Just as we were getting used to a rising stock market, Shopping Malls on every corner in our consumeristic cities, billions of dollars coming in from FRI’s, all on the basis that we have such a young population – just as everyone (but the poor farmers) were celebrating and the headlines were screaming about India’s economic development – came the news that the a third of the world’s poorest people live in India ! And this is just when we were getting used to the idea that a third of worlds teenagers were living in India – so they are amongst the poorest in the world. What is the truth of India ? Are we really becoming two nations – and how long before there is intense conflict, ? Civil war ? Between the new lifestyles of billionaires and millionaires observed by those who live on the streets holding the little hands of their children that have not eaten for two days.
Balance to me is about finding the middle.
About 2500 years ago the history of Buddhism started with a prince in Nepal setting in motion the wheel of the law and proclaiming the four Noble truths and the eightfold path. It seems to me as if Buddhism has what I would define as the parameters for the religion of the future if there is at all a need for religion
I’m often humbled by reading others blogs about the life altering changes they have made in their lives but being open to living authentically.
Did you hear about the American Indian who was asked the meaning of Intent….. he said go and look inside my Wigwam :)x
Gandhi said, "Politics should be sacred." I listened to leaders in faith dialogue about what this means to them at a DNC panel on New Faith Voters. Speakers included Marianne Williamson, Rev. Jim Wallis and Rev. Derrick Harkins.
The sacredness of politics mandates authenticity, humility and non-judgment. Marianne related one of the foremost events in her public life. She was speaking at an event in Sacramento several years ago when she was lobbed a question on abortion.
Marianne’s first instinct was to dismiss the topic and tactfully move forward. Quickly, however she realized that the issue was brought forward so that it could be discussed and healed, so she called for three minutes of silence to tap into the communal spiritual perspective. Before the silences, she led a prayer asking everyone to surrender their opinions, which stand in the way of true dialogue.
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Hi Intent Readers – First time posting. When I had to choose categories for Burning Man I started with "Inspiration," thought for a moment, and then darn near selected every other choice.