A thought for a Saturday in snowdom…..via Innerself.com

Saturday, January 29th, 2011

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InnerSelf.com – Focus of the Day:

I am willing to stop trying to control my life.

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InnerSelf.com – Daily Inspiration:

Control does not work. In order to make your life work, you must stop trying to control it. But it’s not easy because your ego — your personality — loves control. Controlling gives your ego a sense of power; yet in truth, to have a tight grip on anything is to smother it.

There is a natural order to life that affects everything. Any attempt to manipulate that order by any means prevents and distorts all naturally occurring consequences, which are infinitely more beneficial than anything you can fabricate with your ego’s expectations.

The truth is that there is a natural process of co-creation between you and God — that is, when you’re not trying to create by edict and force of will. It’s time for you to surrender the grip you hold on your reality, and to allow the natural process of co-creation to proceed.

EXCERPTED FROM the InnerSelf.com article:
Control versus Trust
by Richard Dupuis.

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Musicians killed in Mexico after refusing to play more songs for audience. Tough crowd…via Jim Mola

BY Jaime Uribarri
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

Tuesday, January 18th 2011, 11:15 AM

Two members of the musical group La Excelencia were killed in a Mexican bar after refusing to play more songs for the audience 

Jasso/AP

Two members of the musical group La Excelencia were killed in a Mexican bar after refusing to play more songs for the audience

Leaving the audience wanting more is the goal of every musician, unless you’re a musician in violence-torn Mexico.

Two members of local group La Excelencia were murdered in a Guadalajara bar early Monday morning after refusing to play more songs past closing time, El Occidental of Mexico reported.

Jonathan Martinez, 22, and Gustavo Alejandro, 35, were pronounced dead outside the Vida Divina nightclub, gunned down by unidentified assailants with suspected ties to the country’s notorious drug gangs.

A third victim, identified as bar patron Leslie Soltero, 26, was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to her ankle.

When La Excelencia’s performance came to an end around 4 a.m. local time, four reportedly intoxicated and aggressive audience members demanded the musicians continue playing. Sensing trouble, the group extended its set by two songs, but was eventually forced to pull the plug by the bar’s owner, according to El Occidental.

Out of nowhere, one of the instigators threw a grenade at the stage. The explosion injured one person and had panicked customers running for the exits.

Martinez and Alejandro were among those who fled the bar, but they were met at the front door by a hail of bullets, presumably from the same four men who had harassed them earlier.

By the time police arrived at the scene, the killers had already escaped by car. No witnesses were able to identify the getaway vehicle.

With News Wire Services

NAACP’s Rachel Talbot Ross responds to LePage’s “kiss my butt” comment. Click below for audio.

Rachel Talbot Ross is the State Director of the Maine NAACP, and President of the NAACP’s Portland Branch. This morning, Ms. Talbot Ross visited the WMPG studios to participate an audio project being prepared for a MLK Day radio special.

She talked with WMPG Volunteer Reporter Lorenzo Raffa about today’s troubling response from Maine Governor Paul LePage to invitations from the Maine NAACP to attend events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. If you would like to hear their conversation, Click here to listen.