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by Welles
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Illustrated Guide to Spiritual Awakening
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Illustrated Guide to Spiritual Awakening

That's a great quote, Sandy. I'm of the opinion that every now and then we mere humans can receive and act on inspiration direct from God and surprise with delight those who are vastly more elevated than we.

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by Welles
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who Me, Stealing? — by Constance Habash
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Who Me, Stealing? — by Constance Habash

When I’m teaching the five (ethical principles of Yoga), I often feel a little stumped with conveying the practical application of (one of the principles) Asteya (pronounced “uh-stay-uh”), known as “non-stealing”. Most of us think we have that one nailed. Of course, I know not to steal! But the sub...
by Welles
Tue Jul 27, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What draws us here?
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: What draws us here?

What drew me here was the level of inspiration I felt in the work of George and the other folks who shared their lessons from relatively divine sources. They were so powerful to me, especially as they were aligned with the teachings of the Urantia Book that I inhaled all of them. Really. I read ever...
by Welles
Sun Jul 25, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Church says it paid off all available medical debt for entire state of New Mexico
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Church says it paid off all available medical debt for entire state of New Mexico

An Episcopal church in New Mexico says it paid off all of the available medical debt for all of New Mexico, as well as several counties in Arizona. St. Bede’s Episcopal Church in Santa Fe, N.M. says that through donations, and partnering up with nonprofit RIP Medical Debt, it was able to pay off $1...
by Welles
Fri Jul 23, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We Can't Let Them Get Away With It | Max Igan
Replies: 2
Views: 53

We Can't Let Them Get Away With It | Max Igan

I watch all of Max Igan's videos. He is a great old codger. This short video is the distillation of his wisdom. To me it is inspiring.

The video doesn't embed properly here's the URL...

https://youtu.be/SzaGrs5Z0JU

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by Welles
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Fire The Grid 2
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: Fire The Grid 2

Well I'm on board! Today's the day to begin.

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by Welles
Tue Jul 13, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Great Gesture That Unites Us — by Brother David Steindl-Rast
Replies: 1
Views: 70

The Great Gesture That Unites Us — by Brother David Steindl-Rast

I recognize, I acknowledge, I am grateful; in French these three concepts are expressed by one term: “Je suis reconnaissant.” I recognize the special quality of this joy: It is a joy freely granted to me as a favor. I acknowledge my dependence, freely accepting as a gift what only another, as other...
by Welles
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: HAPPY BIRTHDAT SANDY!!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAT SANDY!!!!!

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by Welles
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Inspiring Poetry
Topic: Mary Oliver: I Happened to be Standing
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Mary Oliver: I Happened to be Standing

The poems of Mary Oliver seem like prayers that anyone can pray. Spacious and simple, expansive and ordinary, they don’t require us to believe in anything in particular. But they do ask us to pay attention to the fleeting and particular space of a moment we are living through, which she has touched...
by Welles
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 100 "Thank You"s — a video about artist Lori Portka
Replies: 1
Views: 75

100 "Thank You"s — a video about artist Lori Portka

For a year and a half, artist Lori Portka painted her gratitude through individual pieces of art for 100 people who have made a difference in her life. In her effort to truly live a life of gratitude, Lori learned that gratitude grows, and grows, and grows. "The more that I focused on gratitude, th...
by Welles
Tue Jul 06, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heart Is Not About Emotions — by Cynthia Bourgeault
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Heart Is Not About Emotions — by Cynthia Bourgeault

"Put the mind in the heart." From page after page in the Philokalia, that hallowed collection of spiritual writings from the Christian East, this same refrain emerges. It is striking in both its insistence and its specificity. As this ancient teaching falls on contemporary ears, it is inevitably he...
by Welles
Thu Jul 01, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ode to Joy — by Steve McCurry
Replies: 1
Views: 142

Ode to Joy — by Steve McCurry

Steve has been an award winning photographer for may decades. He creates a site of curated photos by themes and frequently adds quotations between some of them to enhance the message. This collection is about joy. There are wonderful photos. Enjoy... Ode to Joy — by Steve McCurry https://stevemccur...
by Welles
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Virtues Are Like Vitamins — by Adam Grant
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Virtues Are Like Vitamins — by Adam Grant

