I've been looking for a reason to include Super Alisa in my Zoobird blog. Her writing is amazingly clever, funny and on target. This pepper dress was the ticket. Her stuff has nothing to do with organic gardening, but hey, it's peppers and we have a Pepper Zoo.
WTF. Anyhoo, it's funny, worth browsing and I like it.
Meanwhile, this just came in from Eknath Esawaran's "Meditation of the Day":
Acquire a firm will and the utmost patience.
– Anandamayi Ma
We begin our journey towards the supreme goal of life from where we stand. Just as it is good to be patient with others, it is equally necessary to be patient with ourselves. After all, when the desire to live for others comes to us, we can be haunted by our past mistakes, by the amount of time we have wasted in selfish pursuits. But we must accept ourselves with all our strengths and weaknesses.
There are many obstacles on the spiritual path which can strengthen us, and these cannot be overcome unless we have infinite patience with ourselves. If we are patient with others, shouldn’t we be patient with ourselves as well? Each of us is individual, with our own special qualities. We start now, where we are, with our partial love for money, partial love for pleasure, partial love for prestige, and a little love for God. We will progress at our own pace. It is not good to compare one person’s progress with another’s.
The Thought for the Day is today's entry from Eknath Easwaran's Words to Live By.
(Copyright 1999 and 2005 by The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation.)
I spend a good bit of time looking back and forth, only to remind myself that it makes sense to remember the past and learn from it, look to the future, but live the moment. Just a thought.
Meanwhile, back to the matter at hand. Super Alisa is sooooo funny! You want to hear more?
Read the rest here
...in the Writing Zoo.