True2Ourselves
Already a member? login
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
Divider
  
+
Register FAQ A-Z directory Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

True2Ourselves Forums   > Community Topics > General Discussions  > One Planet, Many Worlds Journal

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 07-30-2008, 08:10 PM
Latreia's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 58
Default Re: One Planet, Many Worlds Journal



"Chief Seattle was one of the last spokesmen of the
Paleolithic moral order. In about 1852, the United States
Government inquired about buying the tribal lands for the
arriving people of the United States, and Chief Seattle wrote
a marvelous letter in reply. His letter expresses the moral,
really, of our whole discussion".
[quotes the entire Perry text]

CHIEF SEATTLE'S LETTER:
"The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy
our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? the land? The
idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the
air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them?

Every part of the earth is sacred to my people. Every shining
pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods,
every meadow, every humming insect. All are holy in the memory
and experience of my people.

We know the sap which courses through the trees as we know the
blood that courses through our veins. We are part of the earth
and it is part of us.

The perfumed flowers are our sisters. The bear, the deer, the
great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the dew
in the meadow, the body heat of the pony, and man all belong
to the same family.

The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not
just water, but the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you our
land, you must remember that it is sacred. Each glossy
reflection in the clear waters of the lakes tells of events
and memories in the life of my people. The water's murmur is
the voice of my father's father.

The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They
carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give the
rivers the kindness that you would give any brother.

If we sell you our land, remember that the air is precious to
us, that the air shares its spirit with all the life that it
supports. The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath
also received his last sigh. The wind also gives our children
the spirit of life. So if we sell our land, you must keep it
apart and sacred, as a place where man can go to taste the
wind that is sweetened by the meadow flowers.

Will you teach your children what we have taught our children?
That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls
all the sons of the earth.

This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to
the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites
us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a
strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.

One thing we know: our God is also your God. The earth is
precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on
its creator.

Your destiny is a mystery to us. What will happen when the
buffalo are all slaughtered? The wild horses tamed? What will
happen when the secret corners of the forest are heavy with
the scent of many men and the view ofthe ripe hills is blotted
with talking wires?

Where will the thicket be? Gone! Where will the eagle be?
Gone! And what is to say goodbye to the swift pony and then
hunt? The end of living and the beginning of survival.
When the last red man has vanished with this wilderness, and
his memory is only the shadow of a cloud moving across the
prairie, will these shores and forests still be here? Will
there be any of the spirit of my people left?

We love this earth as a newborn loves its mother's heartbeat.
So, if we sell you our land, love it as we have loved it. Care
for it, as we have cared for it. Hold in your mind the memory
of the land as it is when you receive it.

Preserve the land for all children, and love it, as God loves
us.As we are part of the land, you too are part of the land.
This earth is precious to us. It is also precious to you.

One thing we know - there is only one God. No man, be he Red
man or White man, can be apart. We ARE all brothers after
all."



~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that
the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else."
~ C. S. Lewis

Last edited by latreia : 08-05-2008 at 09:18 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-30-2008, 08:20 PM
Latreia's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 58
Default Re: One Planet, Many Worlds Journal

From Renascence

"The world stands out on either side
No wider than the heart is wide;
Above the world is stretched the sky,--
No higher than the soul is high.

The heart can push the sea and land
Farther away on either hand;
The soul can split the sky in two,
And let the face of God shine through."

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that
the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else."
~ C. S. Lewis

Last edited by latreia : 08-05-2008 at 09:19 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-30-2008, 08:30 PM
Latreia's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 58
Default Re: One Planet, Many Worlds Journal

LOVE

"Such is true Love, which steals into the heart
With feet as silent as the lightsome dawn
That kisses smooth the rough brows of the dark,
And hath its will through blissful gentleness.

A love that gives and takes, that seeth faults,
Not with flaw-seeking eyes like needle points,
But loving-kindly ever looks them down
With the o'ercoming faith that still forgives;

A love that shall be new and fresh each hour,
As is the sunset's golden mystery,
Or the sweet coming of the evening-star,
Alike, and yet most unlike, every day,
And seeming ever best and fairest now;

A love that doth not kneel for what it seeks,
But faces Truth and Beauty as their peer,
Showing its worthiness of noble thoughts
By a clear sense of inward nobleness;

A love that in its object findeth not
All grace and beauty, and enough to sate
Its thirst of blessing, but, in all of good
Found there, sees but the Heaven-implanted types

Of good and beauty in the soul of man,
And traces, in the simplest heart that beats,
A family-likeness to its chosen one,
That claims of it the rights of brotherhood.

For love is blind but with the fleshly eye,
That so its inner sight may be more clear;
And outward shows of beauty only so
Are needful at the first, as is a hand
To guide and to uphold an infant's steps:

Fine natures need them not: their earnest look
Pierces the body's mask of thin disguise,
And beauty ever is to them revealed,
Behind the unshapeliest, meanest lump of clay,
With arms outstretched and eager face ablaze,
Yearning to be but understood and loved."

~ ~ James Russell Lowell




~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that
the sun has risen:
not only because I see it,
but because by it I see everything else."
~ C. S. Lewis

Last edited by latreia : 08-05-2008 at 09:19 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-30-2008, 08:49 PM
mary's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 7
Default Re: One Planet, Many Worlds Journal

The believer acquaints himself
with the sacred realities
through deep sense
different from those used by others-----
The believer lives
for all the days and the nights,
and the unfaithful live
but a few hours.

Kahlil Gabran
Lebanese poet/mystic



We know the soul survives the body
and that, being set free from the bars of the body,
it sees with clear gaze those things which before,
dwelling in the body it could not see.

Saint Ambrose, c.340-397
Bishop of Milan



I believe in God
and in Nature
and in the triumph
of good over evil.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Germany Poet/writer


Faith is a living,
daring confidence in God's grace,
so sure and certain that a man
could stake his life on it
a thousand times.

Martin Luther
German theologian


Faith is not a delicate flower, which would
wither under the slightest stormy weather
Faith is like the Himalayan Mountains,
which cannot possibly change.
No storm can possibly remove
the Himalayan Mountains
from their foundations,

Mahatma Gandhi
Indian political leader


Faith is like a bird
That feels the light
when the dawn is still dark.

Rabindranath Togore
Bengali poet/philosopher


Faith is to believe
what you do not see;
the reward of this faith
is to see what you believe.

St. Augustine
Christian theologian


Faith is believing when it is
beyond the power of reason
to believe

Voltaire
French Philosopher


Faith is the highest passion
In a human being.
Many in every generation
may not come that far,
but none comes further.

Soren Kierkegaard
Danish theologian


If a man wishes to be sure
of the road he treads on,
he must close his eyes
and walk in the dark.

Saint John of the Cross
Spanish Carmelite Monk


God cannot be grasped by the mind.
If he could be grasped,
He would not be God.

Evangrius of Pontus
Greek Theologian



The beginning of wisdom
is found in doubting;
by doubting
we come to the question,
and by seeking
we may come upon the truth.

Pierre Abelard
French philosopher
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-30-2008, 09:02 PM
mary's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 7
Default Re: One Planet, Many Worlds Journal

I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks,
And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited in heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given.

Emily Dickinson


I see something of God
every hour of the twenty-four,
and each moment then,
in the faces of men and women, I see God
And in my own face in the glass.....

Walt Whitman



.

Last edited by mary : 07-30-2008 at 09:08 PM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:57 AM.


true2ourselves
 
 
 

Flashcoms

You need to upgrade your Flash Player.

Version 8 or higher is required.

download from http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29