True perfection seems imperfect,
yet it is perfectly itself.
True fullness seems empty,
yet it is fully present.
True straightness seems crooked.
True wisdom seems foolish.
True art seems artless.
The Master allows things to happen.
She shapes events as they come.
She steps out of the way
and lets the Tao speak for itself.
Tao Te Ching v45
Christ Consciousness and Humanity
It is easy for the self-righteous of this day to feel smug superiority when mention is made of the Inquisition and the Crusades, but it is only the names and the places that have changed. Everywhere my eyes see, and everywhere my ears hear, those who claim to follow in the ways that I have taught are flaunting their religious superiority in the faces of those who speak with different words, as a woman might flaunt a cape of unique design. There is nothing more sorrowful than to observe this behavior among those who claim to live by my truth.
Have two thousand years not educated your race to the absurdity of conceptual argument? Every language that my teachings have been translated into reflects but another variation on my original meaning. Even within the context of a single language, there are those who hear different meanings in the very same phrase. Those who extrapolate with the rational mind rather than with the love in their hearts will find meanings as many and as varied as the sands of the sea. Do you not know by now that it is not the words that matter, but the life of the spirit behind them?
From Chapter 10 Read more . . . The Starseed Transmissions, Ken Carey
Field of Play
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the United States, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks. On the other hand, in the United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland, the word “walking” is acceptable to describe all forms of walking, whether it is a walk in the park or backpacking in the Alps. The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with rambling (a slightly old-fashioned term), hillwalking, and fell walking (a term mostly used for hillwalking in northern England). In New Zealand a long, vigorous walk or hike is called tramping. It is a popular activity with numerous hiking organizations worldwide, and studies suggest that all forms of walking have health benefits.
The American Presidency
We the People Unplugged
Just 14 percent of eligible adults — 9 percent of the whole nation — voted for either Mr. Trump or Mrs. Clinton.
Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton will be working to win the votes of these three groups. Polls suggest they will be separated by just a handful of squares.