OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

Frances, Editor recalls a family story to illustrate, our question for November, “My parents told me I was a ___ baby.” Frances says, “ “My parents do not remember me as a baby. Daddy was overseas fighting in’The Islands’ during WWII when I was born. He did not meet me in the flesh until I […]

OUR 2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

LindaSue (July ‘17) shares her soul-game experience. “I chose number 1 –mostly. The soul is the same size as its body was in life. But, as in 4, the soul is also like a cloud or a vapor, a spirit without definite form. I do believe in heaven and hell. ‘… to be absent from […]

MONTHLY QUESTION

I remember my first paying job! Like Frances, I consider my first formal employment as my first job. My folks did not want me to work in high school so my first job came in my freshman fall of college. My sister-in-law arranged it. I became a front desk clerk at a hotel that primarily […]

2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

Our Self-Discovery Game, is called “The Greatest Mystery.” Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito, authors of Kokology, The Game of Self-Discovery, posed a scenario where one is asked to imagine one’s soul after death. Choices were ‘1) …same size and shape as in life, 2)… retains human form but expands 3)…tiny and human-shaped, like a fairy […]

THE MONTHLY QUESTION

Editor’s note: I neglected to include either old or new Monthly Question in the June issue. My apologies. For July our question is: “My first paying job was…” My aunt and uncle gave me money when I occasionally babysat for my younger cousins. However that’s not the “spirit” of the question. My first ‘paying’ job […]

THE MONTHLY QUESTION

I am thinking over the questions posed in May 2017. I like the one about naming a yacht. If I were to name a yacht, I would call it “Three Sisters.” I like the sound of that name and my sisters are special. Chantal (Apr. ‘17) adds, “I just finished reading the May Ninepatch and, […]

2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

This month we hear from Carol (Mar. ‘17). She writes, “My concept of my death is that my soul will become one with the universe, sort of a number 4 in the Kokology exercise. In part the exercise read, “… In this scenario, imagine that the soul survives after death. What form do you imagine […]

2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME may 2017

Simon Stargazer III (See also his thought in THREAD.) says, “I picked the last choice ( number 4), the flaming ball with indistinct borders.” About this visualization of the soul after death, authors of Kokology, The Game of Self-Discovery, Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito, have this to say: “You aren’t upset by your shortcomings or […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

May’s new question was, “To calm down when I am scared I….” Christa (Apr. ‘17) had this to say. “To calm down when I am scared, I use a number of different strategies because I suffer from chronic mild anxiety. Deep breaths help to calm me when I am feeling anxious about something that’s actually […]

THE MONTHLY QUESTION

Chantal (Mar. ‘17) comments on our question, “What particular sound annoys you the most?” She says, “I didn’t have to think but a moment about what sound annoys me –it is the sound of multiple power hand dryers being used at once in a public restroom.  They end up sounding like a jet is taking […]