As a voice actor myself who meditates (almost) daily and holds mindfulness in high regard, it was great to see this article in TRICYCLE – The Buddhist Review with one of my voiceover heroes who also just happens to be a practicing Buddhist and Zen priest Peter Coyote. The stars don’t necessarily align, but they do make themselves available to awareness if you remain vigilant and , dare I say it, “mindful”.
Robin’s Hope is a Trauma Recovery Center where people healing from emotional trauma can find support, activities, and group discussions focused on developing resilience skills. Jennifer Kell is a licensed clinical social worker and Heather Pate brings expertise through lived experience.
The discussion moves through past experience, inspiration of the name Robin’s Hope and even significance of the no drama trauma llama, the official mascot of Robin’s Hope.
This is a joint episode between The Good Eye Podcast and the Synapse Hubcast. Find out more about the Synapse Network of businesses and nonprofit neighbors via their website below.
Jason Wells and Mechanics of Faith have made it their mission to help people in need with reliable transportation. They work on cars, the hold pop-up events with their mobile service trailer, they train people for a career in automotive service with a special focus on veterans.
They are always looking for businesses other non-profits to partner with to hold events and cross-promote. They are also open to donations, volunteers and interested parties who just want to help them in their mission.
Today’s wisdom comes from The Bard of Avon himself, William Shakespeare who has all kinds of wisdom cleverly implanted in his many works of comedy, tragedy, history and poetry. The quote is “The devil can cite scripture of his purpose”.
It’s the classic wolf in sheep’s clothing scenario. Beware of hidden agendas and be aware of those who see the world through convenient filters in that they tend to justify behavior under the guise of belief systems.
We should be equally aware of these filters in ourselves. Sometimes, what we take on faith or mistake for fact can be a lack of intellectual honesty and authenticity.
The full quote from The Merchant of Venice as uttered by the character Antonio:
“The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
An evil soul producing holy witness
Is like a villain with a smiling cheek,
A goodly apple rotten at the heart.
O, what a goodly outside falsehood hath!”
In Stanislaw Lem’s classic sci-fi/philosophy novel “Solaris”, scientists on a space station studying the titular planet receive “visitors”. The sub-atomic particles neutrinos are mentioned and theories are postulated (sorry so vague, no spoilers). It all invites many rabbit hole dives into the nature of the mind (the human one), perception and the matter/antimatter relationship. How can they co-exist? Technically, they can’t, but this video talks about the notion that matter gained an edge when this nutty ol’ universe was but a wee toddler. Check it out. And happy rabbit holing.