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Dear Friends,

Forgive me for posting so infrequently in 2019.  2020 will be better, in so many ways.  We have powerful forces at work in our youth, in the desire for freedom in Hong Kong, the vision in some of our would-be leaders, in Greta who sat alone to make her country and the world aware of climate disasters.

My focus in my morning meditation today took me to the increasing numbers of friends and family members who have been stricken with cancer recently, most of these in December 2019:  Angela (pancreas), Priscilla (brain), Patty (uterine), Ruth (tongue), Gene, and MaryElla with breast cancer!  So much, so fast.  My 33 year old niece is a elementary school music teacher, was still nursing her 21 month old daughter, had her first chemo the day after Christmas.

So, I took a look at the NIH website on cancer and sure enough!  They relate it directly to toxins in our food, water, air, pollution!  GREED is causing cancer!  https://www.niehs.nih.gov › health › materials › cancer_and_the_environment.

We have to get more active, do what we can to STOP the CAUSES, not just focus on making the drug industries richer by providing the chemicals to cure it.  Both necessary, could save the lives of my niece and friends, but the CAUSES are what we have to look at too!

Meditation leads to deep looking into the causes and conditions of suffering.  Let us not turn away from suffering in 2020, in ourselves, our friends, our communities, our world, our Mother Earth.  Let us do all we can to lessen suffering, so that a future may be possible for our children, our grandchildren, for life on earth!