Blog

NOTICE: SOME OF MY POSTING IS ON FACEBOOK: STARTLOVING1

My most personal Thoughts: sloving
(Start Loving, the pka for James McGinley)

The most crucial posts: *****

Photo album: here

EFLIUS (Exploring For Life In US): here

8.04.2007

Online Quotations of Dr. King











THE ONLY 2 SIDES: WORLD FAMILY; AND "NOT"

Looking at the US for example on the "WE ARE NOT ALL WORLD FAMILY" side are:
  • Democrats
  • Republicans
  • Labor
  • Management
  • Industry
  • "Family values"
  • Media
  • "Church" behaviors and sanctions
  • Defense
  • "Peace" movement....

On the "WE ARE ALL WORLD FAMILY" side are:

JESUS IS TAKING START AT THE "CELLULAR" LEVEL

Well, that is what it seems like in my life for many, many, many months now. Not much of my spirit seems to be free of Him. I don't think He and I have been separate for a long time now.

WE ARE CALLED TO BE FAITHFUL, NOT SUCCESSFUL

All I can say is that I've lived long enough to know that it is absolute Truth. Think about it and you will surprise yourself and agree. It is what all of history's "greats" have lived.

Gandhi said it well:

"I will admit but
one tyrant in my life -
the still small voice within."


Start Loving:

"Our only freedom and
our only responsibility is
making the attempt to serve.
The only possible failure is
failing to attempt."

8.03.2007

Douglas MacArthur

  • A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
  • Could I have but a line a century hence crediting a contribution to the advance of peace, I would yield every honor which has been accorded by war.
  • I have known war as few men now living know it. It's very destructiveness on both friend and foe has rendered it useless as a means of settling international disputes.
  • It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
  • Life is a lively process of becoming.
  • No man is enitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
  • Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
  • Our country is now geared to an arms economy bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and an incessant propaganda of fear.
  • Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear - kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor - with the cry of grave national emergency.
  • The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
  • The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle: the roar of the crowd on the one side, and the voice of your conscience on the other.
  • We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction.
  • Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
  • You are remembered for the rules you break.
  • Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul.
  • I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.
  • Last, but by no means least, courage - moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle - the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your; conscience on the other.
  • The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.
  • Whether in chains or in laurels, liberty knows nothing but victories.
    Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.
  • Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
  • The soldier, above all other people, prays for peace, for he must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.
  • There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
  • One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
  • Americans never quit.

8.02.2007

THE KEY IS KNOWING JOY VS PLEASURE

Joy is the chemical cocktail produced when the nervous system thinks you are helping "humanity."

Pleasure is the cocktail produced when the nervous system thinks you are helping yourself / "immediate family."

Joy trumps pleasure. That is why firemen rushed in on 911.

THE TIME YOU SPEND IS WHAT IT IS WORTH

How much time do you spend on world hunger? That is what ending it is worth to you.

How much time do you spend on those beyond your "family?" That is what these non-"family" are worth to you.

LUKE AWAKENS DARTH AS THOUGH FROM HYPNOSIS

Awakening from hypnosis is central to Tolstoy's thinking, the thinking that created Gandhi.

I think Tolstoy is correct that what we see Luke do one on one with Darth is what must and can happen to mass awaken we sociopathic entranced, homicidally neglectful masses.

Across the street from Hooters at noon an elementary school roof collapses trapping children. The bar empties and heroes go to work, right?

Mass - awakening as though from a trance.

YOUR HEART STOPPING HELPS WHEN?

Your heart can help by stopping, when?
  • Well, I mean, the heart has feeling's too right?
  • It gets tired. It wants a vacation.
  • And what if other organs start to go on "vacation?"
  • OK to stop beating if the kidneys fail? That seems fair.
  • How about if it stops beating when your eyes start to fail? That seems reasonable.

You, as a "cell,"
an "organ" in the the
body of humanity,
when in this world
where 6 billion suffer,
when can you help
by stopping 7/24,
HEROIC service?

PURITY (think uranium and bombs)

What is true to nuclear bombs is true for transforming love. Purity counts.

Uranium is of no power until it is centrifuged by 1000's of centrifuges to an extreme level of purity.

Love / Kindness / Brotherliness
is of little impact until it reaches an extreme purity - MILITANCE.

IMAGINE WE'VE BEEN TAUGHT THE WRONG LIFE! WE HAVE.

Hmmm.

How old are you? I'm mid 50's. Imagine for all those years, ALL THOSE YEARS, I've been taught the wrong life.
  • How much would I have to unlearn?
  • How "wrong" would appear the TRUE life?
  • How much would I wish to deny this new truth, and all the work it represents?
  • How frightening / threatening if EVERYONE ELSE was taught the wrong life, and sees not the truth?!?!?!

