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by Welles
Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Game Is To Be Where You Are — by Ram Dass
Replies: 0
Views: 13

The Game Is To Be Where You Are — by Ram Dass

When I was born I donned a spacesuit for living on this plane, it was this body, my spacesuit, and it had a steering mechanism which is my pre-frontal lobe and all the brain that helps with coordinating and stuff. Just like those others who go to the moon and learn to use their spacesuit ... how to...
by Welles
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tasty Truth — by Stuart M. Perkins
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Tasty Truth — by Stuart M. Perkins

This is a short story about an event that happened when Stuart's daughter was 5 years old. I love his writing! My daughter is an intelligent, funny, beautiful young lady. Only in her twenties, she already has a husband and a two year old son. On a recent phone call, as we discussed her fast-paced sa...
by Welles
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lost and Found
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Lost and Found

Bryan. Congratulations on diving into the unknown!

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by Welles
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Buddha In A Gorilla Suit — by Caitlin Johnstone
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Buddha In A Gorilla Suit — by Caitlin Johnstone

Buddha In A Gorilla Suit — by Caitlin Johnstone Can you notice the Heaven behind your own eyes? Can you notice the orgasms in your cells? The preacher tells us it's on the other side of death. The teacher tells us it's on the other side of accomplishment. The banker tells us it's on the other side ...
by Welles
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We're Voting With Our Attention — by Leah Pearlman
Replies: 1
Views: 36

We're Voting With Our Attention — by Leah Pearlman

At the base of the brainstem there is a bundle of neurons called the Reticular Activating System (RAS). The RAS acts as a kind of bouncer for the brain. Our senses take in waaaaay too information for our conscious mind to ever process, so we need to screen out data that is not relevant to us and al...
by Welles
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A wonderful brief quote from poet Nida Fazli
Replies: 0
Views: 44

A wonderful brief quote from poet Nida Fazli

The mosque is too far from home, so let's do this
Let's make a weeping child laugh.
— Nida Fazli


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by Welles
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Odysseus and You — by Tracy Cochran
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Odysseus and You — by Tracy Cochran

Let's face it, many of us have very conflicted feelings about home. For some of us, the homes of our childhood were places of discord or trauma. And the homes we have made for ourselves? We dwell in them longing for our true homes. Is it possible to feel longing for a home we have never known? This...
by Welles
Fri Oct 09, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Imaginal Nation - The Future of Cells, Humans & Civilization — by Bruce H. Lipron
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Imaginal Nation - The Future of Cells, Humans & Civilization — by Bruce H. Lipron

Bruce is a neighbor. We've had the occasional talk when we've met in the past on our walks. I like his point of view. Here's an intro someone wrote about the video I'm linking. It’s so easy to feel a little forlorn if we both passively watch and also buy into the current narratives that the world i...
by Welles
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: This Little Light Of Mine — a video by Gary Deinstadt
Replies: 1
Views: 112

This Little Light Of Mine — a video by Gary Deinstadt

This little video gave my heart a lift today.

https://youtu.be/yDKSo1CmI80


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by Welles
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Airavatesvara Temple’s Optical Illusion — by Atlas Obscura
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Airavatesvara Temple’s Optical Illusion — by Atlas Obscura

Hey Eric that painting was great. I'd never seen that ancient illusion until yesterday! Did you see the placement of the elephants feet? I'm not very well versed with the Hindi religion, but this painting seems laced with symbolism. The elephant is doing the Hokey-Pokey... a truly ancient dance. :b...
by Welles
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail of Light — a movie about Deathwalker, Aralyn Doiron
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Trail of Light — a movie about Deathwalker, Aralyn Doiron

Hi Kim, I loved the trail of light reference that Aralyn made toward the end of her movie. I recently heard another wonderful perspective from a doctor who opines that we have two births; once when we enter this universe and the second when we enter the next. I love the two birth concept (as oppose...
by Welles
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: INTENTION & FOCUS | Your Light is more potent than words
Replies: 0
Views: 141

INTENTION & FOCUS | Your Light is more potent than words

I thought this was brilliant!

