raven song

March 15, 2010

try to be a little kinder

Aldous Huxley, famous author, said at the end of his life “It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than ‘try to be a little kinder”

An important part of new dreaming. Les my next door neighbour sets a great example for this:

– he was driving home at night into the village and came across a large dog on the road. It had just been hit. He stayed with it. I asked was it in pain and what did you do. He replied, it was quietly dying I just patted it and talked kindly to him, I wanted him to experience that as he died.

– he was coming out of a car park at work and a Muslim women with a scarf, flagged him down. She asked him for directions to a place nearby, she was lost and going for a job interview. She was not understanding the directions, so he said follow me, he drove for about ten minutes then stopped at the address, it was a flower shop. She got out and gave him a Muslim blessing and some bread from her shopping basket.

Part of Les’s week. Part of new dreaming, being a little kinder. Share some ‘being a little kinder’ stories with us.



  1. This blog continues to open my heart, and I am encoraged to be kinder.
    Story yes Stories
    In traditional dreaming, stories are how the dreaming is shared and passed down and on, so very appropriate to build new dreaming with new stories.

    Comment by Anthony — March 16, 2010 @ 10:30 am

    • Yes Anthony the power of story the power of song. I had an idea for prisoners, ‘the book of journeys’ A collection of stories for inmates that was a sharing of the struggles and joys and what inspiration and guidance that each story teller had found to guide them on their way. It is so much more powerful to read and learn from stories. I have lots of things to write about but I need to keep them as much as possible to story. Thanks for joining the conversation. Paddy

      Paddy Murray padriac@internode.on.net po box 156 Bundanoon 2578 Australia ph: 0248837830 mobile: 0427 837830

      Comment by raven song — March 16, 2010 @ 10:40 am

  2. The new dreaming helped prune a speech down to what was emotionally connecting. I here give thanks…. for soulful advise when needed. Thought for the day…..
    “The soul can find no staircase to heaven unless it be through Earth’s loveliness.“ Michelangelo

    In saying goodnight we can all remind ourselves to keep the earth lovely. …

    By keeping everything lovely we bring heaven to earth I guess. ES

    Comment by ECHOSTARS — March 19, 2010 @ 1:40 am

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