mislead by flashy advertisements that promise to rid our lives of misery, and fill our lives with happiness. Only you can create happiness in your life, and it does not come from money. Sure as a modern society we all need a certain amount of money to survive, but do we really need any more than that?

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Work With Nature

Quote of the Day

“Man has been endowed with reason,
with the power to create,
so that he can add to what he’s been given.
But up to now he hasn’t been a creator,
only a destroyer.
Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up,
wild life’s become extinct, the climate’s ruined
and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.”

~ Anton Chekhov
(1860-1904)

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Is It Too Late?

Quote of the Day
“The Earth can no longer be healed on a physical level.
Only a spiritual healing can change the course
of the probable futures of mankind…”

~Tom Brown Jr.~
The Quest: One Man’s Search for Peace, Insight, and Healing in an Endangered World

Thought for the Day
With $4.00 or more per gallon gas, environmental catastrophes, global warming and the melting of the polar ice caps I would think that more people would realize that it is us, humans, that are

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Black Elk Speaks, Circle Power

Thought for the Day

You have noticed that everything an Indian does in a circle,
and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles,
and everything tries to be round.

In the old days all our power came to us from the sacred hoop
of the nation and so long as the hoop was unbroken the people
flourished. The flowering tree was the living center of the hoop,
and the circle of the four quarters nourished it. The east gave peace
and light, the south gave warmth, the west gave rain and the north
with its cold and mighty wind gave strength and endurance. This
knowledge came to us from the outer world with our religion.

Everything the power of the world does is done in a circle.
The sky is round and I have heard that the earth is round like a ball
and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls.
Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours.
The sun comes forth and goes down again in a circle. The moon
does the same and both are round. Even the seasons form a great
circle in their changing and always come back again to where they were.

The life of a man is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is
in everything where power moves. Our teepees were round like the
nests of birds, and these were always set in a circle, the nation’s hoop,
a nest of many nests, where the Great Spirit meant for us to hatch our children.

Black Elk, Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux 1863-1950

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