Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Video: Transformed Medieval Spanish Town

Here's an inspiring video about a group of people who transformed a medieval, Spanish town into a fully functional communal village.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Your Joy Will Never End

Take a moment to reflect upon this gift of life you live
But more importantly just ask yourself, “What gift have I to give?”
A smile can mean so many things to those who need a friend.
Put others needs ahead of yours and your joy will never end.

There’s magic in your words of praise, you have the power to heal.
Let others know you care, and show the gratitude you feel.
Greet one another often with a kiss of charity.
You’ll always have enough to give when you give abundantly.

There’s more to life than getting the things you think you need.
To feed the hungry of this world we first must plant the seed.
It’s not enough to be at peace, to find our heaven inside.
When all the people’s needs are met we’ll all be satisfied.

Song Lyrics by Chris Burns
image from a 4-H program Chris led in the 1990's

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Zen of Traffic Jams -- Sharing the Road

I live out the country and don't encounter too many traffic jams anymore but I like how the principles this driver demonstrates for clearing traffic jam can be applied to other areas of life where perhaps you find yourself competing for a spot, or pushing to hard. As my wise friend Sylver used to advise, when things weren't going so well..."Try softer."

Here's a video about how one driver can make a difference in traffic.
The zen bit doesn't come in until the end.

Thanks to Don Berg for forwarding this one along.
Link to image of meditator in traffic.