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Quote of the Day – October 16 2011 — Some Musings — Pre-Occupied

“Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it. “

        –Tori Amos

 

Occupy Vancouver in its first day has been amazing. 5000+ people (I have a feeling that if you counted everybody who came and went throughout the day, the figure was much higher). People coming together because they realize the need for change in how things have been done. Whether they were talking about changes in our political systems, our financial systems, our educational systems or in the way we view things, there was a deep realization that we need to evolve new ways of dealing with ourselves, each other and our planet. Still there was more joy than anger. We shared laughs, marches, slogans, hugs and purpose. I look forward to watching the occupation movement evolve. Will change come from it or will it be ultimately a release  of built up social pressure, I have no surety. Something has begun with this movement in this next month and I look forward to seeing it continue. Few things in my life have made me feel quite as proud as participating in today has.

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I don’t know who this lad is but somehow he and his sign  symbolized today nicely for me. I want this boy (and all children including of course Zev) to grow up in a world of growing hope and happiness.

 

Heart’s Vision by G A Rosenberg

Quote of the Day – October 15 2011

“The man who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself”

       –Friedrich Nietsche

Tonight I saw a documentary about a band from the Congo called Staff Benda Bilili which both inspired me and gave me some much needed perspective. Tomorrow I go to protest and to occupy because of among other things – the gross economic disparity that has become part of present day society and the level of corporate and privilege greed that has reached epic proportions. I participate, hoping that the share number of people standing up to be counted will provide a reality cheque and possibly help wake people up to the need for change. Still watching this video about people who sleep and live on cardboard in the streets who daily don’t know if they will eat or not does wake me up to what relative poverty may be as opposed to actual poverty. I believe that there are the resources on this planet to end hunger and need on that level. Whether or not we will all wake up enough consciously to realize that very little difference exists between one other being starving to death and a beloved member of our family doing the same. I pray for universal empathy  — G A Rosenberg

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Love Growing Between Dragon and Gargoyle by G A Rosenberg

Expansion by G A Rosenberg