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Joachim Elsander

"Never underestimate the power of a small act of kindness. Sometimes, a selfless gesture or a single moment of reassurance, even something as simple as a smile, can be enough to save a person. After all, even on the
darkest nights, all it takes is a little light to
illuminate the way forward."
Beau Taplinl Little Light

“The greatest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer.”
Henry David Thoreau, “Life Without Principle”

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”
Henry David Thoreau, from “Walden,”

“And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
Meister Eckhart

“I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone – as it seems to me – is in danger.”
Andrei Tarkovsky, A Poet in the Cinema

"The day you are happy for no reason whatsoever, the day you find yourself taking delight in everything and in nothing, you will know that you have found the land of unending joy called the kingdom."
Anthony De Mello

Så, hur tänker vi kring att Trump använder Twitter till krigshets?

“knowing your power
is what creates
not knowing your power
is what creates

"As disappointed as I get in religion, I can’t give up on it because only healthy religion is prepared to point you beyond the mere psychological to the cosmic, to the universal, to the absolute. Only healthy religion is prepared to realign and reconnect all things and reposition us inside of true community instead of mere individualism."

Mina sociala plattformar, en grov skiss:
Twitter för att dela länkar, samtala teologi uttrycka sig slarvigt och bli missförstådd på.
Facebook för att dela länkar och ibland provocerande teologiska texter alternativt idylliska bilder.
Instagram för idyllen igen.
Tumblr för längre citat och länkar. Pinterest för nostalgi och marvelhjältar.
Medium för riktiga bloggtexter.
Mastodon. En cool plattform för att skriva ner och dela små tankar och citat, mer och mer även samtal med nya människor.

The view from our summer place. I'm standing there right now and taking this photo.

“Physics explains everything, which we know because anything physics cannot explain does not exist, which we know because whatever exists must be explicable by physics, which we know because physics explains everything. There is something here of the mystical.”
David Bentley Hart

"The daily veil that covers the sublime In darkling glass fell dazzled at his feet."

"And the question of God, thus understood, is one that is ineradicably present in the mystery of existence itself, or of consciousness, or of truth, goodness, and beauty."

God, Gods, and Fairies by David Bentley Hart | Articles | First Things

"Step by step, let whatever happens happen. Real change will come when it is brought about, not by your ego, but by reality. Awareness releases reality to change you."
Anthony De Mello

"I seek the meaning of existence," said the stranger. "You are of course assuming," said the Master, "that existence has a meaning." "Doesn't it?" "When you experience existence as it is - not as you think it is you will discover that your question has no meaning," said the Master.
Anthony De Mello

"Thus, the battle to follow Jesus is won or lost in those milliseconds when we first encounter people, in the instantaneous flashes of contempt, irritation, anger, fear or disgust we feel toward others. Social feelings flood our brains with neurotransmitters and hormones, hijacking our theology before we even have time to think."

“We mostly spend those lives conjugating three verbs: to Want, to Have, and to Do. Craving, clutching, and fussing, on the material, political, social, emotional, intellectual—even on the religious—plane, we are kept in perpetual unrest: forgetting that none of these verbs have any ultimate significance, except so far as they are transcended by and included in, the fundamental verb, to Be: and that Being, not wanting, having and doing, is the essence of a spiritual life”
Evelyn Underhill