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“Compassion and love constitute non-violence in action. They are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, all the virtues. They give meaning to our activities and makes them constructive. There is nothing amazing about being rich or highly educated; only when the individual has a warm heart, do these attributes become worthwhile.”

~ Dalai Lama

“None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens to this whisper which is heard by him alone.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

In a cloudless sky I wandered, one Sunday afternoon
Kayak resting on a rock at the river’s mouth, I remember I could see the moon
Cool water rushed crystal clear underneath to replenish the awaiting lake
Sunshine healed my skin, body and mind from its angled perch as the day vaporized.

The vibration of the Earth and its creatures just soothed through the silence
Leaving nothing but the breathing of the universe a simple tune for me to listen
I’m equipped with pen and pad so you know I’m thinking
Real writing is mentally inscribed
It never leaves you, so I’m see through and I’m breathing through this rap cause I see you

Deepak reaches out to me, with crucial knowledge and
It was passed down the line at just the right time so he writes from me to you:

“Time is the field of gain and loss. As long as you are in time, its an illusion to think that you can prevent loss, which is just another word for change.”– Deepak Chopra (from Life After Death: The Burden of Proof)

So I’m thinkin on that, reverence for life
And I’m sitting here with my mind ambition in sight
And I mentioned reverence for life cause I’m thinking about the clouds and the sun in my sight
Freestyling now, explaining kinda shifty
Go out in nature and just sink into it man
I’m in the ocean, back on the beachfront, laying in the sand as the reeds wrap around me
And I’m thinking I’m in Avatar, 3D crazy I’m sitting here I’m not at the bar
I’m getting drunk on the world, cosmic universe
Just thinking and I’m rapping in my room on this verse
So I’m straight cuttin’ styles from beyond
Looking at the ocean aaahh man im sublime
And I’m rising so I cant be low, I can’t see myself but I know

Photo by Ashley Kuchta

I’m coming back

So I had to come down and take a quick breather
I’m back on line 2 and I go heres my seether
I’m moving forward operation not shifty
I’m tippin and I’m tappin and I’m building so I see
At the end, here I’ll be building
The ride was the illest and the journeys what I’m yielding
I’m reassured and its back to my essence, remember why you’re here why you sat down to sing this.
Maybe I dont, maybe I do, I just do it cause I love sending vibes to you
So to my crew, connect with me on VibeThat
Broadcast from the tree tops from my bones to my cornea
Exuding realness I’m thinking through this motion
I’m sending, hear vibe to this through, through this potion
and I’m moving I’m thinking moving forward, it’s 7:46 on the dial
Moving forward through the darkness you know I’m just climbing
I’m climbing up the ladder each rung and I’m shining
Not my watch not my this not my that
It’s through my eyes through my great cataracts

Song Credit: Instrumental provided by “123InDaPlaceToBe”

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A brief moment of reflection. Rest In Peace, a Tribute to Guru.

The brainwave causes vessels to circulate like constellations reflect at night off the lake
word to the father and mother earth, seeking everlasting life through this hell for what its worth
look listen and observe and watch another sea cycle
pullin my peeps to the curb, heed the words, its like ghetto style proverbs
the righteous man sacrifice to get what they deserve
cannot afford to be confined to a cell, brainwaves swell, turning a desert to a well
experience the best teacher thoughts will spring like streetsweepers
little daddy street preacher, illustrious feature
narrator you select accompanied by Deck plus the DJ you respect
seven and a half combined over the frontline
the ten percenters promotin slander in the air time
bear in mind jewels be the tools of the trade
sharp blades heavenly praise and dues are paid

Above the crowds above the clouds, where the sounds are original
infinite skills create miracles,warrior spiritual
Above the clouds raining down
Holdin it down
– Guru

Contributed by: Gemmy Jay of OurNewEnvironment

This is a powerful TED talk from CEO and Author Chip Conley discussing a change in thinking on what we truly value.  Challenging GDP with GNH, Gross National Happiness.

“What the world needs now, in my opinion, is business leaders and political leaders that know what to count.  We count numbers, we count on people, what really counts is when we actually use our numbers to truly take into account our people.” – Chip Conley