Thought provoking . .

A colleague shared this yesterday at a meeting I attended. It was riveting and  set me to reflect on how we live on the small blue marble, called earth. Be well, Bill

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/2997038″>If the world had 100 people in it.</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user779286″>John Chow</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

Having Come This Far

“I’ve been through what my through was to be
I did what I could and couldn’t
I was never sure how I would get there

I nourished an ardor for thresholds
for stepping stones and for ladders
I discovered detour and ditch

I swam in the high tides of greed
I built sandcastles to house my dreams
I survived the sunburns of love

No longer do I hunt for targets
I’ve climbed all the summits I need to
and I’ve eaten my share of lotus

Now I give praise and thanks
for what could not be avoided
and for every foolhardy choice

I cherish my wounds and their cures
and the sweet enervations of bliss
My book is an open life

I wave goodbye to the absolutes
and send my regards to infinity
I’d rather be blithe than correct

Until something transcendent turns up
I splash in my poetry puddle
and try to keep God amused.”

~ James Broughton

It is not always easy to love those close to us

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.” ~ Mother Teresa