Monday, June 28, 2010

Food for thought

I went to an amazing performance of Verdi's Requiem yesterday and as I listened to the music and the astonishing soprano and tenor and the chorus and the power of thought and notes, I was reminded of this quote.

From Mark Morford:

Stop thinking this is all there is...Realize that for every on-going war and religious outrage and environmental devastation and bogus Iraqi attack plan, thre are a thousand counter-balancing acts of staggering generosity and humanity and art and beauty happening all over the world, right now, on a breathtaking scale, from flower box to cathedral...Resist the temptation to drown in fatalism, to shake your head and sigh and just throw in the karmic towel...Realize that this is the perfect moement to change the energy of the world, to step right up and crank your personal volume; right when it all seems dark and bitter and offensive and acrimonious and conflicted and billious...there's your opening. Remember magic. And, finally, believe you are part of a groundswell, a resistance, a seemingly small but actually very, very large impending karmic overhaul, a great shift, the beginning of something important and potent and unstoppable.

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