Time to get on with it.

CHOOSE: LIVE FOR THE FINITE, OR INFINITE. REALLY.

Gandhi's, King's lives tipped me off to this. GANDHI'S FAITH: MILITANT KINDNESS CAN'T LOSE IN THE LONG RUN.

So, what will it be?

Will you live for short term stuff?

Will you live for
and build toward
the eternity of humankind?

Think about it.

GANDHI'S FAITH: MILITANT KINDNESS CAN'T LOSE IN THE END

Gandhi saw that Kindness (nonviolence, or militant kindness by whatever name), will unavoidably succeed in the long term. It cannot fail.

The Almighty ,
kindness cannot fail.
This is PHYSICS,
not metaphysics.

8.01.2007

!!!!! "FAITH" !!!!!


Oh my. How Divine. I'm spending days with Oscar Romero's book, "The Violence of Love." !!! IT IS FREE ONLINE !!!!!

And so far the 10 hours or so is just massaging it technically so I can listen when next week I take up the vigil again here in DC.

But I've just noticed a passage that leaves me breathless with its profound encompassing of practically all that I'm learning and valuing:


"Faith is what a child has
when its father puts out his hands
and says, “Jump!”
and the child leaps into space
with the assurance that its fathers hands
won’t let it fall.
This is faith.
It’s what Christ says,
“Those who believe in me
will not be condemned.
Those who surrender,
those who don’t distrust,
who even in the hardest times
believe and hope,
will not be condemned.
But those who don’t believe,
those who won’t leap into Christ’s arms
because they are more anchored
to their earthly things,
those who don’t believe,
those who don’t trust In God,
those who don’t believe
God goes with our history
and is going to save us
are already condemned.

Their life is already a hell..."
Oscar Romero

.

...As Hell is the life of
the neglected members
of their 'family.'
Start Loving

.


A "RIGHT" = THAT WHICH IS "RIGHT"

Oh my. This is a big breakthu for me.

I've most of my life been unhappy with what I have understood by the word "right," as in - it is your right, or, it is her right....

Profoundly hollow this strikes me. Profoundly disempowering. Loveless. Lifeless this notion of "Right."

Well, something with huge Life, Love and Joy crossed my mind:


A "RIGHT" = THAT WHICH IS "RIGHT"
  • It is right that children have food
  • It is right that everyone has love
  • It is right that everything be shared

A "WRONG" = THAT WHICH IS "WRONG"

  • Superfluities are wrong when children starve
  • Private ownership of a world God gave us is wrong
  • Showering blessings on a few "family" while most "family" has nothing is wrong

According to whom? :-) According to Conscience / the Almighty within us.

PRACTICE AND SPECTATING ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

I'm thinking of the abomination called "Church."

PRACTICE AND SPECTATING
ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.
ONE ANNIHILATES THE OTHER.

CONSTRUCTIVE LEADERSHIP IS THE FOCUSING OF ENERGY

CONSTRUCTIVE LEADERSHIP IS
QUANTUM LIBERATION AND
FOCUSING OF ENERGY
I've known this and profited from the knowledge for decades.
We all, WE ALL focus the energy of others.
Where are you focusing others?

PEACEMAKING: AS MUCH WORK AS GROWING A CHILD

Who in the so called "Peace" movement lives this?

1 in 10,000.

Paraphrasing Dr. King, 'People cry "peace," but they do not do what is required for peace.'

!!!!!!! NO DOUBLE STANDARDS !!!!!!!

If there is one single key to Truth / Life / Love / Nirvana / Heaven / World Family, I think this is it:
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS

NO DOUBLE STANDARDS
NO DOUBLE STANDARDS

As you love yourself,
love others

As you love your dearest,
love everyone

As you house yourself,
house everyone

As you secure dearest,
secure everyone

TO SERVE IS TO BECOME

Think of your:
  • Heart
  • Liver
  • Lungs
  • Brain
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Skin cells...

When you were in the womb, early on they did NOT serve you. But then THEY BECAME.

TO SERVE IS TO BECOME

WE MUST BECOME.
EVERYTHING DEPENDS ON IT.

BE THE ALMIGHTY INCARNATE

I'm getting brief flashes of this.

When does a glass stop being a glass? When it is full of water.

When does a person stop being a person, when they are full of Love / Life / Truth.

It makes no sense. But we've all sensed it, if only through a haze.

BE THE ALMIGHTY INCARNATE

Sounds grandiose.
It is the height of humility -
surrender, complete surrender
to the Almighty -
Love / Life / Truth.
There is no greater power
that one can be the servant of,
the vessel of.