Virtues can be a little bit like vitamins. Vitamins are essential for health. But what if you get more than your body needs? If you take too much Vitamin C, it won’t hurt you. If you overdose on Vitamin D, though, it can do serious harm: you could wind up with kidney problems. A great philosopher n...
by Welles
Fri Jun 25, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: This picture made me happy — Welles
Replies: 3
Views: 287

This picture made me happy — Welles

My sister sent it to me. I don't know anything about it and don't care. :bana:

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by Welles
Mon Jun 21, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sarah Brightman - Canto Della Terra
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Sarah Brightman - Canto Della Terra

To celebrate the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in Southern Hemisphere, watch the great Sarah Brightman and Alessandro Safina sing “Canto Della Terra” (Song About the Earth) accompanied by a fabulous orchestra and choir. This masterpiece was recorded in 2008 at t...
by Welles
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Sending You Light — by Melanie DeMore performed with Julie Wolf
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Sending You Light — by Melanie DeMore performed with Julie Wolf

Singer-songwriter Melanie DeMore has a captivating voice-- a voice that blends her original music with African American folk music, spirituals, and ballads. Through her music and catalytic presence DeMore has uplifted and unified diverse audiences. She has been called in to sing at the bedside of n...
by Welles
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: I Am Me — by Virginia Satir
Replies: 1
Views: 172

I Am Me — by Virginia Satir

I am me. In all the world, there is no one exactly like me. There are persons who have some parts like me, but no one adds up exactly like me. Therefore, everything that comes out of me is authentically mine because I alone choose it. I own everything about me, My body including everything it does;...
by Welles
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The First Woman to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail Alone Did It as a ‘Lark’
Replies: 1
Views: 225

The First Woman to Thru-Hike the Appalachian Trail Alone Did It as a ‘Lark’

I was amazed, moved and somewhat awed by this story. Emma Gatewood set out wearing sneakers, with a duffel slung over one shoulder. On April 4, 1948, Army veteran Earl Shaffer set out from the southern end of the Appalachian Trail (AT) to, as he famously said, “walk the war out of my system.” When ...
by Welles
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dr. David Martin Exposes the False Foundation of Eugenics: "You Don't Have DNA"
Replies: 1
Views: 284

Dr. David Martin Exposes the False Foundation of Eugenics: "You Don't Have DNA"

This excerpt rang my truth button more loudly than I could have imagined. The first link is an 8 minute excerpt of an hour and a half talk. Dr. David Martin Exposes the False Foundation of Eugenics: "You Don't Have DNA” — HealthImpactNews https://rumble.com/vi7e29-dr.-david-martin-exposes-the-false...
by Welles
Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Die Empty — by Todd Henry
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Die Empty — by Todd Henry

I remember a meeting in which a friend asked a strange and unexpected question: “What do you think is the most valuable land in the world?” Several people threw out guesses, such as Manhattan, the oil fields of the Middle East, and the gold mines of South Africa, before our friend indicated that we...
by Welles
Thu Jun 03, 2021 4:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Artist sells an invisible sculpture for £13,000 and gives buyer a certificate of authenticity to prove it's real
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Artist sells an invisible sculpture for £13,000 and gives buyer a certificate of authenticity to prove it's real

An Italian artist has sold an invisible sculpture for £13,000 and given the buyer a certificate of authenticity to prove it is real. Sardinian-born Salvatore Garau, 67, sold the artwork, titled 'I am', to an unidentified buyer earlier this month. The 'air and spirit' sculpture is intended to be dis...
by Welles
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families — a broadcast from NKH (Japan)
Replies: 1
Views: 232

The Phone of the Wind: Whispers to Lost Families — a broadcast from NKH (Japan)

"Hello. If you're out there, please listen to me." On a hill overlooking the ocean in Otsuchi Town in northeastern Japan is a phone booth known as the "Telephone of the Wind." It is connected to nowhere, but people come to "call" family members lost during the tsunami of the 2011 Great East Japan E...
by Welles
Thu Jun 03, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Path With Heart — by Jack Kornfield
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Re: Path With Heart — by Jack Kornfield

Jack's good at short and sweet!

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by Welles
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Path With Heart — by Jack Kornfield
Replies: 2
Views: 251

Path With Heart — by Jack Kornfield

In undertaking a spiritual life, what matters is simple: We must make certain that our path is connected with our heart. In the end, spiritual life is not a process of seeking or gaining some extraordinary condition or special powers. In fact, such seeking can take us away from ourselves. If we are...