I used to be a fan of the original Star Trek many years ago, but, after years of repeats, the novelty began to wear off. Or perhaps it was because what had once been science fiction became science fact. The communicators used by Captain Kirk and Doctor McCoy became outdated by our mobile phones. Space flight became a bit ho-hum with the advent of the shuttle and international space stations.
The inspiration for today’s blog came from a perpetual calendar of Dr Wayne Dyer: Change Your Thoughts – Change Your Life, which provides daily messages from the Tao Te Ching. The message for today, April 10 is: What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher? What is a bad man but a good man’s job? This reminded me of a Buddhist story I read many years ago, which
I was looking out for a sign for my blog this week, when I spied a Praying Mantis on my window. She is a rare visitor to my household, so I wondered if she had a message for me. In hindsight I could have asked her personally, using the skills that I learned during my animal communication courses, but, at the time, I was in a hurry to get my
Nothing happens by accident. There are no coincidences. Everything happens for a reason, even if you never know what that reason is. Everything is always happening for the highest good of all involved. This concept is illustrated by an old Buddhist tale: It is the story of an old farmer whose only horse ran away. That evening, the neighbours gathered to commiserate with him since this was such bad luck.
A Prayer of Compassion For those of you who have seen some of my earlier blogs and facebook posts, you will know that seeing Tony Abbott become Prime Minister did not fill me with joy. I heard myself saying "It's not the party, I just can't stand Tony Abbott." Oops! For someone who espouses the concept of love for all, I knew I had some work to do. I knew