Friday, June 18, 2010
A losing Game?
There's a funny video of two guys playing a Monopoly game in 40 seconds. It's an exhilerating option to the marathons that may take 4 hours.
Life is like that. There are some days when all the answers come bing/bing and our lives are on cruise control. Other days, however, there is a nagging problem or dilemma which cannot easily be resolved. Or an unexpected event changes one's plans for the day or for the forseeable future.
The oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico is a disaster of horrific proportions. Millions of barrels of oil are sitting at the surface or congealing in vast globs beneath waiting for currents and storms to unleash an ugly assault.
It's not a quick fix.
Dan at Mindful Heart writes about this mortal 'hemorrhage' and includes a link to an address by Chief Arvol Looking Horse. June 21st is a day to meditate on this disaster.
"...We ask for prayers that the oil spill, this bleeding, will stop. That the winds stay calm to assist in the work. Pray for the people to be guided in repairing this mistake, and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on...."
When will we help to preserve, more than damage, our fragile environment on so many fronts?