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Because anything is a blessing... #feelgrateful #blessings #humanlife
Everything will change when your desire to move on exceeds your #desire to hold on. -Alan H. Cohen #meditation #wakingtheguru #aha #change #artofallowing #resistance #awareness #maturity #humanlife #consciousness #everybeginswithyou
The lotus has been a symbol of purity since before the time of the Buddha, and it blooms profusely in Buddhist art and literature. Its roots are in muddy water, but the lotus flower rises above the mud to bloom, clean and fragrant. The mud nourishing the roots represents our messy human lives. It is within our human experiences and our suffering that we seek to break free and bloom. But while the flower rises above the mud, the roots and stem remain in the mud, where we live our lives. "May we exist in muddy water with purity, like a lotus." 🌺💮
The Question that 'Pro-life' Zealots Cannot Answer is Going Viral (Pt 1) . #PatrickSTomlinson is a writer. He’s best known for writing science fiction. He’s also active on social media platforms like Twitter. A couple of days ago, Tomlinson decided to do the world a public service by explaining a thought experiment he uses with #antichoice, #evangelical types. It’s one of those things that can make your tiny brain explode if you live in the tiny, “economically anxious” world of forced birtherism. . Patrick S. Tomlinson ✔ @stealthygeek Whenever #abortion comes up, I have a question I've been asking for ten years now of the "Life begins at Conception" crowd. In ten years, no one has EVER answered it honestly. 1/ . It's a simple scenario with two outcomes. No one ever wants to pick one, because the correct answer destroys their argument. And there IS a correct answer, which is why the #prolife crowd hates the question. 2/ . Here it is. You're in a #fertilityclinic. Why isn't important. The #firealarm goes off. You run for the exit. As you run down this hallway, you hear a #child screaming from behind a door. You throw open the door and find a five-year-old child crying for help. 3/ . They're in one corner of the room. In the other corner, you spot a frozen container labeled "1000 Viable #HumanEmbryos." The smoke is rising. You start to choke. You know you can grab one or the other, but not both before you succumb to smoke inhalation and die, saving no one. 4/ . Do you A) save the child, or B) save the thousand embryos? There is no "C." "C" means you all die. . In a decade of arguing with anti-abortion people about the definition of #humanlife, I have never gotten a single straight A or B answer to this question. And I never will. 5/ . They will never answer honestly, because we all instinctively understand the right answer is "A." A human child is worth more than a thousand embryos. Or ten thousand. Or a million. Because they are not the same, not morally, not ethically, not biologically. 6/ . (Go to Pt 2)
behind every window an other story 🏢 #justlookandlisten #architecture #dowhatmakesyouhappy #humanlife
The shank of the day is past, you will find it colder with nightfall coming on. (Book 17 Line 191,1996) #homer #odyssey #epic #poem #poetry #literature #dark #universe #fineart #georgefredericwatts #drowned #death #cosmos #sun #light #darkness #cold #humanlife #men #philosophy #homosapiens