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A Little Dharma for the Weekend, bless you all dear Friends. Namaste, Miguel

Cloudspotting

Although cloudspotting is an activity best undertaken with time on your hands, it is something that everyone can enjoy. Clouds are the most egalitarian of nature's displays, since each one of us has a good view of them, so it really doesn't matter where you are. A little elevation never goes amiss, of course, but this could as easily be provided by a high-rise as by a mountain range of outstanding natural beauty. More important is the frame of mind you are in while cloudspotting. You are not a trainspotter, so standing on a hill with a notebook and pen poised to tick off the different types will end in disappointment. So will any attempt to write down their serial numbers.

- Gavin Pretor-Pinney, from "Cloudspotting,”


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"It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber."

– Unknown (credited to Robert Fulghum in a 1982 book, but I doubt this)

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Today we face many problems. Some are created essentially by ourselves based on divisions due to ideology, religion, race, economic status, or other factors. Therefore, the time has come for us to think on a deeper level, on the human level, and from that level we should appreciate and respect the sameness of others as human beings.

~The Dalai Lama
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Natural Meditation

In Natural Meditation there are no goals, there is nothing to do or undo, no effort is needed. We sit and allow ourselves to rest in awareness allowing feelings and experiences to arise and pass away, even thoughts. Nothing is excluded and there are no preferences. When we "don't" allow an expieriance to arise or have expectations about being somewhere or someone else we create friction, we create an argument with what is. We rest when we can see through those things we assume are not allowing us to rest.

Namaste, Miguel

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