Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Johari/ Nohari Window

I've been exploring some things lately; Enneagram Personality Systems, Jung-Myers-Briggs personality approach and now, Ethan has brought the Johari & Nohari Window to my attention.

If you get a second, visit this site and lend a word or five. The Johari Window can be limiting here in digital reality but, those who have read here for a while may be able to assist- those that know me... really, really know me...go easy, OK?

There is also an inversion of the Johari called Nohari, where you assess your negative personality traits. Please visit this site as well (those who really, really know me- and anyone else for that matter)!!

Feel free to leave entries anonymously on either or both.

Thursday, September 13, 2007


The abandoned monkey who has found love with a pigeon.

"They're an odd couple in every sense but a monkey and a pigeon have become inseparable at an animal sanctuary in China. The 12-week-old macaque - who was abandoned by his mother - was close to death when it was rescued on Neilingding Island, in Goangdong Province.
After being taken to an animal hospital his health began to improve but he seemed spiritless - until he developed a friendship with a white pigeon.

The blossoming relationship helped to revive the macaque who has developed a new lease of life, say staff at the sanctuary. Now the unlikely duo are never far from each other's side, but they aren't the only ones to strike up an unusual friendship. Earlier this year a pig adopted a tiger cub and raised him along with her piglets because his mother couldn't feed him. "


“…and then I realized I must be dreaming because she was speaking to me but her lips, her lips were closed and then she smiled as if to say, 'but I am speaking to you', and I heard her say to me,

Once upon now, there is us, being. I will use the word ‘we’ so as not to confuse you… there is only One experiencing a ‘we.’ We are experiencing this being now as we have always experienced being. Our thoughts about our being do not change the fact we are; here, now.

There’s only being. We are not separate individuals; we are One. One with all that is- One with all that can be thought of as past, One with all that can be thought of as the future.

We are all… here, now… being One.

We cannot, not be- here, now. Even in ‘death’ we have gone no where… now here.

Every thought outside of 'One… here, now'- serves to remind us how silly our thinking is. It is fun to think we are separate, to think we are divided, to think there is good and bad. Drama is fun.

There is only Us… One- being.

Not one thing we experience doesn’t serve our awakening to this One- being. Nothing is out of order, nothing needs mending, nothing is not perfect, as it is. We know this now, even if we don’t…and so our being evolves into beautiful soul after beautiful soul until we arrive at a point called; Here, Now... and our being One is fully realized, we know the whole story from now till now of how we dreamed we were two and came home again to our self, to our lover, and we whisper… ‘welcome home.’”

Monday, September 10, 2007

Hot Springs, NC

"The sun shines not on us but in us. The Rivers flow not past, but through us. - John Muir

"The river has taught me to listen; you will learn from it, too. The river knows everything; one can learn everything from it. You have already learned from the river that it is good to strive downwards, to sink, to seek the depths. - Herman Hesse

"Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. - A. A. Milne

"We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one. - Jacques Cousteau

"A river sings a holy song conveying the mysterious truth that we are a river, and if we are ignorant of this natural law, we are lost. - From the ReEnchantment of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore

"Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known. - A. A. Milne

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Growing Orbits

"I live my life in growing orbits
which move out over the things of the world.
perhaps I can never achieve the last,
but that will be my attempt.

I am circling around God, around the ancient tower,
and I have been circling for a thousand years,
and I still don't know if I am a falcon, or a storm,
or a great song."

Rilke, 1899

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