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by Welles
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Speaking of Nature — by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Speaking of Nature — by Robin Wall Kimmerer

"We have a special grammar for personhood. We would never say of our late neighbor, "It is buried in Oakwood Cemetery." Such language would be deeply disrespectful and would rob him of his humanity. We use instead a special grammar for humans: we distinguish them with the use of he or she, a gramma...
by Welles
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spiritual Materialism — by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Spiritual Materialism — by Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

What first comes to mind to speak about is my own spiritual materialism. I find that as I'm reading or reflecting upon the teachings and something becomes clear to me, I immediately want to rush out and teach it to others. Why is this? The answer disturbs me, because although I believe there is a c...
by Welles
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Silence — by Jean Klien
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Silence — by Jean Klien

Silence is our real nature. What we are fundamentally is only silence. Silence is free from beginning and end. It was before the beginning of all things. It is causeless. Its greatness lies in the fact that it simply is. In silence all objects have their home ground. It is the light that gives obje...
by Welles
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Reprinted from "Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings" — by Joy Harjo
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Reprinted from "Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings" — by Joy Harjo

Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop. Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control. Open the door, then close it behind you. Take a breath offered by friendly winds. They travel the earth gathering essences of plants to clean. Give it back with gratitude....
by Welles
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Anatomy Of Falling — by Michael Singer
Replies: 2
Views: 115

The Anatomy Of Falling — by Michael Singer

I'm not sure my excerpt is the best but this is rather brilliant in its simplicity and practicality. Leaving the seat of Self is not generally a willful act. The laws of attraction will cause it to happen. Consciousness is always drawn to the most distracting object: the bumped toe, the loud noise,...
by Welles
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What to do when you feel unloved
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: What to do when you feel unloved

Hi Edward, You asked specifically, "What to do..." Try to keep in mind you are always loved. To get out of an emotional rut like that I look for an opportunity to help someone. Sure enough, because I'm looking, I'll see an opportunity and act on it... and then another...and another. That always bre...
by Welles
Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Need a laugh today?
Replies: 1
Views: 129

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: 7
Views: 298

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: 174

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: 126

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: 134

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: 186

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: 142

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: 345

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: 183

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: 259

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: 284

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: 255

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: 331

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: 384

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: 276

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: 312

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: 329

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: 270

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: 273

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...