In case you forgot about Donald and his itchy finger on the nuke button…

Defence Secretary James Mattis said Wednesday the U.S. is “never out of diplomatic solutions” in dealing with North Korea—contradicting Donald Trump just minutes after the president tweeted, “The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!” On Thursday, the U.S. flew two nuclear-capable B-1 bombers near the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea, accompanied by South Korean fighter jets. Meanwhile, North Korean state media warned that its test of a new missile fired over Japan this week was a prelude to more military operations directed at the U.S. territory of Guam.

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NYT: Trump regrets hiring Sessions

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”

In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else,” Mr. Trump said.

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“I am.” – G.Raff

I AM beautiful.

I AM whole.

I AM in love with who I am.

I AM complete and on my path.

I AM steady and make progress every day.

I AM born anew with each sunrise.

I AM living life fully and enjoying each moment.

I AM present-minded.

I AM grateful.

I AM soft on myself and forgive easily.

I let things go.

I grow with each new shade and shine of experience.

I get up early and get things done.

I prepare for a bright future.

I stay sturdy and focussed.

I listen.

I AM compassionate and kind.

I hope to always hold space in my heart for everyone I meet.

I love the beauty and the intrinsic sacredness within everything.

I hope to live on a farm someday.

I hope to grow my own food.

I hope to learn an instrument.

I hope to get better at drawing and writing.

Love, G.Raff

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“Breathe.” – G.Raff

I’m using this document to store my thoughts about my predicament and neurosis and to seek compassion in reaching for a new aspiration with a more objective and warming, welcoming approach to each present moment.

To practice bodhicitta, cultivate awareness of my surroundings, live peacefully, stay gentle as smooth sounds repels the knife that wants to slice your heart.

Keep your heart open and alive. If your emotions baffle you, let them roll on top of the river you are flowing down, imagine them just tumbling away towards a cloud fixture or something.

BREATHE. DEEP DREAM BREATH. BELIEVE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND REMEMBER WE ARE ALL. LOVE THE PLANET FOR WHO IT IS ALL BARE NAKED AND RAW AND ETCHED AND A BIT DAMAGED YET BEAUTIFUL AND WILL CONTINUE TO GROW AND BLOSSOM MORE EVIDENTLY AS WE ALL GET THERE, FIND OUR LITTLE PEDAL STRENGTH.

Pray to Light. Pray to Love. Pray to Spirit. Pray to animals out there. Point them out, still. Remember when we all played around. Thor. Ancient Bestowing Wisdom Stars Cells and Seedlems. Help the cause. Help all. Seek forgiveness and love from your surroundings and yourself. Don’t underestimate the power of kindness and the power of letting go, how much further it takes you from just repeling from it and hiding yourself away in places that don’t really fancy a little fellow monkey doodle being boon who does want to see everybody in the same light as the energy that moves us here. How to inspire those who may be shut down or hidden? How to let them know they are all here to aspire and live life with the freeing flying spirit that lives inside.

G.Raff

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“Dear Debbie…” – G.Raff

Dear Debbie,

I just wanted to say that I’m sorry about leaving the dishes in the basement.  I think that my stay in your place was marked by lethargy, depression and lack of discipline. I was not taking care of myself and my surroundings.

I’m working to improve this in my life, so that what happened at your place doesn’t occur again.  In order for me to move forward, I need to have the latest places I’ve stayed verified: how long I was living there, how much I was paying, was I putting up my fair share financially.

If you could please contact me, so that I can move forward with this, that would be much appreciated.  Thank you.

All the best,

G.Raff

 

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