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    Post  lindabaker Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:27 pm

    Ah, very good news, and thanks everybody. If ya have any more ideas, PM me and we will get back (on topic)to Gio's vision!
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    Post  giovonni Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:50 pm


    Soon oh soon the light
    Pass within and soothe the endless night
    And wait here for you
    Our reason to be here

    Soon oh soon the time
    All we move to gain will reach and calm
    Our heart is open
    Our reason to be here

    Long ago, set into rhyme

    Soon oh soon the light
    Ours to shape for all time, ours the right
    The sun will lead us
    Our reason to be here
    Soon oh soon the light
    Ours to shape for all time, ours the right
    The sun will lead us
    Our reason to be here ~




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    Post  Raven Sat Oct 23, 2010 2:07 pm

    Giovanni, this thread is very beautiful and inspiring, thank you. I want to share this video my aunt posted on my FB with you and everyone. I hope you enjoy it :) Love, Raven

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    Post  giovonni Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:39 pm

    That was wonderful Raven ~ thank you so much for posting the video!

    Watching such beautiful interaction, just re-enforced my new found love for nature.

    it is quite obvious ~ there is a very pure and special~ telepathic mind to heart ~ going on here cheers


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    Post  giovonni Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:28 pm

    This past summer ~ i commented to a good friend, that i felt like it was 1969 all over again Blink

    but that ~ this time its for real!!! Big Grin 3



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    Post  Raven Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:44 pm

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    Before the Throne of Beauty



    One heavy day I ran away from the grim face of society and the dizzying clamor of the city and directed my weary step to the spacious alley. I pursued the beckoning course of the rivulet and the musical sounds of the birds until I reached a lonely spot where the flowing branches of the trees prevented the sun from the touching the earth.



    I stood there, and it was entertaining to my soul—my thirsty soul who had seen naught but the mirage of life instead of its sweetness.

    I was engrossed deeply in thought and my spirits were sailing the firmament when a hour, wearing a sprig of grapevine that covered part of her naked body, and a wreath of poppies about her golden hair, suddenly appeared to me. As she she realized my astonishment, she greeted me saying, "Fear me not; I am the Nymph of the Jungle."

    "How can beauty like yours be committed to live in this place? Please tell me who your are, and whence you come?" I asked. She sat gracefully on the green grass and responded, "I am the symbol of nature! I am the ever virgin your forefathers worshipped, and to my honor they erected shrines and temples at Baalbek and Jbeil." And I dared say, "But those temples and shrines were laid waste and the bones of my adoring ancestors became a part of the earth; nothing was left to commemorate their goddess save a pitiful few and the forgotten pages in the book of history."

    She replied, "Some goddesses live in the lives of their worshippers and die in their deaths, while some live an eternal and infinite life. My life is sustained by the world of beauty which you will see where ever you rest your eyes, and this beauty is nature itself; it is the beginning of the shepherds joy among the hills, and a villagers happiness in the fields, and the pleasure of the awe filled tribes between the mountains and the plains. This Beauty promotes the wise into the throne the truth."

    Then I said, "Beauty is a terrible power!" And she retorted, "Human beings fear all things, even yourselves. You fear heaven, the source of spiritual peace; you fear nature, the haven of rest and tranquility; you fear the God of goodness and accuse him of anger, while he is full of love and mercy."

    After a deep silence, mingled with sweet dreams, I asked, "Speak to me of that beauty which the people interpret and define, each one according to his own conception; I have seen her honored and worshipped in different ways and manners."

    She answered, "Beauty is that which attracts your soul, and that which loves to give and not to receive. When you meet Beauty, you feel that the hands deep within your inner self are stretched forth to bring her into the domain of your heart. It is the magnificence combined of sorrow and joy; it is the Unseen which you see, and the Vague which you understand, and the Mute which you hear—it is the Holy of Holies that begins in yourself and ends vastly beyond your earthly imagination."

    Then the Nymph of the Jungle approached me and laid her scented hands upon my eyes. And as she withdrew, I found me alone in the valley. When I returned to the city, whose turbulence no longer vexed me, I repeated her words:

    "Beauty is that which attracts your soul, and that which loves to give and not to receive."
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    Post  giovonni Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:52 pm

    Greetings my Friends

    Here's a realty check~ for my fellow Americans > WAKE-UP!!!

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    Post  giovonni Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:35 am

    Greetings my Friends~

    i never get tired of listening to Andrea's beautiful rendition of this song...

    it makes me both smile Big Grin 3

    and Lmfao

    everytime!

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    Post  giovonni Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:42 pm

    study Sometimes~ Even Friends ~ Need To Go Off Into Their Own

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    Post  Carol Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:02 pm

    Horse in Balance = Love in Balance


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    What is life?
    It is the flash of a firefly in the night, the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.

    With deepest respect ~ Aloha & Mahalo, Carol
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    Post  giovonni Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:22 pm

    Greetings Friends,

    i recently seen (for the first time) the movie picture 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' ~
    need i say it was a masterpiece and a wonderful pleasure~ to view cheers

    this song is featured in the credits song by Beck ~

    "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometimes"




    here is the original ~ many here might recall this beautiful song


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    Post  giovonni Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:56 pm

    Friends
    i love it up here in the Northwest cheers

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    But now i realize why they drink so much coffee!!!

    Finally some sunshine today!!!sunny


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    Post  giovonni Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:42 pm

    Some Friendly Advice ~

    How to find peace of mind ~ in under 500 words


    “All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” ~Proverb

    Practice and patience are like inseparable twins that have the capacity to bring us great joy when in harmony—and great angst when they are not.

