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by Welles
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Need a laugh today?
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Need a laugh today?

Irish Tesco worker does an excellent impersonation of a church service.

https://youtu.be/aKrIEOOkC1A

:roll :roll: :roll :roll: :roll :roll: :roll :lol:
by Welles
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

Hah! Happy Thanksgiving Belatedly. I recently discovered that you can italicize emojis (at least on a Mac).

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I say. Hah! :bana: Welles
by Welles
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Do You Remember Your Song? — by Alan Cohen
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Do You Remember Your Song? — by Alan Cohen

This little bit of wonder about our world is excerpted from Alan Cohen's book, Wisdom of the Heart . I loved it (the excerpt which made me interested in the book) but don'r want to color your reading by my excerpt of an excerpt. I would enthusiastically encourage you to go read this short bit of wi...
by Welles
Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How Can You Live In This World And Yet Be Innocent? — by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Replies: 1
Views: 79

How Can You Live In This World And Yet Be Innocent? — by Jiddu Krishnamurti

How can you live in this world and yet be innocent? First, be innocent and then you will live in this world, not the other way round. Be vulnerable, be tremendously vulnerable. You do not even understand what it means to be innocent; if you are innocent, you can live in this world, in another world...
by Welles
Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dr. Bruce Lipton: Creating a New World with New Beliefs
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Dr. Bruce Lipton: Creating a New World with New Beliefs

This is a very valuable (short too) video. I thought it was particularly fascinating given the messages I've been reading from 11:11 PGM that the rebels used genetic modifications as well as mental and emotional circuitry to make human beings feel incompetent and useless as part of their attempts t...
by Welles
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dumb Little Dish — by Stuart M. Perkins
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Dumb Little Dish — by Stuart M. Perkins

The dumb little dish meant nothing to me. I threw it in the trash. Fall had come, temperatures dropped, and I thought it best to bring plants back inside after their summer spent on the sunny side porch. The dumb little dish covered in dirt and crusty old plant fertilizer had been under a Christmas...
by Welles
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trapped By Views — by Ajahn Pasanno
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Trapped By Views — by Ajahn Pasanno

We recognize that whatever comes up is just a mental formation within the mind, just a thought or just a perception. We can have a perception about something and realize that it's impermanent, unsatisfactory, and not-self. Sometimes we can act on views or perceptions if they have a usefulness at th...
by Welles
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What Sufism has to offer an 1111 truth seeker
Replies: 3
Views: 229

Re: What Sufism has to offer an 1111 truth seeker

Eric,

Well I think you are doing really well at this spiritual awakening business. All of us who make recognizable progress enough to continue with the process are doing GREAT!

:bana: :bana: :bana: :bana: :bana:
by Welles
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life Is Like a Loaf of Bread — by Stuart Perkins
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Life Is Like a Loaf of Bread — by Stuart Perkins

When I was a lot younger I loved Science Fiction. In that genre was one writer who stood out because of the heart invested in every story, Ray Bradbury. I used to love his writing even though it wasn't necessarily 'hard' science fiction. I love Stuart Perkin's writing for the same reason. His heart...
by Welles
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 13 Life-Learnings from 13 Years of Brain Pickings — by Maria Popova
Replies: 2
Views: 168

13 Life-Learnings from 13 Years of Brain Pickings — by Maria Popova

Maria Popova is, in my estimation, a brilliant thinker who shares her love of learning and wonder on her site, BrainPickings. These life lessons are exemplary suggestions to take to heart. I'm going to just tease you with the first two from the list... Here are the initial ten learnings, as publish...
by Welles
Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life Is Full But Not Overcrowded — by Peace Pilgrim
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Life Is Full But Not Overcrowded — by Peace Pilgrim

In my mid life, I began to realize that it's as though we have two selves or two natures or two wills with two different viewpoints. Because the viewpoints were so different, I felt a struggle in my life at this period between the two selves with the two viewpoints. So there were hills and valleys ...
by Welles
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Well Earned Pearls — by Scott Moore
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Well Earned Pearls — by Scott Moore

Choose a problem, any problem, and whether or not that problem ever resolves, in working toward overcoming (or sometimes simply yielding to it) you will be put on a path of understanding and mastery that will illuminate all your gifts, that will enlarge your soul, and will teach you more about the ...
by Welles
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Monet Refuses The Operation — by Lisel Mueller
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Monet Refuses The Operation — by Lisel Mueller

This is a wonderful poem... here's a bit of the beginning. Doctor, you say there are no haloes around the streetlights in Paris and what I see is an aberration caused by old age, an affliction. I tell you it has taken me all my life to arrive at the vision of gas lamps as angels, to soften and blur...
by Welles
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Understory — by Robert Macfarlane
Replies: 3
Views: 289

