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by Welles
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Musicians on Kindness — A film by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Musicians on Kindness — A film by The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.

"What if kindness was a form of music, with its own rhythm, its own flow, its own song?" This engaging video points out the give and take of the whole human experience through highlighting music, with its reciprocal energy which inspires both the musicians and their audiences. The featured street m...
by Welles
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How Important is Truth? — by Matthew Fox
Replies: 2
Views: 61

How Important is Truth? — by Matthew Fox

To grasp what is happening in America at this time, it might be good to first meditate on Truth. For many, Truth is another name for God. In my recent book on Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God…Including the Unnameable God.Truth is one of those important names for divinity...
by Welles
Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dark Skies Show Us Stars — by Bear Guerra
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Dark Skies Show Us Stars — by Bear Guerra

One of my earliest childhood memories finds me waking from a deep sleep in the middle of the night, during a family road trip. Far from any city lights, I look out the window toward the sky above, and for the first time, I see what seemed to be an infinitude of stars. I’ll never know for sure if I ...
by Welles
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Train Your Brain to Be Kinder — a video from the Greater Good Science Center
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Train Your Brain to Be Kinder — a video from the Greater Good Science Center

Actually this brief video should be titled "Listen To Your Heart To Be Kinder."

Train Your Brain to Be Kinder — a video from the Greater Good Science Center

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by Welles
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Four Stages Of Groundedness — by John J. Prendergast
Replies: 0
Views: 98

Four Stages Of Groundedness — by John J. Prendergast

The ground is both a metaphor and a felt sense. As a metaphor, it means to be in touch with reality. As a felt sense, it refers to feeling our center of gravity low in the belly and experiencing a deep silence, stability, and connection with the whole of life. Feeling grounded does not require cont...
by Welles
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas — from Welles
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Merry Christmas — from Welles

Rod, It is interesting to me that you saw that cookie sheet upside down. It is actually a photograph of a cookie sheet. In my initial design I was going to have the cookies coming out of the oven and shot a picture of the cookie sheet on the open oven door with the oven light on. I decided to elimi...
by Welles
Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Blessing for the Longest Night — by Jan Richardson
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Blessing for the Longest Night — by Jan Richardson

Blessing for the Longest Night — by Jan Richardson All throughout these months as the shadows have lengthened, this blessing has been gathering itself, making ready, preparing for this night. It has practiced walking in the dark, traveling with its eyes closed, feeling its way by memory by touch by...
by Welles
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: An Unusual Gift From My Grandfather — by Rachel Naomi Remen
Replies: 1
Views: 146

An Unusual Gift From My Grandfather — by Rachel Naomi Remen

Often, when he came to visit, my grandfather would bring me a present. These were never the sorts of things that other people brought, dolls and books and stuffed animals. My dolls and stuffed animals have been gone for more than half a century, but many of my grandfather's gifts are with me still....
by Welles
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas — from Welles
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Merry Christmas — from Welles

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by Welles
Fri Dec 18, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tashi and the Monk — an inspiring video by High Altitude Films
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Tashi and the Monk — an inspiring video by High Altitude Films

This is an absolutely inspiring film. Here is a synopsis in the comments from one of the viewers, KZ ... An abandoned boy grows up to help many children in need. As an adult, he (Lobsang Phuntsok) makes a place for children coming from unstable homes. He doesn't waste his life being angry of how he...
by Welles
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 3 African Proverbs to Live By — by Gogo Thule Ngane
Replies: 1
Views: 286

3 African Proverbs to Live By — by Gogo Thule Ngane

Here are the three proverbs Gogo Thule Ngane discusses. I found great depth of wisdom in each of his illuminations. “A man is taller than every mountain he climbs.” “To get lost is to learn the way.” “I am because you are.” 3 African Proverbs to Live By — by Gogo Thule Ngane https://wakeup-world.co...
by Welles
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Moment We Encounter True Happiness — by Ilie Cioara
Replies: 1
Views: 289

The Moment We Encounter True Happiness — by Ilie Cioara

The moment we encounter true Happiness, we are in fact outside time and space. The “ego” – with its intrinsic duality – has completely disappeared. In that moment, the Sacred within us, also existent in the whole universe, becomes one “Whole” and a Unique movement, in a permanent renewal. This litt...
by Welles
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest — by Happen Films
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest — by Happen Films

Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest is a 30-minute documentary telling the story of Hinewai Nature Reserve, on New Zealand’s Banks Peninsula, and its kaitiaki/manager of 30 years, botanist Hugh Wilson. When, in 1987, Hugh let the local community know of his plans to allow the introduced ...
by Welles
Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Force of Attention — by William Segal
Replies: 1
Views: 276

