Since my last post I've added a new book to the group of books I'm currently reading "A new earth: awakening to your life's purpose" by Eckhart Tolle (author of "The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment" which I have not read). It delves into what you find when you start paying attention to your thoughts and how they affect your life. I highly recommend this book as well as the others I have mentioned previously (and look forward to reading others recommended to me by friends). I will probably be talking about it more in the future.
I also wanted to mention that the recent issue of What Is Enlightenment magazine (a great magazine by the way) has a two part interview with Brian Swimme (a mathematical cosmologist). Part one is entitled "Awakening to the Universe Story: Comprehensive Compassion" (see link below). Not long after I made the personal compassion between gravity and love, I found out that this idea was not new (not that I thought it was). Swimme says, "gravitational attraction is an early form of compassion or care." He talks a great deal of the importance compassion has played in the evolution of the world. I felt quite encouraged by what I read in his interview as he has a lot of great ideas about the evolutionary track we are on (both past and future) so check it out if you're interested.
That's all for now. I hope all is well with you and yours. Keep me posted on your lives as well. I enjoy getting feedback from others, whether they are through the blog or sent directly to me. Enjoy the changing seasons and make the best of everyday.