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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, …

On Writing: Quotes from Parker Palmer

“I’ve always been an obsessive writer, and, before age slowed me down, my rush to write sometimes kept me from seeing the beauty around me. Part of me regrets that fact. And yet, back then — focused laser-like on surveying and mapping what’s “in here” to the exclusion of what’s “out there” — I was able to write something that helped a stranger find new life. Looking back, I’m awed by the way embracing everything, from what I got right to what I got wrong, invites the grace of wholeness.” “For 50 years I’ve been writing almost daily. I’m driven not by expertise but by my own bafflement about many things — some of them “in here” and some of them “out there.” Every time I write, I’m surprised by what I discover about myself and/or the world. “So I no longer wait until I have a clear idea to start putting words on the page. If I did, I’d never write a word! I simply start writing, trusting that the writing itself will help …