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by Welles
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Monet Refuses The Operation — by Lisel Mueller
Replies: 1
Views: 24

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: 105

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: 72

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: 73

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: 140

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: 58

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: 79

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: 94

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: 90

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: 149

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: 93

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: 202

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: 202

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...
by Welles
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Something Small Is Big Enough — by Stuart Perkins
Replies: 1
Views: 104

Something Small Is Big Enough — by Stuart Perkins

Stuart Perkins is a short story writer whose work reminds me of Norman Rockwell's illustrations every time I read one of his works. I just feel good, connected to humanity and hopeful. That's all the introduction I'm going to give to this little story for it would be a disservice to try and pick an...
by Welles
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Universal Humans In Training — by Gary Zukav
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Universal Humans In Training — by Gary Zukav

We are in the midst of an unprecedented transformation in human consciousness. Unprecedented. Our perception is expanding beyond the limitations of the five senses. Together, they form a single system whose object of detection is physical reality. Now we are acquiring another sensory system: we are...
by Welles
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why I Stopped Believing I was Separate from the Universe — by Chris Agnos
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Why I Stopped Believing I was Separate from the Universe — by Chris Agnos

Life is hard and requires sacrifice. If you work hard, you will succeed. There is not enough. Look out for yourself. The world is hostile. “Survival of the fittest” Competition drives progress. Be rational. Control your emotions. Growing up, these were the stories I was told about who I was and how...
by Welles
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Abandon Only What Is Not Yours — by Shaila Catherine
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Abandon Only What Is Not Yours — by Shaila Catherine

This is a wonderfully Buddhish view of attachments. Some people fear that letting go could diminish the quality of their lives, health, abilities, achievements, or personal property. To this, the Buddha said, "Whatever is not yours, abandon it; when you have abandoned it, that will lead to your wel...
by Welles
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Does God Have A Form? — by Arthur Osborne
Replies: 3
Views: 208

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: 11
Views: 427

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: 325

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: 325

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: 143

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: 169

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

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

:bana:
by Welles
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Your Daily Saki
Replies: 53
Views: 4083

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: 418

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...