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An Unusual Gift From My Grandfather, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On Dec 23, 2020 Amy wrote:
Amen Michelle🌱
 

How Caterpillar Turns Into A Butterfly, by Norie Huddle

FaceBook  On Nov 4, 2020 aj wrote:
Me too! Eczema a current problem of mine! Right elbow and right posterior knee mainly affected! Ice to my right elbow as I write! Oh my!
 

We're Voting With Our Attention, by Leah Pearlman

FaceBook  On Oct 15, 2020 aj wrote:
So true! Amen!
 

Learning How To Think, by William Deresiewicz

FaceBook  On Sep 28, 2020 Amy wrote:
What a blessing you are to those you are in the presence of! The best gift we can give another is our full attention, understanding and love. Amen
 

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Aug 27, 2020 Nana wrote:
Amen!!!!
 

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Aug 26, 2020 Nana wrote:
Amen...
 

The Wisdom Of Uncertainty, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On Aug 25, 2020 Nana wrote:
Children (my grandchildren) help me to live in the "trusting mind". Tomorrow, my grand babes are coming over! I can't tell you how many times my 4 year old grandson, Frankie, proclaims .... "I have a great idea". He speaks it and we "play it"!
I am certain of NOTHING when he comes up with his "bright ideas"! Leaning into the wisdom of Frankie, I simply accept what his mind brings him ... and go with it!
If I want this little man to FLY one day, I will listen to his 4 year old wisdom ... and FLY with it today! Uncertain ... is the place where all the pieces of our human puzzles have yet to fall in their "completed"place.
In the mean time, Evie (Frankie's little sister) and Nana grow ... imperfectly ... and certainly ...
 

The Central Commitment Of The Creative Life, by Mary Oliver

FaceBook  On Aug 22, 2020 me wrote:
Amen…
 

Does The Mind Exist During Our Sleep?, by Annamalai Swami

FaceBook  On Aug 11, 2020 a wrote:
Too, AMEN David!
 

Does The Mind Exist During Our Sleep?, by Annamalai Swami

FaceBook  On Aug 11, 2020 a wrote:
Amen Jagdish! Amen!
 

To Be Continually Thrown Out Of The Nest, by Pema Chodron

FaceBook  On Jul 31, 2020 me wrote:
Oh my! This is wisdom to the greatestdegree!
 

To Be Continually Thrown Out Of The Nest, by Pema Chodron

FaceBook  On Jul 31, 2020 aj wrote:
AMEN Ambika! You have "been chosen" ... for His glory!✨
 

Discipline Of Tao, by D. T. Suzuki

FaceBook  On Jul 21, 2020 me wrote:
Amen Claudia! Amen.
 

We Were Made For These Times, by Anonymous

FaceBook  On Jul 16, 2020 a wrote:
💫
 

We Were Made For These Times, by Anonymous

FaceBook  On Jul 15, 2020 amen wrote:
Amen
 

We Were Made For These Times, by Anonymous

FaceBook  On Jul 15, 2020 amen wrote:
Amen!
 

The Positivity Ratio, by Barbara Fredrickson

FaceBook  On Jul 14, 2020 Love wrote:
❤️
 

The Positivity Ratio, by Barbara Fredrickson

FaceBook  On Jul 10, 2020 Right on! wrote:
Right on!
 

The Positivity Ratio, by Barbara Fredrickson

FaceBook  On Jul 10, 2020 Amen wrote:
Amen!
 

Mass Movement, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Jun 26, 2020 a wrote:
My favorite line here, David: "What helps me awaken the desire for true and intelligent fulfillment within me is an experience that challenges and provokes me to be myself." You were made to BE yourself! Be him/her!
 

Mass Movement, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Jun 26, 2020 me too wrote:
True! (me either)
 

Mass Movement, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Jun 26, 2020 aj wrote:
Amen
 

What Can You Trust?, by Doug Powers

FaceBook  On May 12, 2020 aj wrote:
Amen Patrick! Amen! He (God)spoke to me when i most needed His friendship/protection/knowledge of His REALITY. He is right here beside me!
 

