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by Welles
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Inclining Toward Freedom, Even Through Imperfections — by Larry Yang
Replies: 4
Views: 715

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: 605

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: 672

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: 636

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...
by Welles
Sat May 09, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Every Day is Mothers’ Day — by Steve McCurry
Replies: 1
Views: 564

Every Day is Mothers’ Day — by Steve McCurry

This is another one of Steve's photo blogs. The images are beautiful. Among them are these quotations... Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. – Robert Browning It may be possible to gild pure gold, but who can make his mother more beautiful? – Mahatma Gandhi All that I am, or ever hope to be...
by Welles
Thu Apr 30, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 'I Just Might Keep That' — by Stuart Perkins
Replies: 1
Views: 863

'I Just Might Keep That' — by Stuart Perkins

Stuart Perkins on clutter, memories... and things you might want to keep. This is a wonderful story. It gave me the warm and fuzzies, but then most of his stories do. 'I Just Might Keep That' — by Stuart Perkins https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/lifestyle/i-just-might-keep-that-stuart-perkins-re...
by Welles
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Opposite Of Meditation Is Not Action, It's Reaction — by Richard Rohr
Replies: 1
Views: 714

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 Apr 21, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Why We Listen Better To Strangers Than Family — by Kate Murphy
Replies: 2
Views: 1032

Why We Listen Better To Strangers Than Family — by Kate Murphy

Once you know people well enough to feel close, there’s an unconscious tendency to tune them out because you think you already know what they are going to say. It’s kind of like when you’ve traveled a certain route several times and no longer notice signposts and scenery. But people are always chan...
by Welles
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What Sufism has to offer an 1111 truth seeker
Replies: 14
Views: 3371

Re: What Sufism has to offer an 1111 truth seeker

Great photos, Eric. I particularly like the flying heart one as I've used that symbol on several occasions. To wit...

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by Welles
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Into The Chrysalis — by Chris Corrigan
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Into The Chrysalis — by Chris Corrigan

Chrysalises both inspire and baffle me. The thought that a caterpillar can crawl into a sac made of its own body and dissolve its form and come out as a butterfly is a cliched image of transformation, but holy rubbish. Stop for a moment and really think about that. Does the caterpillar know this is...
by Welles
Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dare To Be Naive! 15 Buckminster Fuller Quotes — from Wisdom Pills
Replies: 1
Views: 669

Dare To Be Naive! 15 Buckminster Fuller Quotes — from Wisdom Pills

Here are the first three... 1) “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” 2) “When I am working on a problem, I never think about beauty… but when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I kno...
by Welles
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Keeping The Smoke Hole Open — by Martin Shaw
Replies: 1
Views: 756

Keeping The Smoke Hole Open — by Martin Shaw

In Siberian myth, when you want to hurt someone, you crawl into their tent and close the smoke hole. That way God can’t see them. Close the smoke hole and you break connection to the divine world. Mountains, rivers, trees. Close the smoke hole and we become mad. Close the smoke hole and we are poss...
by Welles
Tue Mar 24, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life May Itself Be A Koan — by Rachel Naomi Remen
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Life May Itself Be A Koan — by Rachel Naomi Remen

Consider the Zen practice of the koan, the question or problem proposed by Zen masters to each other or by masters to students. The koan is a dilemma, a mystery which the rational mind cannot solve. The key to the resolution of a koan is a shift in the being of the student which allows for a new un...
by Welles
Sun Mar 22, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Most Famous Swami Vivekananda Quotes: The “15 Laws of Life”
Replies: 2
Views: 924

The Most Famous Swami Vivekananda Quotes: The “15 Laws of Life”

Born in 1863, Swami Vivekananda was one of India’s most prolific spiritual leaders. Dubbed ‘the one who awakened India’, the one who ‘saved Hinduism, saved India’ and ‘the maker of modern India’, his life was a testament to the power that one awakened individual can have. While there’s no shortage ...
by Welles
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Two Wolves Story (What it Really Means) — by Mateo Sol
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

