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by Welles
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Does God Have A Form? — by Arthur Osborne
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Does God Have A Form? — by Arthur Osborne

This is a brilliant, short piece of wisdom. As I pondered the question before reading the whole little piece I came up with my answer. "Yes God has a form, the entire Grand Universe. However, that is not God." "Has God a form?" a man once challenged Ramana Maharshi, the great Indian sage. "Who says...
by Welles
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heavensabove
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Heavensabove

Hah! Whose birthday is it? Peculiarly I have three friends who had birthdays today (August 17). One of them is named Marandi. I've known her for her whole life and watched her turn into a wonderful professional musician.

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by Welles
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grateful For Nothing — Gregg Krech
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Grateful For Nothing — Gregg Krech

Yay Nothing

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by Welles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Grateful For Nothing — Gregg Krech
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Grateful For Nothing — Gregg Krech

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance your life is relatively safe -- so safe that safety isn’t on your mind. So when nothing happens, you don’t feel particularly grateful. You expect to be safe, just as you expect the light to go on when you hit the switch on the wall. But when you expect ...
by Welles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Susan Schaller and the Story of a Contemporary Miracle — by Richard Whittaker
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Susan Schaller and the Story of a Contemporary Miracle — by Richard Whittaker

Richard Whitaker conducts interviews with people all of whom pique his interest. He has a deep fascination with the worlds of original thinkers and creators of all sorts and the interviews are excellent. This one caught my interest for it was about a subject I had never even considered and I was en...
by Welles
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trees At Night: Stunning Rorschach Silhouettes from the 1920s
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Trees At Night: Stunning Rorschach Silhouettes from the 1920s

Fabulous! But where's 'The Tree Hugger'?

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by Welles
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your Daily Saki
Replies: 53
Views: 3338

Re: Your Daily Saki

Haha, Eric. I came here to post part of the same email 'Bowl of Saki'. You chose the beautiful part. I zeroed in on the part I thought was the best description of 'Born Again' that I've ever read. To wit" "A person whose soul has awakened becomes awake to everything he sees and hears. ... It is this...
by Welles
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Automatic Writing Question
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Automatic Writing Question

Hi Nikki, I'll offer a somewhat different take. Automatic writing, to me, is somewhat like T/R work. It can be extremely valuable. The goal seems to be to train your self in inner quiet and then to become receptive to thoughts specifically offered by someone of a higher DQ (divinity quotient - clos...
by Welles
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Work of Love is to Love — by Mark Nepo
Replies: 1
Views: 74

The Work of Love is to Love — by Mark Nepo

My own time on earth has led me to believe in two powerful instruments that turn experience into love: holding and listening. For every time I have held or been held, every time I have listened or been listened to, experience burns like wood in that eternal fire and I find myself in the presence of...
by Welles
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Knowing Truth: What’s Love Got to Do with It? — by Laurie Seymour
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Knowing Truth: What’s Love Got to Do with It? — by Laurie Seymour

I’m often challenged to speak about the relationship between love and truth. I say challenged, because people get fiery about the notion of truth, even without bringing in love! Both can be charged words, fraught with past associations. All too often what you call truth is caught in a haze of emoti...
by Welles
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Robin Kimmerer - Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Bioneers
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Robin Kimmerer - Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Bioneers

This is a talk by one of my favorite authors, Robin Wall Kimmerer. It will both hurt and lighten your heart.

Robin Kimmerer - Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Bioneers

https://youtu.be/cumEQcRMY3c


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by Welles
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ancient Zen Proverb
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Ancient Zen Proverb

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy, then you should sit for an hour.”  — Ancient Zen proverb

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by Welles
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Agapanthus — by Pavithra K. Mehta
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Agapanthus — by Pavithra K. Mehta

Pavithra is one of my favorite poet/essay/short story authors. I simply think her use of language is wonderful and her mind is sublime. With that pitch here is a lovely little piece especially for the gardeners among us. Agapanthus — by Pavithra K. Mehta https://thepoetryof.blog/2019/07/16/agapanth...
by Welles
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday Sandy!
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Happy Birthday Sandy!

