Monday, December 23, 2019

Via FB: Food for thought: To all my Trump-loving friends who can't wait for him to beat these impeachment charges so he can run for a second term

I had to share. Food for thought: To all my Trump-loving friends who can't wait for him to beat these impeachment charges so he can run for a second term. I ask you, are you sure that is what you want? I don't think you have given this any real thought. If you had, you would not want him to get that second term.

If Trump gets re-elected he won't need you, he won't need his base. He won't be able to run for a third term, so why would he need you and the rest of the MAGA community? He will do whatever he wants. He will treat you like one of his ex-wives. He will kick you to the curb and there won't be a thing you can do about it. Job numbers- slob numbers, who cares; he won't. He will do everything he can to bend things to his personal liking. His golfing habit will double as well as the number of visits from Moscow. He will rent out the Army to the highest bidder. Think back to when Trump pulled out of Syria. Where did those US troops go? Some did come home but most went to Saudi Arabia to guard Saudi oil fields.

This will all be on you, after all, you're willing to let Moscow Mitch give him a pass. The worst part is that once he wins that second term and you realize that you have been had, you and the rest of the red hat-wearing throng won't be able to get rid of him. He will stonewall every investigation you throw at him and you won't be able to impeach him without the help of the democrats. And I hope you're not thinking that they will rush to your side.

What's that you say, he would never do that? Open your eyes; look around you. He has already done it. Trump is only loyal to Trump.

Via Daily Dharma: Recognizing Our Precious Human Life

Compassion for others builds self-confidence, as does remembering our precious human life, its meaning, purpose, and rarity.

—H. H. the Dalai Lama and Ven. Thubten Chodron, “The Self-Confidence of a Bodhisattva”


Via Daily Dharma: Create Light with Your Actions

ust as fire can be used for beneficial purposes or for destruction, our actions can create either happiness or suffering.

—Beth Roth, “Family Dharma: The Sacred and the Ordinary”


Via Ram Dass / Words of Wisdom - December 22, 2019 šŸ’Œ

"I have three major instructions for my life from my guru: love, serve, and remember. Love everyone, serve or feed everyone, remember God… In all cases it’s my work on myself, because I am loving, serving, and remembering, but what I love and serve is a function of what I remember. What I remember is who we all are. I remember the Self—and that remembering means that my love and service towards another being are directed towards the place in them in which they are already free. "

- Ram Dass -

Via Daily Dharma: Can Solitude Include Connection?

For me, solitude is not loneliness, but a space where I can be fully aware of the myriad ways that all things, myself included, are connected.

—Lauren Krauze, “Not Alone During the Holidays”