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 […]

OUR 2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

Our game is taken from Kokology, The Game of Self-Discovery, the first book by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito. In it, players read a scenario about life after death “…imagine that the soul survives after death. What form do you imagine it takes once it is freed from the body?” Christa (Jan. ‘17) says, “This […]

OUR MONTHLY QUESTION

Frances Fritzie (Editor) writes on the topic, “I was named after…” “I was named after my father, Frank. Daddy was across the ocean fighting in WWII’s Pacific theater when I was born. Mother had written him asking, “What shall we name ‘Oscar?’ “ Daddy had replied, “You can name him after me!” That was the […]

OUR 2017 SELF-DISCOVERY GAME

This month June Poucher (Feb. ‘17) shares her thoughts after playing the “soul” game. She says, “I chose number one.” (“The soul is the same size and shape as its body was in life.”) Authors of Kokology, The Game of Self-Discovery, the first book by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito have this to say about […]

FORUM (From Readers to Other Readers)

(Letters to Other Ninepatch Writers) Dear Frances, I’ve been savoring my latest delivery of Ninepatch and I realized that I have much to share with our contributors: Dear Palma, The words you shared about your feelings for Ed warmed my heart. Your time with him was a blessing. Dear LindaSue, I totally agree with Frances. […]

OUR SELF-DISCOVERY GAME for 2017

Again this year our game to increase self-knowledge comes from Kokology, The Game of Self-Discovery, the first book by and Isamu Saito and Tadahiko Nagao a professor and head of the Kokology Project Team ( respectively) at Waseda University in Japan. Not intended to be a religious discussion, the authors posed the following situation: “… […]