    Consider the phrase: “Practice and all is coming….”

    I didn’t realize the depth of this statement when I first read it in my Ashtanga yoga manual several years ago.

    Sri K Pattabhi Jois was the Yogi who said it repeatedly to all his students. And it is perfectly reasonable for one to assume he was referring to the daily practice of yoga.

    But one morning during my writing practice (my daily moving meditation) I realized the true essence of his statement.

    For as long as I can remember I have strived to know peace—that is peace while living in the ‘real’ world and freedom from my cluttered mind.

    We all do, don’t we? And I’m guessing that we all have some idea, whether through books or people of how we are supposed to achieve this. Self awareness, detachment, letting go of failure, hurt, pain, being present—the list goes on and on.

    Despite being fundamentally aware of what we need to do, why do we often fail to apply? Why are we all not at peace?

    At times we might achieve small bouts of contentment—and I believe as we get older we get better at it—but why should this be the case if we know now what we’re supposed to be doing?

    So here’s the realization, in all its simplicity:

    Practice and patience.

    Even peace of mind comes with daily practice and patience.

    Just realizing this will improve our daily state of mind, regardless of how old we are.

    We don’t need to think hard for examples to labor the point. To become great cooks we have to practice cooking—we have to master the recipes. Great athletes dedicate their lives to their sport. Yogis practice postures, singers exercise their voices. The same is true with what goes on in our heads.

    We have to constantly remind ourselves to let go of the pain, hurt, failure, whatever it might be that is causing distress and cluttering our minds.

    I say identify, resolve and let go constantly. Repeatedly. Daily.

    This is what I now do every day and particularly when stress, sadness or frustration comes knocking at my door.

    Let these random thoughts pass and if something needs to be done, do it. Otherwise, plan when you will get it done and deal with it at that necessary point. Then let it go. Let go of the thought and also the result and expectation tied to it.

    Do this with everything that causes you stress and don’t punish yourself when you can’t or struggle to process—patience, remember?

    I know it’s hard, but we can get better over time.

    by Ramaa Sharma


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    Post  Mercuriel Fri Nov 12, 2010 2:53 pm

    Once We've tried Our Best - What else can be asked of Us ? (Thats a Rhetorical Question not requiring an answer)

    Thanks Giovonni. Great Post...


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    Post  giovonni Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:34 am

    Friends ~ lest we forget...

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    Post  MargueriteBee Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:09 pm

    Beautiful video Gio, thanks for posting it!l
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    Post  giovonni Thu Nov 18, 2010 12:06 pm

    Dear Friends~
    more often during these days of the quickening ~ i have to step back and reflect upon what lessons was learned?
    Today, i am again humbled by the smallness of my surface mind's reactions to the faults of my fellow spirit souls. silent

    "He who treads the Path in earnest
    Sees not the mistakes of the world;
    If we find fault with others
    We ourselves are also in the wrong.
    When other people are in the wrong, we should ignore it,
    For it is wrong for us to find fault.
    By getting rid of this habit of fault-finding
    We cut off a source of defilement.
    When neither hatred nor love disturb our mind
    Serenely we sleep."

    Buddhism~ Sutra of Hui Neng 2


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    Post  giovonni Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:52 pm

    Friends
    What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel like they are joined for life ~
    to be with each other in silent ~ unspeakable memories ~ George Eliot

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    Post  JesterTerrestrial Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:26 pm

    giovonni wrote:Dear Friends~
    more often during these days of the quickening ~ i have to step back and reflect upon what lessons was learned?
    Today, i am again humbled by the smallness of my surface mind's reactions to the faults of my fellow spirit souls. silent

    Hey Gio!!! Awesome thanks! Hope alls groovy brother!!! Peace oh yeah!!! cheers

    Thanks for sharing so much...what a wild bunch we all are here in the misty lands Crazy Happy

    Better days...what a great tune to share nice one!!!
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    Post  giovonni Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:05 pm

    Friend

    Did you ever think of me,
    As your best friend.
    Did I ever think of you,
    I'm not complaining.

    I never tried to feel.
    I never tried to feel.
    This vibration.
    I never tried to reach.
    I never tried to reach.
    Your eden.


    Your eden ~ Your eden


    Did I ever think of you,
    As my enemy.
    Did you ever think of me,
    I'm complaining.


    I never tried to feel.
    I never tried to feel.
    This vibration.
    I never tried to reach.
    I never tried to reach.
    Your eden.


    Your eden ~ Your eden


    I never tried to feel ~
    Your eden
    I never tried to ...
    Your eden


    To adulate another leads only to heartbreak ~
    But loving another just for being ~ leads to one's own Divinity.





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    Post  Jenetta Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:27 am


    Well Giovanni that is what I call "male adulation in Eden"....where's my ticket? Laugh

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    Post  giovonni Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:48 am

    Jenetta wrote:
    Well Giovanni that is what I call "male adulation in Eden"....where's my ticket? Laugh

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    Yes Hugs Jenetta ~ i've encountered many others > that share your expressed sentiment,

    And to me ~ this seems to be our greatest (human) flaw...Rolling Eyes

    But to love another just for being themselves ~ well that is truly Divine Spiritual

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    Post  giovonni Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:38 pm

    You need to ~ only look within and ask Spiritual

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    Post  giovonni Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:22 pm

    OUR past and future = THE NOW

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    Post  giovonni Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:28 pm

    what goes around comes around Arrow


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