2011 December

Ever wake up in a dream and realize it’s a dream, and then have a hard time wanting to continue the dream, knowing it’s only a dream? To me, it’s a little odd.. it feels pointless almost. Why go on if it’s not real? Or, is it that at that point I realize I can control the dream and choose what happens, rather than watch it happen like a movie? And then I don’t know what to choose? I feel […]

I watched the film Eat Pray Love last night.. it got me pondering how I’ve resisted letting love in from past experiences, and how I’m just about ready to allow myself to love and be loved once again.

Our greatest work on this planet is not what we produce outside ourselves but what we produce inside ourselves.

- Del Hargis

(this part of the road technically was closed but they were just about finished for the day and let me continue along when they were done)

Anyone want to join me camping at Lake Okeechobee this weekend?

Please share this video, far and wide! Modern Science is now beginning to confirm what Spirituality, Philosophy, Sages, Ancient teachings and psychedelics have been saying for millennia, that the entire Universe is One and that what we think of as “reality” is just an illusion.. And the only real thing in the Universe is Consciousness.

“If quantum mechanics hasn’t profoundly shocked you, you haven’t understood it yet.” ~ Niels Bohr

 

The world changes when we change. The world softens when we soften. The world loves us when we choose to love the world.

- Marianne Williamson

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

- Albert Einstein

I made it back to Palm Harbor this morning after an adventure on the road for 12 days or so. I wandered about South Florida.. photos and time-lapses will be uploaded soon. It was actually getting to the point where I had to pause and think back where I was some of the days. It’s pretty nice to be gone so long that you forget where you were on the trip! It will be pretty amazing when I go wander […]

Home (trailer)

This visually dramatic special illustrates the planet’s fragile state entirely from a birds-eye view in stunning high definition. With spectacular aerial views from more than 50 countries, viewers will see the extent of human impact on our landscapes. And not a moment too soon: In the past 50 years -a single lifetime – the Earth has been more radically changed than by all previous generations of humanity.

www.homethemovie.org/en

and a couple short films:

Of Forests and People

Yann Arthus-Bertrand was appointed by the United Nations to produce the official film for the International Year of Forests.

Following the success of Home which was seen by 400 million people, the photographer began producing a short 7-minute film on forests made up of aerial images from Home and the Earth from Above television programmes.
This film will be shown during a plenary session of the Ninth Session of United Nations Forum on Forests (24 January – 4 February 2011) in New York. It will be available to all from February 2 – for free – so that it can be shown worldwide. To have all information or to download the movie offorestsandmen.org

 

Forests cover a third of the Earth’s surface. They are home to over half of terrestrial species and hundreds of millions of human beings. Forests provide part of one in four people’s incomes. For 7 billion people, most of the world’s population, forests are resources for the food they eat, the air they breathe and the medicines they consume. And yet, forests remain unknown and and wrongly loved. And most of all, they are in danger.

The United Nations declared the International Year of Forests, 2011. It is an opportunity to discover, rediscover, celebrate, cherish, describe, protect and use these ecosystems more sustainably. These ecosystems were formed hundreds of millions of years ago before the first humanoids. Today, we threaten them.

Forest destruction is not inevitable: throughout the world, men and women fight to save them. Citizens, scientists, politicians and businessmen warn us about the threats forests face and suggest alternatives to protect them. This year is an opportunity to celebrate their initiatives and their efforts.

 

Desertification

Contrary to popular perception, desertification is not the loss of land to desert or through sand-dune movement. It refers to land degradation resulting from climatic variations and human activities.
It is not a natural process; it is the result of mankind’s actions.
Today, a third of land is threatened by desertification.

in / near the Holey Land Wildlife Management Area and Stormwater Treatment Areas (a few miles west of U.S. Hwy 27, between Lake Okeechobee and Alligator Alley)  

 

The Awakened One witnesses things happen. The unawakened one tries to make things happen.

- Sri Amma Bhagavan

looks like trying to turn around in the middle of soft, somewhat deep sand [after the rain] wasn’t the most brilliant idea..

 

The purpose of the artist is to express reality as felt.

- Robert Motherwell (paraphrased by Alain Briot)

I saw my friend Angela the other day on the journey back home from down south. It’d been a few years.. during our conversation, spiritual concepts came up and I told her I’d send her some book recommendations by Wayne Dyer and others. It got me thinking of making a list of all the (physical) books currently in my library. I’ve been wanting to make this list since before the summer though got so busy back then with going to [...]

In 2008, after the birth of his first child, Baker and his wife decided to sell everything they owned, pay off their consumer debt, and spend a year traveling abroad as a family. They began sharing their journey in early 2009 on the blog Man vs. Debt, now 15000 subscribers strong. In sharing their ups and downs in the areas of personal finance, consumerism, clutter, travel, minimalism, and passionate entrepreneurship, they realized they aren’t alone in a desire to explore and grow.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

(in the middle of nature with no lights, no noise from the highway, and i don’t think anyone came by all night)

decided to pop the top and stay here for a while..

All great truths begin as blasphemies.

- George Bernard Shaw

(Song: Window by The Album Leaf) One of the most inspirational speeches in recorded history was given by a comedian by the name of Charlie Chaplin. If you like what you see please share the video any way you can and pass the message on.

One day I finally realized that I no longer needed a personal history, and just like drinking I gave it up, and that, that alone has made all the difference.

- Carlos Castaneda (paraphrased by Wayne Dyer)