Via Robert Thurman on FB - “mind reform is mental transformation to awaken from the sleep of narcissism” #robertthurman #buddhist

Via Robert Thurman on FB - “mind reform is mental transformation to awaken from the sleep of narcissism” #robertthurman #buddhist

#HorseDrawnSleigh #NoWords #GoodVibesFromTheDawg

#HorseDrawnSleigh #NoWords #GoodVibesFromTheDawg

#Buddha #HappyHolidays #BlessedYule #MerryChristmas #HappyHanukkah #HolyShabeYalda #FestiveDongzhi #ImaniKwanzaa #ReverentBohdi #HolyNightToYouAndYours ūüôŹūüôŹūüôŹ

#Buddha #HappyHolidays #BlessedYule #MerryChristmas #HappyHanukkah #HolyShabeYalda #FestiveDongzhi #ImaniKwanzaa #ReverentBohdi #HolyNightToYouAndYours ūüôŹūüôŹūüôŹ

#bobmarley #onelove #goodvibesfromtheheartland#edit #abstract #inspired (Taken with Instagram)

#bobmarley #onelove #goodvibesfromtheheartland#edit #abstract #inspired (Taken with Instagram)

The Impermanence of the Waffle Fry

Despite the religious right’s centuries-long efforts to hold the moral high road, the world continues to become more diverse¬†culturally and¬†philosophically. ¬†One must only reflect on last 500 years to realize that humanity is becoming less disconnected, conservative, white, and homogenized. ¬†Unfortunately, this slow transformation isn’t without it’s fair share of pain for the both the right and the left. ¬†The left; is left to¬†quandary¬†why they must suffer through eons of¬†discrimination for their progressive ideals. ¬†The¬†right; hypocritically damns us to hell for our many sins in an effort to keep the status quo in place. ¬†

Given this paradox and the recent events regarding Chick-fil-A and the LGBT community, I’m reminded of the impermanence of the waffle fry. ¬†As a Buddhist, I believe it resembles the auspicious endless knot and is representative of the interconnectedness between all sentient beings - both Right-Wing-Nut-Jobs and LGBT individuals alike. ¬†In addition, I think it should provide us a lesson in impermanence. ¬†Think forward 1000 years… will the waffle fry evolve from it’s place as the giant-sized and inferior relative of the french fry or is it destined to be the less than memorable accompaniment with a Chick-fil-A combo meal? ¬†Will the makers of such a lackluster side item lead the world to be enlightened of the evils of the LGBT lifestyle or just continue to represent the ignorance and impermenance of the waffle fry. ¬†The short answer - I suspect the latter. ¬†

In some form, the meager waffle fry as well as it’s makers will eventually rot away and become a long distant memory as one of the many fast-food restaurants providing little or no nutritional or socially redeeming value. ¬†Their posturing and the ensuing public reaction only serves to help them do what they do best - sell fast food. ¬†So, whatever your politics, sexual orientation, education, religion or lack there-of, celebrate those businesses and individuals who try to make the world a better place for ALL people. ¬†Most importantly, practice compassion to even those who’ve failed to realize the impermanence of the waffle fry. ¬† ¬†¬†

#PicFrame #zacbrown #zacbrownband #klipsch #chickenfried #concert (Taken with Instagram)

#PicFrame #zacbrown #zacbrownband #klipsch #chickenfried #concert (Taken with Instagram)

#fractal #flower #abstract #celestial #universal @mckayleah  (Taken with Instagram)

#fractal #flower #abstract #celestial #universal @mckayleah (Taken with Instagram)

#PicFrame #water #H2O #splash #FluidFX #ImageSculpt #cavemanfingerpainting  (Taken with Instagram)

#PicFrame #water #H2O #splash #FluidFX #ImageSculpt #cavemanfingerpainting (Taken with Instagram)

#PicFrame #instacanvs #walloffame #canvas #sold #hung #thankyou #withhandstogether @drzuum @rexart  (Taken with Instagram)

#PicFrame #instacanvs #walloffame #canvas #sold #hung #thankyou #withhandstogether @drzuum @rexart (Taken with Instagram)

#helloagain #ibdclan  (Taken with Instagram)

#helloagain #ibdclan (Taken with Instagram)

#helloagain #ibdclan  (Taken with Instagram)

#helloagain #ibdclan (Taken with Instagram)

#hello #IBDClan (Taken with Instagram)

#hello #IBDClan (Taken with Instagram)

#dragons #costumes #chinese #yearofthedragon #indy @childrensmuseum  (Taken with Instagram)

#dragons #costumes #chinese #yearofthedragon #indy @childrensmuseum (Taken with Instagram)

#indy #maze #trippy #textures @childrensmuseum  (Taken with Instagram)

#indy #maze #trippy #textures @childrensmuseum (Taken with Instagram)

#chihuly @childrensmuseum #indy (Taken with Instagram)

#chihuly @childrensmuseum #indy (Taken with Instagram)