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How are you making a positive change in the world?

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Date:
Sunday, January 07, 2001
Time:
06:05:46

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We learned about your Atlantic voyage on a TV special and then found your web site. I am a physician 5 years out of practice. I worked myself tirelessly through training to master all I could...but never asked "why" until out in the world of private practice. My wife and I bought into the commercialism and materialism and made a series of mistakes just out of residency...we bought an oversized house in a "upscale" neighborhood, chased material goods and worked progressively harder to pay for those unwise choices. Patient visits became shorter and more patients were squeezed in and I was becoming a good "fit" among my like minded colleagues. But thanks to God speaking to me via my children, spouse, Mother Theresa and Saint Francis and other sources such as the neutrinos I see there is another way. Now I honor my patients by spending plenty of time with them not rushing them..perhaps even being a better physician. Now with less income we have radically changed our lives by getting out of the materialism. This has been a blessing of great joy. This is an ongoing struggle to shed the material baggage to find a better balance in our lives. Your Neutrino ideas are great and your efforts give power to your ideas. Peace be with you and God bless you. JJ and MJ


Date:
Tuesday, April 18, 2000
Time:
12:05:09

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Subject: Commentary on Hitch hiking.

When I was a teen there was a lot of hitch hiking going on. People of different ages flowing across the world. Equipped with a desire to travel, a thirst for experiences, and an outstretched thumb. They were picked up by drivers who desired someone to talk to; had a sympathy for those traveling on the cheap; or recognized a free spirit and wanted, somehow, to be a part of that. There was a lot of sharing, giving, and love going on.

Times changed, people (drivers and hitchers) were attacked, robbed, or taken advantage of, in one form or another. The " free generation " turned into the " me generation ", and attitudes changed. Today we are wiser; or is it that we are just more afraid. Fewer people hitch, and fewer still pick them up. As a hitcher I still take any ride I can get, I was amazed in Europe to find I could still do well with most of my hitching.

The past few years, as a driver, I had become more selective in whom I picked up, especially when driving with others. Now I pick up whomever I see. So far the ones who stand out are: -A couple of drunks. -Two guys close together, one who had just gotten out of jail, and one who didn't want to talk about jail; without saying weather he had been there or not. -The best was an exhausted German woman pushing her bike up yet another big hill near the Grand Canyon, with little time left to the day and a lot of hills to go before the hostel. She wasn't hitching but she sure was glad when I stopped and offered her a ride. - The worst was a woman who didn't want to leave the van without some spare change; because, she said, she was hungry. She turned down the food I offered and continued to sit. As I mentally checked off the options I had, I turned her down again. This time clearly, unequibaly, forcefully (without shouting) and with eye contact; "NO!". She left. I left, but she had left a bad taste in my mouth. I had gone out of my way not only to drive her into the city of Gallup N.M.; but had voluntarily driven her to where she wanted to go. I do that for everyone now; take them to where they want to go.

As I drive along the highway looking at the scenery, looking for work, and looking for those in need; I ask one question. "What would love do now?". ( I forget what book that is from but it has been expressed by different teachers in different ways.) The idea of treating everyone I meet with love is a big thing I am working on. It is simple to be pleasant and loving in an easy exchange. Can I be loving to a person who is pissing me off; and do I have to be? There are opportunities to find out. Can I give a person what they need, what they want , what they deserve? How much can I give, and can I give from a clear/clean intent? I am finding out, and so are the hitchers, clerks, other drivers, etc. whom I come in contact with. Love, and my own timing, lets me do what I want for myself and others. Still working on my life.

-Rodger Doncaster


Date:
Monday, April 29, 2002
Time:
22:30:22

Comments

To change myself by putting a halt to my less constructive, less positive habits and begin to develop my real qualities.


Date:
Saturday, August 09, 2003
Time:
22:00:50

Comments

my philosophy is from a john muir quote:"the only certain happiness is in living for others" I try to apply this to all of my daily interactions, and make mental notes of my daily selfishness. This is starting to help me change my old ways. pablo


Date:
Saturday, January 10, 2004
Time:
15:30:16

Comments

i just let others be....but if i m in a room with a killer,i m smart enough to leave..


Date:
Saturday, June 26, 2004
Time:
18:48:22

Comments

I'm creating a class and writing an article to teach others how to take back control of their hectic lives.


Date:
Friday, July 30, 2004
Time:
00:38:15

Comments

I pray for world peace. I make music that can encourage and inspire people, if they are open. I pursue education. I sing the poem "If" by Rudyard Kipling and hope someone somewhere hears it. I love. sc


 

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