As a “Hoosier” I was exploring the on-line libraries in the state. I Came across this site about Merton and Music. https://indianapublicmedia.org/nightlights/soul-swing-jazz-religion/?fbclid=IwAR2jBfurRAbOa5k2DKislZc3_zmwu27xZogh4mrrEw5U0FFMbsLsXXv335A I think we see how Jazz was the Christ speaking to Merton. Jazz a language with much religious tones and meaning. Jazz is not divorced from religion or the work-a-day world, especially in […]
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You’re going to learn more by letting go than you will be repeating the same thoughts over and over in your mind. You have to leave room for insight to make itself known. Your busy mind is merely keeping you busy, it’s not increasing your understanding. Begin by letting go. Begin by trusting that the […]
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I had the wonderful opportunity to take a nature walk at a local park, which included hiking through grassy fields and along beautiful areas of wildflowers. These fields are allowed to grow naturally; they are not manipulated by the input of chemicals to eliminate plants that are not grass, the more common scenario when it […]
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From “New seeds of contemplation” by Thomas Merton, 1961. A book I read and re-read slowly, one chapter at a time.
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“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.” ~ David Foster Wallace Good Morning! (or hello for whatever timezone you are in!) I’m a little late […]
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AMO cycle on the downward side: Red Sea to cool in the coming decades By Die kalte Sonne (German text translated by P Gosselin) Seven years ago, in our book “The Forgotten Sun”, we proposed using ocean cycles for medium-term forecasts. At the time, the climate establishment was strictly opposed to this. Today fortunately times […]
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