I'm not sure if there are many sports fans on this instance, but WOW what an amazing Sunday at the Masters! I love to watch elite athletes when they are in that flow state. I was a Div I swimmer so really appreciate all the training and discipline needed for those rare moments to happen. It's magical and spiritual to me (nothing makes me cry like watching the Olympic Games). Anyway, hats off to Tiger Woods. What a comeback.
A child in our community has cancer. He had a crisis yesterday and almost didn't pull through. I get that life involves pain, I can handle when adults suffer. But this child has spent most of his 13 years sick, he is losing the battle and his parents, well I can't even imagine what it's like for them. In this safe space I have to confess this level of suffering among children shakes my faith in a loving God. It sends me to a dark place where I can't see any meaning or purpose.
"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the most fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Anyone who is unacquainted with it and can no longer marvel, no longer be amazed, is as good as dead, his sight gone." - Albert Einstein in a 1932 recording he called "My Credo"
Death, grief, and art
Grief is strange. I have always loved Chris Cornell's music. I got to see Soundgarden one last time in April 2017. A few weeks later, Chris died and that same night my father had a massive stroke (he passed days later). I honestly feel at peace with my Dad's passing, but I often get really emotional when I hear Chris's music. What is that? Have any of you ever grieved like this for a favorite artist? It seems odd to be so sad over someone I never knew personally.
I just took my first look at the Federated timeline (I'm new to this as I never had a twitter account). Below is one of the first toots that I saw. I had to laugh. I'm very happy to be part of this "creepy, culty, friendly" liturgists family! I think I'll stick to the local timeline! 😊
"I'm not here to tell anybody how to live their lives, but maybe hide social.theliturgists.com if you don't want a bunch of creepy culty friendly weirdos in your mentions telling you about enneagrams"
Our school superintendent removed a transgender boy, Dex Frier, from the prom king ballot at my son's high school here in our very conservative county in northeast Georgia. I'm very proud of the kids who started this petition to allow Dex to remain as a male member of Johnson High School's Prom Court.
Consciousness and psychedelics
I read books and listen to podcasts that lull me into believing we humans know a lot.Then I'm introduced to the book DMT: The Spirit Molecule (and other resources on the topic) and the only thing I feel certain of is that we have no clue. Wow. I don't know what to make of it all, but I think I'm okay with just embracing the mystery.
#introductions Hi all, I am a fairly new listener to SciMike. As an Enneagram 9, I am very happy to try out a social media space that is positive and peaceful! I reside in the Atlanta area. I worked at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for many years. These days, my focus is on my family, friends, community and volunteer work (hopsice). I love to exercise, hike, read, and listen to music. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this!
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