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Cavana Faithwalker
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Many times I've seen great ideas and endeavors fall to mediocre participation, nonparticipation or indifference.
 
Where Are You Holding Back?

Where perhaps you could be showing up more VIBRANTLY?

Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress! With it, there is accomplishment. Without it, there are only alibis. Henry Ford

#passion   #purpose   #enthusiasm  
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Start With Hello elevator speech. #SWHello  
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300 SWH Start With Hello 300Start With Hello - simple radical subversive life-giving Do not conform to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Start With Hello is an initiative of community healing from inside a person and blossoming outward. It is incremental migration toward inner peace and reconcil
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I'm glad Diane.  I don't know about tonight at Serendipity. We have some more stuff for yall too.
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I wanted to post again about the open letter I and so many others worked on, including Metabedu members. I greatly appreciate that help. The letter invites dialogue between the police and the community in Cleveland.

I invite you all to read the final letter and also to consider forwarding it to any Buddhists you know, so they could consider signing it. If you are Buddhist, please consider signing the letter yourself, if you agree with it (of course).

Finally, please let me know if this letter seems like something you would sign but won't only because you aren't Buddhist. I'm contemplating making a secular version of the letter.

Thanks!

http://letterseekingpeace.org/2015-04-20/letter.html
An open letter from a group of Buddhists seeking peace for Cleveland, Ohio in light of the Department of Justice report about Cleveland Police.
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Hi Jayce, I'm not a Buddhist but I would like to sign it. I have no problem with any of the language used in the letter. I agree with everything in it.
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Hey Chloe,  Here is one of the videos the Mayterm students at Laurel with be watching in prep for June 1st.
Often there is a tendency to rely on negative stereotypes and to blame the victim.   it is hard for this perception not to exist when among other things this was public policy.  I got to interact with Mindy Fullilove, Ph.D., a few weeks ago. 
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If you don't have time just listen for 13:00-17:10
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"On Friday, May 29th, at 10am (ET) I will be sitting down with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, talking about becoming our best selves. "
On Friday, May 29th, at 10am (ET) I will be sitting down with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, talking about becoming our best selves. Have you signed up to join us yet? You'll have a chance to ask Marshall your questions and be entered to win a free signed copy of his book Triggers: Creating Behavior ...
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“We often think of peace as the absence of war, that if powerful countries would reduce their weapon arsenals, we could have peace. But if we look deeply into the weapons, we see our own minds- our...
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familiar with hoopla thanks.
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Working on the 300 worder and tripped over this.  With the website can it be a mix of personal/local anecdotes and stuff like this?  your thoughts?
#SWHello  
Tufts Daily for Tues. Mar. 6, 2012
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From 6:50-8:30 in this one.
As you know, Public and Urban policy has a lot to do with the makeup and health of communities.
To me, Urban renewal was a disinvestment initiative that started in 1949 and turned into codified policy in the 1960's as Urban Renewal. Sixty-six percent of the urban targets were African American communities, impacted were no less than 1600 black communities across the US.  Such devastating government planned, initiated and facilitated programs such as New York's Planned Shrinkage initiative, aimed at poor neighborhoods and that led to a phenomenon called Contagious Housing Destruction helped dismantle black communities. 
The Planned Shrinkage initiative involved removing city services from neighborhoods starting with fire stations. And of course big biz probably played a part.
If this sounds vaguely familiar, maybe you are thinking about the trauma center that left Terrace Road in East Cleveland??
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Thinking about East Cleveland as a whole.
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Hi all,  If you identify as Buddhist please take time to read and if you are in agreement electronically sign this open letter from the Buddhist community to Mayor Frank Jackson and others affirm you are in the struggle to stop police brutality. Takes less than 3 minutes. thank you.
#Buddhist   #ClevelandBuddhist   #LetterSeekingPeace   #OpenLetterSeekingPeace  
 
I wanted to post again about the open letter I and so many others worked on, including Metabedu members. I greatly appreciate that help. The letter invites dialogue between the police and the community in Cleveland.

I invite you all to read the final letter and also to consider forwarding it to any Buddhists you know, so they could consider signing it. If you are Buddhist, please consider signing the letter yourself, if you agree with it (of course).

