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by Welles
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Remembering Mary Oliver
Replies: 4
Views: 68

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: 68

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: 114

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 ...
by Welles
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Kindness — by Naomi Shihab Nye
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Kindness — by Naomi Shihab Nye

"Kindness" was the most Popular Poem on Poets.org in 2018 Kindness — Naomi Shihab Nye Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you counted and carefully saved, all this must go ...
by Welles
Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Colloidal Silver Question
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: Colloidal Silver Question

Here's a motherlode of info...

Colloidal Silver: A Closer Look

https://educate-yourself.org/cs/csarticle2.shtml
by Welles
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee

Hi Kim, I've been reading Gary Z McGee's writing and thoughts for a long time. To me he is part of the spiritual awakening occurring on this planet that deals with discovering Truth, particularly beneath those aspects of reality that cloak true meanings and the intent of those who would rule. In th...
by Welles
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: Words that will Change your Life from “The Alchemist.” — by Monika Carless
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Words that will Change your Life from “The Alchemist.” — by Monika Carless

I recently read "The Alchemist" and was mightily impressed by the level of wisdom contained therein. So when I found this article today I felt it was an excellent introduction to a wonderful book. Words that will Change your Life from “The Alchemist.” — by Monika Carless https://www.elephantjournal...
by Welles
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: About not give advice unless asked
Replies: 25
Views: 750

The Gift of Presence and the Perils of Advice — by Parker J. Palmer

Here’s the deal. The human soul doesn’t want to be advised or fixed or saved. It simply wants to be witnessed — to be seen, heard and companioned exactly as it is. When we make that kind of deep bow to the soul of a suffering person, our respect reinforces the soul’s healing resources, the only res...
by Welles
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My Word Of The Year — by Nancy Gibbs
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: My Word Of The Year — by Nancy Gibbs

Kim,

I love the hush of falling snow. Well to be honest I love the idea of the hush of falling snow but have become a Californian at heart. California cold is 40 degrees. Below that is freezing! :sunny:
by Welles
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Spiritual Books
Topic: 10 Quotes From Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha That Will Truly Inspire You
Replies: 0
Views: 59

10 Quotes From Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha That Will Truly Inspire You

I loved being reminded of Siddhartha. It was an important book to me at one time in my journey. Hermann Hesse’s timeless book, Siddhartha, should be required reading for any spiritual seeker. The book is about Siddhartha’s journey as a respected son of a Brahmin. Everyone expects that he will follo...
by Welles
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: My Word Of The Year — by Nancy Gibbs
Replies: 2
Views: 69

My Word Of The Year — by Nancy Gibbs

My word of the year is listen. It’s one of those words whose meaning is in its music. Listen is a quiet word, that half swallowed L and diffident I and softly hissing S. It defies the clamorous words it absorbs, the words that have defined this year, the shouts and roars, the bray and bluster. List...
by Welles
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inspired New Year's Intentions — by Jack Kornfield
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Inspired New Year's Intentions — by Jack Kornfield

This reminds me of today's saki, last one for 2018! Did you like it? Oh yes. 50 years ago I had an inspired illumination that I should pick the qualities I wished to become in life and act on them. I chose Beauty, Truth, and Humor (this choice was made before reading the Urantia Book). That's when ...
by Welles
Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Happy New Year!

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by Welles
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inspired New Year's Intentions — by Jack Kornfield
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Inspired New Year's Intentions — by Jack Kornfield

We all know about New Year’s resolutions and how short-lived they can be. Consider setting a long-term intention. Setting a long-term intention is like setting the compass of our heart. No matter how rough the storms, how difficult the terrain, our direction is clear. At times our intentions are pr...
by Welles
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Ten Poems Every Spiritual Seeker Should Read — by Gary Z McGee

Each of these poems is worthy of contemplation. They are... 1. All the World’s a Stage by William Shakespeare 2. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost 3. Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath 4. Walking Around by Pablo Neruda 5. A Dream within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe 6. If by Rudyard Kipling 7. I Know Why t...
by Welles
Wed Dec 26, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who Is My Neighbor? — by Ivan Illich
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Who Is My Neighbor? — by Ivan Illich

Speaking of Mr. Rogers. Just recently I saw this acceptance speech by Mr. Rogers as he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Upm9Lnu ... gs=pl%2Cwn


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by Welles
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who Is My Neighbor? — by Ivan Illich
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Who Is My Neighbor? — by Ivan Illich

Some thirty years ago, I went into sermons from the early third century into the nineteenth century dealing with this story of the Samaritan, and I found out that most preachers, when they comment on that passage, comment on it in order to show how we ought to behave towards our neighbor, when in f...
by Welles
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: two extremes: atheism
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: two extremes: atheism

Hey Eric, I think the salient point is that the extremes of both categories are being discussed. There are relatively few of those who go to great lengths to dissuade others from inquiry into spiritual matters. I believe that is the level of atheism being described. There are also relatively few wh...
by Welles
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Merry Christmas 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Merry Christmas 2018

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by Welles
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Eight Worldviews and Practices — by Mark Nepo
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Eight Worldviews and Practices — by Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo always has remarkable insights. In summary, the eight worldviews and their practices are: All My Relations from the Native American tradition. The Practice: To discover, name, and repair the connections that exist between all things. Ubuntu from the African tradition. The Practice: To wat...
by Welles
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Strictness of Diet
Replies: 25
Views: 440

Re: The Strictness of Diet

As I understand discipline when it is a focus it is a burden; when it is a natural consequence of my entire being it is a joy. Take diet, for example. When my consciousness is primarily residing in my emotional center (aka the guts) and dealing with fears and attachments I will be inclined to eat c...
by Welles
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Faith: it’s not what you think. — by Leslie Boies
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Faith: it’s not what you think. — by Leslie Boies

This short article is rather wonderful. It begins with an excellent observation that leads to this view of Faith... But faith and belief are two different things. I choose to go with the original meaning of faith. In Pali, the ancient language of the Buddha, as well as in Latin and Hebrew, the word...
by Welles
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Very Simple Animation Demonstrating That The Mercator Projection Is A Lie
Replies: 1
Views: 66

A Very Simple Animation Demonstrating That The Mercator Projection Is A Lie

Whoa! As someone who was raised with mercator projection maps this is an eye opener.

A Very Simple Animation Demonstrating That The Mercator Projection Is A Lie — by L.V. Anderson

http://digg.com/2018/mercator-projection-gif


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by Welles
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The New And Ancient Story Of Interbeing — by Charles Eisenstein
Replies: 1
Views: 61

The New And Ancient Story Of Interbeing — by Charles Eisenstein

Charles is a brilliant thinker. This little excerpt is simply an introduction to the quality of his thinking. The conclusions at which he arrives are foundational story for a new world. Yay. Why does the sun shine? A random result of coalescing gases igniting nuclear fusion? Or is it in order to gi...
by Welles
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: “A Great Wagon” — a poem by Rumi
Replies: 3
Views: 284

“A Great Wagon” — a poem by Rumi

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase “each other” doesn’t make any sense. The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep....