“This is my father’s world
May we tend her gentle-like
Her seas are filled with the oil we’ve spilled
Her skies growing warm in their plight

This is our father’s world
He has fashioned us a home
And lest our crib become our grave
This world is not our own”

Father’s World, Gungor


(Forgive me if I didn’t get the lyrics 100%...)

Hi! Just want to take a second to introduce myself as one of the 6 Buddhists. 🤣 I’ll be looking forward to Buddhist (Part 3) on Patreon.

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One of my friends asked me what I was giving up for Lent.

I told her, "Christianity".

I am looking for recommendations for a peaceful, calm-inducing music album, preferably instrumental and one that can be listened to from beginning to end. Any favorites?

#theliturgistsbookclub all about love, bell hooks Chapter 6 

Not only does it seem that these media messages can cultivate a desensitization to violence/domination/sexualization, as hooks suggests, but media messages may also have the potential to cause trauma in our minds, spirits, and bodies.

Setting my intention for today on recognizing ways that I can manifest a greater love ethic in all areas of my life for my own sake and for the sake of others.

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#theliturgistsbookclub all about love, bell hooks Chapter 6 

"Were we all seeing more images of loving human interaction, it would undoubtedly have a positive impact on our lives."

I took a trauma-informed yoga teacher training last year. We talked about how the DSM defines the etiology of PTSD and how the field is moving towards an embracing of other possible causes of PTSD, namely viewing violence in the media messages that we consume. This makes a lot of sense to me.

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#theliturgistsbookclub all about love, bell hooks Chapter 6 

"...we are all affected by the images we consume and by the state of mind we are in when watching them. If consumers want to be entertained, and the images shown us as entertaining are images of violent dehumanization, it makes sense that these acts become more acceptable in our daily lives and that we become less likely to respond to them with moral outrage or concern."

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#theliturgistsbookclub all about love, bell hooks Chapter 6 

I read this chapter yesterday as I sat on a plane and looked over the shoulders of two passengers in front of me, one watching a horrifically violent movie, the other watching one filled with dehumanizing sex. The irony.

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"You taught me the courage of stars before you left // How light carries on endlessly, even after death // With shortness of breath, you explained the infinite // How rare and beautiful it is to even exist" - Saturn by Sleeping At Last.

How Rare. And Beautiful. To exist.

We're here. I'm here. My Daughter is here. Light will catch her curls and carry on, reflecting the red of her hair endlessly. How Rare. And Beautiful. And Holy.

Even if there is no afterlife at all, I am grateful for NOW.

Wow, @mike! I am super impressed and inspired by you. I have felt a deep need to leave social media, specifically Facebook, for about two months now. Last night, I deleted the Twitter app from my phone and put the Calm app in its place. That felt good! Thanks for leading the way!

:: tap, tap ... um, is this thing on? ::

Hi, I'm Katie! I'm a 6w5 yoga instructor with a PhD in Social Psychology. I have been on an arduous yet beautiful deconstruction/reconstruction journey since 2016.

This platform is 1000% overwhelming for me, but I want to press into this space & this community! All of the tips are welcome!


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