Political crisis as harbinger of spiritual crisis

This difficult time in our country’s politics—maybe especially because of two choices nobody likes—it could be the harbinger of a spiritual crisis for us as a people. Crisis as in life and death—but not simply a bifurcation point. We may have to die as a people before we find our life. What death looks like we cannot know before it happens. Nor life. But we know it is about going through the difficult, about work, about all truths, not just some, about life. Maybe this is world wide and not just our country.

:- Doug.

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Overcoming the self obstacle

In aging we need to overcome the self obstacle. Self we come to see is the obstacle.

:- Doug.

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Specialty:

Specialty: Spirituality

:- Doug.

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Value now?

What do you value now that is new to you? Or deeper?

:- Doug.

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Differently now?

What do I do differently now? What can I let go now? Do these point to some longer view?

:- Doug.

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Our way to wisdom?

Can examining our journey of aging be our way to wisdom?

:- Doug.

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Write the story of your death

Write the story of your death—then have a conversation with this, your own Death.

:- Doug.

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under threat

We imagine that our lives
are under threat
but there is only us
We imagine
that our way of life
is under threat
from people—just—like us

:- Doug.

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can opener

Conversation is a can opener.

:- Doug.

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What is the blessing of conversation?

What is the blessing of conversation
But to be opened by one another
—hearts, not words—

:- Doug.

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Footprints in the Windsm # 1616–Thoreau could live for a year on one

Footprints in the Windsm # 1616

Thoreau could live for a year on one opportunity to be heard; so we.


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I’ve trained myself to

I’ve trained myself to see funny
I’ve trained myself to see deep
And is best

:- Doug

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Write a fairy tale

Write a fairy tale about some aspect of aging.

:- Doug.

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Difference between wisdom and love?

Is there a difference between wisdom and love? I don’t know.

:- Doug.

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Wisdom is

Wisdom is truth, your own truth. Wisdom is shared. Wisdom is vulnerable. Wisdom is more question than answer. Wisdom has largeness—length and width and depth. Wisdom has happiness. Wisdom is focused on others, on their good.

:- Doug.

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Basic elements of wisdom?

What are the most basic elements of wisdom? How can we reduce our class to them, so we notice them?

:- Doug.

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You need your own

What I espouse is my wisdom. Simply to show you how yours might look, might be sighted. You need your own.

:- Doug.

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Holy, holy, holy

Holy, holy, holy
Other, other, other
Larger, larger, larger

:- Doug.

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All is love

All is love. All is conversation.

:- Doug.

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one little big thing we can do

One thing that is happening is that we have become more and more separated: by our devices, by our cars, by our individualisms, by our big business, big politics, big churches, by our labeling of other. This generates fear. Fear further separates us. Stepping forth to meet is one little big thing we can do.

:- Doug.

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We will ever have this fear

So the new class is a pushing out. Staying with the young man at the festival who wanted to show us Website coding. Even though there was a bit of fear to engage. We will ever have this fear.

:- Doug.

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Pushing myself to reach out:

Pushing myself to reach out: this is necessary. Little forays. Little efforts. Little risks. Preparing for larger. A conversation here, accepting an offer there.

:- Doug.

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seems

Love seems weak in the face of fear
seems

:- Doug.

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