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June 21st, 2017

quote from Pema Chodron

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June 21, 2017
When We Play with Fire
8.135
If this “I” is not relinquished wholly,
Sorrow likewise cannot be avoided.
For if he does not keep away from fire,
A man cannot escape from being burned.

When we play with fire, we cannot escape from being burned. This describes life in the cocoon: the more self-absorbed we are, the more we suffer. But we can’t just snap our fingers and say,“This ‘I’ is just a label; I’m not going to think that way anymore.” Our ego trips are deeply ingrained. They are, in fact, the very means that keep the six realms well oiled and running.

So, how do we get out of this? As Shantideva has said again and again, seeing the sameness of ourselves and others is the key.

from http://ryanf.dreamwidth.org/123799.html // "WRITING...You'll never know what you wanted to say about something till you're scribbling furiously into it, reaching the center, then scribbling out again. This is BLOWING, accidentally and actually finding your center" (Kerouac, J. 1997. Some of the Dharma. New York: Viking). \\

June 20th, 2017

The Moth Radio Hour: Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops

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A man embraces his fathers music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his fathers funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth, and an uncle steps in to play an important role.

Hosted by The Moths Artistic Director Catherine Burns. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media.

Storytellers: David Kendall, Chris Myers, Nestor Gomez, Karan Chopra, Amanda Hamilton Roos, and Jack Marmorstein.

June 16th, 2017

Angel Grove - A Panfandom RP

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Panfandom fun set in the universe of Saban's Power Rangers )

June 13th, 2017

The Moth Radio Hour: The Moths 20th Anniversary Special

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In this special twentieth anniversary hour, a look back at special stories and moments throughout The Moths 20 years. The inventor of the Baby Calzone runs into trouble with the mob. A difficult break-up lures a young woman into a digital vortex. And a pragmatic idealist learns to listen deeply.

Hosted by The Moths Executive Producer, Sarah Austin Jenness. The Moth Radio Hour is produced by The Moth and Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

Storytellers: Richie DiSalvo, Jessi Klein, and Sisonke Msimang.

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