SUNDAY NIGHT TRANSLATION GROUP – 6/30/19

Translators:  Richard Branam, Mike Zonta, Hanz Bolen, Melissa Goodnight, Alex Gambeau

SENSE TESTIMONY:  Perfectionism is a life-threatening denial of the perfection of totality.

5th Step Conclusions:

1)  The body of Truth is a fait accompli, the irrepressible, infinite, uncritical, total, thorough, entire, safe Life Force Itself.

2)  I in thee, and thou in Me, as within so without, a Love thoroughly done.

3)  The perfect Totality of Truth is absolutely ALL there is — inclusively prevailing with consummate safety and security, such that every instance of out-picturing is visibly substantiated as Infinite Mind.

4)  Truth is Totality, the unknown Finished Completion in All Respects’, this Special Autismiscal Spectrum Differentiates the Cadence of Classical Harmony, Being Quite Certain of its’ Established Principles’, this Equanimity Constituting the Ecstasy: the Spontaneous Animus: Thinker, Anima, Androgynous Identity Living Life Fully, as it’s Inherent Force Compels to do so.

5)  The universal integrity of each and every individuation of all one mind is only and always making and doing self evident resplendence besides which there is none else.

9 Signs That You Might Be a Perfectionist

Elizabeth Lombardo Ph.D.

Better Than Perfect

You might be a perfectionist and not even know it.

Posted Nov 18, 2016 (psychologytoday.com)

Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

You may not have a meticulously organized junk drawer or a closet full of clothes organized by color or sleeve length, but perfectionist traits may still be affecting your life—and holding you back. Can you relate to any of these habits?

  1. You think in all-or-nothing terms. Something is either right or wrong, good or bad, perfect or a disaster. You tend to think in one extreme or the other, rather than seeing the characteristics of people and situations existing along a continuum. For example, you tend to think, “She is mean,” instead of, “She can sometimes be mean.”
  2. You think, and then act, in extremes. Have you ever acted on a sentiment like this, more than once?: “I had one cookie and screwed up my diet…I might as well eat them all.”
  3. You can’t trust others to do a task correctly, so you rarely delegate.Others may see you as a micro-manager or control-freak, but you see your actions as just wanting to get the job done right.
  4. You have demanding standards for yourself and others. You believe in always giving your best and you expect others to do the same. And you are scared to death of looking like a failure.
  5. You have trouble completing a project because you think there is always something more you can do to make it better. You obsess about sharing your book, project, meal, invitation, business card, website, article, or speech with others. You want to make sure your work is the best it can be before revealing it.
  6. You use the word “should” a lot. “I should do this,” and “They should do that,” may be common phrases, both out loud and inside your head. You have certain “rules” you believe that you, and others, should follow. And when those rules aren’t followed, you are not pleased.
  7. Your self-confidence depends on what you accomplish and how others react to you. You strive for excellence and need validation from others to feel good about your accomplishments. What’s more, once you have achieved a goal, you quickly move on to the next one.
  8. You tend to fixate on something you messed up. You may have done something right, but still focus instead on the one mistake you made.
  9. You procrastinate, or avoid situations where you think you might not excel. It may seem counterintuitive, but many people who procrastinate or avoid doing something are actually perfectionists: They’re afraid they will fail. Their rationale is, “I might not be able to do it perfectly, so why bother at all?”

You Are The One You’ve Been Waiting For: Jean Houston


scienceandnonduality
Published on Jan 11, 2019

http://www.scienceandnonduality.com

Philosopher, scholar and longtime observer of culture and behavior the world over, Jean Houston shares in her own inimitable way what she has learned of life and human potential. She tells us that a new story is emerging, that we do not live in the universe, but the universe lives in us – that we are the ones we all have been waiting for, that we are consciousness.

For more information visit http://www.jeanhouston.com

Science And NonDuality is a community inspired by timeless wisdom, informed by cutting-edge science, and grounded in personal experience. We come together in an openhearted exploration to further our individual and collective evolution. New ways of being emerge. We embody our interconnectedness and celebrate our humanity.

