January 2016

TO GMO or NOT?

Chief Seattle says it like this: “This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” - IreneCarr.com

I had an interesting encounter recently. Without any prior discussion about GMOs , short for genetically modified organisms, a relative handed me three publications in support of GMOs. She just said, “I thought you should know.” I literally had just finished reading the following paragraph from Martin Prechtel’s An Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic: “I want… Read More

The result of understanding and compassion is peace. We all say we want world peace, yet are you willing to be world peace within yourself? Are you willing to look at the places of non-peace within you? IreneCarr.com

In the book The Four Things That Matter Most, Dr. Ira Byock describes himself as follows: “Despite being a loving, well-intentioned person, I am at times irritable. In my weak defense, I think it’s an innate character trait, of those in the spectrum of temperaments that people are born with. But my choices contribute: I… Read More

In his book Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh states the following: “In Buddhism, understanding is essential to love. Without understanding there cannot be true love, and without love there cannot be true understanding.” IreneCarr.com

In his book Living Buddha, Living Christ, Thich Nhat Hanh states the following: “In Buddhism, understanding is essential to love. Without understanding there cannot be true love, and without love there cannot be true understanding.” On my personal journey through Ayurveda, I learned how to first understand myself. Ayurveda is derived form the Sanskrit words… Read More

Martin Prechtel in An Unlikely Peace at Cuchumaquic writes: “Real humans can only live life spiritually. Birth itself is a ritual… cooking a ritual, eating a ritual, sleeping a ritual, lovemaking a ritual, death a ritual. All of which feeds life. To the Tzutujil, a Mayan people, ritual was plant-oriented and based on feeding some big Holy, or your understanding of God, ongoing vine-like, tree-like, proceedance that feeds us its fruit.” IreneCarr.com

The beauty of the trees The softness of the air The fragrance of the grass Speaks to me The summit of the mountains The thunder of the sky The rhythm of the sea Speaks to me The faintness of the stars The freshness of the morning The dewdrops on the flower Speaks to me The… Read More

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