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Author Topic: FlameKeeping Discussion of the Week - 8Nov11 through 14Nov11  (Read 1241 times)

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FlameKeeping Discussion of the Week - 8Nov11 through 14Nov11
« on: November 08, 2011, 08:48:55 am »
Welcome to the Discussion of the Week for November 8th through 14th, 2011!

Topic: Seeing the Mystery

Background reading: Driving the Chariot of the Sun; Learning to see the sacred

Questions:  How do you see the mystery in life around you?

What in your life is mystery? Do you celebrate it or try to avoid it?

Imagine life without mystery. Is it better or worse than life with it?
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Re: FlameKeeping Discussion of the Week - 8Nov11 through 14Nov11
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2011, 11:49:58 am »
Quote from: veggiewolf;29407
Welcome to the Discussion of the Week for November 8th through 14th, 2011!

Topic: Seeing the Mystery

Background reading: Driving the Chariot of the Sun; Learning to see the sacred

 

Questions: How do you see the mystery in life around you?

I don't know how to explain it really. It's like, there's something else there that I can't see. Something else I can't quite reach. I don't know what it is, just that it's present.

What in your life is mystery? Do you celebrate it or try to avoid it?

Certain natural areas hold mystery for me. I enjoy visiting them and feeling it, but there IS something that sometimes makes me avoid them. It's a sense of loneliness.

Imagine life without mystery. Is it better or worse than life with it?


It sounds boring. Monotonous.

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Re: FlameKeeping Discussion of the Week - 8Nov11 through 14Nov11
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2011, 04:42:20 pm »
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Questions:  How do you see the mystery in life around you?

Mystery is everywhere. There is so much power in the world around us. So much we can't explain- it's crazy. And it can really boggle the mind when you sit and think about it. We like to think that we are awesome. That we are like gods- yet with all of our modern marvels, there is so much that we can't recreate or explain. It's very humbling.

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What in your life is mystery? Do you celebrate it or try to avoid it?


Everything has mystery. I may not always acknowledge it or see it- but I know there is mystery in all that I am, do and experience. I try to celebrate it. It's part of what makes life interesting and awesome. Life is like some gigantic riddle that we're all stuck in.

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Imagine life without mystery. Is it better or worse than life with it?


It would be boring. It would be simpler (a lot less pondering, a lot less "what if"), but I think it would be boring. I'm not sure if that is better or worse. I imagine it depends on what you like in life. When I'm beat down and frustrated, it probably would be easier to have no mystery. But I'm not really one for 'easier'.

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Re: FlameKeeping Discussion of the Week - 8Nov11 through 14Nov11
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 08:42:58 am »
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Questions:  How do you see the mystery in life around you?


There is mystery in all things - the turning of the seasons, the heat and light of a wood fire, the cry of a newborn.  To truly "see" is to see mystery.

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What in your life is mystery? Do you celebrate it or try to avoid it?


In my life I have both mystery and Mystery.  I try to celebrate both, although the latter is more difficult and needs to be handled in smaller chunks.

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Imagine life without mystery. Is it better or worse than life with it?


Life without mystery is stagnant and, eventually, is no longer life.  Without mystery, life becomes survival.
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Re: FlameKeeping Discussion of the Week - 8Nov11 through 14Nov11
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2011, 07:05:54 pm »
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Questions:  How do you see the mystery in life around you?


I look at all life and nature around me as something special and unique that came about through extraordinary circumstances that I can never truly grasp. Am I meant to understand it all? Probably not or there would be no mystery.

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What in your life is mystery? Do you celebrate it or try to avoid it?
Being is a mystery and everything around me is a mystery. I would love to say I celebrate the mystery but tbh it has been awhile since I celebrated anything.

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Imagine life without mystery. Is it better or worse than life with it?


Life without mystery wouldn't be living. There would be no wonder, excitement, anticipation. All there would be is boredom. Life is better with mystery because there is always something to explore and look forward to.

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