The Brothers Karamazov

Excerpt from Chapter 4   –   A Hymn and a Secret

by Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky

“In any case, what is suffering? I am not afraid of it, even though it be numberless. Now I am not afraid, though before I was. You know, I may not even answer at my trial…And it seems to me that there is so much of this strength in me now that I shall vanquish everything, all of the suffering, only so that I may keep saying to myself constantly: ‘I am!’ I may endure a thousand torments – yet I am, I may writhe under torture – but I am! I may sit in a tower, but I exist, I can see the sun, but even if I cannot see the sun, I know that it exists. And to know that the sun is there – that is already the whole of life.”

As Kingfishers Catch Fire

As kingfishers catch fire, dragonflies draw flame;
As tumbled over rim in roundy wells
Stones ring; like each tucked string tells, each hung bell’s
Bow swung finds tongue to fling out broad its name;
Each mortal thing does one thing and the same:
Deals out that being indoors each one dwells;
Selves — goes itself; myself it speaks and spells,
Crying Whát I dó is me: for that I came.
I say móre: the just man justices;
Keeps grace: thát keeps all his goings graces;
Acts in God’s eye what in God’s eye he is —
Chríst — for Christ plays in ten thousand places,
Lovely in limbs, and lovely in eyes not his
To the Father through the features of men’s faces.

Source: Gerard Manley Hopkins: Poems and Prose (Penguin Classics, 1985)

Giordano Bruno

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Giordano Bruno
Giordano Bruno.jpg

Modern portrait based on a woodcut from “Livre du recteur”, 1578
Born
Filippo Bruno

1548

Died 17 February 1600 (aged 51–52)

Cause of death Execution by burning
Era Renaissance philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Renaissance humanism
Neoplatonism
Neopythagoreanism
Main interests
Philosophy, cosmology, and mathematics
Notable ideas
Cosmic pluralism

Giordano Bruno (/ɔːrˈdɑːn ˈbrn/Italian: [dʒorˈdaːno ˈbruːno]LatinIordanus Brunus Nolanus; born Filippo Bruno, (1548 – 17 February 1600) was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, cosmological theorist, and Hermetic occultist.[3][4] He is known for his cosmological theories, which conceptually extended the then-novel Copernican model. He proposed that the stars were distant suns surrounded by their own planets, and he raised the possibility that these planets might foster life of their own, a philosophical position known as cosmic pluralism. He also insisted that the universe is infinite and could have no “center”.

Starting in 1593, Bruno was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition on charges of denial of several core Catholic doctrines, including eternal damnation, the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, the virginity of Mary, and transubstantiation. Bruno’s pantheism was also a matter of grave concern,[5] as was his teaching of the transmigration of the soul. The Inquisition found him guilty, and he was burned at the stake in Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori in 1600. After his death, he gained considerable fame, being particularly celebrated by 19th- and early 20th-century commentators who regarded him as a martyr for science,[6] although historians agree that his heresy trial was not a response to his astronomical views but rather a response to his philosophy and religious views.[7][8][9][10][11] Bruno’s case is still considered a landmark in the history of free thought and the emerging sciences.[12][13]

In addition to cosmology, Bruno also wrote extensively on the art of memory, a loosely organized group of mnemonictechniques and principles. Historian Frances Yates argues that Bruno was deeply influenced by Arab astrology(particularly the philosophy of Averroes[14]), Neoplatonism, Renaissance Hermeticism, and Genesis-like legends surrounding the Egyptian god Thoth.[15] Other studies of Bruno have focused on his qualitative approach to mathematics and his application of the spatial concepts of geometry to language.[16
]

More at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_Bruno

Biography: Charles Williams (British writer)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charles Williams
Charles Williams.jpg
Born Charles Walter Stansby Williams
20 September 1886
London, England
Died 15 May 1945 (aged 58)
Oxford, England
Occupation editor, novelist
Nationality English
Genre Fantasy
Notable works War in Heaven
The Place of the Lion
The Greater Trumps
Descent into Hell
Spouse Florence Conway

Charles Walter Stansby Williams (20 September 1886 – 15 May 1945) was a British poet, novelist, playwright, theologian, literary critic, and member of the Inklings.

