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by W4TVQ
May 31st, 2008, 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 12
Views: 22337

Re: Introduce Yourself

"I guess that would also apply to what you are chasing, is chasing you." Indeed, one of the paradoxes of the spiritual life. As I flee from myself, and perecieve God fleeing ahead of me, I also perecive Him behind me pursuing me . I can relate quite well to the Hopkins poem: "I fled Him down the day...
by W4TVQ
May 29th, 2008, 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 12
Views: 22337

Re: Introduce Yourself

Dr. chispas, yiour original concept for this thread got lost in the mists of reincarnation etc., which is okay because that's the way these threads work. But just to return to your original, for a moment, let me introduce myself. I am 70, retired. I was form 1963-1967 an ordained Lutheran minister; ...
by W4TVQ
May 29th, 2008, 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 12
Views: 22337

Re: Introduce Yourself

I guess I am a bit mundane myself. I love to hear about the metaphysics of Being and am mostly in agreement that ultimately, there is only One Being ... but knowing that seems to have no practical applicatioon to my day-to-day life, in which I am persistently perceiving "others" and having "experien...
by W4TVQ
May 26th, 2008, 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 12
Views: 22337

Re: Introduce Yourself

Interestngly, A Course In Miracles asseets that reincarnation is impossible, since it presumes both time and space, neither of which exist. However, it goes on to say that the issue is not whether the doctrine is "true," but whether it is "helpful." As one who for many, many long years tried to beli...
by W4TVQ
May 15th, 2008, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Here's A List!
Replies: 2
Views: 9334

Re: Here's A List!

Here's another similar list I got in e-mail. We need to do what Peg and I failed to do withour own kid; tell them that things out there in the real world aren't all roses and lollipops. 14 THINGS YOU BETTER KNOW, KID Rule 1 : Life is not fair - get used to it! Rule 2 : The world won't care about you...
by W4TVQ
May 15th, 2008, 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning from our past?
Replies: 6
Views: 22250

Re: Learning from our past?

"I checked it very thoroughly, and that quite definitely is the answer. I think the problem, to be quite honest with you, is that you’ve never actually known what the question is." Gotta read that book! Perhaps the reason we don't know what the queston is lies in the confusion of form with formless ...
by W4TVQ
May 5th, 2008, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Learning from our past?
Replies: 6
Views: 22250

Re: Learning from our past?

I'm reminded of this, which I am sure you have read a thousand times ... but I need to be reminded of it: From Martin Niemoller: In Germany they came first for the Communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew...
by W4TVQ
April 1st, 2008, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 12
Views: 18039

Re: Turning Points

No need to apologize for the "lecture," my friend. I'm thinking, "thanks, i needed that." Your advice will be followed, because I recognize that until I can achieve that "peace" with the man I called "father" as a kid, i'll still be comparing myself to him. He died ten years ago, but as you say, tha...
by W4TVQ
March 30th, 2008, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 12
Views: 18039

Re: Turning Points

"Yes, we have to be self-aware, but always with affection." And there, of course, is "the problem with Art." I'm forced to admit that self-appreciation is not a strong suit with me. Perhaps it is because the older I get, the more i look like my father, and the more i realize I didn't like the man, n...
by W4TVQ
March 24th, 2008, 12:27 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Turning Points
Replies: 12
Views: 18039

Turning Points

Quote, from "Anna's Blog": "We run from the leaping off points in our lives, primarily out of fear of change, but frequently out of stubbornness and hubris. We think we are the director of our lives, we think we are in control, and we do everything in our power to maintain that illusion, thereby obs...
by W4TVQ
March 21st, 2008, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 30489

Re: Music as Word of God

Each of us is going to perceive the Christ in us by different means; music does it for me, the night sky for you, reading Byron for another, and reading the Gita for still another. For some of us, all of those means work at one time or another. We're all looking at the same Light, through different ...
by W4TVQ
March 15th, 2008, 1:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 30489

Re: Music as Word of God

"Music also sometimes moves my emotions more than my soul, and that just stirs up and dirties the water for me" I understamd your point, Jen. I'd tend to look at it this way: Music stirs my emotions -- which are an aspect of my soul. Reading stirs my intellect -- which is an aspect of my soul. Praye...
by W4TVQ
March 11th, 2008, 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music as Word of God
Replies: 17
Views: 30489

Re: Music as Word of God

I like the Scholars' Version, though it can be confusing if you are trying to read cnsecutive passages. Re: John 1:1-14 ... I have those verses branded in my memory because they were read every Sunday at the end of the service at St. Luke's Cathedral where I was an altar boy for years. It was called...
by W4TVQ
March 5th, 2008, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Out in the cold too long?
Replies: 37
Views: 46979

Re: Out in the cold too long?

"I simply close my eyes and I'm in that dark quiet peace, but the word 'peace' doesn't give justice to what this place is like. I'm drawn here and I'm standing here more and more, rather than in my emotions, or thinking or reactions to the world, and it gives a different persepective, or is starting...
by W4TVQ
March 4th, 2008, 1:36 pm
Forum: The Sand Box
Topic: Out in the cold too long?
Replies: 37
Views: 46979

Re: Out in the cold too long?

"I am not this collection of expericens and memories that make up jenny. It is all a smoke of thoughts and there is nothing there, Wow, this is hard to put into words, isn't it?" Hard? I'd say, impossible ... because we are dealing with paradox and the human psyche rejects paradox; our minds cannot ...