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by jufa
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Art of Discourse II
Replies: 281
Views: 30520

I've found intolerance of people's visions, understanding, and partiality to collectivism agreement the most aggrieving elements in "The Art of Discourse." I've also found these elements do not begin maliciously, but on the assumptive belief everyone is on the same educational level, and should expr...
by jufa
Sat Aug 25, 2012 11:29 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: I'm on Return Journey and need your help!
Replies: 8
Views: 904

Re: I'm on Return Journey and need your help!

I was a user called Eggnog and disappeared for a while. I went down a dark place, details unnecessary. I eventually found my angel, my Beatrice, but I'm glad i found "Joe" before going through all this. Life is still kicking me in the head but it's in a purging, opening me up kind of way. In the mi...
by jufa
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Art of Discourse II
Replies: 281
Views: 30520

I think/feel a problem with the phrase "a higher order" of conversation or communication. Definition - which I believe started with Plato - is a tricky thing. To unpack this expression could take pages/hours. Having been involved in such papers and dialogues many years ago when I look at them now I...
by jufa
Sat Aug 25, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Belief and myth
Replies: 12
Views: 2443

What I have come to understand belief is as an elevator which operates individually in people according to curiosity, or lack, of taking the elevator up or down [standing still is not an option]. The downward ride is slothfulness. This to myself means ones lack of responsibility to themselves to que...
by jufa
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: The Call to Adventure
Topic: Crash or Bounce
Replies: 0
Views: 855

Crash or Bounce

A powerful video on the choice before us: to pull apart in conflict, or to pull together in cooperation. Duane Elgin is a noted futurist, author, speaker, educator, consultant and media activist. His works include “Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity's Future” (HarperCollins), “A...
by jufa
Sat Aug 18, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: God Players
Replies: 20
Views: 2055

I'd like to add a quote as well. :roll: "It's interesting to speculate on the reasons that make men so anxious to debase themselves. As in that idea of feeling small before nature. It's not a bromide, it's practically an institution. Have you noticed how self-righteous a man sounds when he tells yo...
by jufa
Fri Aug 03, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: “Where was God during the Aurora, CO shooting?”
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Okay, now I see what you mean. The ultimate cosmic Principle and Patterns that are the same as above and below, that provide the foundation of life and human thought, is what is “whole, perfect, complete and pure”. Unfortunately, we humans like to put a taint on perfection. You keep tainting the is...
by jufa
Fri Aug 03, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: The Conversation with a Thousand Faces
Topic: The Forgotten Hero Of Heroes
Replies: 0
Views: 394

The Forgotten Hero Of Heroes

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/bonus-video/jesse-owens-chapter-1/ The most famous athlete of his time, his stunning triumph at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world even as it infuriated the Nazis. Despite the racial slurs he endured, Jesse Owens' grace and athleticism ral...
by jufa
Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: “Where was God during the Aurora, CO shooting?”
Replies: 11
Views: 842

IMHO, all life has “come forth” from the Earth. This process in which the Earth gave life unto itself and gave humans an expanded awareness is what we commonly refer to as the “virgin birth”. How did the Earth “know” how to make life? Evidently, the potential for life always existed with the specif...
by jufa
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: “Where was God during the Aurora, CO shooting?”
Replies: 11
Views: 842

I agree, but the seed must be allowed the chance to grow. When the thief in the night comes along and plants weeds in the fertile soil, then the full potential for growth is hindered. An acorn will turn into an oak, but it needs the right environment and the right care. In order for growth, the kno...
by jufa
Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: “Where was God during the Aurora, CO shooting?”
Replies: 11
Views: 842

I agree, but the seed must be allowed the chance to grow. When the thief in the night comes along and plants weeds in the fertile soil, then the full potential for growth is hindered. An acorn will turn into an oak, but it needs the right environment and the right care. In order for growth, the kno...
by jufa
Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: “Where was God during the Aurora, CO shooting?”
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Mmmm…I’m not sure what you mean by this. If everyone were consciously aware of their actions, I think it would be a much better world. Unless you’re implying that the full consideration is embedded in the unconscious? Everything is embedded in the Consciousness of the universe. This is why it is st...
by jufa
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: “Where was God during the Aurora, CO shooting?”
Replies: 11
Views: 842

Very good response Neo, and certainly very good questions, thank you! I believe this as well. Actions result in either positive or negative consequences. However, if one is ignorant to their actions the outcomes appear as a total “surprise”. Then the question is “How could God let this happen?” inst...
by jufa
Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:09 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: “Where was God during the Aurora, CO shooting?”
Replies: 11
Views: 842

“Where was God during the Aurora, CO shooting?”

Since 9/11/01 and the notable tragedies between then and now, I have heard this question asked again and again by religious and none religious people. I have read and heard positive & negative responses, and I'd just like to add this to all those who have asked & responded to the question. When trag...
by jufa
Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Exploring Your Personal Mythology
Topic: Love Ruins Everything
Replies: 51
Views: 5729

"To Kill A Mockingbird" not only demonstrates Atticus Finch relationship with his daughter Scout and his son Jem, but how the indomitable spirit cause an individual to stand up for righteousness when no one else will, Give me the strength never to disown the poor Or bend my knees before insolent mig...