Flirting with the ladies on another thread. Sitting here laughing at myself. I went to the skatepark yesterday and messed my foot up. I have ice on it. Hurts but so funny. I don't take myself too seriously.
AWESOME! Pulling backside airs about 4 foot. Ollie blunts to fakie, big grinds, and such............ I LOVE IT. I grew up on the North Carolina Coast near Cape Hatteras. Been surfing, and skating forever. Now living in Chicago there is no ocean.
We need not to know the truth of this, only to be present and aware with our beliefs, as for me there is creation, so if it may have an author, I like the exist and discover angle. There must be something pushing time along, It seems like it is friendly enough to do so. (whatever it is)
Too many westerners 'play' at Buddhism because they have been convinced that their own religious heritage is 'uncool' in the face of a persistently secular society but they still have an unfulfilled need for spiritual support in their lives. This is of course a ridiculous abuse of the actual Buddhist faith.
In the most extreme cases this drives oh-so-earnest (but couldn't let their trendy friends catch them being Christian or anything) westerners to cooked up role-playing clubs like 'Wicca' or the like.
Hello everybody. Sitting here icing my foot again. It's a pulled tendon. Ouch. It hurts. It is what it is. I a alternating between hot soaks and icing. I am following the instructions given to me by my yoga teacher Lisa Bertke. If anyone is evr in the area it is a great place.
On life's journey Faith is nourishment, Virtuous deeds are a shelter, Wisdom is the light by day and Right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him; If he has conquered greed nothing can limit his freedom.
A paratrooper was scared to jump. His instructor told him, "If anything goes wrong, say, `Buddha oh Buddha' and you will be saved." The paratrooper got so scared that he forgot to pull his rip cord. So he said, "Buddha oh Buddha," and a hand came out of the sky and saved him. He said, "Thank God," and he was dropped.
A pilot is flying three people in a private plane - a Tibetan lama, and Bill Gates (the smartest man in the world), and a hippie. Suddenly the pilot announces to his three passengers: "I have bad news for you. The plane is going to crash. We have to bail out now. Unfortunately, we have only three parachutes. And since I am a terrific pilot, and I don't see any reason why I should die, I am taking one of them. Good luck!" And with that, he jumped out of the plane. Bill Gates said: "Since I am the smartest man in the world, and very valuable to civilization, I am also going to take a parachute and save myself." And with that, he leapt out of the plane. The lama said to the hippie: "I have already lived a long and fruitful life and have no need to live longer. Therefore, you may take the remaining parachute." "Relax, mannnn," said the hippie, putting the parachute on to the lama's back. "The smartest man in the world just strapped himself into my backpack."
where's that pet peeves thread? I just went to that youtube music and it was the one song in the whole entire world that I hate - because it was sooooooo overplayed for awhile when I was going through some terrible stuff - but this happens when people don't tell you what song they are posting and you go there to see and its something you hate! pet peeve - I waste a little time but that's not so bad. I just think we should let people know what song it is so they can decide whether they really want to hear it first. Am I just rude and impossible, or what? :
Namaste my new friend, feels comporting being so new. I only write here part time but I love it already thanks to support like yours. I hope you are finding some peace in knowing your brother is with you. Sorry to bring it up but I must say I am very sorry and I feel for you. Keep writing my new friend. We find strength in each other as you know, everything exists within each other, as you know. If you ever need to vent I have a feeling a strong feeling we are going to be creating some words together that find a home. Thanks again
My brother is gone but always with me. He is back in the energy so when I see a tree, a flower, a blade of grass I see him. I would love to write with you. I will send you an e-mail so we can be in contact.
i am liking the buddhist thread - you never have to read what you missed because in the buddhist world one never misses anything! it just all is! so hey, ummmmm, well, no, I don't have anything really to say, but , mmmmmmm. . .
I am currently blocking O'Reilly - for some reason he gets into the living room every evening at this time! I block him real good! sounds like "DFBDL jakl wi NEKl saog ! and that's what is driving klfd iwngtohing!"
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