I quote Saturdays – Tolerance and Light

Today, when Buddhists all over the world honor the Buddha and his message of benevolent love, compassion, light and non-violence, as they celebrate his birth and passing with lanterns and light, sitting, being, listening, I watch a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, my birthplace, struggle with devastating floods. I watch the incessant monsoon, our planet rebelling with odd and unexpected weather patterns. I watch, helpless, as they struggle to take care of  thousands upon thousands of displaced children, orphaned, lost. Many of them poor. I remember the tsunami. I watch my mum rally around with friends, family and anyone willing to donate clean water, clothing and food, her own worries aside. They are strong and brave, they are resilient.

I send light to those who have lost their loved ones on Egypt Air. When will it stop? the violence, the intolerance?

It is how we live now, watching and waiting.

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14 Comments

  1. Thank you, for this message. ❤

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    1. Sometimes I need a reminder Colleen…

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      1. Me too….

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  2. ((❤️))

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    1. Hello my darling.. how are you? Thinking of you always…❤️

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      1. Hanging in there….email would probably be better than trying to explain, but I just posted an update. Think of you too 💕 xx

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  3. San says:

    Love this – what beautiful words and so true.

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    1. Thank you my dear, a reminder to be tolerant is something I needed, and with everything going on in the world, this quote found me.

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  4. –Oooo, my heart is with you, my sweet.
    I thought you were American. I didn’t know. I’m so sorry.
    Love flowing. Hugs coming your way. Now. xxoo

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    1. Hello lovely, thank you.. I’m Asian and Australian.. I wasn’t born in Australia but I lived there and it is home to me in many ways… I’ve been all around the world and here I am now in San Francisco 🙂

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      1. You live in San Francisco? We were just there!! x

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      2. Oh Kim I can’t believe I missed you and that I never told you where I lived..Now you know, for the next time.. xx

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  5. What a great quote, MM. And how amazing would the world be if we all lived by it. Absolutely beautiful. 🙂

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    1. I was looking for the right one Monica, too much going on in the world right now. People in general need to stop, listen, be kind to each other, instead of inciting hate.. if only my friend.. if only.

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