When A Child Appears
by Matt Licata
If a child were to appear at your door – cold, scared, and tired from a long journey…
If he or she were anxious, heartbroken, raging, and confused…
Would you refuse entry to the little one? Would you first demand that his fear dissolve, her anxiety be healed, his confusion clarify, or her heart be mended?
In your most authoritative spiritual voice, would you urge the little one to first “get over it,” to accept everything the way it is, to urgently forgive those who have harmed him, to fall into the bliss of the moment, or to drop into the state of no-self?
Or would you provide sanctuary and safe passage from a long journey? A warm home in which the stories, the emotions, and the sensations of the little one can unfold, be illuminated, and be metabolized into the tender space of wholeness? Continue reading
This one is somewhat off topic for this blog space, which points up one reason why I really need to expand into a magazine/ multimedia format that would accommodate a much broader bandwidth of fabulous content. :)
Meanwhile, it’s my bloggy and I’ll post what I want to. ‘–)
This woman turned up in the sidebar of another video I was checking out. Not familiar with her; a quick glance around her channel suggests I’ll likely not pursue more of her offerings.
She boldly came out and talked rather transparently about her personal grapplings with aging, which happened to be somewhat “up” for me as well as I sort of hobbled through this past week, so for this she has my respect. Continue reading
The player can be virtually transported into any form of life and “carry on” in the virtual context of that life, which could be a seed, a blade or leaf, an insect or animal, you just hop into that “form” and carry on with whatever comes your way in that embodiment.
I find this video game idea fascinating and refreshing! I’d love to experience Everything – which is the name of this unusual game.
From what I gather, this is not a game that involves competition or killing the other players. It seems to be a chance to “become” almost anything you can think of, and see how you deal with the new environment you’ll be navigating as that other living form. So – walking in the Other’s shoes, you might say. It might be a fabulous learning tool for understanding compassion, empathy… who knows how far down a rabbit hole this virtual environment can go?
The Everything gameplay youtube offers a good glimpse into the game’s virtual world – find that below.
An L.A.-Based Artist Created a Video Game Where You Can Be “Everything”