ZEN MONASTERY LESSONS ON LIVING HERE AND NOW

http://liveanddare.com/zen-monastery-lessons/

“[O]ne of the hundreds of meditation benefits is developing equanimity, which is the capacity to maintain internal calmness and composure in all moments, instead of being swayed by the opposites. To meet pleasure and pain, praise and blame, good and bad luck, with the same state of mind. This virtue will give you almost “superhuman” powers of clarity and strength through challenges that make most people experience confusion, anxiety or stress.

No matter what is happening outside yourself, or even inside yourself, you have the ability to meet life with presence of spirit and wisdom. You don’t need to be a puppet of your thoughts and feelings – they only have the power you give them. For this truth to be your own, you need the courage and discipline to be present, mindful and open throughout all challenges in your life. And to realize that how you react to events is a choice – however automatic it may be – and not a necessity. You have the power to change it.”

Truth About 9/11 Bush Crimes Hidden in Comedy Central Sketch

http://truthstreammedia.com/2015/08/19/truth-about-911-bush-crimes-hidden-in-comedy-central-sketch/

“[I]t seems this ridiculous take on a parallel universe ruled by cats is about as close as anyone will get to an official explanation about the truth of 9/11 – a subject most are too wary of confronting outside of satire and humor.

This is an alternate history of life after the JFK assassination that – far from being goofy and made up – is strangely “exactly like ours.”’

10 Reasons to Consider a Plant-Based Diet – For Yourself and the Planet

http://www.richroll.com/blog/10-reasons-to-consider-a-plant-based-diet/

“Our planetary problems are perilous and profound. The U.S. is the most prosperous nation on Earth, yet we have never been more unhealthy. The standard American diet isn’t just making us sick. And it isn’t just inefficient.

It’s outdated tech.

It’s time for a food system reboot. The good news is that version 2.0 is a pretty elementary, albeit profound, upgrade.

Adopting a plant-based, or at least plant-centric approach to your plate is the single most powerful and positively impactful choice you can make as a conscious, compassionate consumer. A choice that will help prevent and reverse disease; reduce your carbon footprint; and preserve the planet for our children and animal friends alike.”

http://www.richroll.com/

How Animal Agriculture is Contributing to Planetary Environmental Collapse

http://wakeup-world.com/2015/08/13/how-animal-agriculture-is-contributing-to-planetary-environmental-collapse/

“Chances are, if you’re concerned about the health of the planet, you’ve most likely come across the following facts and figures: On average, vegans save 1100 gallons of water, 45 pounds of grain, 30 square feet of forest and 20 pounds of CO2 equivalent every day.

But what you may not realize is that animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined total of all worldwide transportation — including cars, trucks, planes, trains and ships. So we can drive our hybrid cars and bicycle to our heart’s content, recycle religiously and conserve electricity like crazy, but if we consume meat, dairy or eggs, we’re still making a major contribution to the world’s environmental crisis…

[I]f we truly care about the environment — and want to take action that has immediate impact— reducing or eliminating our reliance on animal products is the most significant step we can take.”

“You cannot be an environmentalist and eat meat.”
~Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

http://www.cowspiracy.com/facts/