The Tao doesn’t take sides;
it gives birth to both good and evil.
The Master doesn’t take sides;
she welcomes both saints and sinners.
The Tao is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it, the more it produces;
the more you talk of it, the less you understand.
Hold on to the center.
Tao Te Ching v5
Heaven and Earth
When the universe reaches a point of maximum expansion, a unique phenomenon will take place. There will be a moment when all laws necessary for the creative maintenance of physical matter and all materializing processes become suspended. Due to the relative velocities of the various star systems, this event will not be experienced simultaneously in all parts of the universe, but will travel as a wave across the sea of creation.
Existing within this ripple of non-time will be the focused conscious attention of the Creator. As it passes through the material realms, it will stay and take up residence in all life forms with circuitry capable of mirroring its essence. This is the moment when the Creator will slip inside Creation; the moment we are attempting to prepare you for.
From Chapter 4 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play
Eddie Powell was South Bend Central High School Varsity assistant coach, Indiana State Teachers College and UCLA. Coach Wooden left nothing to chance. He had his three-by-five cards, detailing every minute of our practices, even back at South Bend Central, then Indiana State, then UCLA. It was very organized, extremely thorough. He didn’t want to leave it up to luck. He wanted to take luck out of it through preparation. I welcome good luck just as anyone does, but I worked extremely hard to avoid being in a situation in which luck was necessary to produce a favorable adversary could defeat us. To me, the residue of design— luck— can be important. Much more important, of course, is design.
The Essential Wooden, John Wooden and Steve Jamison
The American Presidency
The America Presidency Project http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/
Given the bizarre nature of the current Presidential campaign in the United States, the looming Republican and Democratic conventions commencing in the next two weeks and the election in November; I wanted to juxtapose my own reflections on the American Presidency with the previously describe works. The President who takes office in January will face domestic and global issues of pressing and daunting dimensions. Leadership from the Executive Branch calls for wisdom and diplomacy extraordinaire. Perhaps recalling moments from our youthful global leadership perspective will call forth the nature of our higher selves, the elected and the electorate.