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Seek Beauty

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:28:46 GMT  <== Poetry ==> 


Seek Beauty

If you fight ugliness,
You will become ugly.

If you nurse anger,
It will become hate,
And devour you.

If you seek beauty,
You will find it.

If you practice loving kindness,
You will slowly dissolve
The anger and the ugliness.

Make it so.


Bill St. Clair

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Second Saturn Return

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:27:32 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

I lost it on Monday afternoon. Came back from my after-lunch dog walk barely able to keep my eyes open. Realized on lying down that the weariness was profound depression.

After sleep I realized that I must once again simplify my life. So I announced on my political blog, and on Facebook & Twitter, that I would be disconnecting and possibly closing those accounts. I'm giving it until Saturday to crystallize in the subconscious.

I also removed the ugliness injectors from my iPhone: Twitter, Facebook, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video. I've been reading Hafiz on the Kindle app.

It occurred to me that this is my second Saturn return. iPhemeris verified. When I was born, Saturn was at 2 degrees of Sagittarius. It passed through there in January. It's now retrograde, will pass through again in May, then turn around and make a final pass in October. Triple whammy!

Saturn really kicks your butt if you're not on track. Hoping this simplification will help me get there.

I'm likely to start posting here more. It's been over a year.

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Hafiz: Until

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 04 Mar 2015 07:06:47 GMT  <== Poetry ==> 


UNTIL

I think we are frightened every

Moment of our lives

Until we

Know

Him.


Daniel Ladinsky, The Gift

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Dying is Absolutely Safe

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Tue, 06 Aug 2013 19:56:18 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Ram Dass - Wow!

I have a friend named, Emmanuel. Some of you have met him through his books. He is a spook, a being of Light that has dropped his body. Emmanuel shares a lot of great wisdom. He is like an uncle to me. I once said to him, Emmanuel, I often deal with the fear of death in this culture. What should I tell people about dying? And Emmanuel said, Tell them its absolutely SAFE! He said, Its like taking off a tight shoe.

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Victoria's Benefit Concert Bash

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:10:42 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

My daughter has been suffering with Lyme Disease and tick-borne parasites for almost four years now. Her condition has improved, but she is still unable to be physically or mentally active for more than a few hours a day. Paying for her medical care, even with lots of help from insurance, has drained my savings. So my son, Christopher, has organized a benefit concert and feast. It's this coming Saturday, January 12, 2013. Details at benefit2013.nfshost.com, and on its Facebook event page.

We are soliciting donations, at the event if you can make it, or via Chipin (widget below requires Flash) or a check in the mail if not (see other pages for who to pay and where to mail).

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Mountain Man

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:05:13 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

When I restarted my meditation practice in June, I decided to let the whiskers grow, as an outer symbol of my inner change. And grow they did. Some people greet me now as "Mountain Man". Heh.

Mountain Man

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Quote

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 06 Oct 2012 02:25:04 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell.

Spirituality is for those who have already been there.

-- Vine Deloria, Sioux

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What a Fortune!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sun, 30 Sep 2012 15:11:07 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

I ate dinner last night at the PF Changs in the Colonie Center Mall (near Albany, NY). Here's my fortune:

Fortune Cookie

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David Grover at the Bandstand

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 08:37:55 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

Two weeks back, on a Friday night, I went to a Linda Worster gig at the Great Barrington bandstand. David Grover showed up, played some tunes with Linda, and talked for over half an hour afterwards. I learned that for over 20 years, he's been doing a show every summer Saturday morning at that bandstand. So I showed up the next morning, on my new scooter, and went home with an Official David Grover Beanie Cap (pictured below with my scooter in the background). I went again last Saturday, and took the photos below. I plan to go today, for the last show of the summer. Hey, I'm just a big kid.

Click on the top photo for a higher-resolution version.

David Grover and Band
Official David Grover Beanie Cap

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Subwoofer!

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 25 Aug 2012 08:25:04 GMT  <== Glory ==> 

I received yesterday from Amazon a Klipsch KW-100 Subwoofer. Nice to have bass I can feel in my bones.

Subwoofer installed

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