Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 09/20/17

“One of the most deeply rooted beliefs in the human being is the idea that the other is responsible for our unhappiness. As long as we don’t realize that we are the ones generating our own upset, we won’t be able to do anything about it. When we don’t take responsibility for what happens, we put our lives in someone else’s hands.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: The Fear in Love

The most wrenching fear that one experiences is the fear one feels for others. Love is like that. When one loves, one fears for the other.

—Dharmavidya David Brazier, “The Gift of Fear

Via Ram Dass /


You and I are not only here in terms of the work we’re doing on ourselves. We are here in terms of the role we’re playing within the systems of which we are a part, if you look at the way change affects people that are unconscious.

Change generates fear, fear generates contractions, contraction generates prejudice, bigotry, and ultimately violence. You can watch the whole thing happen, and you can see it happen in society after society after society.

The antidote for that is a consciousness that does not respond to change with fear. That’s as close to the beginning of that sequence as I can get.

- Ram Dass -

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Via Toni Reis‎LGBT Brasil / FB: NOTA OFICIAL PÚBLICA DE DESCONTENTAMENTO DA ALIANÇA NACIONAL LGBTI SOBRE A DECISÃO LIMIAR MONOCRÁTICA QUE ABRE BRECHA PARA A “CURA GAY” NO BRASIL




NOTA OFICIAL PÚBLICA DE DESCONTENTAMENTO DA ALIANÇA NACIONAL LGBTI SOBRE A DECISÃO LIMIAR MONOCRÁTICA QUE ABRE BRECHA PARA A “CURA GAY” NO BRASIL

A Aliança Nacional LGBTI é uma entidade que atua em rede e cuja missão é contribuir para a promoção e defesa dos direitos humanos e cidadania de Lésbicas, Gays, Bissexuais, Travestis, Transexuais e Intersexuais.

Neste sentido, vimos a público manifestar nosso imenso descontentamento com a decisão do Juiz Federal Waldemar Claúdio de Carvalho, da 14ª Vara Federal, que em caráter liminar, acatou parcialmente a ação popular que requeria a suspensão da Resolução 01/1999 do Conselho Federal de Psicologia, deferindo que este não impeça os psicólogos de promover estudos ou atendimento profissional, de forma reservada, pertinente à reorientação sexual, sem nenhuma possibilidade de censura ou necessidade de licença prévia.

Entendemos que o deferimento da liminar é um passo retrógrado, violador dos direitos humanos, que contraria mais de quatro décadas de decisões de órgãos cientificamente qualificados que consideram que a homossexualidade não é doença e, logo, não é passível de processos de “reorientação sexual”:

- em 1973, nos Estados Unidos a American Psychiatric Association retirou a homossexualidade da lista de desvios sexuais, reconhecendo que não se trata de um distúrbio mental;

- em nove de fevereiro de 1985, o Conselho Federal de Medicina aprovou a retirada, no Brasil, da homossexualidade do código 302.0 (desvios e transtornos sexuais) da Classificação Internacional de Doenças; sendo o Brasil o 5º país do mundo a tomar essa decisão;

- em 17 de maio de 1990, a 43ª Assembleia Mundial da Saúde adotou, por meio da sua resolução WHA43.24, a 10ª Revisão da Lista da Classificação Internacional de Doenças (CID-10), sendo que nesta versão da CID a homossexualidade foi excluída como categoria;

- em 2012 a Organização Pan-Americana da Saúde publicou um documento com a seguinte introdução: “‘CURAS’ PARA UMA DOENÇA QUE NÃO EXISTE: as supostas terapias de mudança de orientação sexual carecem de justificativa médica e são eticamente inaceitáveis”.

Assim, proferir decisão judicial que permite “estudos ou atendimento de reorientação sexual” é referendar a submissão das pessoas homossexuais à condição de cobaias, em patente contradição da Declaração de Helsinque sobre os princípios éticos que regem a pesquisa com seres humanos. É promover o crime de charlatanismo e curandeirismo.

Abre precedente para que ocorram atos que venham a ferir a Constituição da República, já que nos remete a um cenário de retrocesso, haja vista ser notória a prática de tortura e até mesmo “exorcismos” ocorridos, principalmente, em face de jovens homossexuais, onde a própria família, por inconformismo com a orientação sexual dos seus filhos, os leva a profissionais dispostos a praticar a “reversão sexual”.

Solidarizamo-nos com o Conselho Federal de Psicologia e respectivos Conselhos Regionais de Psicologia e pedimos que a Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil, a Defensoria Pública da União, o Ministério Público Federal e demais autoridades competentes se posicionem e tomem as medidas cabíveis para derrubar a referida liminar.

Recorreremos dessa decisão em todas as instâncias jurídicas nacionais e internacionais. Inclusive, através do email aliancalgbti@gmail.com
gostaríamos de receber denúncias sobre psicólogos/as que estejam atuando profissionalmente na tentativa de realizar a “reversão sexual” para que possamos dar os devidos encaminhamentos éticos e jurídicos.