What Can You Trust?, by Doug Powers

FaceBook  On May 8, 2020 ❤️ wrote:
❤️
 

What Can You Trust?, by Doug Powers

FaceBook  On May 8, 2020 Amy wrote:
Heaven is the ground that helps determine the actions I am going to take. I have come to learn from the Bible (and personal experience with God/His Saving Power and Plan) that Jesus is The Way, The Truth and The Life. There is nothing/no oneoutsideofHim proven worthy enough to standon! There is a lot of "sinking sand" to be found here on earth. At the foot of The Cross, I am most at home. Amen
 

Pandemic, by Lynn Ungar

FaceBook  On Mar 13, 2020 Amy wrote:
Oh my! How Very Beautiful!❤️
 

In Eyes Of God, We're All Minorities, by Barbara Brown Taylor

FaceBook  On Feb 25, 2020 Amen wrote:
Yes!
 

In Eyes Of God, We're All Minorities, by Barbara Brown Taylor

FaceBook  On Feb 25, 2020 aj wrote:
Amen!
 

The Liminal Space, by Heather Platt

FaceBook  On Feb 20, 2020 aj wrote:
Amen Del!!!! Amen!
 

The Liminal Space, by Heather Platt

FaceBook  On Feb 18, 2020 aj wrote:
"Learning to care and not carry", David, grabbed my focus. Allowing presence, ear, love, time ... to be enough in in this phase difficult sometimes. Your words a very good reminder!
Amen to Maria's ... "When we try to help, and from a good place, it doesn’t allow the other to go through life’s struggles, learn and become strong and wise because of them." (Yes, yes, yes! We are who we are, in great part, by how we'veOVERCOME thorns in life.)
So much to ponder here! Thank you!
 

Silence, by Jean Klein

FaceBook  On Jan 4, 2020 Amy wrote:
Amen!
 

Do You Remember Your Song?, by Alan Cohen

FaceBook  On Dec 6, 2019 Amy wrote:
Oh my! I love this! Thank you for sharing!!! A big AMEN!
 

How Can You Live In This World And Yet Be Innocent?, by J. Krishnamurti

FaceBook  On Nov 26, 2019 me wrote:
Dying to self and living in Him.
 

Staying Small To Stay Safe, by Peggy Dulany

FaceBook  On Nov 12, 2019 I hear you wrote:
❤️
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 24, 2019 me too wrote:
❤️
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 24, 2019 me wrote:
Really Love!
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 24, 2019 Amy wrote:
Too, Amen!
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 24, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen!!!❤️
 

What Is Wealth?, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Oct 23, 2019 Amy wrote:
A wealthy person is one who knows he/she will be spending their eternity in Heaven! She/He invests their life, time and work on/in Him ... the only One Who REALLY matters.
 

Monet Refuses The Operation, by Lisel Mueller

FaceBook  On Oct 16, 2019 Amy wrote:
The more I see Heaven on earth, the more blurred the “edges” of matter become. The canvas of one enters into the canvas of another. There is nothing seperatingus. We are all commingled in Love with Him. Ever so beautiful, is the work of The Master’s Hand.
 

Zen Of Archery, by James Clear

FaceBook  On Oct 10, 2019 aj wrote:
Amen Danny!
 

My Neighbor's Corn, by Naren Kini

FaceBook  On Oct 8, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen!
God gave me His Best Gift ever ... I, in turn, share Him (Jesus) ... He returns back to me ... More Holy Spirit Power ... More Holy revelations ... More confidence to share Him ... More opportunities to be a witness to Him ... The Gift is passed ... The Gift is received ... In joyful hope The Gift is passed on.❤️
Again, Amen to Naren’sstory! Very much loved!
 

When Light Shines, Darkness Becomes The Light, by Thich Nhat Hanh

FaceBook  On Sep 28, 2019 Jo wrote:
Love this! Keep your Light on (shining)! In Him, there is no darkness!
 

Universal Humans In Training, by Gary Zukav

FaceBook  On Sep 5, 2019 me wrote:
:)
 

Does God Have A Form?, by Arthur Osborne

FaceBook  On Aug 23, 2019 amy wrote:
Amen!
 

Greatest Of All Religions, by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan

FaceBook  On Jul 29, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen🌱
 

Not Loneliness, But Aloneness, by Craig Childs

FaceBook  On Jul 11, 2019 enjoyed wrote:
Amen!
 

