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  • Any who are spiritual yoga practitioners, any words of wisdom?

    Question by Yogini: Any who are spiritual yoga practitioners, any words of wisdom?
    How do you get through times of physical inability to do asana practice? I have found it to be the key into my spiritual life and since suffering a shoulder injury find that I have to rest this aspect.
    I know yoga is not just asana practice but how have you overcome the frustration of not being able to practice the physical form? Any kind words would be great……Namaste
    Thanks sybil

    And Phoenix, that was an incredibly wise answer…thank you….I will do that today…..
    Thanks hot….the hard part for me is that my practice has been ashtanga so I’m used to a fast flow…. I guess I’ll be researching my options…..

    Best answer:

    sybil_the_soothsayer:

    I often have times of forced physical inactivity and I also find meditation to be helpful…and stretch what you can…just let the injured area heal…there are times of rest in life…

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  • (root words) What are the words that starts with “herb-” which means grass/plants?

    Question by kiwi: (root words) What are the words that starts with “herb-” which means grass/plants?

    Best answer:

    Answer by DramaBug23
    herbless
    herblike
    herbal
    herby
    herbaceous
    herbology

    What do you think? Answer below!

  • Do you interchange the words “Wicca” and “Witch”?

    Question by Axe: Do you interchange the words “Wicca” and “Witch”?
    Did you know that not all Wiccans are Witches and not all Witches are Wiccan, And one is a religion and the other is not?

    Best answer:

    Answer by Morg
    Nope I do not

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  • Do you let others provoke you with their words?

    Question by Farah: Do you let others provoke you with their words?
    A young man went to an abbot from a monastery, wanting to follow a spiritual path. “For one whole year, give a coin to anyone who provokes you.” said the abbot. For twelve months the young man gave a coin away whenever someone provoked him. At the end of a year, he returned to the abbot, to find out his next task. “Go into town and fetch me food.” As soon as the young man left, the abbot disguised himself as a beggar and – taking a shortcut he knew – went to the gates of the town. When the young man approached, he began to insult him. “How marvelous!” said the young man to the so called beggar. “For a whole year I had to pay everyone who provoked me, and now I can be provoked for free, without having to spend a thing!” Upon hearing this, the abbot removed his disguise. “Whoever is capable of not minding what others say, is a man on the path to wisdom. You no longer take insults seriously, therefore you are ready for the next step.”

    Best answer:

    Answer by JENNY C
    yes sometimes people make me mad with what they say

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  • For the First Time: Andrew Wyeth, In His Own Words, On the Famous Helga Paintings – Just Published – “Wyeth on Helga”

    Naples, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2006

    Andrew Wyeth finally breaks his silence – talking at length about his famous Helga paintings in an exclusive interview with Thomas Hoving, art scholar and former director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The interview is being published in a new monograph, “Wyeth on Helga,” available now from the Naples Museum of Art.

    Since they were first shown at Washington’s National Gallery of Art two decades ago, “The Helga Pictures” have been the subject of considerable interest, debate and gossip. But Wyeth himself has never talked at length on the subject – with one exception. In 2002, Wyeth sat down with Thomas Hoving and discussed the origins and evolution of the Helga series. In the spring of 2006, Hoving agreed to allow the Naples Museum of Art to publish this interview for the first time, as a companion to the exhibition “Andrew Wyeth & Family.”

    Secretly created over a 15-year period, the 240 works that make up “The Helga Pictures” provide an intimate, unprecedented look at a major American artist exploring a single subject, Wyeth’s Pennsylvania neighbor Helga Testorf.

    In this candid interview, Wyeth reveals how he met Helga, how the series – and his relationship with Helga – grew and the fact that he never intended to show these works publicly. “My intention was to keep ’em hidden away until I died,” he says. “Then they could be revealed.”

    “Wyeth on Helga” is an important addition to the literature on Andrew Wyeth and to the literature on American art.

    For more information about this historic, limited-edition monograph, please call Myra Janco Daniels at (239) 597-1111.



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  • From Hemingway’s Novels, Keats’ Poems to Nin’s Erotic Stories: Less Words Say More

    Article by Gene Schwerman

    From the succinct, tight prose of Earnest Hemingway, to the hyper extended imagery of John Keats, to the intense social observations of Anais Nin, again and again we find that brevity is not only the soul of wit, as Shakespeare noted, but also the heart and soul of great literature.

    “All good books have one thing in common – they are truer than if they had really happened,” Ernest Hemingway pronounced. If that does not say enough in very few words, try this one: “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.”

    On a less serious note Hemingway wrote: “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” On his own writing he said a mouthful in these few words: “For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.”

    I fell madly in love with Lady Brett Ashley in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises with less actual information about her than with any other woman or ethereal being I have ever loved. No one would accuse Hemingway of writing Erotic Stories, but for me, The Sun Also Rises is exactly that and more.

    Erotic Stories are the domain of Anais Nin. Nin not only writes erotic stories in the midst of great literature, she brings much of Hemingway’s minimalist verbiage to the art of doing so. There just aren’t too many authors in any genre with the flair for saying as much in a few words as Nin. “Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” Nin points out.

    Consider these few words:” And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” She paints such a beautiful flower with so few brush strokes. From one of her erotic stories, The Hungarian Adventurer, she sums up her main character quite succinctly thus:

    “The Baron almost fell in love with Anita and stayed with her for a longer time than with any woman. She fell in love with him and bore him two children. But after a few years he was off again. The habit was too strong; the habit of freedom and change.”

    So in literature less is more as well as in wit. Who then wins the war of fewer words? That’s easy: John Keats. Keats was one of the best of the group of Romantic Poets, and a great poet by any standard. But for saying the most in the fewest words it is hard to beat John Keats.

    “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.” Eight words defining art throughout history. I’d call that fairly precise.

    “‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.” Under twenty words describing the human condition of man on earth.

    “I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination.” A little wordy there John how about this? Feel and be who you are. I think we can excuse the verbosity!

    “I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion – I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more – I could be martyred for my religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that.” Martyrdom and the definition of love in a single breath, could someone please hand John that Golden Chalice.

    Keats’ book length treatise on the workings of the imagination replete with his own erotic stories is contained in his five stanza poem: Ode on a Grecian Urn. It may take several months to read it in its entirety.

    Gene Schwerman is the founder and head marketing consultant for Truly Unique Website Design. Truly Unique works on websites of all varieties, such as http://www.mainstreamerotica.com, where you can find erotic stories and erotic photography.

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