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by Welles
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spiritual Amnesia
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Spiritual Amnesia

I'd say it is a normal component of the classic progress model of two steps forward and one step back. Spiritual advances require incremental change. That means lots of repetition until a particular lesson becomes a part of us. So we have moments of conscious recognition of given lessons periodical...
by Welles
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta

Sandy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:21 am
Welles, I hope you don't mind if we've hijacked your Iris thread for a wee bit of garden talk.

That's one of the great functions of 'threads'. Pull on them and they unravel in all sorts of directions!

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by Welles
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Belated Happy Birthday, George
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Belated Happy Birthday, George

I had this image done weeks ago and then forgot to post it! Oh my! :oops:

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by Welles
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta

This is one of my favorite pieces of writing is some time. (Warning: it is somewhat lengthy.) It is all about irises. Of course the flower is lovingly described in all its glory but references to history, art, mythology, eyes and more extend the meaning beyond anything I would have expected. Here's...
by Welles
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two Marvelous short films by Nitin Das (Finland)
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Two Marvelous short films by Nitin Das (Finland)

Forest Magic — From Finland — by Nitin Das https://vimeo.com/304605305 This enchanting visual poem from Finland is a feast for the senses. It takes us on a magical forest tour as we experience the miracles of life there through time and seasons, through silence and nature's songs, and through fligh...
by Welles
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wisdom from a Sufi
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Wisdom from a Sufi

What does it mean to you?
Well it mostly means I'm incredibly grateful you introduced me to the wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan. My best aspirations are always reinforced by his teachings, Eric. Thank you!

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by Welles
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Unconditioned Stillness — by Rick Hanson
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Unconditioned Stillness — by Rick Hanson

This is a wonderful little essay on stillness. Stillness, a sense of the unchanging, is all around. For example, it’s not the ultimate stillness, but there is that lovely feeling when the house is quiet and you’re sitting in peace, the dishes are done and the kids are fine (or the equivalent), and ...
by Welles
Wed May 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold — by Rachel Naomi Remen
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold — by Rachel Naomi Remen

This is a little parable featuring an exchange between Shiva and Shakti. The final line that summarized the lesson is... It seems that Life drops many bags of gold in our path. Rarely do they look like what they are. Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold — by Rachel Naomi Remen http://www.awakin.org/read/v...
by Welles
Tue May 14, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You? — by Yogi Bhajan
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You? — by Yogi Bhajan

There is one thing we all have in us and that’s called mind. The job of the mind is thinking. It plays the human energy into many directions. That’s the duty of the mind. It is given for watching the entire presence of the human and how a human can progress. It does two things. It gives a man power...
by Welles
Tue May 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Everything Human Is Natural — by Alan Watts
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Everything Human Is Natural — by Alan Watts

Man is as much attached to nature as a tree, and though he walks freely on two legs and is not rooted in the soil, he is by no means a self-sufficient, self-moving, and self-directing entity. For his life he depends absolutely on the same factors as the tree, the worm, and the fly, on the universal...
by Welles
Fri May 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Becoming a Blessing — a talk by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Becoming a Blessing — a talk by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen

"A good story is like a compass, it points to something true and invites us to orient our own direction according to it and perhaps to live a little better." With these words Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen proceeds to tell stories that enthrall and enchant and indeed help to orient us and guide us to seek ...
by Welles
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hidden Energy Technologies — a video interview with Susan Manewich
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Hidden Energy Technologies — a video interview with Susan Manewich

Susan is at the forefront of the 'free energy' movement. I know I've been aware of a small number of real technologies and several probables but my 'knowledge' has been essentially anecdotal although it is, I believe, true. Susan is at the head of the curve and she gives the best answers I've heard...
by Welles
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Feel Free To Set A Better Example — by Ryan Holiday
Replies: 1
Views: 305

Feel Free To Set A Better Example — by Ryan Holiday

At the core of legal theory is this idea that there are essentially two forms of liberty—positive and negative. Positive liberty is the freedom to do something, such as the freedom of speech or the freedom of worship. Negative liberty is freedom from something, which is a little more complicated. F...
by Welles
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A rite of passage for late life — a TED Talk by Bob Stein
Replies: 1
Views: 157

