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Re: What did you learn today...?¿

Postby Jean_Quevedo » 19 May 2015, 02:49

I learn that, sometimes, if you keep in silence you will hear for some profound answers.

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Re: What did you learn today...?¿

Postby Crinia » 20 May 2015, 11:11

Simplicity is the way to follow.
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Re: What did you learn today...?¿

Postby DaRC » 19 Jun 2015, 12:02

That the mountain biking adage of 'don't focus on the obstacle in the trail... you will hit it, look at where you want to go and you will miss the obstacle' can be applied to many areas of life
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Re: What did you learn today...?¿

Postby sarahd » 06 Jul 2015, 20:41

I had been hesitating on doing anything with other druid-type people (ceremonies, rituals, etc) but I finally went out to a ritual thingy. It was pretty exciting. I'm pretty glad these are my people. They're all relaxed and groovy (as Eddie Izzard says). Basically I learned I need to get out more! I felt a little bad because my courses (for this) are going so very slowly due to me not making enough time. I needed this as motivation to study more. And more often. I think it was also just more confirmation that this is the right thing to do.

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Postby sarahd » 06 Jul 2015, 20:42

That the mountain biking adage of 'don't focus on the obstacle in the trail... you will hit it, look at where you want to go and you will miss the obstacle' can be applied to many areas of life
indeed! i wish i remembered that more often!

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Re: What did you learn today...?¿

Postby Neet » 07 Jul 2015, 11:09

Today I learned that pretending that nothing is wrong when something really is very wrong is very difficult for me to maintain face to face. ... a sad lesson today :gloomy:

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Postby dervabodua » 29 Jul 2015, 14:35

Simplicity is the way to follow.
In lieu of this comment... I learned today that IKEA manuals can be found online. :wow: Well, that was a good reason to toss them out.

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Postby Carbonscorpion » 30 Jul 2015, 01:16

Sometimes the best way to help someone is to provide the space they need to help themselves.

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Postby MoonPryderi » 14 Sep 2015, 21:49

That I am far more content than I thought I was
I have been looking at my life though the eyes of others more than through my own - I dont have much and I dont have a lot of things others may want (I dont mean materialism) - I am quite isolated and thats assumed as being a source of unhappiness - but in fact I am content and see it as being the right thing at this point in my life so that i can be contemplative and study
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Re: What did you learn today...?¿

Postby Oakapple » 31 Oct 2015, 16:42

Oolong tea leaves are too big for tasseography!!
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Postby winterfire » 31 Oct 2015, 17:28

I learned about Allantide in Cornwall.

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Postby Whitemane » 15 Jan 2016, 13:25

Chiropractic works!
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Postby Armitage » 18 Jan 2016, 01:17

Today I learned "The Boys of Bluehill".

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Postby Old Shep » 19 Mar 2016, 00:50

Don't approach a horse from the rear,

A bull from the front,

Or a fool from any side.

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Postby Whitemane » 29 Mar 2016, 12:39

My office building is situated beside a river with a walking path, and when the weather is not life-threatening I will use the walking path and go down to the river for a little breathing, meditation, and for Sacred Grove and Light Body exercises, along with a nice morning walk.

Timing was perfect, just at sunrise, with a clear sky and a bright waning gibbous moon. The river was flowing smoothly, buds were filling and opening, and there was a wonderful dawn chorus. When I tried the Sacred Grove exercise, I was surprised to find myself rooted that spot, washed in the light and the birdsong.

What I learned was that the moment was sacred in space and time, and therefore, that any moment can be sacred. :cloud9:
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Postby Helen O'Cobhthaigh » 30 Mar 2016, 12:00

That regular exercise beats depression.
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Postby Màiri » 24 Apr 2016, 17:18

That chia seeds are nutrient dense, that they have about 480 kalories per 100 g and that one meal with added chiaseeds makes you go without further eating for hours and hours ...
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Re: What did you learn today...?¿

Postby winterfire » 07 May 2016, 06:11

That filling tubs with compost ready for young veg plants I have raised from seed is very satisfying. Planting out my first beans, leeks & potatoes is really exciting! Getting ready to put out the rest of my baby plants is scary. Oh, and gardening gives you a sore back.lol

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Postby JustinR » 30 May 2016, 13:56

I love the internet. It's just so awesome having the collected lore of mankind at one's fingertips. It makes researching intellectual sidetracks so much easier, as demonstrated by the amazing tidbit of insect lore I picked up today.

For a bit of backstory, I was outside looking at the husks left behind by emerging Magicicada larvae which I've mentioned elsewhere in hearthfire, when a bit of verse from a poem came to me. It's from Rudyard Kipling's "Tomlinson", and excellent work shown here http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/tomlinson/ and it goes
"As children rifle the caddis-case or the raven's foolish horde".

In my mind, I'd always associated this term "caddis-case" with the husks of cicadas, which are a big part of the outdoor childhood of anyone growing up in the hills here in West Virginia, even though I knew adult caddisflies were a far different animal indeed. A quick Googling showed my association to be far from the truth. It turns out, caddisfly larva build intricate protective structures to house themselves, sort of like mobile cocoons of sticks, twigs, stones, shells, and the like, using whatever is in hand to craft a sort of mobile cocoon for themselves. I believe I've even came across them in the streams here as a child and not realized what was before me.

Even more often, some artists have taken the building a bit further by placing larvae in aquariums with gold, precious stones, and various other materials to create insect-built works of art. If you've got a moment, take a look. It's definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

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Re: What did you learn today...?¿

Postby malcolmb » 30 May 2016, 16:01

That ordering plants from an on-line catalogue is fun, compulsive and that you should always seek a second opinion before clicking the "Pay" button. My house is currently full of plants awaiting planting in the garden with more due this week and my few small flower beds appear to be shrinking before my eyes. Never again (until next year!).
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