Saturday, September 8


Talk  1   Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf: Lose your ego, find your compassion
Talk 2    Rabbi Jackie Tabick: The balancing act of compassion
Talk 3    Robert Wright: The evolution of compassion
Talk 4    Daniel Goleman on compassionA
Talk 5    Rev. James Forbes: Compassion at the dinner table
Talk 6    Swami Dayananda Saraswati: The profound journey of compassion    ***** ***** ***** *****
Talk 7    Karen Armstrong makes her TED Prize wish: the Charter for Compassion
Remembering while listening ::::
  • Hot Air - unleavened bread
  • The number 18 - life
  • Steve at his Guitar – His Song of Compassion -
    The baby at birth
  • Pride
  • Nirvana
  • Ego
  • The Golden Rule

  • Friday, September 7

    God or Religion - You have a Choice

    Hello again Moonstroller,
    here is my latest point-of-view-answer
    to your “clever question.”
    While away from Ted, my thinking returned
    to your Question-based-conversation about God.
    The question is about God
    and the Paragraphs are about Religion.
    That makes for tricky conversation because,
    1 - With Religion you need the other;
    can’t have one without the other [Old song]
    2 - With God you get rid of the other
    and keep the money in your own pocket.
    So..... I started my life talking to God,
    at 3 years of age
    and I am now 79.5;
    and he still my best and longest friend
    and he hasn’t borrowed a dime.
    He is just so kind and loving,
    and he gave "me" life.

    The stories we will tell you about life will fill a Book.

    You can have it for a dollar !

    All the best and until soon,
    Don Wesley [From The Silent Generation - the 30's]

    Thursday, September 6

    In the corners of our minds - Hidden memories

    I long, for a quiet conversation, with a quiet mind,
    In the quiet of my of my garden,
    In the quiet of evening.
    Quiet however is so close to Quarrelsome
    Then after Q and U, there is the V,
    For Values.
    And in the silent consciousness of our mind,
    Which reveals to us Reason;
    Your reasoning and mine,
    We do not see, nor hear
    The hidden maps of our Violent differences.
    And hidden Triggers spring them loose.
    In corners of our minds, hidden minefields lay waiting.
    And then, there is silence; Dead Silence
    Copyright 2012 - Don Wesley

    A Note from Don Wesley, September 6, 2012, a Thursday at 1:15 PM
    The Political Party of Separation is back in Power once again.
    The Poem above wrote itself from my self which resides in my mind.
    The hidden maps in the neural circuits of my Brain released
    The memories of past injustice.
    From my parents and yours.
    Our hidden memories spring to freedom
    Societal rules tell us to forgive and forget,
    But silent brains hold the real truth.
    I remember the traitors of the October Crisis
    And the Village of Prevost where they found the traitor’s arsenal.
    And I remember the Prevost, my wife who removed my quiet garden.