The Two Wolves Story (What it Really Means) — by Mateo Sol

There is an old and wise parable that you may have heard. It goes like this: One day an old Cherokee man sits down with his grandson to teach him about life. “A fight is going on inside of me,” he says to the boy. “It’s a terrible fight between two wolves. One is evil – he is full of rage, jealousy...
by Welles
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 20-Year Reforestation Project Plants 2.7 Million Trees — by Fino Menezes
Replies: 1
Views: 853

20-Year Reforestation Project Plants 2.7 Million Trees — by Fino Menezes

This is the most uplifting article I've discovered this morning... so far, anyway. THE DREAM OF PLANTING A FOREST IN BRAZIL GAVE BIRTH TO THE INSTITUTO TERRA When celebrated Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado took over family land in the state of Minas Gerais, instead of the tropical paradise...
by Welles
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Re: George's 11:11 PGM from today
Replies: 1
Views: 991

Re: George's 11:11 PGM from today

Caitlin Johnstone is an Australian blogger/writer who's political astuteness is right on the mark. She has been posting a great deal about the importance of the Julian Assange case. Her point is the war factions of the US and allies are trying to destroy the will of journalists to uncover illegal a...
by Welles
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Have No Need For An Enemy — by Troy Chapman
Replies: 1
Views: 955

I Have No Need For An Enemy — by Troy Chapman

Whoa! I'm not going to excerpt any of this brilliant description of one man's enlightenment. I'll just say it is a wonderful read (or listen to the audio by Liz Helgesen). This was one so valuable that I downloaded the audio file so that I might listen to it whenever my old emotional go-to-battle p...
by Welles
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Releasing Willpower From Movement — by Gert van Leeuwen
Replies: 1
Views: 989

Releasing Willpower From Movement — by Gert van Leeuwen

This is a little heady but also a brilliant discovery if you can follow his realization. Initially, I used to move from willpower; I was concerned only with results. In retrospect, I realize that this created a sort of tunnel vision; my consciousness was debilitatingly limited. I allowed myself to ...
by Welles
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Behind The Drapes: A Humorous Story About Faith — from Wisdom Pills
Replies: 1
Views: 956

Behind The Drapes: A Humorous Story About Faith — from Wisdom Pills

This is too short to excerpt. It is a pretty good humorous story, though. I got a Chuckle Out Loud. COL.

Behind The Drapes: A Humorous Story About Faith[ — from Wisdom Pills

https://www.wisdompills.com/humorous-story-about-faith/


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by Welles
Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dogma Cat: The Story of How One Cat Can Create Centuries of Dogma — by Wisdom Pills
Replies: 1
Views: 987

Dogma Cat: The Story of How One Cat Can Create Centuries of Dogma — by Wisdom Pills

This is an amusing and oh-so-true short short about the origins of dogmas. It is too short to quote but well worth the two minutes it will take you to read it. Of course you might read it twice. In that case it is a four minute read. Dogma Cat: The Story of How One Cat Can Create Centuries of Dogma...
by Welles
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Liminal Space — by Heather Platt
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

The Liminal Space — by Heather Platt

What do you do when a friend has lost a child and you can’t ease their grief? Or when your partner loses her job and you can’t resolve it for her? Or a client has to make a big decision and you can’t make it for him? Or your church or community group decides to close its doors and there is loss wri...
by Welles
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: When Someone Deeply Listens To You — by John Fox
Replies: 1
Views: 974

When Someone Deeply Listens To You — by John Fox

When Someone Deeply Listens To You — by John Fox When someone deeply listens to you it is like holding out a dented cup you've had since childhood and watching it fill up with cold, fresh water. When it balances on top of the brim, you are understood. When it overflows and touches your skin, you ar...
by Welles
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: WILD SOUL - A Nature Poem from Finland
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

WILD SOUL - A Nature Poem from Finland

WILD SOUL - A Nature Poem from Finland — by Nitin Das

https://vimeo.com/373412697


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