BRING THE ALMIGHTY TO BEAR

Ok, so what is it you want to see achieved?

If what you have in mind is otherish then learn to:

FEAR, SELFISHNESS DISPLACE, "KILL" THE ALMIGHTY

Fear and selfishness drive out the Almighty from us.

Fear and selfishness are Sin / Error.

Fear and selfishenss destroy Life / Love / Truth.

GOD IS KINDNESS. PERIOD. YES?

I know I've described God / the Almighty differently in many other posts.

GOD IS KINDNESS.

PERIOD. YES?

!!!!! SUFFERING FOR JOY !!!!!!

Well,

that's how it is. Staring me right in the face but only now do the words come together:

!!!!!! SUFFERING FOR JOY !!!!!!

Suffering for Joy is why we:
  • Bear children
  • Raise children
  • Nurse loved ones through trial and sickness....
JOY'S THE REWARD FOR SUFFERING FOR LOVE!

JOY'S THE REWARD FOR SUFFERING FOR LOVE

Think being Kind.

Think great parenting.

Think responding to a neighbor's emergency.

How do you know "good art?"

You do of course. And scholarly studies indicate that this is a trans human, trans global phenomenon.

How? You are wired for it. You are wired for it just as you are wired to see, hear, taste, walk....

How do you know what is right and wrong?

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS
THE WILL OF THE ALMIGHTY?

HEROES ARE THE ONLY HEALTHY AMONG US

Picture an American Indian tribe of the 1500's. An emergency befalls the tribe. How many would NOT behave heroically? None?

Why? Because, unlike we, had not lost their connection to the "others."

There are groups now, and always have been where the simplest, most normal people are HEROES.

Think "Forrest Gump."

BEING LESS THAN A HERO IS ILLNESS

Think American Children; being less than robust is illness - an unnatural state for the species Human:





Think Darfurie Children:













HARVESTING IS EASY. GROWING IS HARD.

Hmmm. I'll need your help, much imagination on this post because real clear examples are not coming to my mind.

I'd rather be a Steve Beko than an Nelson Mandella.

I'd rather be the soldiers of "Glory" than Martin Luther King.

I'd rather be young Gandhi in South Africa than old Gandhi in India.

Dr. King said, and I paraphrase, 'Well, don't think I am instrumental to the advances in rights that we are seeing. The time is right for them. I just happen to be here."

The time is right because of the efforts of unknown, unnamed, unheralded "growers" 5, 10, 50 years earlier.

King, an incredible Saint, was there to harvest their decades and centuries of "growing."

I want to be a "grower."

7.30.2007

HYPOCRITE: "ACTOR;" "PLAYING A PART"

Hypocrite, and this definition from the Greek ("actor," "playing a part") are central to Tolstoy's brilliant works and analysis of the Hell of things.

Christ calls us to be true to the Almighty within us - Conscience, the still small voice within.

SOCIETY, the STATE call us to be SUPREMELY obedient to Government, Law, Convention, Norms.

These are the two choices - the polar opposites of existence.

Jesus was most
horrified by the Hypocrites.

ORGANIZED RELIGION? ORGANIZED LOVE? ORGANIZED PARENTING?...

Hmmm.
We have "organized religion."
Let's have "organized parenting."
Let's have "organized marriage."


OXYMORON:
YOU CANNOT HAVE
"ORGANIZED RELIGION."
IT STOPS BEING "RELIGION"
WHEN IT BECOMES "ORGANIZED"

"CHRIST" MEANS "CONSCIOUSNESS"

From Gnostic Christianity.

The goal of Gnostic Christianity then is to raise consciousness by elevating the rational element of consciousness to the same level as the logos, again meaning the logic or reasoning of God. This goal is achieved when we understand a new theory of human nature that Jesus revealed because that theory justifies nonjudgmental rules of logic that empower us to reason in ways that are comparable to that of the logos of God. With that godlike potential for reasoning, we will expand the context in which we think and become conscious in a nonjudgmental and loving, godlike way. This is what Paul means by "we [meaning Gnostic Christians] are those who have the mind of Christ." (1Co 2:16 jbv)

King, Jesus, Gandhi... CRAZY!x?!* KNOW WHAT THEY WANT?!?!?!?

They suggest we discard all selfish thoughts and turn ourselves over totally to serving all of humanity!!!!!!

:-) :-) :-) :-)

Overwhelmed. In the hands of the Almighty.

I don't know how else to describe how I feel right now. It is Awesome. Heaven.

