Thursday, July 24, 2014
Positive Change - Inspiration Thursday
before. They're good stuff. While they were performing Drew hung up a smaller banner with a Dalai Lama quote on it. I'd never heard this particular bit of wisdom before. I must have read it a dozen times or more while they played, letting it sink in. I like the idea that each of us is a laboratory where experiments in better living, better harmony take place.
"The very purpose of religion is to control yourself, not to criticize others. Rather, we must criticize ourselves. How much am I doing about my anger? About my attachment, about my hatred, about my pride, my jealousy? These are the things which we must check in daily life.
Taking your own body and mind as the laboratory, engage in some thorough going research on your own mental functioning and examine the possibility of making some positive changes within yourself." - H.H. the XIVth Dalai Lama
weissenborn. I sure like the sound of that instrument. Its so earthy. We got to try out our fabulous, new double sleeping bag. Hooray for being able to snuggle with Matt while camping! Its so much better than being in our own separate bags. We hid from the blazing noon sun under our shade canopy blowing grass whistles, snacking, napping, and laughing with our friends and neighbors. We set up a row of luminaries (using LED tea lights and sand from the wedding centerpieces) each evening leading from the edge of the field we were camped in to the main stage area. It was fun to watch the other festival go-ers following along the flickering path in the twilight. We put on about ten miles both days according to my pedometer, including dancing. Man, did we have fun. Oh, the joy and good energy.