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by Welles
Fri Apr 09, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Kindness — a wonderful video by Naomi Shihab Nye
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Kindness — a wonderful video by 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." Thus begins Naomi Shihab Nye's poem Kindness, animated poignantly by Ana Pérez López for the On Being Project. The poem, first published in 1980 and read softly here b...
by Welles
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Spiritual Contemplations, Essays And Articles
Topic: Blurting Out “God” — A Spiritual Practice — by Welles
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Blurting Out “God” — A Spiritual Practice — by Welles

I’m always open to making up new (to me) ways of focusing on God (Creator, Father, Source etc. take your pick). You see I’m firmly on the path of a Paradise ascent already and feel lucky to exist with the realization of that reality. Sometime in Eternity I fully expect to be so perfected that I wil...
by Welles
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Rupert Sheldrake, The Most Controversial Scientist On Earth, Speaks Out
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Rupert Sheldrake, The Most Controversial Scientist On Earth, Speaks Out

We live in a world where stress, anxiety, and depression are on the increase, particularly in modern industrial nations, so any insights that can help us become more balanced and fulfilled, individually and collectively, are to be welcomed. “If we have a worldview that says the universe is unconsci...
by Welles
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Power of Interrelatedness — by Betsey Crawford
Replies: 0
Views: 107

The Power of Interrelatedness — by Betsey Crawford

It’s become an instant cliche as the pandemic reveals the threadbare fabric of our culture: the truly essential people that make day-to-day life possible are often the ones in the most precarious and poorly paid jobs. As grateful as I am to have professional people in my life, I am utterly dependen...
by Welles
Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ambiguity Of Violence — by Robert Sapolsky
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Ambiguity Of Violence — by Robert Sapolsky

The ending was almost an O Henry twist!

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by Welles
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ambiguity Of Violence — by Robert Sapolsky
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Ambiguity Of Violence — by Robert Sapolsky

This little essay has the philosophy in the first paragraph. Here it is. It is the ambiguity of violence, that we can pull a trigger as an act of hideous aggression or of self-sacrificing love, that is so challenging. As a result, violence will always be a part of the human experience that is profo...
by Welles
Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Message from GOD
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Message from GOD

That's a great message. I would suggest not putting too much weight on a date. In the resolution of the Lucifer rebellion on earth plans have to be fluid to accommodate the rapid changes going on, both good and bad. I personally believe that a miraculous lifting of faithful from this planet would o...
by Welles
Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Six13 - The Red Sea Shanty: A Pirate Passover
Replies: 1
Views: 122

Six13 - The Red Sea Shanty: A Pirate Passover

It's Passover. For some reason sea chanties have become a big thing during Covid. Passover and Chanty, mix 'em up and you have a hilarious and wonderfully performed piece of music. Six13 - The Red Sea Shanty: A Pirate Passover https://youtu.be/VQON0ipv6iI :bana: :sunflower: :bana: :sunflower: :bana:
by Welles
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Higher Level Of Conscious Engagement — by James O'dea
Replies: 0
Views: 240

A Higher Level Of Conscious Engagement — by James O'dea

We live in an age of spiritual smorgasbord: People are mixing concepts, aphorisms, and insights from a broad variety of mystical and faith traditions. A blend of notions culled from many spiritual paths is now surfacing as popular prescription for all and sundry seekers: “Believe everything will tu...
by Welles
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What is the Central Channel Breath? — by Dr. Sue Morter
Replies: 2
Views: 295

What is the Central Channel Breath? — by Dr. Sue Morter

This is a tip that relates to her coursework. I don't know about her courses but here is a valuable suggestion.

https://youtu.be/3JKz4V9V4Xk

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by Welles
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Enter Spring, Parker Palmer Muses on the Season — by Parker Palmer
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Enter Spring, Parker Palmer Muses on the Season — by Parker Palmer

Each year, as spring begins, we share a reflection on the season by Parker Palmer. In 1995 Parker wrote a welcome for the Fetzer Institute's newly built retreat center, Seasons, which included a reflection on each of the four seasons. Here we excerpt his musings on spring in the Upper Midwest where...
by Welles
Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two drops of oil — by Paulo Coelho
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Two drops of oil — by Paulo Coelho

Sandy wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:43 am
If the wise man wanted the young man to enjoy the beauties in his palace he should have put the drops of oil in a no spill container. ;) :lol:
:D :hithere
by Welles
Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two drops of oil — by Paulo Coelho
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Two drops of oil — by Paulo Coelho