Early life and education

Williams was born in London in 1886, the only son of (Richard) Walter Stansby Williams (1848–1929), a journalist and foreign business correspondent for an importing firm, writing in French and German,[1][2] who was a ‘regular and valued’ contributor of verse, stories and articles to many popular magazines,[3] and his wife Mary (née Wall, the sister of the ecclesiologist and historian J. Charles Wall[3]), a former milliner,[4] of Islington. He had one sister, Edith, born in 1889. The Williams family lived in ‘shabby-genteel’ circumstances, owing to Walter’s increasing blindness and the decline of the firm by which he was employed, in Holloway.[4]

In 1894 the family moved to St Albans in Hertfordshire, where Williams lived until his marriage in 1917.[5]

Educated at St Albans School, Williams was awarded a scholarship to University College London, but he left school in 1904 without attempting to gain a degree due to an inability to pay tuition fees.

Williams began work in 1904 in a Methodist bookroom. He was hired by the Oxford University Press (OUP) as a proofreading assistant in 1908 and quickly climbed to the position of editor. He continued to work at the OUP in various positions of increasing responsibility until his death in 1945. One of his greatest editorial achievements was the publication of the first major English-language edition of the works of Søren Kierkegaard.[6]

Although chiefly remembered as a novelist, Williams also published poetry, works of literary criticism, theology, drama, history, biography, and a voluminous number of book reviews. Some of his best known novels are War in Heaven (1930), Descent into Hell (1937), and All Hallows’ Eve (1945).[7] T. S. Eliot, who wrote an introduction for the last of these, described Williams’s novels as “supernatural thrillers” because they explore the sacramental intersection of the physical with the spiritual while also examining the ways in which power, even spiritual power, can corrupt as well as sanctify. All of Williams’s fantasies, unlike those of J. R. R. Tolkien and most of those of C. S. Lewis, are set in the contemporary world. Williams has been described by Colin Manlove as one of the three main writers of “Christian fantasy” in the twentieth century (the other two being C.S. Lewis and T. F. Powys).[8] More recent writers of fantasy novels with contemporary settings, notably Tim Powers, cite Williams as a model and inspiration. W. H. Auden, one of Williams’s greatest admirers, reportedly re-read Williams’s extraordinary and highly unconventional history of the church, The Descent of the Dove (1939), every year. Williams’s study of Dante entitled The Figure of Beatrice (1944) was very highly regarded at its time of publication and continues to be consulted by Dante scholars today. His work inspired Dorothy L. Sayers to undertake her translation of The Divine Comedy. Williams, however, regarded his most important work to be his extremely dense and complex Arthurian poetry, of which two books were published, Taliessin through Logres(1938) and The Region of the Summer Stars (1944), and more remained unfinished at his death. Some of Williams’s essays were collected and published posthumously in Image of the City and Other Essays (1958), edited by Anne Ridler.

Williams gathered many followers and disciples during his lifetime. He was, for a period, a member of the Salvator Mundi Temple of the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. He met fellow Anglican Evelyn Underhill (who was affiliated with a similar group, the Order of the Golden Dawn) in 1937 and was later to write the introduction to her published Letters in 1943.[9]

When World War II broke out in 1939, Oxford University Press moved its offices from London to Oxford. Williams was reluctant to leave his beloved city, and Florence refused to go. From the nearly 700 letters he wrote his wife during the war years a generous selection has been published; “primarily… love letters,” the editor calls them.[10] But the move to Oxford did allow him to participate regularly in Lewis’s literary society known as the Inklings. In this setting Williams was able to read (and improve) his final published novel, All Hallows’ Eve, as well as to hear J. R. R. Tolkien read aloud to the group some of his early drafts of The Lord of the Rings. In addition to meeting in Lewis’s rooms at Oxford, they also regularly met at The Eagle and Child pub in Oxford (better known by its nickname “The Bird and Baby”). During this time Williams also gave lectures at Oxford on John MiltonWilliam Wordsworth, and other authors, and received an honorary M.A. degree. Williams is buried in Holywell Cemetery in Oxford: his headstone bears the word “poet”, followed by the words “Under the Mercy”, a phrase often used by Williams himself.[11]

Personal life

Williams’ grave at Holywell Cemetery in Oxford

In 1917 Williams married his first sweetheart, Florence Conway, following a long courtship during which he presented her with a sonnet sequence that would later become his first published book of poetry, The Silver Stair.[12][13] Their son Michael was born in 1922.