Finally, please let me know if this letter seems like something you would sign but won't only because you aren't Buddhist. I'm contemplating making a secular version of the letter.

Thanks!

http://letterseekingpeace.org/2015-04-20/letter.html
An open letter from a group of Buddhists seeking peace for Cleveland, Ohio in light of the Department of Justice report about Cleveland Police.
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Introduction

Cavana Faithwalker was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Much of his worldview and values have been molded by his Blackness bestowed upon him in a working class Black, urban neighborhood. He blames his packrat tendencies, the economy in his art and poetry on being raised by an Alabama, depression baby momma who was raised on a farm with her nine brothers and sisters. "She is probably the reason I fight consumerism gone amuck and the overly me-ish influence of our society," says Cavana.

 His fascination with mechanical things, physics, his aesthetics, his sense of humor and how things relate to each other comes from construction worker dad and others.

 He has a degree in public art marketing and management from Cleveland State University. His major is composed of Urban Studies, Studio Art and Marketing.

He says his “new best friend” now is Amit Goswami a quantum physicist turned spiritual guru and quantum activist. " I think something is happening worldwide as far as spiritual consciousness.  For me after almost a quarter century of mainstream and somewhat fundamentalist Christian dogma and orthodoxy, that whole thing is giving in to a new interpretation of what the canon says and also what is myth and what is ‘reality.’

 When it comes to orthodoxy and dogma I rather like an adage attributed to Zen Buddhism, ‘when you meet the Buddha in the road, kill the Buddha.’"

Cavana believes in congruency. “The more you can be in sync with your authentic self the healthier you are and the more life you bring to the things you do, yeah congruency.”  He aims at being content in life and enjoying life.  His mantra is breathe in breathe out.  “Through meditating when I play my didgeridoo I may have zeroed in on the one thing that won’t change in my world view, it may be the constancy that anchors me, the lessons in science, those metaphysical concepts beyond the science of plant animal relationships surrounding oxygen are powerful. A natural outcome of this mantra is thinking win-win, big picture, and yin yang.

Perhaps when you gravitate to something or are in accord with something it was meant to be that revelations come through it.  I learned to play the didjeridoo in 30 minutes, ‘circular’ breathing and how to make sounds.  Many play along time without learning ‘circular breathing’ but it just seemed like the thing to do."

 Cavana is a visual and performance artists, he sings and plays didjeridu and is aiming at attaining some level of expertise at throat singing also know as overtone singing. 

Cavana was the Poet Laureate for the City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio from 2011-2013.

"Muhammed Ali got me into poetry with his prose and antics in the 70s," Faithwalker says.  "I would write prose poetry and recite them for fellow students in high school."  He won his first poetry contest while in high school.

Today Cavana puts himself in the activist 'box'. "A lot of folks don't like labels but we are hardwired to label and pre judge.  I read this sign that said activism is the rent for living on this planet, or something like that.  I like that but even more so we are all activists if we become aware and congruent. We naturally care, compassion, and get involved and wear off on those that have been beat up too much to care and get involved - empowerment.  When we get too beat up someone re empowers us.  Romantic view I know and I try to live into it.