Remember, by Joy Harjo

FaceBook  On Jun 28, 2019 me too wrote:
Last evening, I cared for my mother in law (90 years old) ... my parents (83 and 81 years old). I did a lot of remembering! Interesting ... how, out of all the good and bad over the years, my “remembering” centers around the wisdom I’vegainedfrom each. These past few weeks have been weepy ones for me. With so many changes ... so many special moments ... so much fragility ... I have to “remember” that I am God’s girl! It’s OK for my loved ones to decline in mind and body. It’s OK to die. it’s OK to move to another “place”. He remains The Same ... always and forever. On Him, I must stand. amen
 

Remember, by Joy Harjo

FaceBook  On Jun 28, 2019 me wrote:
Amen.
 

Unconditioned Stillness, by Rick Hanson

FaceBook  On Jun 7, 2019 Thank you! wrote:
I am with you, Sheila! Amen, I am with you on this one!🌱
 

Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On May 31, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen! I hope you are still playing your guitar! God is good!
 

Stepping Over The Bag Of Gold, by Rachel Naomi Remen

FaceBook  On May 28, 2019 aj wrote:
This truth is gold! Thank you!
 

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

FaceBook  On May 17, 2019 aj wrote:
Amen!!!
 

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

FaceBook  On May 17, 2019 Amy wrote:
❤️
 

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

FaceBook  On May 17, 2019 Amy wrote:
Thank you for this trip into your mind! Fly friend ... !🦋
 

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

FaceBook  On May 9, 2019 Amy wrote:
The Holy Spirit helps me to control my mind ... without doubt!
 

Everything Human Is Natural, by Alan Watts

FaceBook  On May 9, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen.
 

The Poisoned Tree, by Jack Kornfield

FaceBook  On May 5, 2019 Amy wrote:
So much wisdom here! United, standing possible! You are not alone!🕊
 

Feel Free To Set A Better Example, by Ryan Holiday

FaceBook  On Apr 24, 2019 Amy wrote:
I am proud of you Carol! You sound like a very strong person! Keep sharing. It is good for you to know you are being “heard”. Yay you:)
 

What Is Holding It Together?, by Nora Bateson

FaceBook  On Mar 25, 2019 Amen wrote:
So beautifully written! Thank you for blessing my silence! A
 

What Is Holding It Together?, by Nora Bateson

FaceBook  On Mar 25, 2019 Amen wrote:
In Love’s realm there are no words ... just understanding! Keep placing your comforting hands on people’s shoulders. (I find comfort in reading your words)!
 

What Is Holding It Together?, by Nora Bateson

FaceBook  On Mar 23, 2019 aJ wrote:
Love, (not “the feeling” but “the decision” ... The God, Who ISLove), holds everything together. Hate, the exact opposite of Love, tears apart ... destroys ... seeks to intimidate and control. My faith in Truth helps me to see the delicate nature of life without needing to lock it in explanation. God can explain ... I cannot ... but, perhaps, one day It will become clear.
 

Why Busyness Is Actually Modern Laziness, by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter

FaceBook  On Mar 21, 2019 AJ wrote:
I hear you!
1 Peter 5:3
Simply, do right by TRUTH ... not caring about outcome ...allow your True Boss be your True Boss. He made you to be YOU! BLOOM where you are planted, He will empower you to BE BOLD for HIM (Who IS Truth!) The ONLY thing that REALLY matters in life is that people should KNOW HIM. Amen.
I hear you! my story is much the same!
Thank you “others” for your reflections! I read and appreciate you!
Amen,
 

Three Qualities Of Holiness, by Anthony De Mello

FaceBook  On Mar 15, 2019 Jo wrote:
Everyday, I have responsibilities. They are “jobs” I have as a faithful daughter, daughter in law, nana, wife ... etc.. In these roles, I have to serve (selfishly, sometimes, more because I have to and less because I want to)! Over time, I have found that inliving by “a pattern” Someone (God) else has planned for me ... though restricting ... is what I absolutely need!
If Jesus wasn’t given the freedomto create His own pattern (apart from His Father’s plan), why would I be given it!?!
What helps me to live truth, is to know The Truth ...
 

