What is Evolution?

“We began as a mineral.
We emerged into plant life, and into the animal state, and then into being human, and always we have forgotten our former states, except in early spring when we slightly recall being green again.
That’s how a young person turns toward a teacher.
That’s how a baby leans toward the breast, without knowing the secret of its desire, yet turning instinctively.
Humankind is being led along an evolving course, through the migration of intelligences, and though we seem to be sleeping, there is an inner wakefulness that directs the dream, and that will eventually startle us back to the truth of who we are.”
— The Story of Evolution
Rumi, 13th Century

5.18.2010

The Party Cup can Save the World!


Okay I must admit that, at first, I thought all this party cup business was just another asinine craze with zero meaning much like a lot of our new Dancehall "hit songs" *cough* Clarks *cough*.

Then I began thinking about it and I've realised that the party cup might just be the best and most environmentally conscious craze to come out of the Dancehall [since "Sweep" of course].

Consider the number of plastic cups you have used and discarded since you've been a party goer. You could probably feed a small nation by now... I know I could! Aside from the bottomless mugs from Risky Business in Negril people tend to be very wasteful when it comes to cup usage at parties. In fact, party-goers contribute to over 67.8%* of the plastic cup waste in the entire world.

That being said, this whole MY cup business, as narcissistic as it may sound, is actually a good thing for the environment. Just think of how much we'd be able to decrease the amount of pollution by simply using and reusing our own cups! INGENIOUS I tell you!

Let's all lift our Party Cups to a less polluted world!!! Kampai!!!

iNi

a drink up mi likka likka inna mi party cup

NadYa Dee

*I made that up...

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."