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I catch myself being what I want to become more and more frequently.
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Arts Network Consultant and artist
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  • Left Thumbprint Solutions
    Community and Personal Empowerment Strategist and Facilitator, 2001 - present
    Left Thumbprint Solutions, Your Pathway To The Creative & Surplus- serving Cuyahoga County and vicinity- , Concept facilitation and realization/ Project managing /community engagement. Arts Network Consultant, Project Manager toward social justice. Ciofaithwalker@leftthumbprintsolutions.com Office: (216) 759-0790 Office mssg: (216) 759-6913
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art
    Associate Director, Community Engagement, 1992 - 2010
  • Lake Erie College
    Consultant/Project Manager, 2007 - 2007
  • Cleveland Public Art
    Interim Executive Director, 2000 - 2000
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Cleveland Heights, Ohio - Wodmere, Ohio - Huntsville - Denver - Columbus - Cleveland - Burlington - Browns Mills - Fort Leonard Wood
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The Mayfield Smoke Shop is a great place located in Little Italy. It has a great neighborhood atmosphere.. well many of the regulars are from the neighborhood and great characters. You can smoke inside or in front and kibbitz and people watch. Owner Nicole, Michelle and staff are friendly with great customer service and of course really know their cigars. they have a great selection. It is surrounded by eateries, restaurant, bakeries a park and other amenities. I've been going there almost since it opened. Haha you can also play Keno and unlike many smoke shops you can grab a bag of chips, gatorade, chocolates, and more. Tell Cavana sent you ;-) Enjoy!
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I've know about Sound On Wheels for years and years. They do great quality work. The staff person listened to my needs and preferences and guided me accordingly. There was no pressure sales. Installation was pretty fast, but if you want Cain park and Dairy Mart are a 5 minute walk away. The technician connected my bluetooth even though later I found it to be an easy proposition. He also took time going over everything with me. I will definitely go there for future car audio needs. They also have XM Satellite Radio service, CD changers, car security systems,remote starters, radar detectors, navigation devices and mobile video.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Seems to me a *little* pricy. Fresh fresh produce. Nice selections on the hot bar and salad bar. Nice beer and wine selection. It is a fun upscale experience. Constantino's also has a large eating area with wifi upstairs with one or two small conference rooms. Parking can be an issue but there is a nice sized parking lot behind with an entrance on E.115th off of Euclid ave. I think it is a pay lot but I've never figured out how it works. Caters to a health oriented and college crowd which *can* be mutually exclusive. There are tables outside if you want to get something prepared and eat outside in good weather.
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Great place to stay in Harlem with in walking distance to Central Park, Sylvia's Soul Food and the Apollo theater. Cozy is a family owned walk up with a look of charm in a great location. We loved it. We were also within walking distance of at least 4 other parks. We walked to the Studio Museum in Harlem. Somewhat gentrified but not too much so. Easy close access to the subway.. and Starbucks.
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Absolutely appalled at the quality of produce and the treatment of customers at this store. Limp wilted squashes, rotten spinach, old broccoli... Many of the managers at the Shaker Square store and the Severance store would just as soon walk through you as look at you. When asking for help most managers will not even break stride or stop what they are doing. As I mentioned earlier at the Shaker Square store there is consistently old wilted produce. Earlier this week at this store the management started turning off the lights _45_ _minutes_ *before* closing. At the checkout I was forced into one of two open lines, neither of which was an express line. I had 4 items and many folks had express line amount items. I counted around 30 folks in line, many with full carts. It wouldn't have seemed so bad but after enduring the other insults this seemed a very big thing. I hailed a manager who did stop and give me his attention. I asked him for contact information, perhaps an email or business card, because I had suggestions (for better service) and he told me there was no avenue for this but I could tell him or contact the corporate office, and I shall. My experience has been that it is very easy to forget verbal communications while doing this kind of work. I would really like to see change. I just moved and this store is so convenient I can walk there if I choose unlike Whole Foods at Cedar and Warrensville where I frequently shop. I also use Constantino's at UCI on Euclid having just moved from University Circle. Some of the employees show the same disdain for customers though my sense is that most do not, which is a testament to most of the employees. When I said something about the lines and the lights while in line I was met by a chorus of agreement, aggravation and other stories of experiences like the one I had earlier this week. Your thoughts? One thing is for sure, I will be taking more advantage of the Farmers' Market on Saturdays at Shaker Square.
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My daughter and I had a blast at the world famous Sylvia's Soul Food restaurant. We were there on a Sunday in springtime right after church. So much energy. Great staff. "They good people." It was full with churchgoers after church, people from all over the world, hipsters and the neighborhood. Vegetarian food request didn't throw them.
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An indie store with top quality merchandise. The owners are almost always there. Don't miss the merchandise on the 2nd it's easy not to notice. The place has a very comfortable aura. clothes, incense, jewelry, oils and exotic things. Many other things to do while on Coventry with other shops and many eateries and a pub or two. Street parking, parking lots and a few feet away a parking garage.
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