Thursday, May 21, 2015

Greg Holden - "Boys in the Street" (Live at WFUV)

Via WGB: U.S.: Support For Marriage Equality Reaches All Time High

U.S.: Support For Marriage Equality Reaches All Time High

Now more than ever, those who fight the equal rights of same-sex couples are having a lot of trouble convincing the rest of the American population to side with bigotry.

A little over a month ahead of an expected decision from the Supreme Court on national marriage equality in the United States arrives a new poll from Gallup covering the issue. Support for full marriage equality has reached a whopping 60 percent, according to the just-released survey.

Though same-sex marriage continues to be politically divisive, support for its legal status has reached new highs among Americans of all political stripes -- with Democrats at 76% support, independents at 64% and Republicans at 37%. 

The party divide between Democrats and Republicans may hinge largely on the age groups that compose each party. Gallup has found that younger Americans are significantly more likely to lean Democratic, while older Americans skew Republican.
Full story here on WGB!

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do Dia- Flor del Día- Flower of the day 21/05/2015

“Enquanto não renunciarmos os pactos de vingança em relação aos nossos pais, seguiremos destruindo a natureza, aos outros e a nós mesmos. Porque, enquanto não perdoamos, seguimos projetando esses pais em tudo que está ao nosso redor. Porque seguimos poluindo rios, devastando florestas, matando animais? Porque estamos tão distante da natureza? Se tivermos coragem de olhar para dentro e investigar, encontraremos esses pactos de vingança.”
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“Mientras no renunciemos a los pactos de venganza en relación a nuestros padres, vamos a seguir destruyendo la naturaleza, a los demás y a nosotros mismos. Porque mientras no perdonamos, seguimos proyectando estos padres en todo lo que está a nuestro alrededor. ¿Por qué seguimos contaminando ríos, devastando bosques, matando animales? ¿Por qué estamos tan distantes de la naturaleza? Si tuviéramos el coraje de mirar hacia dentro e investigar, encontraríamos estos pactos de venganza.”

“Until we give up our pacts of revenge against our parents, we will continue to destroy nature, other people and ourselves. Until we are able to forgive, we will continue to project our parents onto everything around us. Why are we still polluting rivers, destroying forests and killing animals? Why are we so cut off from nature? If we are brave enough to look inside and investigate into this, we will discover that the source is our pacts of revenge.”

Today's Daily Dharma: Fearless Generosit.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Daily inspiration and practical advice

Fearless Generosity
I see a fearless generosity in the flowers and trees, in the way birds sing out at dawn, in the steady drumming of the rain. As I grew older and found I had things to protect, I forgot. I completely forgot that I had always had enough in the first place. Now I am trying to learn this once again?total abundance, nothing begrudged. 

- Sallie Tisdale, "As If There Is Nothing to Lose"

A Four-page Letter from the Universal House of Justice on the Subject of Homosexuality

A four-page letter from the Universal House of Justice on the subject of homosexuality has recently been receiving wide circulation via the Internet and through personal email lists, and we are increasingly being asked to comment on its authenticity.

The enclosure referred to in the letter, a letter from the Universal House of Justice to an individual believer dated May 9, 2014, can be accessed using the following hyperlink:

May 9, 2014 from the Universal House of Justice to an individual believer:

The two enclosures to the May 9 letter, dated April 19 and April 23, have been available on the member services website for some time, but hyperlinks to those letters are also provided here for the friends’ ease of reference:

April 19, 2013 from the Universal House of Justice to individual believers:

April 23, 2013 from the Universal House of Justice to a National Spiritual Assembly: