Monday, February 20, 2012

JMG HomoQuotable - Dan Savage

"In this political climate, with 'conservative' now synonymous with political homophobia, a man who claims to be a 'true conservative' doesn't just default straight. He defaults bigoted. Conservative voters will assume he holds anti-gay political beliefs and they will expect him to vote anti-gay should he be elected to office. So Sheriff Babeu stood to benefit politically—and may have actively sought to benefit politically—from the assumption that he was 1. straight and 2. anti-gay." - Dan Savage.

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JMG Church Sign Of The Day:


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Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma February 20, 2012

Creating Space

As we meditate, we simply sit straight and watch the breath. So what does that do? It creates space. In fact, the technique itself is just a trick. The main point is to recognize all these thoughts and distractions that are constantly bombarding us. We still get angry, but we know that we are angry. When we are angry and know it, the anger has a lot of humor. With that kind of anger, we have more control.
- Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, "Do Nothing"
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