all over the place. just like life. pretty much.

good day, of course

“I believe there is an important distinction to be made between religion and spirituality. Religion I take to be concerned with belief in the claims to salvation of one faith tradition or another–an aspect of which is acceptance of some form of meta-physical or philosophical reality, including perhaps an idea of heaven or hell. Connected with this are religious teachings or dogma, ritual, prayers and so on. Spirituality I take to be concerned with those qualities of the human spirit–such as love and compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, contentment, a sense of responsibility, a sense of harmony, which bring happiness to both self and others.”

– His Holiness the Dalai Lama

umm, I just copied the quote from the beliefnet buddhist daily, so I have no idea when or where the words were spoken or written.   but I like it, I think it’s relevant to what w seem to think we may be intending to do here.

so, anyway, other people’s stuff seeming so good so far, I went here and brought back

I AM whole, I AM full of Light
I AM perfect, I AM full of Light
The Light surges into and through my blood
Making of it a fountain of Living Light
Bringing purity, vitality, youth and beauty
Into my being and body now.

My Father and I are One
I AM surrounded by the pure white Light of The Christ
Nothing but good can come to me
Nothing but good shall go from me.

I give thanks, I give thanks, I give thanks.

with which, it seems almost (almost) (seems like) like there’s nothing else/more to say/be said.  but I’ll think of something.  that’s my job.  and I’ll post it here, soon as I know what it is.  pretty much.

stay happy!


January 6, 2010 - Posted by | artnlifenstuff


  1. and then I thought about the Dalai Lama quote and realized I’m not so sure about how much I agree with it. in fact, I prolly don’t. mostly. your thoughts are welcomed and valued.

    Comment by kimmi | January 7, 2010 | Reply

  2. It’s a pretty good quote but I too don’t agree with his categorising/dividing things with words – “religion” “spirituality” – that’s just trying to stick a pin into something that is as unpinnable as a butterfly. Whether a person is religious or spiritual or neither of those is not the point. There is Something, never mind what it’s called, which stretches us beyond our limits. Or something.

    Good to see you blogging again, kim.

    Comment by Natalie | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  3. thanks, Natalie. you know, having you visit is plenty reason to keep flogging. I mean… well, actually, yes.

    I was working on a brief post to put forth my own definitions/categorization (as in, this journal is definitely one, definitely not the other). it’s been momentarily for now (at least) vetoed by She hereinafter known as GuruGirl. well, for now anyway. maybe a deeper intro later, with real name and all like that. maybe.

    Comment by kimmi | January 14, 2010 | Reply

  4. Are you any good at spelling eschatology?

    Comment by Greg | January 15, 2010 | Reply

    • I can spell it. it’s in the matter of definition that folks might find me difficult. not to mention unconvincing.

      so good to see you here too. now to develop a li’l consistency and keep y’all coming back frequently. workin’ on it.

      Comment by kimmi | January 15, 2010 | Reply

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