A rite of passage for late life — a TED Talk by Bob Stein

I think Bob exhibits a type of genius I've rarely encountered with anyone. He creates meaningful rituals for the moment. I believe the two he describes will end up being incorporated in our society because they are so valuable. People won't know where they came from in all likelihood and that is pa...
by Welles
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Discovering the Sacred in Everyday Life — by Gail Brenner
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Discovering the Sacred in Everyday Life — by Gail Brenner

Discovering What’s Sacred This is the sacred in everyday life. When something is recognized as sacred, it is known to have a quality that is beyond the material, physical world. It’s not subject to the mind’s analysis, judgment, or interpretation. It is illuminated by grace. It may look ordinary, b...
by Welles
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Parable of the Starfish — a traditional tale
Replies: 2
Views: 202

The Parable of the Starfish — a traditional tale

One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he ...
by Welles
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: No Longer Playing It Safe — by Bell Hooks
Replies: 2
Views: 215

No Longer Playing It Safe — by Bell Hooks

To work for peace and justice we begin with the individual practice of love, because it is there that we can experience firsthand love’s transformative power. Attending to the damaging impact of abuse in many of our childhoods helps us cultivate the mind of love. Abuse is always about lovelessness,...
by Welles
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I am dying — by Audrey Addison Williams
Replies: 1
Views: 142

I am dying — by Audrey Addison Williams

Audrey Addison Williams is the founder of One America Rising and Healing the Soul of America . This essay was originally published on her Facebook page on March 27, 2019 In a way this is about dying but not so much physical death as the loss of hopes only to have them reborn in Love. It is a brilli...
by Welles
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hey Everyone It has been a long while
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Hey Everyone It has been a long while

Bryan, Sounds like you've had an extraordinary burst of growth in dredging up the anchors of the past (which are usually epigenetic i.e. inherited) in order to grow beyond those limitations. That is the hardest work in the process that we all call spiritual growth. It is also vital. Good for you an...
by Welles
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: The Poet of Awe — by Fabiana Fondevila
Replies: 1
Views: 341

The Poet of Awe — by Fabiana Fondevila

This article is wonderful... Since Whitman and Thoreau, no one had made the grass and the sky speak so eloquently, as ambassadors to the embodied sacred. Years before Mindfulness took the world by storm, inviting us to savor the moment, Mary Oliver had long been saying things like: “Attention is our...
by Welles
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte

Good old Byrds! A song or two of theirs came up on my iPod in the last couple of days as I was working in the shop.

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by Welles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte

[*]This is only a sortof poem[*] Build Strength — by Danielle LaPorte Build strength through: reflection. Build strength through: joy. Build strength through: stillness. Build strength through: action. Build strength through: cleansing. Build strength through: laughter. Build strength through: gene...
by Welles
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Three Qualities Of Holiness — by Anthony De Mello
Replies: 1
Views: 203

Three Qualities Of Holiness — by Anthony De Mello

True happiness is uncaused. You are happy for no reason at all. And true happiness cannot be experienced. It is not within the realm of consciousness. So it is with holiness. Holiness is unself-consciousness. The moment you are aware of your holiness it goes sour and becomes self-righteousness. A g...
by Welles
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Forty-Third Ring — by Stuart M. Perkins
Replies: 1
Views: 148

Forty-Third Ring — by Stuart M. Perkins

This might be described as a short story about counting tree rings. It is far more profound than that. That's why I love the writing of Stuart M. Perkins. Forty-Third Ring — by Stuart M. Perkins https://storyshucker.wordpress.com/2019/03/06/forty-third-ring/ http://www.theoreticsinstitute.org/pics/...
by Welles
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Seven Generations of Love — by Kim Morrow
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Seven Generations of Love — by Kim Morrow

Kim tells a story of the dawning of a realization that has implications for all of us, I believe. We’re not going to reverse climate change, but there will be a future, and that future will contain good and loving and just pieces. And I know that my job, no matter how depressing the climate reports...