♪I Can’t Make You Love Me

Turn down the lights
Turn down the bed
Turn down these voices
Inside my head
Lay down with me
Tell me no lies
Just hold me close
Don’t patronize
Don’t patronize

‘Cause I can’t make you love me
If you don’t
You can’t make your heart feel
Something it won’t
Here in the dark
In this final hour
I will lay down my heart
And feel the power if you want
No you won’t

I’ll close my eyes
Then I won’t see
The love you don’t feel
When you’re holding me
Mornin’ will come
And I’ll do what’s right
Just give me till then
To give up this fight
And I will give up this fight

‘Cause I can’t make you love me
If you don’t
You can’t make your heart feel
Somethin it won’t
Here in the dark
In these final hours
I will lay down my heart
And feel the power if you want
No you won’t

‘Cause I can’t make you love me
No
If you don’t
Say you ain’t gotta love
You ain’t gotta love
You ain’t gotta love it
I can’t just make you love me
I can’t
I can’t
I can’t
I can’t

I tried my best
But you put my heart through the test
I can’t make you love me
I tried
I tried to get through to you girl
Can’t you see that I’m crying out to you girl
I can’t make you love me, OH
If you don’t

“operation” bomb-the-hell-out-of-Gaza-this-has-nothing-to-do-with-security

The West needs to see these atrocities, and understand how stupid gov’t policies born from fear and greed can lead to such devastation.

In Gaza

People gather around a vehicle targeted in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on July 8, 2014 that killed four Palestinians. (Photo: AFP - Mohammed Abed) http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/israeli-war-jets-bomb-50-sites-gazaPeople gather around a vehicle targeted in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on July 8, 2014 that killed four Palestinians. (Photo: AFP – Mohammed Abed)
http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/israeli-war-jets-bomb-50-sites-gaza

The Zionists are again bombing Gaza, in another sadistically-named “operation” which I will not repeat, out of respect for the Palestinians of Gaza. Why bother with the names, just be honest: bomb-the-hell-out-of-Gaza-this-has-nothing-to-do-with-security # XXX

[on that note, please re-read this important article:Dissecting IDF propaganda: The numbers behind the rocket attacks]

Also very relevant:Netanyahu government knew teens were dead as it whipped up racist frenzy

Some updates from folks in/following Gaza:

Bloody aftermath of Israeli airstrikes, Khan Younis, Gaza,  RT

Al Akhbar updated:

Twenty-three Palestinians have been killed and 130 injured in a massive Israeli air and naval assault against the besieged Gaza Strip Tuesday, bombing dozens of targets, including homes.

Five children are among those killed in the…

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The Heart of Zen Enlightenment, Emotional Maturity, and What It Really Takes for Spiritual Liberation Written by Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi and Keith Martin-Smith

Helpful, thx!

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While we are more and more familiar with popular ideas of enlightenment and spiritual awakening, life still comes at us full force, and hope can turn to frustration as the gulf between our spiritual belief and our everyday life seems to loom ever larger. Through spirited Q&A sessions with Zen master Jun Po Denis Kelly Roshi, The Heart of Zen takes a gradual, step-by-step approach to what has become a vexing problem in spiritual circles.

What is missing is integration. If awakening truly transforms every part of the life of a person, where are we getting stuck? How can negative emotions like anger, shame, envy, and jealousy continue to arise? How do our relative egos relate to the Zen teaching of Emptiness, and what does this mean for our intimate relationships, our emotional bodies, our views of the world and its problems?

The Heart of Zen represents the next…

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