Author: KUF Office

Articles and Movies

Articles

Billie Holiday’s ‘God Bless the Child’
https://variety.com/2021/music/news/billie-holiday-god-bless-child-black-history-month-1234907327/

Black gratitude is not an attitude white people should ever expect
Sam McKenzie Jr.
https://sammckenziejr.medium.com/black-gratitude-is-not-an-attitude-white-people-should-ever-expect-e6162c7a6091

Movies

A Man Called Ove
“A Grouch Gradually Grows Grudgingly Grateful.”

Boyhood
“Boyhood makes me thankful for everyone who shaped me.”

Call Me By Your … read more.

More Quotes from the Common Bowl

Without our thinking, the world appears. Food comes from the bounty of nature, the work of many people, the offering of other forms of life. We cannot fathom or manufacture the lusciousness of a tomato vine-ripened in the sunlight. What is Beyond has many … read more.

Quotes from the Common Bowl

Word Roots

“The Hebrew word for blessing and benediction is rooted in the word for knee, suggesting that we receive blessing by kneeling down, by making ourselves small, humble, receptive.”

Source

“The Aramaic word underlying our English word blessed is tubwayhun which literally means “ripe” or “ready … read more.

Pondering Questions

Don’t treat these questions like “homework” or try to answer every one. Instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you most. The goal is to figure out which question is “yours.” Which question captures the … read more.

Books and Movies

Books

Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

John O’Donohue

https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Invisible-Embrace-John-ODonohue/dp/0060957263/ref=asc_df_0060957263/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312281483245&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9334313553809628817&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9005606&hvtargid=pla-435452636568&psc=1

“An enchanting meditation on how beauty lays its claim on the human spirit in such disparate realms as music, love, imperfection, death, and desire.” – Maria Popova

Old In Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over

Nell … read more.

Music, Videos, and Podcasts

Music

We create a playlist for each of our monthly themes on YouTube. They are organized as a journey of sorts, so consider listening from beginning to end and using the playlists as musical meditations.

Click here for the YouTube playlist on Nurturing Beauty

Click here … read more.

Quotes from the Common Bowl

Word Roots

The Greek word for the beautiful is kalon, “which is related to the word kalein, which includes the notion of ‘call.’ Suggesting that there is something about beauty, wherever we find it, that tugs at us, pulls at us, draws us into the … read more.

Pondering Questions

Don’t treat these questions like “homework” or try to answer every one. Instead, make time to meditate on the list and then pick the one question that speaks to you most. The goal is to figure out which question is “yours.” Which question captures the … read more.

Videos, Podcasts, Books, and Movies

Videos & Podcasts

Why You Need Awe, Jason Silva (explicit)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1oG2kt_fmM
On reawakening to the awe of first sight.

Awakened by Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyZQf0p73QM

The Slowdown, Michael Shynes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNvE7d-AKRI

This is what was bequeathed us, Gregory Orr
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrvMpAavaAw

9 Attitudes of Mindfulness, Jon Kabat Zinn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n7FOBFMvXg

What Does It Mean … read more.