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The Cloud of Unknowing Historical Blog 2

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Anonymous
  Intimacy with the Infinite Wholeness This work is not time-consuming even though some people believe otherwise. Actually it is the shortest you can imagine; as brief as an atom.. Your principal relational faculty, the will, needs only this brief fraction of a moment to move toward the object of its desire. .It is the […]
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The Cloud of Unknowing - Historical Blog 1

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Anonymous
  At Home in the Darkness Desire the mystery of the Infinite for its own sake and not for any tangible result that may be generated from this pursuit. Center all of your attention and desire on the Infinite and let this be the sole concern of your mind and heart. Do all in your […]
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Athletics: The New Asceticism Reflection #8: Beyond Mindfulness - The Unwanted and Noncommercial Solution

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Michael D. May
Another day I came across a saint in a cave. Excessive weeping had blinded him; his skin was all scales, the result of sanctity and uncleanliness. He gave me the advice that was both most correct and most frightening. When I weigh it in my mind my hair stands on end. I bowed down, prostrated […]
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Athletics: The New Asceticism Reflection #7: Flow Vision

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Michael D. May
Under pressure I can see things very clear.. Once you find that peace, that place of peace and quiet, harmony and confidence, thats when you start playing your best (1) Roger Federer For years, decades, I congratulated myself on perfect 20/20 vision. Then at some point I discovered my vision, all these years, has been […]
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Athletics: The New Asceticism Reflection #5: Mystery Measured in Feet

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Michael D. May
The life I seek is.. Not a concept but an existence. Not a belief but a practice. Not an idea but an exercise. Not a thought but a do. Not a theory but a dance. - Amanda Storywarrior (1) What is the life I seek Why am I here What is my special purpose What […]
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Mono-devotionality

Written by:
Gene Marshall
  The word monotheism has experienced some disrepute among recent theologians and secular philosophers. Nevertheless, H. Richard Niebuhr gave this old term monotheism some new life in his breakthrough book Radical Monotheism and Western Culture. Too often overlooked is Niebuhrs insight that the word God in biblical writings does not point to a being, but […]
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Athletics: The New Asceticism Reflection #4: Truth in Tension

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Michael D. May
Sport and religious practice both embrace ordeal in the service of illumination and freedom. By consciously transforming pain into delight, the athlete begins to awaken to the inner presence of which the world is not the master. * - Michael Clarkson The athlete and the ascetic both seek to escape the confinement of the world […]
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Ten Rules for Realism

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Gene Marshall
It should not surprise us that history has honored Moses and his descendantsof rule-writing companions. If realism is your master context, these oldrules still breathe deep common sense. Here is my 21st Century wording ofthe classical Ten Commandments as listed in Exodus 20: 1. You shall not devote your life to any reality more than […]
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Knowing the Unknowable

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Maryellen May, Transparent Works
"Is it possible to know the Unknowable Why bother Is it possible for me personally to know the Unknowable Why bother Is it possible for me to personally know and nurture a consciousrelationship with the Unknowable Ultimate Reality Why bother" - Amanda Storywarrior   For the past couple of years, my grandparents and I have […]
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