March 26th, 2011

blue jellyfish

Right speech -


The rain continues and the wind.   The family gathers today for a birthday.   There's nothing better than a gathering of those we love. The days continue both cozy and invigorating.   More and more I see the power of right speech, right speech to ourselves as well as to others.  How does that inner voice speak to us?   How many times do we say well-done to ourselves each day?

A Man may make a Remark
by Emily Dickinson

A Man may make a Remark -
In itself - a quiet thing
That may furnish the Fuse unto a Spark
In dormant nature - lain -

Let us divide - with skill -
Let us discourse - with care -
Powder exists in Charcoal -
Before it exists in Fire -

mt. tam fire lookout

Going Outside -

This is an excerpt from Shouts and Murmurs in the New Yorker this week.  It is by Ellis Weiner.  Think about it,  You, too, could go outside and the article comes out, "Just In Time For Spring".   

Introducing GOING OUTSIDE, the astounding multipurpose activity platform that will revolutionize the way you spend your time. GOING OUTSIDE is not a game or a program, not a device or an app, not a protocol or an operating system. Instead, it’s a comprehensive experiential mode that lets you perceive and do things firsthand. GOING OUTSIDE: 1. Supports real-time experience through seamless mind-body interface. By GOING OUTSIDE, you’ll rediscover the joy and satisfaction of actually doing something. 2. Is completely hands-free. No keyboards, mice, controllers, touch pads, or joysticks. 3. Delivers authentic 3-D, real-motion video, with no lag time or artifacts. 4. Delivers “head-free” surround sound. No headphones, earbuds, speakers, or sound-bar arrays required—and yet, amazingly, you hear everything. 6. Enables complete interactivity with inanimate objects, animals, and Nature. 11. Provides access to everything not in your home, dorm room, or cubicle. Millions of people have already tried GOING OUTSIDE. Many of “your” friends may even be GOING OUTSIDE right now! Why not join them and see what happens?