Clues On Higher Ground, by UB40

FaceBook  On Mar 13, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen!
 

Kazoo Player And The Symphony, by Daniel Ingram

FaceBook  On Mar 2, 2019 Amy wrote:
The kazoo player could also be not so poor at all. He could be God. So much of "our personal symphony's are plain and simply off! God, getting our attention to, here and there, affirm our notes/our music ... But challenging us in other areas of a piece. We are not to just "go with the flow" if the flow (of the majority) is contrary to His score.
 

Kazoo Player And The Symphony, by Daniel Ingram

FaceBook  On Mar 2, 2019 me wrote:
I am reading you! I am with you!
 

What I Learned From Trees, by Herman Hesse

FaceBook  On Feb 22, 2019 Amy wrote:
;)
 

It Doesn't Matter If You Believe In It, by Kazu Haga

FaceBook  On Feb 22, 2019 Amy wrote:
Amen!
 

What I Learned From Trees, by Herman Hesse

FaceBook  On Feb 13, 2019 Trees, I love wrote:
Very simply, what I learned from trees is that I am planted in the goodness of His soil. Rooted in everything about Him. I am drawn to the sun/Son. I produce fruit, He designed me to produce. I am dependent on Him, totally, for my growth and existence. When He ordains, I will fall back to the earth I came from. One with it and the One Who created it.
 

My Word Of The Year, by Nancy Gibbs

FaceBook  On Jan 1, 2019 jo wrote:

Love! 

 

Who Is My Neighbor?, by Ivan Illich

FaceBook  On Dec 21, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Love!

 

How Observation Changes Relationships, by Vimala Thakar

FaceBook  On Dec 16, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

Three Stages Of Perceiving Impermanence, by Shinzen Young

FaceBook  On Dec 13, 2018 Amy wrote:

 People "close to you" never pass away!  They are closer than you think!  Always hope ...

 

The New And Ancient Story Of Interbeing, by Charles Eisenstein

FaceBook  On Dec 7, 2018 Amy wrote:

Beautiful!  â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ 

 

Preparing For The Extraordinary: An Essential Practice, by Alan Briskin

FaceBook  On Dec 7, 2018 me wrote:

 Truth spoken here!

 

Uniform Corn-Rows In High-Tech Isolation, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

FaceBook  On Nov 18, 2018 me too wrote:

Thank you for providing this service!  What a ministry!  I have special learning needs!  When I was young, we did not have support offered, as you speak of!  I felt lost and alone!  Not OK for a young person to feel "what is the matter with me!"!  Why can't I learn like the others???  Amen to your team!!!  Amen.

 

Uniform Corn-Rows In High-Tech Isolation, by Robin Wall Kimmerer

FaceBook  On Nov 18, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen!  I, like you, old fashioned!  

 

You Must Shout From The Heart, by Ken Wilber

FaceBook  On Oct 11, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen!

 

You Must Shout From The Heart, by Ken Wilber

FaceBook  On Oct 11, 2018 Amy wrote:

 My amen follows ... "With you, with me and our commitment to breathe ..."!  To words that preceed this, I say "amen".  Beyond this, the writer blurs the line seperating The Creator with the created!  Not pleasing to this believer's ears.   

 

The Work Of Love Is To Love, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Sep 20, 2018 Namaste wrote:

 We do!

 

The Work Of Love Is To Love, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Sep 20, 2018 Amy wrote:

 Amen!

 

The Work Of Love Is To Love, by Mark Nepo

FaceBook  On Sep 14, 2018 Amy wrote:

 Promises!  I will love you and honor you ... In good times and in bad, all the days of my life. My husband has had seven concussions in his medical history (that are recorded).  Little by little throughout my 40 years with him, I am noting changes that directly relate to his past trauma.  The work of love most certainly is to love ... Cuz love is all I have!  (When I speak Love, I speak God ... because He has everything to do with it!).  I am, thru the holding and listening  relationship I have with my Father, able to love my husband in the way I promised ... and in the way God makes me aware that he needs. (irregardless, of reciprocation). That's what God's love for me is for!  Amen.

 

Fueled By Love, by Timber Hawkeye

FaceBook  On Aug 26, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Amen!

