Thursday, April 20, 2017

22 April 2017 Is Earth Day

22 April 2017

The picture below sums up the Earth Day message very well:



When is Earth Day 2017? This observance always falls on April 22. On Earth Day, enjoy the tonic of fresh air, contact with the soil, and companionship with nature! Walk through the woods in search of emerging wildflowers and green moss. Go outside, no matter what the weather!

WHAT IS EARTH DAY?

Ever wondered how Earth Day started? This observance arose from an interest in gathering national support for environmental issues.
In 1970, San Francisco activist John McConnell and Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson separately asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration. McConnell chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22.
Millions of people participated, and today Earth Day continues to be widely celebrated with events on both dates.
The most common practice of celebration is to plant new trees for Earth Day.

EARTH DAY DATES

YearEarth Day
2017Saturday, April 22
2018Sunday, April 22
2019Monday, April 22

Celebrate Earth Day!

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Without Suffering - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins



Without suffering

Without sacrifice

Without dedication

Without persistence

There will be no

Community

There will be no

Continuation

There will be no

Future

Those who have

Suffered

Sacrificed

Persisted

Have paved the way

For new tomorrows

Have made available

New opportunities

Have given us

All

Another chance

To redeem ourselves

To restore ourselves

To rekindle

The flame of freedom

To survive the onslaughts

The insults

The lies

Of those of dark determination

Who now control

Our Nations

Our Communities

Our Associations

Now

Our time has come

As their time is over

Mankind awakens from it’s slumber

It’s death match is over

Now

Free again

Free to say

We are Man

Under the rule of Self

Self

Which is under the rule of God

Free of all isms

Walking together

Working together

For the betterment of all

For the continuation

Of human community

It was through sacrifice

It was through suffering

It was through persistence

And

Dedication

That we have advanced as a species

And

Now advance

And

Will advance

And

Prosper and Thrive

Together

©  2017   M.N. Hopkins

Note:  I started this poem a week ago during a moment of inspiration.  I have revised it a few times and finished it today on Good Friday, 2017.  I thought it a very appropriate time to publish it on this symbolic day of sacrifice and suffering.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Happy Easter Weekend 2017


Wishing all who visit my blog this weekend a pleasant and peaceful Good Friday and a Happy Easter 2017.

Doctors Thoughout Time Have Made Fortunes....A Quotation from Dr. R.D. Laing


"Doctors have throughout time made fortunes on killing their patients with their cures. The difference in psychiatry is that it is the death of the soul." 

Dr. R.D. Laing, M.D.

R.D. Laing (October 7, 1927 – August 23, 1989), was a British Psychoanalyst, Social Phenomenologist, Radical Psychiatrist, and Existential Philosopher.  He is often associated with the anti-psychiatry movement although, like many of his contemporaries also critical of psychiatry, he himself rejected this label. He made a significant contribution to the ethics of psychology.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Snatam Kaur - Ong Namo - Live Concert Music Video



Published on April 9, 2017

Snatam Kaur - Ong Namo - Live concert

Ong Namo, Guru Dev Namo

Is the Adi Mantra, tuning one in to the higher self.

Ong is "Infinite Creative energy in manifestation and activity".

("Om" or Aum is God absolute and unmanifested),

Namo is "reverent greetings' implying humility,

Guru means "teacher or wisdom",

Dev means "Divine or of God" and Namo reaffirms humiliy and reverence.

In all it means, "I call upon Divine Wisdom".