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The Shambala Warrior Prophecy
« on: February 02, 2021, 06:03:39 AM »
Ever since I read Active Hope I have been a fan of Joanna Macy. She understands our predicament, and she offers wisdom to help face it courageously. She is a Buddhist scholar, and has a deep understanding of systems thinking and ecology. I got back into her work today as I've been pretty down for the past few days.

This is a prophecy told around 1200 years ago originally, and it rings true today. The focus at the end on balancing compassion and insight is important to remember. Doing what is right can be tiring and challenging and can lead to burnout if one isn't careful. Insight is the understanding of the deep interconnectedness of all beings. It helps to calm you, but by itself it can seem abstract. That's where compassion comes in to make the abstract real to you. These two things, insight and compassion, are always in a delicate dance within us. I think this is well worth the watch. Joanna is up there with Michael Dowd and Pema Chodron for me when it comes to who I want to model myself after.

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Re: The Shambala Warrior Prophecy
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2021, 06:28:47 AM »
Ever since I read Active Hope I have been a fan of Joanna Macy. She understands our predicament, and she offers wisdom to help face it courageously. She is a Buddhist scholar, and has a deep understanding of systems thinking and ecology. I got back into her work today as I've been pretty down for the past few days.

This is a prophecy told around 1200 years ago originally, and it rings true today. The focus at the end on balancing compassion and insight is important to remember. Doing what is right can be tiring and challenging and can lead to burnout if one isn't careful. Insight is the understanding of the deep interconnectedness of all beings. It helps to calm you, but by itself it can seem abstract. That's where compassion comes in to make the abstract real to you. These two things, insight and compassion, are always in a delicate dance within us. I think this is well worth the watch. Joanna is up there with Michael Dowd and Pema Chodron for me when it comes to who I want to model myself after.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/14dbM93FALE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/14dbM93FALE</a>

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Re: The Shambala Warrior Prophecy
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2021, 08:20:04 AM »
Ever since I read Active Hope I have been a fan of Joanna Macy. She understands our predicament, and she offers wisdom to help face it courageously. She is a Buddhist scholar, and has a deep understanding of systems thinking and ecology. I got back into her work today as I've been pretty down for the past few days.

This is a prophecy told around 1200 years ago originally, and it rings true today. The focus at the end on balancing compassion and insight is important to remember. Doing what is right can be tiring and challenging and can lead to burnout if one isn't careful. Insight is the understanding of the deep interconnectedness of all beings. It helps to calm you, but by itself it can seem abstract. That's where compassion comes in to make the abstract real to you. These two things, insight and compassion, are always in a delicate dance within us. I think this is well worth the watch. Joanna is up there with Michael Dowd and Pema Chodron for me when it comes to who I want to model myself after.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/14dbM93FALE" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/14dbM93FALE</a>

I was inspired by her story. Thank you for finding and becoming this story.


As was I when I first read it in her book. Hearing it again always helps. I find I tend to get the most spiritual when things get the roughest. Buddhism always seems to help. 


As this world disintegrates, do what you can to help build what comes next.

 

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