Curitiba, 18 de setembro de 2017

TONI REIS
Presidente da Aliança Nacional LGBTI

GISELE ALESSANDRA
Advogada
OAB/PR 74.812

Via Ivete Sangalo / FB:


É Brasilzão, a gente tentando ser forte, ser otimista, com inúmeras pendências que caberiam a uma administração decente resolver, e aí me resolvem dizer que homosexualidade é doença. Doentes são aqueles que acreditam nesse grande absurdo. Pessoas, pensem sobre o que é esse grande equívoco , absorvam a coragem e a luta dos homossexuais e apliquem às suas mofadas e inertes vidas. Tentem que vcs talvez possam ser felizes tb #respeito

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 09/19/17

“The first step towards identifying the beliefs that limit our lives is becoming aware of that which bothers us - even if at first, we blame the other. What bothers you? Is it a particular behavior? Is this why the other rejects you? Whether it’s true or not - never mind - just become aware of what pulls you out of your center. The second step is to bring yourself back inwards and see who in you is provoking this situation, and why. Then the third step is to re-educate this psychological self that insists upon sabotaging your happiness.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: Wisdom Is the Basis of Transformation

The goal of the Buddhist path is wisdom in service of personal and social transformation.

—David Loy, “Healing Ecology

Monday, September 18, 2017

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 09/18/17

“Jealousy overtakes your mind through insecurity. There is a wound of helplessness - a lack of trust in oneself - and this is how jealousy comes onto the scene. Our work is to deeply understand this insecurity, even if our partner is indeed contributing to it. Oftentimes, the other likes to see us feeling jealous and insecure because it helps them to feel more powerful. But when we become jealous, we weaken ourselves and confirm our belief in our own helplessness. This is the dynamic of attraction in these psychological selves; this is what happens in the quadrant of hell known as lust.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: Set Your Direction

No matter what situation we find ourselves in, we can always set our compass to our highest intentions in the present moment.

—Jack Kornfield, “Set the Compass of Your Heart

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - September 17, 2017

You are loved just for being who you are, just for existing. You don't have to do anything to earn it. Your shortcomings, your lack of self-esteem, physical perfection, or social and economic success... none of that matters. No one can take this love away from you, and it will always be here.

- Ram Dass -

Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 09/17/17

“The Mystery is indescribable. Just like it’s impossible to describe the flavor of an apple - indeed, it’s only possible to understand this flavor by tasting it - it’s impossible to understand the Mystery through the mind. The Mystery can only be understood through experience.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: Lead by Example

When we are happy, healthy, safe, and at ease, we can model those qualities for others as well as make choices and take action from a place of sanity and lovingkindness.

—Cyndi Lee, “May I Be Happy

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

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Via Sri Prem Baba – Awaken Love / Flower of the Day: 09/16/17

“Through relationships, we have the opportunity to identify the beliefs that limit our spontaneity and the chance to become aware of our internal conflicts. Some people object when I take all the romanticism out of relationships and refer to them as school material. Of course, the sphere of relationships involves a series of subtle and subjective aspects - it’s where we develop the many dimensions of love. But when you look at it objectively, the sphere of relationships is also where we can see our limitations and overcome them.”
Sri Prem Baba

Via Daily Dharma: The Truth about Forgiveness

Forgiveness is really not about someone’s harmful behavior; it’s about our own relationship with our past. When we begin the work of forgiveness, it is primarily a practice for ourselves.

—Gina Sharpe, “The Power of Forgiveness

Friday, September 15, 2017

Kãlãma Sutta


Alan Watts

“A living body is not a fixed thing but a flowing event, like a flame or a whirlpool: the shape alone is stable, for the substance is a stream of energy going in at one end and out at the other.”

-Alan Watts

Via Awarenessact / 13 Traits of People With True Integrity

Integrity, for those who are not familiar, is quite important. It is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles.
People who have a strong sense of integrity are sadly a rare breed. However, there are still some people left in this world with integrity, and usually, they share the following 13 traits.

1. They value other people’s time.

They value their own time so they also value the time of other people. They know you have plenty of other places you need to be and won’t hold you up. If you spend time with them, it is likely they will thank you for that as well.

2. They give credit where it is due.

They do not take credit for things they did not do. They will always credit those who deserve it. If you help this person with a project he or she will likely mention your name so you can take credit for your work.

3. They are authentic.

They are their truest forms. You won’t catch them in a lie or being fake.

4. They are always honest.

They are honest people that feel no need to lie as it is important for them to get to where they need to get in life honestly.

5. They never take advantage of others.

They are not the kind of people who will take advantage of someone else. They love to build people up and help them get where they need to be. Taking too much from someone else will never be an issue with someone who has a lot of integrity.

6. They do not argue over disagreements.

They will talk through things in a civil manner or not talk at all. You cannot and will not force this person into arguing over something completely ridiculous. I find this to be a very respectable trait.

7. They give most people the benefit of the doubt.

They try to see the good in everyone. I think this is because they feel like maybe there are more people in this world that also have integrity. That being said, if you take advantage of them too much they will get rid of you.

8. They know when something is bothering someone.

They have a great intuition that lets them know when something is going on. If someone is down in the dumps they will notice. Chances are they will actually do what they can to cheer you up.

9. They believe others.

They accept your word as truth until it is disproven. That being said, they do not take lying well. And once you lie to them, it is unlikely that they will ever take your word again.

10. They apologize first.

If they have done something wrong they will come to you and apologize. This is just how they are. They own up to their mistake and try to make things right.

11. They are humble.

They do not quite know their own worth. While they are very important and do so much good they don’t quite see it. You should remind them of it.

12. They do good when they can.

They are always helping other people. They love to know that they have improved someone’s life. It gives their lives meaning.

13. They are always kind to those who need it.

Giving kindness can go a long way. When someone looks like they need a little pick me up these people deliver. They can brighten up almost anyone’s day.

If you are someone who has true integrity, thank you for being who you are and thank you for all that you do. You really do actually make a difference in society, please keep up the good work. If you feel no one else is proud of you, know that I am.