The Understory — by Robert Macfarlane

Excerpted from his recently published book, Underland: A Deep Time Journey, “The Understory” is an examination of the life beneath the forest floor. Encountering the depth and complexity of communication that happens underground, Robert returns to the entangled mutualism at the root of language. Oc...
by Welles
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My Neighbor's Corn — by Naren Kini
Replies: 1
Views: 209

My Neighbor's Corn — by Naren Kini

There was once a farmer who grew excellent quality corn. Every year he won the award for the best corn. One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seeds with his neighbors. “How can you aff...
by Welles
Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Understanding Is Love (and the World Needs More Love) — by Ben Fizell
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Understanding Is Love (and the World Needs More Love) — by Ben Fizell

I recently attended a weekend workshop, and there was a man in the group who always had a strange look on his face whenever we had to look for a partner to work with. I noticed that some people avoided him, like they didn’t want to work with him. Perhaps it was the vibe he gave off because of the w...
by Welles
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: When Light Shines, Darkness Becomes The Light — by Thich Nhat Hanh
Replies: 0
Views: 266

When Light Shines, Darkness Becomes The Light — by Thich Nhat Hanh

From time to time you may become restless, and the restlessness will not go away. At such times, just sit quietly, follow your breathing, smile a half-smile, and shine your awareness on the restlessness. Don't judge it or try to destroy it, because this restlessness is you yourself. It is born, has...
by Welles
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My Summer of the Catbird — by Virginia May-Schiros
Replies: 1
Views: 198

My Summer of the Catbird — by Virginia May-Schiros

Living, as too many of us do, separated from Nature, we forget that we are supported on this planet only insofar as we remain connected in relationship to Earth and all of her creatures. John Muir understood this deeply. He encouraged people to “stay close to Nature’s heart” for healing and solace....
by Welles
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Inner Peace Revolution — an UPLIFT video
Replies: 1
Views: 204

The Inner Peace Revolution — an UPLIFT video

UPLIFT has wonderful videos. They are available only on their web site and it does take a simple email registration to view them but no charge. UPLIFT stands for Unity, Peace and Love In the Field of Transcendence. They really do the work to help us all. This particular video is brilliant. The Inne...
by Welles
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Forgotten Craft — a video from Green Renaissance
Replies: 1
Views: 237

A Forgotten Craft — a video from Green Renaissance

Today I ran into Green Renaissance. They are video makers who focus on inspirational stories and ones that are simply full of goodness. Their work is a conscious antidote to 'the world'. I've watched a half a dozen of their videos this morning and I'm going to watch them all. Here is their YouTube ...
by Welles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: India's Little Librarian — a video from AJ+
Replies: 1
Views: 243

India's Little Librarian — a video from AJ+

This is simply a wonderful story. Poor neighborhoods in India typically have low literacy rates because residents do not have the resources necessary to educate their children. 9-year-old Muskaan Ahirwar is working to change this in her impoverished neighborhood in Bhopal. In January 2016, she open...
by Welles
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hard Times Require Furious Dancing — by Alice Walker
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing — by Alice Walker

This is a fascinating perspective most eloquently expressed. I am the youngest of eight siblings. Five of us have died. I share losses, health concerns, and other challenges common to the human condition, especially in these times of war, poverty, environmental devastation, and greed that are quite ...
by Welles
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Story of Friendship and Values — by Chris Guillebeau
Replies: 1
Views: 224

A Story of Friendship and Values — by Chris Guillebeau

Chris shares a story he found on the internet that is a reminder of values, particularly forgiveness and goodness. It is short and memorable. In that light it will reinforce those values in you today. A Story of Friendship and Values — by Chris Guillebeau https://www.positivelypositive.com/2019/09/...
by Welles
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Key to Immortal Consciousness – The 82 Commandments of Reyna d’Assia
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: The Key to Immortal Consciousness – The 82 Commandments of Reyna d’Assia

"Conquer your aversions and come closer to those who inspire rejection in you." Any idea what that might mean? HI Eric, I had two responses to that particular 'commandment'. One is that we often are put off by undesirable qualities in others that we possess ourselves so they are mirrors. Another wa...
by Welles
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Key to Immortal Consciousness – The 82 Commandments of Reyna d’Assia
Replies: 6
Views: 442

The Key to Immortal Consciousness – The 82 Commandments of Reyna d’Assia

I'd never heard of Reyna d’Assia before. She says she is the daughter of George Ivanovich Gurdjieff. Gurdjieff was a very prominent spiritual teacher in the early part of the 20th century who died in 1949. Long ago I studied a number of Gurdjieff's books and a few written by several of his enlighte...