Sunday, April 8, 2012

Via Tricycle Daily Dharma:

Tricycle Daily Dharma April 8, 2012

Taming the Monkey Mind

The biggest hindrance to our meditation is constant intrusive thoughts. This is normal for everyone and from the beginning you should expect it. The nature of our mind is to think, and it is childish to imagine that we can simply turn that process off when we wish to. Our minds have been almost completely out of control for most of our life. Recognizing this can help us to be practical and patient—it may take us some time and a lot of skillful practice to tame the crazy ‘monkey mind.’
- Bob Sharples, “Do The Thoughts Ever Stop?”
Read the entire article in the Tricycle Wisdom Collection

JMG Quote Of The Day - Anne Rice

"Happy Easter, Gay People of the World: you have indeed risen in the last few decades from centuries of persecution and oppression. May this be a great holiday for you all wherever you are. You are winning the battle for equal rights. And your victory over discrimination and hate is a victory for all oppressed persons. Happy Easter!" - Anne Rice, posting to her Facebook page. (Tipped by JMG reader Fritz)

Reposted from Joe

Via JMG: Majority of Latinos say homosexuality should be accepted.

A study released by the Pew Hispanic Center on Wednesday found that 59 percent of U.S. Latinos say homosexuality should be accepted by society. Second generation Hispanics go further, with 68 percent of those surveyed saying the same. 

The study comes just a week after internal documents from the National Organization of Marriage were made public which revealed NOM's strategy of pitting Latinos against gay equality in order to pass a ban on gay marriage in Maine.
HuffPo is referring to the secret memo that revealed NOM wants to create a race war in America between blacks, Latinos and gays.