Art of Being Peace

26 10 2009

Dear Mr. Bustillos,

I got my A because…

Walking in grace is not a natural process without a mindful awareness.  In fact the art of grace is a very conscious effort to draw our intentions into the present.  There is no better practice of prayer than living out your prayers.  Native Americans felt this in their wisdom as they sought not  prayers for rain but to be rain.  Former war child of Sudan, Emmanuel Jal says, “if you think it, then you have done it.”  In the same action of possibility we live in the present with the power to open our world and transcend our thoughts into reality.  What begins is a process of living in the now.  We come to full fill our vision by acting on our vision.   This is not simply an esoteric assumption but a fact.  If you lead your life with the possibility that you can live into your dreams the dreams become reality.  The patience that it takes to recognize the moment of possibility can seem waning at times but a simple reconnection to yourself and your intentions can set the course back into motion.   It is about being the you that you want to be.  It is about being.  It is about you.  We all have this energy that transcends even the most evolved scientists.  Harness the energy and live in the present.  As you do so, your gift to other becomes your light, or energy.  That energy radiates from within and can be contagious… so if you want peace in the world, don’t wait for world leaders to set that for you…become that peace yourself.  Live in gratitude.  Live in the present.  Live for now.

Hear this message from a Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh





Participatory Culture: This is how it works

23 10 2009

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SCROLL TO BOTTOM VIDEO TO PAUSE!!!!

Above: A screen shot of live class small group discussion, Full Sail University, 10/21/09.  Attendees video conference while in their respective homes in Florida, New York, Tennessee, Costa Rica, and Colorado.

Thanks for a great class this month Joe Bustillos!  With my blog starting to become a part of my day-to-day life… the networks are still increasing.  My level of participation through uploads and shared links with the web family, continue to open new possibilities.  From one teacher to another, the ripple effect sends waves across oceans even seas you never travel yourself…

My first video and my first video response.  It’s fun taking risks… and now our discussion goes down in the books…Thanks for participating in the discussion.  I love your take on the BLING-BLING CHA -CHING-CHING of copyright law…  funny because it’s true, sad all the same.  Maybe I’m the old man sitting around the camp fire trying to hold on to some ounce of our folklore.  You can call me old fashion if you will.  If users can’t own this material, the government has a responsibility to preserve, protect, and defend it for the general public then.  Common good prevails.  For those who didn’t get a chance to experience Prof’s video response, here you go.

The original discussion comes in the first two shots, then you see my Professor, Joe Bustillo’s response to my comments…

My response …

Finally, Profe Joe’s response …

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Sources:
* Eyes on the Fair Use of the Prize directed and produced by Jacob Caggiano/Center for Social Media, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r0pM1hJGU8 retrieved on 10/22/2009

* Save the Prize by Seann Goodman/OnOttButton, article at https://seanngoodman.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/save-the-prize/, video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8fvmpRtDb0 retrieved on 10/22/2009.

* Save the Prize – Cha-Ching Version by Joe Bustillos,article at  http://www.viddler.com/explore/joebeebee/videos/17/ retrieved on 10/22/2009.
*”Lumbering through life.” Joe Bustillos.  2009. Retrieved on 10/22/2009.   http://joebustillos.com/2009/10/22/save-the-prize-cha-ching-version/




Aha! You mean it is possible?

20 10 2009

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Art of Giving As

20 10 2009

This week we feature the National Bestseller, The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander, (2000, Penguin Press).  Take a look at my thoughts: