Thoughts, Pema Chodron, Mother Nature, good news, and Abe




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# 2 – 12 quotes from Pema Chodron, including this…..

Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are. ― Pema Chödrön

For the rest of the quotes go here:


# 3 – “Here’s looking at you, kid.” :-)


# 4 – With all the negative news out there it’s nice to have a bunch of positive news to focus on,  eh? Here’s 99 reasons 2017 was a good year…..

1. This year, the World Health Organisation unveiled a new vaccine that’s cheap and effective enough to end cholera, one of humanity’s greatest ever killers. New York Times

2. Cancer deaths have dropped by 25% in the United States since 1991, saving more than 2 million lives. Breast cancer deaths have fallen by 39%, saving the lives of 322,600 women. Time

3. Zika all but disappeared in 2017. Cases plummeted in Latin America and the Caribbean, and most people in those places are now immune. Science Mag

4. A new report showed that the world’s assault on tropical diseases is working. A massive, five year international effort has saved millions of lives, and countries are now signing up for more. STAT

5. Soft drink sales in the United States dropped for the 12th year in a row, thanks to consumer education and new sugar taxes aimed at stemming obesity and diabetes. Reuters

6. Trachoma, the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness, was eliminated as a public health problem in Oman and Morocco, and Mexico became the first country in the Americas to eliminate it. NBC

7. Meet Sanduk Ruit and Geoff Tabin, two eye doctors responsible for helping restore sight to 4 million people in two dozen countries, including North Korea and Ethiopia. CBS

8. Premature deaths for the world’s four biggest noncommunicable diseases­ — cardiovascular, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory — have declined by 16% since 2000. World Bank

9. Global abortion rates have fallen from around 40 procedures per 1,000 women in the early 1990s, to 35 procedures per 1,000 women today. In the United States, abortion rates have reached their lowest level since 1973. Vox

10. In July, UNAIDS, revealed that for the first time in history, half of all people on the planet with HIV are now getting treatment, and that AIDS deaths have dropped by half since 2005. Science Mag

Go here for the rest of the list:


# 5 – This is a really good one from Abe to sink your teeth into and wrap your mind around….

The choices that others make cannot negatively impact your experience unless you include them in your experience through your attention to them. Things come to you only through your Vibrational invitation—and they remain only by your continuing attention to them.

Your Universe is based upon freedom. Freedom for everyone to choose what they give their attention to, and therefore what they choose to experience. And your interaction with one another provides a contrasting basis that assures continual expansion.

When others achieve Vibrational alignment with something they desire, they in no way deprive you of your desires. If your time-space reality has inspired a desire within you, it is certain that your desire can be fulfilled, for your Earth environment has the potential of satisfying the essence of all desires.—Abraham



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4 Replies to “Thoughts, Pema Chodron, Mother Nature, good news, and Abe”

  1. Hi Zirah :-) Thanks for the inspiration! :-) <3 That is a really adorable photo of an owl. :-) A few weeks (or a month?) ago, I saw an article in the local news about a snowy owl sighting. When I read the article, I found out the owl was seen just west of Omaha, Nebraska. This was when it was very very cold here. As curious as I am to see a snowy owl, I decided it would be unwise to drive my car the 2 plus hours in the cold to see if I could find him. Some years, the snowy owls come this far south in the winter. There was a sighting of one in Michigan as well. The owl in the photo is well hidden. It reminds me of the importance of paying attention. You never know what you might be missing otherwise! :-) I have noticed that the days are getting longer and I can feel the spring excitement start to grow. I hope you have a joy-filled and inspired week! :-) <3

    1. It’s interesting you should mention a snowy owl because one of my Facebook friends posted something about how they had started a GoFundMe or one of those money raising accts to help care for a snowy owl that had been injured in her area. And, yes, I’m loving that the daylight is getting longer and we’ve even had a reprieve from the arctic-like weather the last couple of days. I know some of the crocus in the neighborhood are sprouting up like they think it is spring, but we still have plenty of cold weather to come, so I hope they don’t literally get nipped in the bud. Wishing you a joy-filled and inspired week, too!

  2. Hi Zirah whenever eme drops in I get a good feeeling and reminds me of my earlier days of connecting with you. Love to you. John.

    1. Oh, sweetie, thanks for saying that. I really haven’t been posting much here at all lately, which is rather obvious, I guess. I will use your comment as inspiration a see about getting something posted in the near future. Love to you and Cheryl!

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