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Old 01-29-2010, 07:43 PM   #1
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Simplicity

sim·plic·i·ty (sĭm-plĭs'ĭ-tē)


Allowing what is.

Absence of complication, sophistication

The quality of being simple or uncompounded; "the simplicity of a crystal"

Lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"

Clarity of expression.

Middle English simplicite, from Old French, from Latin simplicitās, from simplex, simplic-, simple

"Simplicity is natures first step, and the last of art." - Philip James Bailey




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Old 01-29-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
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I had to click on this thread because I love words!!

And I love the word you chose to focus on.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:32 PM   #3
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Thank you..please share your words if you wish
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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Thank you..please share your words if you wish
Hmmmm

I'll be back!
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:54 PM   #5
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Re-In-Carnation (n.) It means you are born again, into a flower.

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PS: I actually stole that from a song writer named Biff Rose.
"The children of light will be allowed to look in each others eyes."

From his 1st album.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:38 AM   #6
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Fearlessness
what the TPTB fears the most
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:48 PM   #7
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curiosity

cu·ri·os·i·ty

A desire to know or learn.

[Middle English curiosite, from Old French, from Latin crisits, from crisus, inquisitive; see curious.]


“Sometimes questions are more important than answers.”

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:10 PM   #8
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My word of the day (well you did offer!) is

EGG

It just came to me!!

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Old 01-30-2010, 02:00 PM   #9
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Mindfulness

“Mindfulness” is the English translation of the Pali word " sati " bare attention.

When you first become aware of something, there is a fleeting instant of pure awareness just before you conceptualize the thing, before you identify it. That is a state of awareness. Ordinarily, this state is short-lived. It is that flashing split second just as you focus your eyes on the thing, just as you focus your mind on the thing, just before you objectify it, clamp down on it mentally, and segregate it from the rest of existence. It takes place just before you start thinking about it—before your mind says, “Oh, it’s a dog.” That flowing, soft-focused moment of pure awareness is mindfulness. In that brief flashing mind-moment you experience a thing as an un-thing. You experience a softly flowing moment of pure experience that is inter locked with the rest of reality, not separate from it.

When this mindfulness is prolonged by using proper techniques, you find that this experience is profound, and it changes your entire view of the universe.

The Characteristics of Mindfulness

Mindfulness is mirror-thought. It reflects only what is presently hap pening and in exactly the way it is happening. There are no biases.

Mindfulness is nonjudgmental observation. It is that ability of the mind to observe without criticism. With this ability, one sees things without condemnation or judgment. One is surprised by nothing. One simply takes a balanced interest in things exactly as they are in their natural states.

Mindfulness is an impartial watchfulness. It does not take sides.

Mindfulness is nonconceptual awareness.

Mindfulness is present-time awareness. It takes place in the here and now. It is the observance of what is happening right now, in the present moment.

Mindfulness is non-egotistic alertness. It takes place without ref erence to self. With mindfulness one sees all phenomena without references to concepts like “me,” “my,” or “mine.”

Mindfulness is awareness of change. It is observing the passing flow of experience. It is watching things as they are changing. It is seeing the birth, growth, and maturity of all phenomena.

Mindfulness is participatory observation. The meditator is both participant and observer at one and the same time.

There are three fundamental activities of mindfulness.

1. Mindfulness reminds you of what you are supposed to be doing.

2. Mindfulness sees things as they really are.

3. Mindfulness sees the true nature of phenomena.

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Old 01-30-2010, 02:44 PM   #10
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Re-In-Carnation (n.) It means you are born again, into a flower.

Fred

PS: I actually stole that from a song writer named Biff Rose.
"The children of light will be allowed to look in each others eyes."

From his 1st album.
Flowers are a great symbol for re-incarnation, Thank you Fred
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:50 PM   #11
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Fearlessness
what the TPTB fears the most
What a great word for you Stardustaquarion!

Maybe you could elaborate on the definition of it or the meaning of it to you?
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Old 01-30-2010, 02:54 PM   #12
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curiosity

cu·ri·os·i·ty

A desire to know or learn.
Childrens curiosity is one of the most precious ressources on this planet

Great word Seashore!
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:00 PM   #13
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My word of the day (well you did offer!) is

EGG

It just came to me!!

The egg, the symbol of fertility and new life...Great choice...

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Old 01-30-2010, 03:11 PM   #14
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Mindfulness


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Ahhh that was great mudra dear.

A thorough explanation, thank you

A great word to dissect as well..

Mind-Full-Ness


It has a sense of "taking care of someone...being mindfull of their feelings etc"

It speaks to me of knowledge as well...
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Old 01-30-2010, 04:48 PM   #15
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The egg, the symbol of fertility and new life...Great choice...


Woohoo!!
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:01 AM   #16
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fortitude

for·ti·tude

Strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage.

[1422, from M.Fr. fortitude, from L. fortitudo "strength," from fortis "strong, brave" (see fort).]

“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Old 02-01-2010, 12:20 PM   #17
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This word expresses a human attribute that is the most important one, in my opinion. (Although it needs to be accompanied by healthy self-esteem.) I think that if you have it, you probably have the best interests of humankind in your heart:

humility

hu·mil·i·ty

The quality or condition of being humble.

[early 14c., from O.Fr. humilité, from L. humilitatem (nom. humilitas) "lowness, insignificance," in Church L. "meekness," from humilis "humble."]

“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”

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Old 02-01-2010, 02:06 PM   #18
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Coruscate

1. To give off light; to reflect in flashes; to sparkle.

2. To exhibit brilliant technique or style.


Synonyms:

* gleam
* glimmer
* scintillate



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Old 02-01-2010, 02:23 PM   #19
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The moon really did coruscate last night!!
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #20
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The moon really did coruscate last night!!
Lovely
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #21
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Coruscate
Thank you for teaching me a new word!!

I didn't even know how to pronounce it.

I went here for that and clicked on both flags:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Coruscate
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Old 02-01-2010, 02:52 PM   #22
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“Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.”

Great quote!

Luminari , how appropriate for you... Coruscate

Shine on you crazy diamonds!!
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Old 02-01-2010, 03:18 PM   #23
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INSPIRE ...


in-spire ...

to ... affect ... guide ... or arouse by divine influence ...
to ... fill with enlivening or exaulting emotion ...
to ... stimulate to action ...
to ... affect or touch ...
to ... draw forth or bring about ...
to ... draw in air ... by inhaling ...
to ... breathe on ...
to ... breathe life into ...
to ... stimulate energies ... ideals or reverence ...

you are all ... my inspiration ...




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Old 02-03-2010, 11:05 AM   #24
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genuine

gen·u·ine

Free from hypocrisy or dishonesty; sincere.

[1596, from L. genuinus "native, natural," from root of gignere "beget" (see genus), perhaps infl. in form by contrasting adulterinus "spurious." Alternative etymology is from L. genu "knee," from an ancient custom of a father acknowledging paternity of a newborn by placing it on his knee.]

“Genuine forgiveness does not deny anger but faces it head-on.”

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Old 02-06-2010, 11:03 PM   #25
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flexibility

flex·i·bil·i·ty

Responsive to change; adaptable: a flexible schedule.

[1610s, of physical things, from Fr. flexibilité, from L. flexibilitatem, from flexibilis (see flexible). Of immaterial things from 1783.]


The boldness of asking deep questions may require unforeseen flexibility if we are to accept the answers.

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