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Florence Nightingale and Modern Science on Harmful Effects of Noise + Benefits of Quiet.

“Unnecessary noise is the most cruel absence of care that can be inflicted on sick or well.” ~ Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), social reformer and founder of modern nursing In a world and culture of increasing and relentless noise, the benefits... Continue Reading →

Rebel Kind. Rebel Still. Rebel Vulnerable.

“If you want to be a rebel, be kind.” – Pancho Ramos Stierle This isn't what I was going to write about today, but it's what stirred up from the depths, gathered out of the ethers, so here it is.... Continue Reading →

Bird in Hand – #Blesstival-2016

"The Bird of Paradise lands on the hand that is not grasping.” (Thanks to Jack of JackSpotting for offering this reflection in a Blesstival post comment.) Big Love, Jamie See other Blesstival blessing posts AND participate in the Blessing Wave, too!... Continue Reading →

Say Hello to My Little Friend: True Boredom

Loved. This. Musing. Truly I did. And do.

From LeebyGeeby at Shamagaia. Well-written, insightful, and funny as hell … o … operator. Have a look; see for yourself.

Thanks L.G. This was good, fun, and yes, wise, medicine this afternoon.

Big Love,
Jamie

Shamagaia

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The Chairman of The Bored himself, Iggy Pop, at Pink Pop 1987
Image source: Wikipedia (Creative Commons 2.0)

I don’t actually remember the last time I was this bored. Really bored. I’m talking Iggy Pop grade Chairman of the Board, bored: industrial strength bored. The kind of bored that makes you want to throw a fit on the floor and slap yourself a number of times just to have something to do. Angry-bored. I would almost go as far to say existentally bored, but nah, fuck it, that sounds way too much like hard work in the explanation department.

Why is this even blog-worthy you say? Well, because it’s just so damn rare for me to get bored.

So it’s different and meaningful. An opportunity to take a holiday from myself. A rare space in my ridiculous busy-busy-busy, “grown up” life. A chance to let myself burn down to the…

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Listening to Life and its Holy, Hidden Heart.

"Go where your best prayers take you. Unclench the fists of your spirit ...." “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and... Continue Reading →

Uncertainty, Courage, and Some Fear-Calming Practices

"In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty … in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field... Continue Reading →

Rothko: What is the Better Condition?

"When I was a younger man, art was a lonely thing. No galleries, no collectors, no critics, no money, yet it was a golden age for we all had nothing to lose and a vision to gain. Today it is... Continue Reading →

QuoteWorthy: “The older I become…”

“The older I become, the more I sense, the less I speak, the more I pray — in ever so many ways.” I included this wonderful reflection from Clarissa Pinkola-Estes' book Untie the Strong Woman in a previous Sophia's Children post... Continue Reading →

Drinking Alone at the Well of Wisdom

In an externalized culture with a bias toward extroversion, introversion, solitude, quiet, stillness, and drawing inward can be an anathema to some and downright terrifying to others. And yet we know, more and more, the costs of perpetual extroversion and... Continue Reading →

Hail to the Hermit: The Wisdom of Introversion

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