Williams was an unswerving and devoted member of the Church of England, reputedly with a tolerance of the scepticism of others and a firm belief in the necessity of a “doubting Thomas” in any apostolic body.[14]

Although Williams attracted the attention and admiration of some of the most notable writers of his day, including T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden, his greatest admirer was probably C. S. Lewis, whose novel That Hideous Strength (1945) has been regarded as partially inspired by his acquaintance with both the man and his novels and poems. Williams came to know Lewis after reading Lewis’s then-recently published study The Allegory of Love; he was so impressed he jotted down a letter of congratulation and dropped it in the mail. Coincidentally, Lewis had just finished reading Williams’s novel The Place of the Lion and had written a similar note of congratulation. The letters crossed in the mail and led to an enduring and fruitful friendship.

Theology

Williams developed the concept of co-inherence and gave rare consideration to the theology of romantic love. Falling in love for Williams was a form of mystical envisioning in which one saw the beloved as he or she was seen through the eyes of God. Co-inherence was a term used in Patristic theology to describe the relationship between the human and divine natures of Jesus Christ and the relationship between the persons of the blessed Trinity.[15][16] Williams extended the term to include the ideal relationship between the individual parts of God’s creation, including human beings. It is our mutual indwelling: Christ in us and we in Christ, interdependent. It is also the web of interrelationships, social and economic and ecological, by which the social fabric and the natural world function.[17] But especially for Williams, co-inherence is a way of talking about the Body of Christ and the communion of saints. For Williams, salvation was not a solitary affair: “The thread of the love of God was strong enough to save you and all the others, but not strong enough to save you alone.”[citation needed] He proposed an order, the Companions of the Co-inherence, who would practice substitution and exchange, living in love-in-God, truly bearing one another’s burdens, being willing to sacrifice and to forgive, living from and for one another in Christ.[18] According to Gunnar Urang, co-inherence is the focus of all Williams’s novels.[19
]

More at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Williams_(British_writer)

Maslow on habitual thinking

As Abraham Maslow said in 1966, “I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”

–Abraham Harold Maslow (April 1, 1908 – June 8, 1970)  was an American psychologist who was best known for creating Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, a theory of psychological health predicated on fulfilling innate human needs in priority, culminating in self-actualization. Wikipedia

Your Horoscopes — Week Of June 25, 2019 (theonion.com)

Cancer | June 21 to July 22

Remember, a bend in the road isn’t the end of the road. While we’re on the subject, the circular device on the dashboard can be used to turn your car.

Leo | July 23 to Aug. 22

Next week’s horrifying accident inspires an outcry for more stringent safety standards in coal-fueled power plans until everyone realizes it was actually just all your fault.

Virgo | Aug. 23 to Sept. 22

Your whole life is thrown into a terrible new perspective when you learn that Enter The Dragon is not intended to be a romantic comedy.

Libra | Sept. 23 to Oct. 22

Your troubles will all be over next week, and what’s even better, it all happens so fast that investigators will agree you probably didn’t feel a thing.

Scorpio | Oct. 23 to Nov. 21

You’ll get a free beverage refill when ordering a large-sized French fries, but really that’s going to be about it for you this week.

Sagittarius | Nov. 22 to Dec. 21

You should avoid making any financial decisions next week, as the pain you’ll be in from all the third-degree flash burns will probably affect your judgment.

Capricorn | Dec. 22 to Jan. 19

While the ideal gas law is certainly important, your attempt to apply it to every situation in your life can only lead to disaster.

Aquarius | Jan. 20 to Feb. 18

Former Rams quarterback Norm Van Brocklin will appear to you in a dream and explain to you at embarrassing length why you’re not quite good enough for Bart Starr to appear in your dreams.

Pisces | Feb. 19 to March 20

All your hard work will finally pay off this week, but not, of course, for you.

Aries | March 21 to April 19

You’ll become embroiled in a steamy office romance next week, which would be better if you weren’t the trusty in charge of bringing the warden his meals.

Taurus | April 20 to May 20

It’s going to be hectic and stressful for the next few days, but it’ll all be worth it by Friday when the pope excommunicates you for the coolest reason ever.

Gemini | May 21 to June 20

You’re a bit sad that you never get invited to cool parties, but you’ll be downright angry when you hear about the awesome ones they hold at your place the second you leave every day.

Consciousness, sexuality, androgyny, futurism, space, art, music, physics, astrology, democracy, photography, humor, books, movies and more