Suddenly it was Summer
Suddenly it is Summer. The Summer of 2018.
Summer was always my favorite time of the year.
The bursting flowers. The blooming trees.
Fresh Yellow buttercups. Amazing Pink Cherry blossoms.
Flowers of Red, Orange, White and Purple.
Everywhere the rich living green. Glowing with new life. Continue reading →
Dear Maxine, Guest Post by Don Price. who lost his beloved wife, Maxine December 26, 2016. His sincere reflections touch us all. He said:
“So much death all around me lately. I am not immune. I have stood by many bedsides and watched as fathers, friends, wives, were taken away, despite all efforts. I have thought about death since I was young but now it’s…here. All around. My turn is coming. I believe I know what’s on the “other side”. But about that day…when it comes? What will it be like?”
When it comes…
When I was a youth…
My body and I felt like one.
It was so light and perfect with endless energy. Continue reading →
Guest Post by Mr. Don Price. This is the second post by Mr. Price, who became a Widower Dec. 26, 2016. The first post “A Widower’s Letter to His Wife” was posted earlier on this site. In many ways they were able to achieve an ideal marriage, moving towards great inner harmony with one another. Don’s experience of his late Wife’s blue Scooter, is understood by all who have experienced deep loss. It is also on his new site honouring life with his Wife, almost ready for the world to see. Because his perspective can touch so deeply, we share it here with his blessings.
The Little Blue Scooter
If people come to our house, they see a little blue electric scooter parked in a corner of the living Continue reading →
Guest Post by Mr. Don Price. A dear and deeply spiritual friend recently became a Widower when he lost his beloved wife, Maxine. They were working, living, loving together, for over 19 years. Together they raised 5 children, endured the gross ineptitude of the medical world, and all of life’s growing pings and pangs.
Maxine was among so many things, a dancer, a film maker, a home maker, a capable and caring Mother. Don’s unique ability to poignantly pen his thoughts and feelings carry us to that deep and raw state of awareness and loss we will one day or another face fully. The mystery of death quietly stalks all our lives, awareness of its Fact helps us to live our present moments with the tinge of Reality. Don is now in the process of creating a website about their lives together with stories, photos, videos. When it becomes available the site will be posted here.
It’s been hard to say good bye. For many months Continue reading →
Individual liberty is allowed to man only to a certain extent. He cannot forget that he is a social being and his liberty has to be curtailed at every step. – Gandhi[i]
Common Sense, the Social Aspect of Conscience
Human civilization shares a great commonality of understanding that transcends religions, creeds, cultures, and politics: our common sense. To advance common sense is the socially functioning aspect of our conscience. Behind every exercise of common sense is a tie to conscience. The role of conscience in advancing common sense, is to seek the fulfillment of love from within us, for all life.
For example, corporate person-hood: common sense tells us that a business is not a human being, and does not deserve the rights of a human being. Furthermore, a real person is accountable for their actions. The anonymity of corporate person-hood means that no specific person(s) is responsible for corporate actions. Common sense sees no person who can take accountability. Conscience finds the role of business is to serve the welfare of society. Greed at the expense of other people’s welfare is hurtful for genuine harmony, peace, and the fulfillment of love. Continue reading →