A merchant sent his son to learn the Secret of Happiness from the wisest of men. The young man wandered through the desert for forty days until he reached a beautiful castle at the top of a mountain. There lived the sage that the young man was looking for. However, instead of finding a holy man, ou...
by Welles
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Questioning Covid — the best website for information
Replies: 568
Views: 63223

A Coming Covid Catastrophe — The HighWire with Del Bigtree

I won’t be sharing this with friends who have already been ‘vaccinated’ for it would just cause them severe cognitive dissonance. "World renown vaccine specialist, Geert Vanden Bossche, gave a groundbreaking interview this week risking his reputation and his career by bravely speaking out against a...
by Welles
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thirsty For Wonder — by Mirabai Starr
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Thirsty For Wonder — by Mirabai Starr

Contemplative life flows in a circular pattern: awe provokes introspection, which invokes awe. Maybe you’re making dinner and you step outside to snip chives from the kitchen garden just as the harvest moon is rising over the easterslopes. She is full and golden, like one of those pregnant women wh...
by Welles
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: One Man’s Trash — by Stuart M. Perkins
Replies: 3
Views: 255

One Man’s Trash — by Stuart M. Perkins

I've mentioned before that Stuart M. Perkins writing reminds me of Ray Bradbury's. They are both all about heart. Ray wrote science fiction. Stuart writes as if he were channeling Norman Rockwell into stories. I love them. “No, let’s just leave it in there for now.” Mama said over her shoulder as s...
by Welles
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Write or Wrong? The Forgotten Art of Spelling — by Tamara Rant
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Write or Wrong? The Forgotten Art of Spelling — by Tamara Rant

Many people are unaware that back in the day, only the nobles were allowed to read and write. So, to understand and to be able to read and write symbols was kind of a big deal. Eventually leading to spoken languages, written symbols have always been a way to represent and give meaning to something;...
by Welles
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A Brief Tale From the Life of Franz Kafka
Replies: 2
Views: 242

A Brief Tale From the Life of Franz Kafka

At the age of 40, Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who had never married and had no children, was walking through the park in Berlin, when he met a little girl who was crying because she had lost her favorite doll. She and Kafka searched for the doll without success. Kafka told her to meet the next day to ...
by Welles
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Not Taking Things Personally — by Mark Manson
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Not Taking Things Personally — by Mark Manson

Amigoo wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:41 pm
:scratch: How to know you've achieved your anonymity?
When you're quoted but the source is unknown. :roll:

That's a wonderful point of view, Rod. I love it!


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by Welles
Thu Feb 25, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Not Taking Things Personally — by Mark Manson
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: Not Taking Things Personally — by Mark Manson

Sandy wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:48 am
Well I don't know what I am trying to say...
Well I know what you are trying to say but I won't tell you!

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by Welles
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some Thoughts on Water — by Richard Whittaker
Replies: 1
Views: 215

Some Thoughts on Water — by Richard Whittaker

As an experiment, a few years ago I began asking friends if they had any memorable experiences with water. I was surprised by the blank looks I got. “Well, do you remember any experiences of swimming or playing with water when you were a child?” I'd ask. That question worked a little better. “Oh, y...
by Welles
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: If There Is No Self, Whose Arthritis Is This? — by Sylvia Boorstein
Replies: 0
Views: 231

If There Is No Self, Whose Arthritis Is This? — by Sylvia Boorstein

"If there is no self, whose arthritis is this?" is one of a list of a dozen questions that have been appearing regularly in my email. I think it’s the choice of arthritis, out of all the ills of the world, which makes this particular statement funny. It’s also mildly mocking, making a joke out of t...
by Welles
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: On poetry — by Gwendolyn Brooks (a quotatoon)
Replies: 2
Views: 970

On poetry — by Gwendolyn Brooks (a quotatoon)

"Poetry is life distilled." — Gwendolyn Brooks

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by Welles
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: “Face the Music!” - Thought Adjuster
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: “Face the Music!” - Thought Adjuster

Totally tubular, Dude.

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by Welles
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: “Face the Music!” - Thought Adjuster
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: “Face the Music!” - Thought Adjuster

And so my confusion with the message. Face the music, don't blame others but listen to others blame you? I'd say that your confusion is because the message doesn't apply to you at this point in your life but you are still trying to squeeze into it. Although most of the 11:11 messages have a reasona...