It is no one thing, but a product of things as I sit here today:
  • A morning of listening to the Divine "This I Believe" by Leo Tolstoy
  • An hour listening to quotes from the Divine Dr. ML King
  • Chronic pain on my feet from all the marching for Darfur
  • Chronic pain we in Darfur feel
  • Beginning to "get it," what Jesus died to teach us.
  • Agonizing over the UN / World / Bashir haggling over Darfur.
  • Hopeful: UK, France modify UN text on new Darfur force
    Mon 30 Jul 2007, 16:05 GMT [-] Text [+] By Evelyn Leopold

Oh God. It is Divine to be near Your will. Bliss. Agony.

LOVING. THE ONE, TRUE RELIGION

OK.
What was Jesus' religion?

What was Jesus "religious" about?

And Gandhi?

And Dr. King?


And Assisi?

Eleanor Roosevelt?

LOVING
The one true Religion
of all the human "greats."

THE LESS I'M "A" CHRISTIAN THE MORE CHRISTIAN I BECOME

Yes, yes I've been yammering on this topic for a long time. But I'm trying to really grasp the truth of what gnaws at me.

"A" Christian and Christian
are direct opposites.

THE CHOICE: MAN AS "COG"
OR MAN AS "SON OF GOD"

7.29.2007

Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel Quotes

  • “In a controversy, the instant we feel anger, we have already ceased striving for truth and have begun striving for ourselves”
  • “A religious man is a person who holds God and man in one thought at one time, at all times, who suffers harm done to others, whose greatest passion is compassion, whose greatest strength is love and defiance of despair.”
  • “Just to be is a blessing; just to live is holy”
  • “When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”
  • “Racism is man's gravest threat to man - the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.”
  • “Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.”
  • “To be is to stand for.”
  • “A test of a people is how it behaves toward the old. It is easy to love children. Even tyrants and dictators make a point of being fond of children. But the affection and care for the old, the incurable, the helpless are the true gold mines of a culture.”
  • “The course of life in unpredictable. No one can write his autobiography in advance.”
  • “Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge.”

IGNORE THIS SITE AND READ TOLSTOY


As I march at the Sudan Embassy with an MP3 Player I can study. This week it was Tolstoy.


IGNORE THIS SITE AND READ TOLSTOY



DO IT. NOW.

WHEN IS IT HUMANE TO NOT DO "GOOD?"

WHEN IS IT HUMANE TO NOT DO "GOOD?"
  • When I don't feel like it?
  • When I want to just think of my "family?"
  • When it is unclear that I am "really" not doing good?
  • When it is hard to tell?
  • When everyone else is doing no "good?"
  • When it is "normal?"
  • When it is OK according to the "church?"
  • When it is the same as what everyone else does?
  • When it will cost my life?
  • When it will cost my comfort?
  • When it might cost my "family?"
  • When it might cost arrest and Prison?
  • When it might get me shot?
  • When it might confuse or upset others?
  • When I have not support or accomplices?
  • When no one agrees with my actions?
  • When my actions break the law?
  • When property is damaged?

WHEN IS JUST A TINY, HIDDEN MURDER OK?

Murder:
  1. I point a gun and fire.
  2. I walk away from an extreme risk, extreme cost opportunity to Save(Darfur when my action might spur others to stop a Genocide - BY COVERING WITH BLOOD THE CHINESE OR SUDAN EMBASSIES, FOR EXAMPLE. Sudan officially rejects revised UN text on Darfur force)

When is it ok?

  • I've been really good.
  • I've served Darfur heroically.
  • When I don't feel like it?
  • When I want to just think of my "family?"
  • When it is unclear that I am "really" not doing good?
  • When it is hard to tell?
  • When everyone else is doing no "good?"
  • When it is "normal?"
  • When it is OK according to the "church?"
  • When it is the same as what everyone else does?
  • When it will cost my life?
  • When it will cost my comfort?
  • When it might cost my "family?"
  • When it might cost arrest and Prison?
  • When it might get me shot?
  • When it might confuse or upset others?
  • When I have not support or accomplices?
  • When no one agrees with my actions?
  • When my actions break the law?
  • When property is damaged?

MURDER IS NEVER OK.

IT IS NEVER OK TO VIOLATE: "Do unto others ALL that you would have them do unto you."

WHEN'S IT OK TO IGNORE THE ALMIGHTY?

WHEN'S IT OK TO IGNORE THE ALMIGHTY?
  • 1 minute per day?
  • 2 minutes per day?
  • 364 days per year?

When's it OK? IT DEPENDS:

  • What kind of life do you want?
  • What kind of world to you want?
  • What kind of world and life do you want for others?