FALLING IN LOVE OR STANDING IN LOVE? – Marlene Daley

http://urbanspiritual.org/2013/04/23/the-truth-about-falling-in-love/ This topic is always up for discussion. There is no simple way of approaching or discussing love, except for self. The notion of falling in love as the way to completion has been a long standing belief that has impacted us through culture. Loving, as passed on to us, is simply finding an appendage that fills the need in those moments when we seek to find the whole or for strength in weakness. I have often thought about the cultures where one’s husband or wife is selected, sometimes from birth, and it leads me to think that those decisions, derived from a base of pure commitment, are more meaningful, lasting and true. You see, what I have come to understand, that which is sometimes referred to as “the matrix” or chemistry, which can be felt across a room, is the foundation upon which we seek to build this love. But it is fluid, it changes at will and as the nature of man grows and changes needs are shifted to other areas and these needs can become totally out of sync with that which our partner was able to provide. One then finds that they are locked into a union that now seems self debasing in the face of growth and truth “in real time.” Eckhart Tolle speaks the truth. Wholesome love comes through completeness. No one should be saddled with the responsibility for the completeness of another. Certainly not after tying the knot “in the moment” then finding when the dust settles that all achievements must be shared, that it costs an arm and leg to do...

HOLDING CARIBBEAN LEADERS & DECISION MAKERS ACCOUNTABLE – by Mike Singh

(A)   Cuba is about to get a boost with projected strong investments in the local tourism with even a report that a group of institutional investors from the United Arab Emirates are interested in building a new airport in Havana. The thawing of relations with the United States seem to be moving quickly apace under Assistant Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere – Roberta Jacobson and her team. (B)   Cuba has the ability to upgrade no less than 11 airports overnights per the Montreal based International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) standards. Please note that most of the airports are solid structures with amazing runaways built during the ‘Cold War’ era and played a pivotal role in the airlifting of Cuban soldiers to fight in Angola and Namibia in the 1970s and 1980s. (C)   Unlike the Russians at the end of the Cold War – the Cubans have a very strong and organized voice, presence and power in US politics just judging from the likes of Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL),  Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Marco Rubio (R- FL) and they already claim Jeb Bush as he is from Miami and his former business partner and long time friend is none other than Cuban born real estate mogul Armando Codina.   Jorge Perez of the Related Group – another mega developer in South Florida, Panama and Colombia is also of Cuban origin. The Russians at the end of the Cold War did not have a base in mainstream US politics or business (other than the small Jewish communities in New York and South Florida) versus the Cubans whom will now have access to credit,...