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by jenjulian
April 1st, 2008, 11:00 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 12
Views: 18108

Re: Turning Points

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by jenjulian
March 29th, 2008, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 12
Views: 18108

Re: Turning Points

I try to remember that we are only human, after all, so long as we consider ourselves to be only human, and even AFTER we understand what we truly are, we are still only human. I have found that it is okay to be invisible and non-significant, indeed, it may for some, (dare I saw all?!), be essentia...
by jenjulian
March 24th, 2008, 2:59 am
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: Burning the Past (3/20/08)
Replies: 4
Views: 12456

Re: Burning the Past (3/20/08)

"... Every spiritual seeker must cross this threshold of emptying the mind before further filling it. If she does not do so, she carries with her the very blindfold that prevents her from any kind of transformation. Of course, ultimately, there is no refilling, but only emptying." I like this passag...
by jenjulian
March 20th, 2008, 10:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 30598

Re: Music as Word of God

For example, in "Zen language", are we hearing the music, meaning there is me on one side and music on the other, or are we being the music, where there is neither me or the music, just the event itself happening by itself. I agree Phyllis. I think this is what Buber is speaking of also, in his des...
by jenjulian
March 16th, 2008, 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A scrap of paper
Replies: 2
Views: 9849

Re: A scrap of paper

Rather than transcending the mind, we learn to use the mind correctly, right? I was reading tonight and found this same idea concerning desires. We do not need to attempt to stop all desires, which is just as impossible as to not think, but to turn them in the right direction. Both ideas are extreme...
by jenjulian
March 15th, 2008, 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 30598

Re: Music as Word of God

As for pantheism and all the other isms, I confess I used to relish hair-splitting discussions about them. Now, I realize that if God is Infinite, then by definition they are all identical, synonymous, and true. We are all always saying the same thing. All the contradictions, differences, and nuanc...
by jenjulian
March 13th, 2008, 2:06 am
Forum: Nancy's Blog
Topic: The Simple, and Impoverished Life (02/16/08) First
Replies: 7
Views: 15721

Re: The Simple, and Impoverished Life (02/16/08) First

For some pictorial evidence of chickens in action scroll half way down this page and check out the moving avatar of the kid picking a fight with a chicken. (This is how we entertain ourselves in Kansas. ) :laughter:

http://forum.saljournal.com/viewtopic.p ... 99767e85d1
by jenjulian
March 5th, 2008, 1:58 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Out in the cold too long?
Replies: 37
Views: 47175

Re: Out in the cold too long?

I believe it is real, (with a little r) the pain in this world, but I think that whether we immerse ourselves in the changing up and downs of the world and our egos or whether we immerse ourselves in our center and allow the web and flow of life to flow through us, while we stay anchored in the REAL...
by jenjulian
March 4th, 2008, 1:36 am
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Out in the cold too long?
Replies: 37
Views: 47175

Re: Out in the cold too long?

This is also what I find so amazing, the more different sources I read, the more the same thread is found weaving through them all. I am reading I Am That and I cannot believe how much of Simone Weil's philosophy and writings have the same ideas, and she was into more of the gnostic christian view w...
by jenjulian
March 2nd, 2008, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Out in the cold too long?
Replies: 37
Views: 47175

Re: Out in the cold too long?

Thank you Art. We are moving in May, so lots of time to attempt to do this move in an organized manner, which you know if you've moved a lot, there is no such thing. I think this will be awesome for us. We are taking my daughters best friend too. Her mother is losing her struggle with cancer and she...
by jenjulian
March 1st, 2008, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Out in the cold too long?
Replies: 37
Views: 47175

Re: Out in the cold too long?

Posting on this subject and all of the great ideas that were generated has helped me so very much. It has resulted in a decision to make a move in my life. I moved back to western Kansas 10 years ago, after leaving an abusive marriage and struggling with addiction, Well, basically, I was a broken me...
by jenjulian
February 29th, 2008, 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 30598

Re: Music as Word of God

I LOVE Pink Floyd!!!

And Bach on the grand pipe organ I use to play in the Catholic church, back in the old days.
by jenjulian
February 28th, 2008, 4:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here it is!
Replies: 12
Views: 20827

Re: Here it is!

I meant to include this in the above paragraph of Buber. This is the next paragraph he writes and where all of the good stuff is. Or on the other hand, man meets what exists and becomes as what is over against him, always simply a single being and each thing simply as being. What exists is opened to...
by jenjulian
February 27th, 2008, 2:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here it is!
Replies: 12
Views: 20827

Re: Here it is!

When our minds identify with the body, we are living in the I/it world. Everything is an 'it' to us. This is the nonliving, the walking dead, the asleep state. In contrast when our minds identify with the Self, when we put ourselves together correctly (S Weil says we are put together upside down) th...
by jenjulian
February 26th, 2008, 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here it is!
Replies: 12
Views: 20827

Re: Here it is!

I'm not sure I'm understanding this conversation completely, but it seems to be along the same line as what Martin Buber writes of in his book I/Thou. Everything is realtionship. When we have authentic meeting with the world, whether another person or an animal or something in nature (even an inanim...