The Force of Attention — by William Segal

The role of a conscious human being is to provide the phenomenal earth world with energies which otherwise would not be effectively transmitted to the creations and units which make up our world. Just as right balance and interaction of energies bring unity, Being appears when harmony and equilibri...
by Welles
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Parliament Of Subconscious Minds — by John Yates
Replies: 0
Views: 816

Parliament Of Subconscious Minds — by John Yates

This is a thoughtful perspective that I would suggest is quite profound. You may object to the idea that your sense of being a self is a mere construct. After all, it feels very real. How can we reconcile this powerful sense of self with the idea that we're just a collection of sub-minds? Meditatio...
by Welles
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Thanksgiving is a Time for Sharing — by Suzanne Morrow
Replies: 1
Views: 472

Thanksgiving is a Time for Sharing — by Suzanne Morrow

Thanksgiving is a Time for Sharing Thanksgiving is a time for sharing Reaching out, expressing our caring For those around who may be in need A time to harvest what’s grown from seed And offer thanks for the food we eat Gratitude for a new year to greet Change that leads us out of the dark Offering...
by Welles
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Time Confetti And The Broken Promise Of Leisure — by Ashley Whillans
Replies: 0
Views: 674

Time Confetti And The Broken Promise Of Leisure — by Ashley Whillans

It’s true: we have more time for leisure than we did fifty years ago. But leisure has never been less relaxing, mostly because of the disintermediating effects of our screens. Technology saves us time, but it also takes it away. This is known as the autonomy paradox. We adopt mobile technologies to...
by Welles
Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart — by Deborah Rozman (video)
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Connecting with the Intuitive Guidance of the Heart — by Deborah Rozman (video)

Recent discoveries have found the heart possesses its own intrinsic nervous system of sensory neurons that can feel, learn and remember, referred to as the “heart-brain.” This intelligence processes information independently from the “head-brain”. Research at the HeartMath Institute demonstrated th...
by Welles
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Half A Pomegranate — by Brian Conroy
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Half A Pomegranate — by Brian Conroy

This is a 'Buddha' story. I can't excerpt it but it is worth the two minutes to read or listen to it. It gave me a lift, perhaps it will for you, too. Half A Pomegranate — by Brian Conroy https://www.awakin.org/read/view.php?op=audio&tid=2465 http://www.theoreticsinstitute.org/pics/Love.png
by Welles
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Julian of Norwich: Wisdom for a Time of Pandemic and Beyond — by Matthew Fox
Replies: 0
Views: 636

Julian of Norwich: Wisdom for a Time of Pandemic and Beyond — by Matthew Fox

A time of crisis and chaos, the kind that a pandemic brings, is, among other things, a time to call on our ancestors for their deep wisdom. Not just knowledge but true wisdom is needed in a time of death and profound change, for at such times we are beckoned not simply to return to the immediate pa...
by Welles
Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Loving Attention — by Leah Pearlman
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Loving Attention — by Leah Pearlman

Loving Attention — by Leah Pearlman There’s only one thing I’ve ever found To fill the hole inside. Money won’t do the job And a job is not enough. Looking good just covers up The deeper painful stuff. Approval from outside won’t do, Pride only last so long. Soon the hole is back again As deep and ...
by Welles
Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Three Narratives — by Joanna Macy
Replies: 0
Views: 573

The Three Narratives — by Joanna Macy

When we come together for this work, at the outset we discern three stories or versions of reality that are shaping our world so that we can see them more clearly and choose which one we want to get behind. The first narrative we identify is “Business as Usual,” ... The second is called “The Great ...
by Welles
Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Quote for today from Pierre Pradervand
Replies: 1
Views: 543

Quote for today from Pierre Pradervand

"To bless all without distinction is the ultimate form of giving, because those you bless will never know from whence came the sudden ray that burst through the clouds of their skies, and you will rarely be a witness to the sunlight in their lives." — Pierre Pradervand http://www.theoreticsinstitut...
by Welles
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: So many gods, so many creeds, — by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 1
Views: 1498

So many gods, so many creeds, — by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

So many gods, so many creeds,
So many paths that wind and wind,
While just the art of being kind
is all the sad world needs.

— Ella Wheeler Wilcox


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by Welles
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Awake Disciple — by Bonnie Rose
Replies: 1
Views: 618

The Awake Disciple — by Bonnie Rose

I’m contemplating “liminal space” this morning – that space of standing on a threshold, between decisions, outcomes, worlds. In the U.S. right now, we are in a liminal moment. We don’t know what will happen. But in our not-knowing, will we be disciples who stay awake, who watch and pray? For Love n...