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by Welles
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Robin Kimmerer - Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Bioneers
Replies: 1
Views: 920

Robin Kimmerer - Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Bioneers

This is a talk by one of my favorite authors, Robin Wall Kimmerer. It will both hurt and lighten your heart.

Robin Kimmerer - Mishkos Kenomagwen: The Teachings of Grass | Bioneers

https://youtu.be/cumEQcRMY3c


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by Welles
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ancient Zen Proverb
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Ancient Zen Proverb

“You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you are too busy, then you should sit for an hour.”  — Ancient Zen proverb

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by Welles
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Agapanthus — by Pavithra K. Mehta
Replies: 1
Views: 834

Agapanthus — by Pavithra K. Mehta

Pavithra is one of my favorite poet/essay/short story authors. I simply think her use of language is wonderful and her mind is sublime. With that pitch here is a lovely little piece especially for the gardeners among us. Agapanthus — by Pavithra K. Mehta https://thepoetryof.blog/2019/07/16/agapanth...
by Welles
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday Sandy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Re: Happy Birthday Sandy!

Those are the actual wild turkeys you saw out back? Yep. Two adults and six youngsters. They are old enough to fly up into the redwood branches and go over our fences. Actually there is another wild flock of about twenty or so who roam around our neck of the woods. Our nearest neighbor feeds them a...
by Welles
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Happy Birthday Sandy!
Replies: 5
Views: 1543

Happy Birthday Sandy!

H appy B irthday S andy! Hey I did make an image for Sandy's Birthday but it was a sort of newsletter. The wild turkeys were back behind my house this morning wandering around eating the seeds so I made something out of it for Sandy. It's a pdf. http://www.theoreticsinstitute.org/pics/HBSandy2019.p...
by Welles
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Not Loneliness, But Aloneness — by Craig Childs
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Not Loneliness, But Aloneness — by Craig Childs

Alone is a state of being. Not loneliness, but aloneness. It is something sought rather than avoided. You can find it in just a moment, a breath: in Central Park, or early morning on the street, sitting on a stoop, or leaning against the window of a bus or subway car, alone in a throng of commuters...
by Welles
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Compassionate Path — by Guru Singh
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

The Compassionate Path — by Guru Singh

A river meanders across the land, and does not always appear to be heading toward its destination. Yet every river is already at its destination and also at the source. “Think like a river,” the Buddha said, “when not heading toward your goal . . . you’re always heading to it.” The balance sheet of...
by Welles
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spiritual Life Begins Within The Heart — by Joan Chittister
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Spiritual Life Begins Within The Heart — by Joan Chittister

To the average person whose life is exemplary most of all for its ordinariness—to people like you and me, for instance—it is what goes on inside of us that matters for the healthy life and real spirituality. Clearly, the spiritual life begins within the heart of a person. And when the storms within...
by Welles
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Spiritual Amnesia
Replies: 3
Views: 1172

Re: Spiritual Amnesia

I'd say it is a normal component of the classic progress model of two steps forward and one step back. Spiritual advances require incremental change. That means lots of repetition until a particular lesson becomes a part of us. So we have moments of conscious recognition of given lessons periodical...
by Welles
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta
Replies: 8
Views: 2027

Re: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta

Sandy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:21 am
Welles, I hope you don't mind if we've hijacked your Iris thread for a wee bit of garden talk.

That's one of the great functions of 'threads'. Pull on them and they unravel in all sorts of directions!

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by Welles
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Belated Happy Birthday, George
Replies: 3
Views: 1242

Belated Happy Birthday, George

I had this image done weeks ago and then forgot to post it! Oh my! :oops:

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by Welles
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta
Replies: 8
Views: 2027

Irises — by Pavithra K. Mehta

This is one of my favorite pieces of writing is some time. (Warning: it is somewhat lengthy.) It is all about irises. Of course the flower is lovingly described in all its glory but references to history, art, mythology, eyes and more extend the meaning beyond anything I would have expected. Here's...
by Welles
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Two Marvelous short films by Nitin Das (Finland)
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Two Marvelous short films by Nitin Das (Finland)

Forest Magic — From Finland — by Nitin Das https://vimeo.com/304605305 This enchanting visual poem from Finland is a feast for the senses. It takes us on a magical forest tour as we experience the miracles of life there through time and seasons, through silence and nature's songs, and through fligh...
by Welles
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Wisdom from a Sufi
Replies: 3
Views: 1232

Re: Wisdom from a Sufi

What does it mean to you?
Well it mostly means I'm incredibly grateful you introduced me to the wisdom of Hazrat Inayat Khan. My best aspirations are always reinforced by his teachings, Eric. Thank you!

