The Shepherd and the Knucklehead


..the bard | the priest | the poet | the storyteller | and the questions themselves...

We all have musings... questions about stuff that really matters. There are questions that call us into the presence of things... and we wonder... these are the ones we sit with. We invite the bard, the poet, the artist, the storyteller to give us first entry into the questions... then we sit in circle withour stories, curiosity, peeling the layers off. Pubs and Coffeehouses feel unpretentious, inhabitable, places to be... become. We invite you to come with intentional presence; playful... with imagination... holding space with us for the questions that unfold us. Real people, stellar pint, great pub grub... and the chance to live the questions. Welcome to the art and practice of good conversation. Check your opinions at the door, please....and invite someone who sees, feels and thinks differently than you, that's where the learning is.

.."have patience with everything that is not solved in your heart

and try to love the questions themselves...

Do not look for the answers, which cannot be given to you now,

because you could not live them. And the point is to live everything.

Live the questions now. Perhaps, some distant day, you will gradually,

without even noticing it, live your way into the answer."

Rainer Maria Rilke | our patron saint

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  • ..parker

    i value these musings on our time and way of being together with the questions. you know isn't easy to hold the question as a lantern...answers are so seductive..seem clean. the questions are messy. .let's keep showing up with the "i wonder" heart.

    June 18, 2013

  • Dianna

    Great group with interesting conversation.

    June 11, 2013

  • Dianna

    Great Yolanda, glad to hear it!

    June 11, 2013

  • Yolanda

    Although I love coming to this group and really appreciate our conversations, this one didn't work all that well for me. It felt less like a conversation than trying to convince others of our points-of view. I will follow the guidelines more closely next time.

    Despite that, between the 2 tables, when I got home, I had a major insight , not about our topic, but about beliefs and purpose in life. And how believing in a purpose in life has been keeping me stuck and frustrated for a long time. There are other ways to live one's life and be guided by Joy which will accomplish the same thing. So thanks! Being there triggered that awareness.

    June 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I learned about man eating sea turtles.

    June 10, 2013

  • Yolanda

    thanks. I enjoyed listening to/watching both. It seems these messages the difference between living life and getting through life.

    June 3, 2013

  • Ian Sage T.

    hey all, I came across two videos that seemed like they would especially appreciated by the folks of shepknuck. Both about wonder, awe, choice, and life. Copy and paste the websites below to see them

    June 3, 2013

    • Ian Sage T.

      oh you can just click on them it looks like.

      June 3, 2013

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