Friday, April 15, 2016

Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day 15/04/2016

“A prática constante da auto-observação permite que você identifique padrões de pensamento que se repetem na sua mente, às vezes por horas ou dias; e às vezes por meses ou anos. Esses padrões mentais nascem da sua identificação com o passado e se manifestam na sua vida no presente, causando situações de sofrimento. Mas, ao identificá-los, você tem a chance de fazer a relação de causa e efeito para compreender qual situação do passado está gerando determinada situação negativa no presente.”

“La práctica constante de la auto-observación permite que identifiques patrones de pensamiento que se repiten en tu mente, a veces por horas o días, y a veces por meses o años. Estos patrones mentales nacen de tu identificación con el pasado y se manifiestan en tu vida en el presente, causando situaciones de sufrimiento. Pero al identificarlos, tienes la chance de hacer la relación de causa y efecto para comprender cual situación del pasado está generando determinada situación negativa en el presente.”

“The constant practice of self-observation allows us to identify the thought patterns that are repeating in our minds, which sometimes last hours, days, months or even years. These mental patterns arise from our identification with the past and consequently materialize in our present lives, causing many painful situations. When we are able to identify these patterns, we can seek out their cause and effect relationship to better understand which story from our past is creating a current negative situation in our lives.”

Via Daily Dharma / April 15, 2016: The Energy of Awareness

As I enter into my body, I not only see more clearly the force of my automatic judgments but also become more aware of my seeing and the freedom it brings. There is a kind of emptiness and fluidity in this awareness; that which is seen is transformed, revealing an energetic quality.

—Stuart Smithers, "Losing our Bodies, Losing Our Minds"

Via JMG: John Kasich: Let’s Move On From Gay Marriage [VIDEO]


Last night John Kasich reaffirmed his earlier statements that same-sex marriage is a settled issue.
“There could be an effort to pass a Constitutional Amendment. I’m not for doing it. I’m for moving on,” the Republican presidential hopeful said Thursday in a town hall airing on MSNBC. “Exactly where it is now, I’m fine with it,” he said when asked if there are any laws that should be changed to address the issue.
In a landmark decision last year, the Supreme Court ruled same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry. Many in the once crowded Republican presidential field opposed the ruling, and while Kasich affirmed he believes marriage should remain between a man and woman, he told Matthews that everyone should be “a bit more tolerant.”
The Ohio governor often talks about how he recently attended a friend’s same-sex marriage ceremony. “I don’t think it’s right and the wedding that I went to, they know that I don’t agree with them,” Kasich said. Asked by Matthews what gay couples who love each other should do, Kasich said: “They should love one another. That’s the end of it.”

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