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Posted: Feb 9, 2020 - 7:17am

Authenticity and truth do not require each other's company.
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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 3:18pm



 black321 wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
"The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations I have really good days."   Ray Wylie Hubbard
 
Don't know anything about that Hubbard fella, but I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude, or giving thanks lately. Specifically how it benefits one’s attitude, and overall health…lowers cortisol levels…

Many mock the religious who give praise, thanks, gratitude to a higher being as blind sheep. This is wrong thinking. 

Being thankful, including to a higher power, is not about being subservient, but empowered (see above). A good God doesn’t seek or need gratitude, but to empower the individual towards a healthier, fulfilled life.


 



Gratitude isn't necessarily supplication to a spiritual source, so much as its sheer joy at loving what you already have.  Many who survived the Great Depression said "When we were kids, we didn't know we were 'poor.' Everyone else was poor too - so we just thought that was the way things were. We made fun wherever we could find it, most of it in our imaginations."

"To understand the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of Energy, Frequency and Vibration." — Tesla
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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 2:16pm



 sirdroseph wrote:
"The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations I have really good days."   Ray Wylie Hubbard
 

Don't know anything about that Hubbard fella, but I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude, or giving thanks lately. Specifically how it benefits one’s attitude, and overall health…lowers cortisol levels…

Many mock the religious who give praise, thanks, gratitude to a higher being as blind sheep. This is wrong thinking. 

Being thankful, including to a higher power, is not about being subservient, but empowered (see above). A good God doesn’t seek or need gratitude, but to empower the individual towards a healthier, fulfilled life.


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Posted: Feb 6, 2020 - 10:44am

"The days I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations I have really good days."   Ray Wylie Hubbard
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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 6:00pm



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Very challenging for me to apply this to Mary Oliver, among many others.  I'd say Kierkegaard was projecting (fun guy that he was) in this abridged quote.
 

Indeed. I was struck by his ability to pinpoint the source of his meloncholia; at least that day... 
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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 5:51pm

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  • “What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.” -Soren Kierkegaard
 
 
Very challenging for me to apply this to Mary Oliver, among many others.  I'd say Kierkegaard was projecting (fun guy that he was) in this abridged quote.
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Posted: Jan 20, 2020 - 5:02pm

...his live concerts blended tenderness and ferocity, theatre and sincerity, agitation and embrace...

spoken of David. Olney
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Posted: Jan 11, 2020 - 6:15am

 oldviolin wrote:
  • “What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.” -Soren Kierkegaard
 
Or a comedian.
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Posted: Jan 11, 2020 - 6:13am

This one really hit me to the core and has become my raison d'etre.  However I can see how people may apply their own meaning to it, I sure did.   Some may say that it is socialist or facist (what the diff?) mantra designed to perpetuate servitude to the state.   I took it as service to the universe and to those in your personal realm.  The notion that your reason for existence is to help, take care of and support or just behave in such a way as to improve all of those you have contact, influence andor responsibility for.   This is how our time should be passed:
{#Meditate}

 
 
 

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Posted: Aug 4, 2019 - 8:09am

"I thank God for all the freedoms we've got in this country. I cherish them. Even the rights to burn the flag, you know, I'm proud of those rights. We've also got a right to bear arms and if you burn my flag, I'll shoot you."        Johnny Cash
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Posted: Jan 7, 2019 - 8:04am

  • “What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.” -Soren Kierkegaard

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Posted: Jan 7, 2019 - 7:06am

From last portion of Statue of Liberty dedication speech in 1886:

 

The rays from this beacon, lighting this
gateway to the continent, will welcome the
poor and the persecuted with the hope and
promise of homes and citizenship. It will
teach them that there is room and brother-
hood for all who will support our institutions
and aid in our development; but that those
who come to disturb our peace and dethrone
our laws are aliens and enemies forever.

 


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Posted: Jan 25, 2018 - 12:10pm

Anyone who knows me in person or even on this forum knows I am quite the antithesis of a religious person, but that doesn't mean the Bible does not hold a lot of wisdom:


"Now some cried out one thing, some another, for the assembly was in confusion, and most of them did not know why they had come together." Acts 19:32
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Posted: May 17, 2017 - 10:08pm

 oldviolin wrote:

...

 
"...tending the light at the end of the tunnel"
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Posted: May 17, 2017 - 8:55pm

Anger is the product of emotion; based on a sense of frustration or unfairness, and as such  can be converted to positive motivation to right wrongs and correct injustice in any form or format. Hatred is a product of fear and as such can only feed on itself until nothing is left to salvage of a thinking feeling human being. Hatred is cancer of the spirit, and fear is its leering father and beneficiary ...
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Posted: May 16, 2017 - 6:09pm

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One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

 

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Posted: May 16, 2017 - 6:00pm

“It is rare for people to be asked the question which puts them squarely in front of themselves”

“A child's spirit is like a child, you can never catch it by running after it; you must stand still, and, for love, it will soon itself come back.”

 

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Posted: May 16, 2017 - 12:48pm

“Fancy thinking the beast was something you could hunt or kill! … You knew, didn’t you? I’m part of you..."
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Posted: Apr 28, 2017 - 10:49am

 SeriousLee wrote:


 
{#Lol}
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