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Steven Maimes
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New Hampshire, USA
New Hampshire, USA

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Peacefulness
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Jewish texts in Hebrew and English translation – free access and ability to search. Check it out:

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"Each particular culture not only lives out its own experience of God, the world, and man, but on its path it necessarily encounters other cultural agencies and has to react to their quite different experiences. This results, depending always on the degree to which the cultural agent may be closed or open, inwardly narrow or broad in outlook, in that culture's own perceptions and values being deepened and purified . . . A process of this kind can in fact lead to a breaking open of the silent alienation of man from the truth and from himself that exists within that culture." -- Joseph Ratzinger
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Go California (and others) with plans to resist the President in these uncertain times. Great illustration by Eric Rewitzer.
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A spiritual battle is as brutal as a battle of men; but the vision of JUSTICE is the pleasure of God alone. -- Sometimes the poets say it best. Quote from Rimbaud, a French poet.
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KNOW THYSELF: Basically, we are born ignorant. It takes most of our life to become less ignorant. Then we are old in years. The process takes time – lots of time. 
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We are a Culture unto Our Self
Not only are we part of culture, we are a culture unto our self. We display patterns of activity that are symbolic to our own unique being. We express values that define our self. We have our own experience of the world, humankind, and of God. Our individual culture is complex and we are constantly adapting to our self.

We create and interpret our own culture from everything we see, read, hear, and imagine. We have different media tastes and read different newsfeeds. We observe various and diverse culture and encounter new realities and perceptions. We act globally and journey in imaginary places. We react to culture as we seek meaning.

Our ideas are not fixed in time. We define our self by our actions and attitudes toward our self and the world. Our expressions include beliefs, knowledge, art, dress, and habits acquired over our lifetime. We have multiple culture identities from our tradition which includes national, historical, humanistic, and faith-based identities. And our individual culture is interconnected to other cultures.

Our inner expressions of culture also include the cultivation of the soul and spiritual experience expressed through religion, cult, and worship. We witness and have conversations with our self as we journey through the seasons of our life. We act both individually and socially.

We look to culture for meaning and to find our place. We often see only what is on the surface without going deep within. When we do go deeper than our ego we become open to expansive consciousness that dwells within. Consciousness speaks quietly and changes our perception and view of the world.



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Coffee cherries ripening in Huila, Colombia.
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Being rather than doing –
Sitting silently / Doing nothing / Spring comes / And the grass grows by itself [Zen Master Basho]

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Poppies and summer...
Peacefulness ~
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