Alice

Alice

Sunday, August 21, 2016

ALLOWING FOR THE GREATEST GOOD



Welcome to Pre-K 2016 Alice.
I hope you have a good year.
I wonder what you will learn this year?

Papa is still learning how to be a full human being.
Some days I am good at it and some days I'm not.
I was reading this morning about a simple spiritual practice that can help us all learn how to be more human.
Here it is below.





Asking the simple question: What will serve life today? is a penetrating practice. Not what will serve me, my problems, my family, my desires or worries. Such questions only lead us to the realm of worry. When we ask, What will serve life right here and now? we begin to live in a larger picture.
Whatever circumstances we find ourselves in, this question can help us focus our intentions. It is so fundamental it should lie within every small choice we make, not just the big ones. What will serve life today? Life does not mean our own small ego’s insistence on its own way. It means something else. What will allow for the greatest good in a particular, local setting ... keeping in mind ourselves, the people in our lives, the environment, and the community?

Norris, Gunilla (2012-02-01). Inviting Silence: Universal Principles of Meditation 

Bob Dylan said it a long time ago...

You may be an ambassador to England or France
You may like to gamble, you might like to dance
You may be the heavyweight champion of the world
You may be a socialite with a long string of pearls
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
Indeed you're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody
You might be a rock 'n' roll addict prancing on the stage
You might have drugs at your command, women in a cage
You may be a business man or some high-degree thief
They may call you doctor or they may call you chief
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are
You're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody
You may be a state trooper, you might be a young Turk
You may be the head of some big TV network
You may be rich or poor, you may be blind or lame
You may be living in another country under another name
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes you are
You're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody
You may be a construction worker working on a home
You may be living in a mansion or you might live in a dome
You might own guns and you might even own tanks
You might be somebody's landlord, you might even own banks
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
You're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody
You may be a preacher with your spiritual pride
You may be a city councilman taking bribes on the side
You may be workin' in a barbershop, you may know how to cut hair
You may be somebody's mistress, may be somebody's heir
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
You're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody
Might like to wear cotton, might like to wear silk
Might like to drink whiskey, might like to drink milk
You might like to eat caviar, you might like to eat bread
You may be sleeping on the floor, sleeping in a king-sized bed
But you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
Indeed you're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody
You may call me Terry, you may call me Timmy
You may call me Bobby, you may call me Zimmy
You may call me R.J., you may call me Ray
You may call me anything but no matter what you say
Still, you're gonna have to serve somebody, yes
You're gonna have to serve somebody
Well, it may be the devil or it may be the Lord
But you're gonna have to serve somebody



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HAVE A GREAT YEAR ALICE

LOVE,

PAPA