March 13th, 2011

alan - joshua tree bloom

Focus -

 

Can anyone read the news in Japan and not feel it is time to change, to, as Richard Moss puts it, "build the spiritual muscle- the power of our attention"?

The earth is offering her teaching.  Can we ignore?   This moment.   Now.
book lovers

Shop Locally -

 

I love the Pt. Reyes book store.  Here are some sobering statistics from their website on the importance of buying locally.


THINK LOCAL FIRST

Why shop locally?   When you shop at local businesses, like Point Reyes Books, you also support
the local community.


Contributions to Local Nonprofits through Author Benefit Events in 2010
Pt. Reyes Books $45,000
Amazon $0
Borders $0



Number of Author Events Hosted in West Marin in 2010
Point Reyes Books: 46
Amazon 0
Borders 0



Sales Tax Paid to the State of California to Support Education, Parks, Social Services in 2010
Independent Bookstores: $18.5 million
Point Reyes Books: Over $60,000
Amazon $0
Borders$0


Number of Local Businesses Supported Through the Purchase of Goods and Services in 2010
Point Reyes Books: 35
Amazon: 0
Borders: 0

Utah Natural Bridges - a starry night sk

(no subject)

 

The rain pounds down outside making it even more cozy inside.  

I am with this quote by
Stephen Levine:

"When your fear touches someone's pain, it becomes pity; when your love touches someone's pain, it becomes compassion."



As we continue absorb in what is happening in Japan, may love as compassion be our guide.