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Friday Web Finds

In a previous post, I wrote about Rebecca McClanahan’s suggestion to spend some time in quiet meditation as a way to grow one’s inner eye. This article from the Huffington Post will not only show you how to meditate, it will also teach you how to use Writing as Meditation. And  it would probably be a life-changing experience to  write meditatively in one of these libraries,  among the most beautiful in the world! Parker Palmer is back with a meditative piece on writing. Of the Three Eternal (So Far) Truths about Living and Writing, I find the first and last easier to practice. The second… The school year in the Philippines is over, and while mulling over school matters early this week, I remembered a photo essay I chanced upon many years ago. Going to school may be easy for many, but not all children take the bus. In this post, you’ll see images of Kids Risking Their Lives to Reach School. I’ve been taking Listening Walks as often as I can. In case you want to read  Walking, …

A Listening Walk

    This morning I took a Listening Walk. I love to take walks but this is the first time I paid attention to the sounds as I walked. I had always been a “visual” walker, and it was such a different experience to be an “auditory” walker. This Holy Week, I promised myself I would take a Listening Walk everyday until Easter. The idea for the Listening Walk came from a children’s book, The Listening Walk  by Paul Showers.  I Like to take walks, I take walks with my father and our dog. Our dog is called Major. He is an old dog and he does not walk very fast. We go down the street and we do not talk. My father puts his hands in his pockets and thinks. Major walks ahead and sniffs. I keep still and listen. I call this a Listening Walk. On a Listening Walk I do not talk. I listen to all the different sounds.  I hear many different sounds when I do not talk.     You can …