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by Welles
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Finding Gratitude for a Lesson in Patience and Kindness — by Guy Finley
Replies: 0
Views: 13

Finding Gratitude for a Lesson in Patience and Kindness — by Guy Finley

Clearly, some experiences are far more impactful than others. The truth is that most moments in our life simply flow right by us, unnoticed; almost as if we’re sitting by a great river, and only made aware of its seamless waters when something being carried along by them catches our eye. In other w...
by Welles
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Opposite of Meditation is Not Action It's Reaction. — by Richard Rohr
Replies: 1
Views: 34

The Opposite of Meditation is Not Action It's Reaction. — by Richard Rohr

It seems like our society is at a low point in terms of how we talk about challenging, controversial topics within our political discourse and even our spiritual reflections. I believe the only way through this polarization is a re-appreciation for silence. Silence has a life of its own. It is not ...
by Welles
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mistakes: Results That Show The Truth Of Things — by Chris Lombard
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Mistakes: Results That Show The Truth Of Things — by Chris Lombard

The biggest fears are actually the biggest opportunities. I have seen falls. I have seen blood. I have seen gashes and swelled joints and broken bones and I have seen death along with them. I have also seen the one thing that is worse. Avoiding any chance of pain. In the quest for safety so much is...
by Welles
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm — by Imagine Films
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Infinite Potential: The Life and Ideas of David Bohm — by Imagine Films

INFINITE POTENTIAL takes us on a mystical and scientific journey into the nature of life and reality with David Bohm, the man Einstein called his “spiritual son” and the Dalai Lama his “science guru.” A physicist and explorer of Consciousness, Bohm turned to Eastern wisdom to develop groundbreaking...
by Welles
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Coronavirus Horse Race — by Ken Elder
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Coronavirus Horse Race — by Ken Elder

This gave me the biggest laugh I've had in months.

Coronavirus Horse Race — by Ken Elder

https://youtu.be/Fn8MxJx_erk


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by Welles
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: To Be Continually Thrown Out Of The Nest — by Pema Chodron
Replies: 2
Views: 91

To Be Continually Thrown Out Of The Nest — by Pema Chodron

We think that if we just meditated enough or jogged enough or ate perfect food, everything would be perfect. But from the point of view of someone who is awake, that's death. Seeking security or perfection, rejoicing in feeling confirmed and whole, self-contained and comfortable, is some kind of de...
by Welles
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Training the Neglected Heart — by Mathiew Loisel
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Training the Neglected Heart — by Mathiew Loisel

I absolutely loved this article and am going to write to the author. What do you see when you look into a dog’s eyes? When most people think about prison, dogs are probably the last thing they think about, let alone expect to be inside of it. About a year and a half ago, I received the opportunity ...
by Welles
Tue Jul 14, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We Were Made For These Times — by Anonymous
Replies: 1
Views: 59

We Were Made For These Times — by Anonymous

We Were Made For These Times — by Anonymous The world is made up of stories. A secret web of agreements about what is “right” and “wrong”, what is “normal” and “weird”, and what is “possible” and “impossible”. These stories dictate how we behave as individuals, and as societies. And they can be hac...
by Welles
Mon Jul 13, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Freedom in Prison: The Story of My Great-Grandfather — by Aryae Coopersmith
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Freedom in Prison: The Story of My Great-Grandfather — by Aryae Coopersmith

This is a story of wonder, faith and spirituality spanning generations of a Jewish family. It moved me tremendously and I offer it to you. Freedom in Prison: The Story of My Great-Grandfather — by Aryae Coopersmith http://www.dailygood.org/story/2546/freedom-in-prison-the-story-of-my-great-grandfat...
by Welles
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday Sandy!
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Happy Birthday Sandy!

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by Welles
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Positivity Ratio — by Barbara Fredrickson
Replies: 3
Views: 165

The Positivity Ratio — by Barbara Fredrickson

Imagine you’re a water lily. It’s early dawn and your petals are closed in around your face. If you can see anything at all, it’s just a little spot of sunlight. But as the sun rises in the sky, things begin to change. Your blinders around your face begin to open and your world quite literally expa...
by Welles
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Questioning Covid — the best website for information
Replies: 109
Views: 1663

Questioning Covid — the best website for information

We believe this crisis represents a world-changing opportunity to expose and transform antiquated ideologies that restrict health freedom. Germ theory is a scientifically bankrupt paradigm based in warfare models of pathogenic invasion. This theory has been leveraged as an instrument for geopolitic...
by Welles
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Doing Corn — by Stuart Perkins
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Doing Corn — by Stuart Perkins

This is a world I want to live in.