INTENTION & FOCUS | Your Light is more potent than words — by Lorie Ladd (a video)

https://youtu.be/ubXW1MYM15U


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by Welles
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Airavatesvara Temple’s Optical Illusion — by Atlas Obscura
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Airavatesvara Temple’s Optical Illusion — by Atlas Obscura

This temple contains what might be the world’s oldest optical illusion. Look at this bas-relief depicting two animal bodies. If you solely focus on the left-hand animal, you will see a complete bull, including horns; however, when you focus solely on the right-hand animal, you will see a complete e...
by Welles
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Zen TV — by Bernard McGrane
Replies: 0
Views: 126

Zen TV — by Bernard McGrane

"How many of you know how to watch television?" I asked my class one day. After a few bewildered and silent moments, slowly, one by one, everyone haltingly raised their hands. We soon acknowledged that we were all "experts," as Harold Garfinkle would say, in the practice of "watching television." F...
by Welles
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trail of Light — a movie about Deathwalker, Aralyn Doiron
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Trail of Light — a movie about Deathwalker, Aralyn Doiron

This beautifully moving film features Aralyn Doiron, a delightful woman who has trained to be a Death Walker, someone who values a relationship with death and someone who values life. She suggests that it is only when we acknowledge that we are going to die one day, that we can truly start to live....
by Welles
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Awakening to Creative Life — by Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston)
Replies: 1
Views: 245

Awakening to Creative Life — by Santoshan (Stephen Wollaston)

We stand in a unique position where we are all called to be involved in the making of a New Earth. Our current times require us to embrace an inclusive, universal and creative spirituality: one that encompasses living the whole of our life as skilfully, peacefully and compassionately as possible. I...
by Welles
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Route Back To Wonder — by Fabiana Fondevila
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: A Route Back To Wonder — by Fabiana Fondevila

I'm happy to see you posting again too. :loves Me too!. Due to the efforts of a half a dozen of our neighbors who stayed and fought the fires out homes were saved. We've been home for three weeks but only had power (and cable for internet) for about a week. http://www.theoreticsinstitute.org/pics/L...
by Welles
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Route Back To Wonder — by Fabiana Fondevila
Replies: 3
Views: 213

A Route Back To Wonder — by Fabiana Fondevila

This is the final paragraph of a short enlightening thought. "We don’t want to look at clouds to divine the weather forecast; we want to look at them so that we can dream again and remember that magic and beauty surrounds us at every step. We want to find in them a route back into wonder. “It is th...
by Welles
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Central Commitment Of The Creative Life — by Mary Oliver
Replies: 0
Views: 203

The Central Commitment Of The Creative Life — by Mary Oliver

Intellectual work sometimes, spiritual work certainly, artistic work always -- these are forces that fall within its grasp, forces that must travel beyond the realm of the hour and the restraint of the habit. Nor can the actual work be well separated from the entire life. Like the knights of the Mi...
by Welles
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Movie Of Me, Now Playing 24 Hours A Day — by Krishna Das
Replies: 0
Views: 183

Movie Of Me, Now Playing 24 Hours A Day — by Krishna Das

What keeps us away from the gentle rain of grace? It's our endless obsession, all day long, with I, me, mine. We wake up in the morning and start writing "the movie of Me": What am I going to do? Where am I going to go? How am I going to get there? Is this enough? Is it too much? What's going to ha...
by Welles
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Glory And Terror Of It — by Irina Tweedie
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Glory And Terror Of It — by Irina Tweedie

The realization that every act, every word, every thought of ours not only influences our environment but mysteriously forms an integral part of the Universe, fits into it as if by necessity, in the very moment we do or say or think it, is an overwhelming and even shattering experience. If we only ...
by Welles
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I'll be absent for a while — Welles
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: I'll be absent for a while — Welles

Thanks for your prayers and good wishes. At least half the homes in our area burned. As of last night our homes were still standing due to the efforts of neighbors who stayed to protect theirs. Our place happened to be in the middle of three of those intrepid souls. I'm too old and lame to help ther...
by Welles
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I'll be absent for a while — Welles
Replies: 6
Views: 785

I'll be absent for a while — Welles

A few days ago I had to evacuate due to the threat of the fires raging throughout the coastal areas near Santa Cruz, CA. At present all I have is an iPad and life as a refugee is scattered. I'll try to post a something occasionally.

❤️ Welles
by Welles
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Finding Gratitude for a Lesson in Patience and Kindness — by Guy Finley
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Finding Gratitude for a Lesson in Patience and Kindness — by Guy Finley

Clearly, some experiences are far more impactful than others. The truth is that most moments in our life simply flow right by us, unnoticed; almost as if we’re sitting by a great river, and only made aware of its seamless waters when something being carried along by them catches our eye. In other w...
by Welles
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Opposite of Meditation is Not Action It's Reaction. — by Richard Rohr
Replies: 1
Views: 644

The Opposite of Meditation is Not Action It's Reaction. — by Richard Rohr

It seems like our society is at a low point in terms of how we talk about challenging, controversial topics within our political discourse and even our spiritual reflections. I believe the only way through this polarization is a re-appreciation for silence. Silence has a life of its own. It is not ...