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The Time Is Now

Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.

from The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by eckhart tolle

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 4

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

I can see the point of having a real swinging joint

With plenty of happy faces filling the air

But look, can we learn to love so we don’t have to worry?

No hate, all good for all sisters and brothers

If a bell could ring

And make the whole world sing

Let’s unite the whole wide world at Christmas time

from “let’s unite the whole world at christmas” by james brown (1968)

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 3

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

And so this is Christmas (war is over)

For weak and for strong (if you want it)

For rich and the poor ones (war is over)

The road is so long (now)

And so happy Christmas (war is over)

For black and for white (if you want it)

For yellow and red ones (war is over)

Let’s stop all the fight (now)

from “happy xmas (war is over)” by john lennon and yoko ono (1971)

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 2

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

There’s a world outside your window

And it’s a world of dread and fear

Where the only water flowing

Is the bitter sting of tears

And the Christmas bells that ring there

Are the clanging chimes of doom

Well tonight thank God it’s them

Instead of you

from “do they know it’s christmas?” by band aid (1984)

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Part 1

Voices of yesteryear speak prophetic truth that’s timely for 2020

So here’s my lifelong wish

My grown-up Christmas list

Not for myself, but for a world in need

No more lives torn apart

That wars would never start

And time would heal all hearts

And everyone would have a friend

And right would always win

And love would never end

This is my grown-up Christmas list

from “grown-up christmas list” by amy grant (1992)

Thanksgiving: Holiday … Just Thursday … or Day of Mourning?

People across the US will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday this coming week, whether in person with family and friends or from a distance because of covid. Many, however, won’t or can’t celebrate at all … perhaps by choice, perhaps by circumstance. It all depends on a person’s point of view.

Rocky: Listen, I don’t want no turkey anyway, ya know.
Adrian: But it was Thanksgiving.
Rocky: It was what?
Adrian: It was Thanksgiving.
Rocky: Yeah, to you, but to me, it’s Thursday, right?

FROM ROCKY (1976)

“Should We Celebrate Thanksgiving and the Pilgrims?”

BY NADRA KAREEM NITTLE
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