on being with eugene peterson (part 1): the prophets were poets!

eugene peterson’s interview on on being was unreal. it’s one of the only episodes i’ve listened to twice. the first time through was just to take it all in and the second time i took copious notes. here begins the download of all the thoughts that deeply resonated with me from his talk. each of these thoughts could be it’s own entire post but let’s see how it goes…

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meditation is liberation... maybe?

at some point in the last 6-12 months, i heard, read, or saw the phrase/idea “meditation is liberation.” and the explanation went on further… “meditation is not ‘like’ liberation, it does not prepare you for liberation; it is the actual experience of liberation. it is literal liberation.”

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new question to live: how to be angry without being mean?

twice yesterday the topic of anger came up for me pretty strongly.

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current phone protocols to minimize addiction and maximize productivity

in late may i had the idea to write up my current phone/text message protocols and i’m just getting around to it now. here are the few things i’m doing right now to undermine the ways that ubiquitous phone and phone-based internet/social media usage undermines focus and my ability to flow.

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part 1: quandry with my own blackness

preface: this is a topic i feel a lot of resistance writing about, but as i move through the world towards the work that i sense in mine to do, it's becoming increasingly impossible to avoid it. in fact, i would say that the sensations i'm feeling are indicating that this is part of the work i need to be doing right now.

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