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by Welles
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Unconditioned Stillness — by Rick Hanson
Replies: 2
Views: 1125

Unconditioned Stillness — by Rick Hanson

This is a wonderful little essay on stillness. Stillness, a sense of the unchanging, is all around. For example, it’s not the ultimate stillness, but there is that lovely feeling when the house is quiet and you’re sitting in peace, the dishes are done and the kids are fine (or the equivalent), and ...
by Welles
Wed May 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold — by Rachel Naomi Remen
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold — by Rachel Naomi Remen

This is a little parable featuring an exchange between Shiva and Shakti. The final line that summarized the lesson is... It seems that Life drops many bags of gold in our path. Rarely do they look like what they are. Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold — by Rachel Naomi Remen http://www.awakin.org/read/v...
by Welles
Tue May 14, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You? — by Yogi Bhajan
Replies: 1
Views: 815

Do You Direct Your Mind Or Does Your Mind Direct You? — by Yogi Bhajan

There is one thing we all have in us and that’s called mind. The job of the mind is thinking. It plays the human energy into many directions. That’s the duty of the mind. It is given for watching the entire presence of the human and how a human can progress. It does two things. It gives a man power...
by Welles
Tue May 07, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Everything Human Is Natural — by Alan Watts
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Everything Human Is Natural — by Alan Watts

Man is as much attached to nature as a tree, and though he walks freely on two legs and is not rooted in the soil, he is by no means a self-sufficient, self-moving, and self-directing entity. For his life he depends absolutely on the same factors as the tree, the worm, and the fly, on the universal...
by Welles
Fri May 03, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Becoming a Blessing — a talk by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Becoming a Blessing — a talk by Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen

"A good story is like a compass, it points to something true and invites us to orient our own direction according to it and perhaps to live a little better." With these words Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen proceeds to tell stories that enthrall and enchant and indeed help to orient us and guide us to seek ...
by Welles
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Hidden Energy Technologies — a video interview with Susan Manewich
Replies: 1
Views: 896

Hidden Energy Technologies — a video interview with Susan Manewich

Susan is at the forefront of the 'free energy' movement. I know I've been aware of a small number of real technologies and several probables but my 'knowledge' has been essentially anecdotal although it is, I believe, true. Susan is at the head of the curve and she gives the best answers I've heard...
by Welles
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Feel Free To Set A Better Example — by Ryan Holiday
Replies: 1
Views: 2319

Feel Free To Set A Better Example — by Ryan Holiday

At the core of legal theory is this idea that there are essentially two forms of liberty—positive and negative. Positive liberty is the freedom to do something, such as the freedom of speech or the freedom of worship. Negative liberty is freedom from something, which is a little more complicated. F...
by Welles
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: A rite of passage for late life — a TED Talk by Bob Stein
Replies: 1
Views: 929

A rite of passage for late life — a TED Talk by Bob Stein

I think Bob exhibits a type of genius I've rarely encountered with anyone. He creates meaningful rituals for the moment. I believe the two he describes will end up being incorporated in our society because they are so valuable. People won't know where they came from in all likelihood and that is pa...
by Welles
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Discovering the Sacred in Everyday Life — by Gail Brenner
Replies: 2
Views: 1219

Discovering the Sacred in Everyday Life — by Gail Brenner

Discovering What’s Sacred This is the sacred in everyday life. When something is recognized as sacred, it is known to have a quality that is beyond the material, physical world. It’s not subject to the mind’s analysis, judgment, or interpretation. It is illuminated by grace. It may look ordinary, b...
by Welles
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Parable of the Starfish — a traditional tale
Replies: 2
Views: 1138

The Parable of the Starfish — a traditional tale

One day, an old man was walking along a beach that was littered with thousands of starfish that had been washed ashore by the high tide. As he walked he came upon a young boy who was eagerly throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one by one. Puzzled, the man looked at the boy and asked what he ...
by Welles
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: No Longer Playing It Safe — by Bell Hooks
Replies: 2
Views: 1070

No Longer Playing It Safe — by Bell Hooks

To work for peace and justice we begin with the individual practice of love, because it is there that we can experience firsthand love’s transformative power. Attending to the damaging impact of abuse in many of our childhoods helps us cultivate the mind of love. Abuse is always about lovelessness,...