Doing Corn — by Stuart Perkins

https://storyshucker.wordpress.com/2020 ... oing-corn/


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by Welles
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Turtles All The Way Down — by Leah Pearlman
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Turtles All The Way Down — by Leah Pearlman

Leah is the creator of Dharma Comics. She occasionally adds an essay (with some illustrations) into the mix. These are always thoughtful and heart-provoking. In this particular essay Leah examines the root of who she is and by extension leads us to ponder who we are. I think it is a wonderful essay...
by Welles
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: It Is Life That Asks The Questions Of Us — by Viktor Frankl
Replies: 0
Views: 188

It Is Life That Asks The Questions Of Us — by Viktor Frankl

The question can no longer be “What can I expect from life?” but can now only be “What does life expect of me?” What task in life is waiting for me? Now we also understand how, in the final analysis, the question of the meaning of life is not asked in the right way, if asked in the way it is genera...
by Welles
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Mass Movement — by J. Krishnamurti
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Mass Movement — by J. Krishnamurti

Mass Movement — by J. Krishnamurti We see throughout the world extremes of poverty and riches, abundance and at the same time starvation; we have class distinction and racial hatred, the stupidity of nationalism and the appalling cruelty of war. There is exploitation of man by man; religions with t...
by Welles
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Taste Of Wild Water — by Stephen Harrod Buhner
Replies: 1
Views: 201

The Taste Of Wild Water — by Stephen Harrod Buhner

This is an exquisite essay. I can't really provide an excerpt. It is about memories, smells from childhood, growing up and reflecting on life. I received a gift of a lightened heart from reading it. The Taste Of Wild Water — by Stephen Harrod Buhner https://www.stephenharrodbuhner.com/wp-content/up...
by Welles
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday George!
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Happy Birthday George!

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by Welles
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Four Types Of Listening — by Otto Scharmer
Replies: 1
Views: 251

Four Types Of Listening — by Otto Scharmer

In my years of working with groups and organizations, I have identified four basic types of listening. “Ya, I know that already.” The first type of listening is downloading: listening by reconfirming habitual judgments. “Ooh, look at that!” The second type of listening is object-focused listening: ...
by Welles
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inclining Toward Freedom, Even Through Imperfections — by Larry Yang
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Inclining Toward Freedom, Even Through Imperfections — by Larry Yang

Hi Sandy, I'm just fine. I've recently finished building two dog futons. Here's a shop pic and an 'action' pic. http://www.theoreticsinstitute.org/pics/DogFutons800.jpg http://www.theoreticsinstitute.org/pics/BodhiFuton800.jpg Prior to those I finished a lovely little table. My PiTable is smallish ...
by Welles
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inclining Toward Freedom, Even Through Imperfections — by Larry Yang
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Inclining Toward Freedom, Even Through Imperfections — by Larry Yang

If we focus only on awakening, we miss most of the spiritual practice. I’m much more interested in how we practice with not awakening, with not being enlightened, because, frankly, those states of being are more present in my life than not. Lately, as I strive to promote diversity and anti-racism b...
by Welles
Sun May 24, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Contact with the Sacred — a film by Karie Teague
Replies: 1
Views: 411

Contact with the Sacred — a film by Karie Teague

Film #1 in the SACRED LIFE film series. A short time-lapse and slow-motion interlaced, honoring the necessity of contacting the sacred in the everyday.
Contact with the Sacred — a film by Karie Teague

https://vimeo.com/172133763


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by Welles
Wed May 20, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: To Find Something, Don't Look For It — by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Replies: 2
Views: 444

To Find Something, Don't Look For It — by Robin Wall Kimmerer

A Cheyenne elder of my acquaintance once told me that the best way to find something is not to go looking for it. This is a hard concept for a scientist. But he said to watch out of the corner of your eye, open to possibility, and what you seek will be revealed. The revelation of suddenly seeing wh...
by Welles
Fri May 15, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Meditation: A Short Scene — by Caitlin Johnstone
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Meditation: A Short Scene — by Caitlin Johnstone

Caitlin Johnstone is an Australian blogger who deals with aspects of politics in her writing about three quarters of the time. The remainder are thoughtful pieces about reality, poetry and occasional little bits of provocative whimsy. Oh she is also very funny... even when she is most serious. To m...