Those are the actual wild turkeys you saw out back? Yep. Two adults and six youngsters. They are old enough to fly up into the redwood branches and go over our fences. Actually there is another wild flock of about twenty or so who roam around our neck of the woods. Our nearest neighbor feeds them a...
by Welles
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday Sandy!
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Happy Birthday Sandy!

H appy B irthday S andy! Hey I did make an image for Sandy's Birthday but it was a sort of newsletter. The wild turkeys were back behind my house this morning wandering around eating the seeds so I made something out of it for Sandy. It's a pdf. http://www.theoreticsinstitute.org/pics/HBSandy2019.p...
by Welles
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Not Loneliness, But Aloneness — by Craig Childs
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Not Loneliness, But Aloneness — by Craig Childs

Alone is a state of being. Not loneliness, but aloneness. It is something sought rather than avoided. You can find it in just a moment, a breath: in Central Park, or early morning on the street, sitting on a stoop, or leaning against the window of a bus or subway car, alone in a throng of commuters...
by Welles
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Compassionate Path — by Guru Singh
Replies: 1
Views: 127

The Compassionate Path — by Guru Singh

A river meanders across the land, and does not always appear to be heading toward its destination. Yet every river is already at its destination and also at the source. “Think like a river,” the Buddha said, “when not heading toward your goal . . . you’re always heading to it.” The balance sheet of...
by Welles
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spiritual Life Begins Within The Heart — by Joan Chittister
Replies: 1
Views: 232

Spiritual Life Begins Within The Heart — by Joan Chittister

To the average person whose life is exemplary most of all for its ordinariness—to people like you and me, for instance—it is what goes on inside of us that matters for the healthy life and real spirituality. Clearly, the spiritual life begins within the heart of a person. And when the storms within...
by Welles
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spiritual Amnesia
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Spiritual Amnesia

I'd say it is a normal component of the classic progress model of two steps forward and one step back. Spiritual advances require incremental change. That means lots of repetition until a particular lesson becomes a part of us. So we have moments of conscious recognition of given lessons periodical...
by Welles
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta

Sandy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:21 am
Welles, I hope you don't mind if we've hijacked your Iris thread for a wee bit of garden talk.

That's one of the great functions of 'threads'. Pull on them and they unravel in all sorts of directions!

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by Welles
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Belated Happy Birthday, George
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Belated Happy Birthday, George

I had this image done weeks ago and then forgot to post it! Oh my! :oops:

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by Welles
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta

This is one of my favorite pieces of writing is some time. (Warning: it is somewhat lengthy.) It is all about irises. Of course the flower is lovingly described in all its glory but references to history, art, mythology, eyes and more extend the meaning beyond anything I would have expected. Here's...
by Welles
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two Marvelous short films by Nitin Das (Finland)
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Two Marvelous short films by Nitin Das (Finland)

Forest Magic — From Finland — by Nitin Das https://vimeo.com/304605305 This enchanting visual poem from Finland is a feast for the senses. It takes us on a magical forest tour as we experience the miracles of life there through time and seasons, through silence and nature's songs, and through fligh...
by Welles
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wisdom from a Sufi
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Wisdom from a Sufi

What does it mean to you?
Well it mostly means I'm incredibly grateful you introduced me to the wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan. My best aspirations are always reinforced by his teachings, Eric. Thank you!

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by Welles
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Unconditioned Stillness — by Rick Hanson
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Unconditioned Stillness — by Rick Hanson

This is a wonderful little essay on stillness. Stillness, a sense of the unchanging, is all around. For example, it’s not the ultimate stillness, but there is that lovely feeling when the house is quiet and you’re sitting in peace, the dishes are done and the kids are fine (or the equivalent), and ...