 

Fueled By Love, by Timber Hawkeye

FaceBook  On Aug 21, 2018 Amy wrote:

Spot on!

 

Live Like The Roar In A Lion's Throat, by Pavithra Mehta

FaceBook  On Aug 6, 2018 me wrote:

 Don't stop trying!  No one can roar for you.  It has to come from you.  Do not fear 🦁... you were created with a strong voice and brilliant thoughts to support it!

 

Live Like The Roar In A Lion's Throat, by Pavithra Mehta

FaceBook  On Aug 6, 2018 aj wrote:

Beautiful friend!  Amen.🌺 

 

Communication As Mutual Entrainment, by Ursula LeGuin

FaceBook  On Jul 24, 2018 me wrote:

Amen. 

 

Communication As Mutual Entrainment, by Ursula LeGuin

FaceBook  On Jul 24, 2018 AJ wrote:

 Twenty years ago, my younger son was born.  Our vibes have been in synch from the start.  He hears me and I hear him ... With or without words.  I enjoy his presence and he enjoys mine ... With or without words.  I do not need him beside me to feel his spirit near.  There are rhythms in nature much like his ... 

 

We Want Relief. Cure Is Painful, by Anthony de Mello

FaceBook  On Jul 21, 2018 Jo wrote:

 Namaste!

 

We Want Relief. Cure Is Painful, by Anthony de Mello

FaceBook  On Jul 21, 2018 Amy wrote:

 I agree!  

 

Where's Your Umbrella?, by Nazeer Ahmed

FaceBook  On Jul 7, 2018 Amy wrote:

 True!🌷

 

Don't Side With Yourself , by Joseph Goldstein

FaceBook  On Jun 22, 2018 Jo wrote:

 I stay away from people who tend  to routinely side with themselves!  Why?  Their arguments for thinking in a certain way are set in stone and are non negotiable ... so there is no point in entering into a conversation with them because they are always right and usually not interested in listening to my lowly and incorrect "side" anyhow!  (For this reason I am best friends with God my Father!  He listens to me everyday!  In Him, I am heard!  Even not taking my side, He remains fathfully, at my side.  Taking care of me!  

 

Don't Side With Yourself , by Joseph Goldstein

FaceBook  On Jun 22, 2018 Never Doubt wrote:

You ARE worthy!  Why ... because Jesus, God and Holy Spirit said so!  Amen!!! 

 

Don't Side With Yourself , by Joseph Goldstein

FaceBook  On Jun 20, 2018 ❤️ wrote:

 Yes!

 

Somehow I'm Always Held, by Jeff Foster

FaceBook  On Jun 8, 2018 Amen wrote:

      The point in my youth where I learned of and experienced God's promise to never leave me or forsake me

     was life changing!  From feelings of fear, isolation and inferiority, came the REAL presence of God ... And the truth, He had my back.  His presence blanketed me in His love.  Like a weighted lap wrap, He secured me.  Answered prayer confirms His promise to faithfully be my Heavenly Aide.  At 57 years old, I can reflect back on just about every aspect of life where I see His physical hand at work ... Holding me ... Giving me people and love to fill in every void of my earthly journey.  Thank You Father!
     
 

 

Three Types Of Leadership, by Marty Krasney

FaceBook  On Jun 3, 2018 amy wrote:
Amen!  (However, if the teacher/leader uses his/her position in a way outside of Love ... students/subordinates beware.  What is motive?  It's all about doing what is right and good!) 
 

Three Types Of Leadership, by Marty Krasney

FaceBook  On Jun 2, 2018 amy wrote:

 Love trumps "force and trade types" every time!  Love (God) is fair and balanced.  Love (God) is pure (with no strings attached/evil forces motivated by sin/imbalances).  Love (God) doesn't play "trade games" and does not require force ... because people (me) are drawn to it (Him) out of  pure need and attraction.   Who helps me elevate my leadership to Love (God)?  Jesus!

 

Keeping Quiet, by Pablo Neruda

FaceBook  On May 26, 2018 🌷 wrote:

 Thank you for allowing us into your story Kristin!  You are blessed!

 

Exhausting Quest For Perfection, by Brene Brown

FaceBook  On May 26, 2018 me wrote:

 Amen.  You are KNOWN here!  You MATTER!