“We are all so broken. Pick up a person, shake them around and you’ll hear the rattling of their broken pieces. Pieces our fathers broke, or our mothers, or our friends, strangers, or our loves.” Tarryn Fisher
“The way I regard those who hurt me today will affect how I experience the world in the future. In any encounter, we have a choice: we can strengthen our resentment or our understanding and empathy. We can widen the gap between ourselves and others or lessen it.” Pema Chödrön
We look at a couple of basic things when discussing overpopulation – the earths resources and food.
There are all kinds of variations on this but I am going to go with “10 people can be comfortable supported on 5 acres” and take that down to 8 people per 5 acres.
That means that we could easily fit the entire population of the world into North America with room to spare. Of course several of the 10 acre plots would not be farming quality, but I wanted to give you a visual to consider. Continue reading
I was told to beware with strangers.
That was it.
Oh and I was told to always carry a little “mad money.” I asked what that was for and was told it was in case you got mad with your date or a situation and needed to make a phone call of get a cab or something.
That cleared up a lot of misconceptions, I thought it was vote for the condition of my sanity and their expectation I was going to lose it at some point while in a movie theatre eating popcorn. Continue reading
We pretty much take for granted that people and situations are going to be around forever … but of course they aren’t and so many of us have had to deal with thinking about what the last thing we said and did was for someone we love.
We always bargain with time and yet the only time we actually have is this moment. There is no guarantee of anything beyond that.
After losing my husband I think a great deal about the people in my life that I love and I try to be consciously aware of what I say and how I leave them when I have to. I want them always to know how much I love them, and what they mean to me. I make the time to tell people thank you and to let them know I appreciate them. I say the things that come to me to say, because I know that you cannot always do it “next time.”
After sitting through many great talks and speeches and workshops, I have hear far too many people dejectedly ask one another, “what can I do? I am nobody.” People want to help but often we frame the way that should look with such lofty expectations, it eliminates most of us before we even begin.
People are not rich. Continue reading