I just finished reading a book by Shirley Maclaine called “Sage-ing While Age-ing” I brought it a few years ago and finally got around to reading it, quite an interesting read, Shirley who is extremely open minded addresses many topics about the evolution of life, she spoke to many spiritual gurus, scientists/doctors, presidents & many other interesting people in her colourful life. She has done extensive research on UFO's & mentions how some US presidents even witnessed them and admitted it to her, how the media n governments hide it, she talks about the Annunaki/Sumerians, Atlantis, the Bible, the Mayans, extraterrestrials, life after death, ghosts, spirit guides the list goes on n on etc. etc. She talks about reincarnation and touches many topics so many hollywood people would be too afraid to even talk about in case they looked loopy. A lot of people have stated how nutty and way off they think she is over the years but even though she is eccentric, I don't think she is loopy. Hopefully by the time I get to her age I will have sage-d too, lol......
Well I admire her because she actually came out with her beliefs and got off her ass and went out to search the truth and questioned many topics and did so much research on these topics instead of just believing what she is told, all this research must have taken up so much of her time, anyhow I won't waffle on too much about my thoughts because I wanted to copy n paste a little bit from her book when she talks about her dog Terry, this really made me think of what “us” humans are lacking, I'm sure most would agree:
“I think Terry feels cosmic love. She seems to forgive anything and everything, even though she remembers being hurt. She lives in a state of being where judgement or anger don't exist. The past, present, and future are irrelevant to her. She has her moods, but she is always present and interested in everything and anything new; she is perfectly content to be who she is. She doesn't torture herself with alternatives or concern about bad choices and worry. She seems to love being a dog although often she seems to feel she's a person. Her emotional generosity has no limits. Cynicism is not a concept for her. Nor is she worried about how she is perceived. She definitely wants to please, but her dignity forbids her going too far. At those moments, she looks like an Egyptian priestess.
I have taken her to parties and gatherings (sometimes frowned upon by the hostess). You would think an alien had landed; “She should be tied up in the backyard,” some thought. But she didn't stand around wondering if she was witty enough or whether she was wearing the latest styles or whether she had anything thought-provoking to say. She always goes straight to the point and jumps up, in greeting, on a lady wearing a stylish black dress and pearls. For that she is fawned over and petted with endearing terms of childish cries...or not. Either way, I'm sure Terry comes away from a sophisticated party with more pertinent information about everyone there than the human beings who attend. She is a searcher for the authentic core of another's being and doesn't care if she is perceived as naïve.”
If only us humans had that attitude wouldn't life be a lot easier, instead we complicate our lives.
Also I found this bit so funny couldn't stop laughing cause I just pictured it in my mind when she spoke about the Dalai Lama:
“I so often recall being in a huge stadium watching the Dalai Lama lecture. At seemingly inappropriate moments he would break into spontaneous peals of laughter. No knew why, and he never explained.”
I think the Dalai Lama just wants people to stop taking themselves so seriously, lol!