How are you making a positive change in the world?
This topic question was suggested by one of our visitors.
We'd like to hear your views on this topic. Unfortunately, we are finding that the majority of what is being put on our forms is ads and links to sites that we would not choose to promote or to link to. Therefore we are temporarily removing all forms from the site until such time that we can format them differently to prevent this problem. Please accept our apologies, and if you would like to add a comment to this page, please
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
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.
To change myself by putting a halt to my less constructive, less positive habits and begin to develop my real qualities.
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
i just let others be....but if i m in a room with a killer,i m smart enough to leave..
I'm creating a class and writing an article to teach others how to take back control of their hectic lives.
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
You are visiting the Floating Neutrinos website: www.FloatingNeutrinos.com
©1999-2006, Floating Neutrinos. All rights reserved.
For information, contact [email protected]
Special Thanks to Wiel