Intro-background ~ Letters to the Scattered Brotherhood ~ letter # 77 – pages 174 & 175

September 7, 2014

My book review of the LSB as published on Amazon BACKGROUND ~ LSB, British authors & WWII: The letters in the anthology “Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood” were originally written by Anglican priests and other religious leaders of the Anglican Church in the UK during the 6-year buildup to the WWII, and the 7 years of […]

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Ode to Robin Williams: “You are only given a little spark of madness ~ don’t lose it!”

September 6, 2014

  Link to 4-min excerpt of Robin Williams’ 1978 performance  Post from “Upworthiness” August 2014 There’s been a quote going around attributed to Robin Williams that goes as follows: “You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Here’s where it came from. He was performing at the Roxy in 1978 for […]

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Videos on Empathy, Vulnerability, Shame & Guilt by Brene Brown

December 18, 2013

TED talk by professor of Psychology Brene Brown, on the topics of Vulnerability, Empathy, Shame, & Guilt. [youtube][/youtube] Here is a link to a her material about vulnerability that is demonstrated in an entertaining and educational graphic — originally posted by the website “UpWorthiness”. [youtube][/youtube]

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Upworthiness ~ great graphic video on institutionalized loneliness in the modern world

December 2, 2013

Loneliness Illustrated So Beautifully You Will Need To Tell Someone “Upworthiness” post from December 2013 A 4-minute video ~ Comments and recommendation by Ray Flores In a world where we collect friends like stamps, here’s some sense for our social networks. At minute 0:40, my jaw hits the floor when creator Shimi Cohen outlines the capacity […]

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The book ‘Jews, G*D & History’ by Max I. Dimont ~ my review for

October 19, 2013

I have an original 1962 hardcopy of this book, with my mother’s name neatly penned on the inside cover. She gave it to me when I was a young adult. Reading it turn out to be a seminal event in my life, similar to my experience of Will Durant’s book “The Story of Philosophy“. I love both […]

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G*D’s view of us from the Contemplative’s perspective

September 15, 2013

Excerpts from Trappist monk Thomas Merton’s ~ A Book of Hours Beginning on pages 176 and paraphrased ever so slightly Accompanied by photos from “The Best Street Art of 2012″ — i.e ordinary cracks in the sidewalk as never seen before! Street artists humanize a crack growing out of a manhole cover into an inspiriting work […]

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Yom Kipper Poem: The Afternoon Before the Day of Atonement

September 12, 2013

reposted from: First Edition: Poetry ~ The Afternoon Before the Day of Atonement by meryl natchez I thought I would see seals asleep on the rocks, but the cormorant was the real show, wrestling a twisted length of eel, persistently untwisting with its beak to swallow it whole. Then, as I watched, uncertain whether I’d […]

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An essay by guest author & meta-physician Crystal Tornick ~ We Are a NUCLEUS!

August 30, 2013

I awoke in the middle-of-the-night…and decided to meditate upon “my sweet-spot” …that place-inside where I exist comfortably as AWARENESS ….without a steady stream of thought. Whenever I do this, my body experiences a deep, relaxing sigh. I recognize this as being the “pure, positive awareness” that Source IS…and how this is the WellBeing that is always present…available to us for downloading. […]

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The Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood ~ the best anthology every published

June 19, 2013

My Amazon Review by FAITHGIBSON on JUNE 19, 2013 “Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood” is collection of 104 letters about the spiritually-uplifting experience of everyday life that can, with the gentlest of instruction and encouragement, become a dependable part of religion. The instructional letters in the LSB were written by many different authors and originally published in The […]

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The Contemplative Conversation Continues ~

June 17, 2013

I aspire to be a Class A, sure-enough ‘contemplative’ — i.e. play with the big boys. But the more accurate description of my zig-zag spiritual life put me in the category the “Occasional Contemplative”. Like an occasional tourist, I briefly visit that exotic distant land within my own soul, then I fall off the wagon […]

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