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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: 64

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: 163

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: 103

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: 107

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: 65

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: 151

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: 244

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: 114

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: 114

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: 127

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: 74

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: 88

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...
by Welles
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Handmade Tale — by Kim Garner
Replies: 5
Views: 220

A Handmade Tale — by Kim Garner

Kim discusses baking... as a labor of love and why it is so valuable. It came to me that baking was a great metaphor to life and that the qualities it took to bake the bread were indeed qualities I want to cultivate more in my everyday life. While technology provides great benefit we have become ad...
by Welles
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Spiritual Contemplations, Essays And Articles
Topic: A Crack In My Heart — by Welles
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: A Crack In My Heart — by Welles

I wasn't sure if you meant for this directly but I understand now the 1111 prompt as a language that is Love coming from Spirit to Soul after reading your essay. Side note about our memories leaving us after death, I suppose I am still very much body/ego conscious since this scares me. I am a bit s...
by Welles
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kazoo Player And The Symphony — Daniel Ingram
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Kazoo Player And The Symphony — Daniel Ingram

This is a most eloquent allegory concerning the process of awakening (spiritual awakening is what I read/heard). It is one of those little pieces of brilliance that I can't excerpt without compromising the message. Kazoo Player And The Symphony — Daniel Ingram http://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?op...
by Welles
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Spiritual Contemplations, Essays And Articles
Topic: A Crack In My Heart — by Welles
Replies: 5
Views: 359

A Crack In My Heart — by Welles

A few days ago one of my closest friends died. Our friendship spanned 50 years. Peculiarly I have moments of sadness but don’t feel any devastating grief. We were born about 12 hours apart in the same year and celebrated our mutual birthdays nearly forty times. I’m sad we’ll never do that again. It...
by Welles
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: It Doesn't Matter If You Believe In It — by Kazu Haga
Replies: 3
Views: 176

It Doesn't Matter If You Believe In It — by Kazu Haga

This little essay is on the nature of belief and the laws that govern the universe. I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes of all time by Philip K. Dick who said... "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." A snippet from the essay... I believe that it doesn't ma...
by Welles
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: There Is a God — by Hirshel Jaffe
Replies: 2
Views: 144

There Is a God — by Hirshel Jaffe

Hirshel is my favorite rabbi. He begins his thoughts with a tale of rabbinic lore and then expands upon the central message of the story. There is a God in the world! A colleague of mine has sermonized that “given the fractured world we inhabit and the frenetic lives we lead, we often need remindin...
by Welles
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Earthworms & The Unseen — by Alanda Greene
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: Earthworms & The Unseen — by Alanda Greene

Hey Eric, run a search on this forum for "Alanda Greene" and you'll find links to a few other pieces of her wonderful writing. Here's another collection from Heartfulness Magazine...

http://www.heartfulnessmagazine.com/author/alanda/

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by Welles
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Earthworms & The Unseen — by Alanda Greene
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Earthworms & The Unseen — by Alanda Greene

Alanda is a wonderful writer, gardener and philosopher of rare spiritual insight. She weaves all three in her short essays. This offering has to do with rumination on earthworms that leads to... In Signs of the Unseen: The Discourses of Jalaluddin Rumi , this well-known Sufi poet, story-teller and ...
by Welles
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wait… — by Stuart M. Perkins
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Wait… — by Stuart M. Perkins

I can't excerpt this wonderful little story without the soft impact suffering so I'll just link it with an enthusiastic endorsement.

Wait… — by Stuart M. Perkins

https://storyshucker.wordpress.com/2019/02/09/wait/


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by Welles
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The 2018 Our World Is Kind Photography Contest Prize Recipients! — Envision Kindness
Replies: 1
Views: 126

The 2018 Our World Is Kind Photography Contest Prize Recipients! — Envision Kindness

Envision Kindness is a father and son team who have created a movement with the simple belief that the spotlight of the world’s attention should be shined on the positive events that occur every day; not just the negative events that we see far too often. Positive pictures and stories have the powe...
by Welles
Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Words for Finding Your Way — by Leslie Ralph
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Words for Finding Your Way — by Leslie Ralph

You are a traveler in this land, and while you’re here, you will move and be moved. In the process of your progress, become the ocean wave that rolls with elegance and sincerity. Burst into joyous dance as you celebrate the shores. With an open heart, point yourself in the direction of the things y...
by Welles
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Even When ~ No Matter What — a poem by Leah PearlmanEven When ~ No Matter What — a poem by Leah Pearlman
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Even When ~ No Matter What — a poem by Leah PearlmanEven When ~ No Matter What — a poem by Leah Pearlman

Even When No Matter What Let yourself be loved. Even when you can't imagine why, let yourself be loved. Even when you're completely lost, let yourself be loved. Even when you've been a jerk, let yourself be loved. Even when everyone else seems to be doing more or better, let yourself be loved. Let ...
by Welles
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two Great Quotes for Today
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Two Great Quotes for Today

Wow, these words are so raw, evoking such a clear visual! Thank you Welles. You're welcome Kim. Eric introduced me (us) to Hazrat Inayat Khan's work and wisdom and I'm an enthusiastic recipient of the daily Saki, an email offering of his words. https://wahiduddin.net/saki/index.htm http://www.theor...