Tag Archives: eloquence

presidential eloquence on display

If, after reading this, you don't think trump is a complete idiot, then YOU are a complete idiot.

This isn’t fake news. This is the actual transcript of Trump’s live broadcast. Most third graders could do better. We all know #BLOTUS cannot tell the truth.  It is also painfully obvious he cannot speak in coherent sentences.

At least he made it through this broadcast without any derogatory, racist, or obscene remarks. That’s a win, right?

just fix it

Fix it.:

Worry fixes nothing wrote Hemingway. Do you agree? I do.

Worry is nothing but another form of fear. And although a little fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing, we can never let if immobilize us. “Action is eloquence,” wrote Shakespeare, and again, experience has taught me that taking action cuts through any fear or worry.

When we see something that is wrong there’s no need to worry or fret about it. Let’s just fix it.

struck by a poisoned arrow

The Buddha always told his disciples not to waste their time and energy in metaphysical speculation.  Whenever he was asked a metaphysical question, he remained silent.  Instead, he directed his disciples toward practical efforts…He once said, “Suppose a man is struck by a poisoned arrow and the doctor wishes to take the arrow out immediately.  Suppose the man does not want the arrow removed until he knows who shot it, his age, his parents and why he shot it.  What would happen?  If he were to wait until all these questions have been answered, the man might die first.”  Life is so short.  It must not be spent in endless metaphysical speculation that does not bring us any closer to the truth. – Thich Nhat Hanh

How much time do we waste every day that could be used in helping change the world into a place where love reigns and justice flows like a mighty stream? Thich Nhat Hanh points out a universal truth. There are times when our endless questions cause far great harm than we can imagine.

We are surrounded by those struck by the poisoned arrows of oppression, poverty and hunger. First let’s remove the arrows. Then we can find those responsible.

As Shakespeare wrote, “Action is eloquence.” Make today an eloquent day. Take action on behalf of one of our family that needs your help to survive.