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by Welles
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: The Poet of Awe — by Fabiana Fondevila
Replies: 1
Views: 83

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: 66

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: 66

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: 85

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: 48

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: 61

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: 180

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: 245

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: 89

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: 245

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: 144

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: 103

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: 121

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: 121

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: 230

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: 102

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: 110

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: 183

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: 229

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...
by Welles
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two Great Quotes for Today
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Two Great Quotes for Today

"The pleasures of life are blinding; it is love alone that clears the rust from the heart, the mirror of the soul." — Hazrat Inayat Khan "Religion is the spiritual rhythm of the soul in time-space harmony with the higher and eternal melody measurements of Infinity." — The Urantia Book 195:7.20 (208...
by Welles
Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Generosity Helps Us Accept Change — by Sharon Salzberg
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Generosity Helps Us Accept Change — by Sharon Salzberg

The aim of practicing generosity is twofold, or else it’s an incomplete experience. The first aim is to free our minds from the conditioned forces that bind and limit us. Craving, clinging and attachment bring confinement and lack of self-esteem. If we’re always looking for some person or thing to ...
by Welles
Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: On Compassion, Equanimity and Impermanence — by Shinzen Young
Replies: 1
Views: 142

On Compassion, Equanimity and Impermanence — by Shinzen Young

Shinzen's message was rather important for me today. In the past I've considered his point about the two practices of compassion sort of like the difference between empathy and sympathy. His view is much clearer. Share People's Pain, Not Their Suffering Just as insight has many facets, so also with...
by Welles
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Remembering Mary Oliver
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Mary Oliver: Instructions for Living A Life — an interview by Krista Tippett

Mary Oliver was one of the most beloved poets of our times. A writer who was dazzled by her daily experience of life, and dazzled the rest of us by telling about it in her poems and essays. She deliberately stayed out of the public eye and what follows is one of her rare interviews. Read on for a g...
by Welles
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Remembering Mary Oliver
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Remembering Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver was one of my favorite poets. She did her last dance (the mortal coil shuffle) on January 17, 2019. Here's one brief poem... The Summer Day — by Mary Oliver "I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down Into the grass, how to kneel down in the ...
by Welles
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: This Simple Demonstration Will Help You Learn To Feel And Experience The Power Of Chi
Replies: 3
Views: 248

This Simple Demonstration Will Help You Learn To Feel And Experience The Power Of Chi

Anyone can practice the Chinese arts of Tai Chi and Qi Gong, and it doesn’t take very long for a beginner to develop enough sensitivity to be able to feel Chi, or life force energy, moving and flowing throughout and around their own body. This experience is so common and so accessible that Tai Chi ...