Author: Clay Boykin

Louise Hay – 10/8/26 – 8/30/17

In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole, and complete. – Louise Hay – (October 8, 1926 – August 30, 2017)   Louise L. Hay on How Thoughts Create Reality “The video below dives into the unknown by discussing a very simple topic. Thoughts, Emotions, and the power that they bestow upon you. Or rather, how you can empower yourself to live in the moment by controlling your thoughts and emotions, and guiding yourself the way that you want to be guided, rather than allowing modern society to tell you how to feel and what to...

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The Power of Song

Can culture hold a people together and song save a nation? These short video clips gave me pause, and nudged me to reflect upon the many solemn blessings of our freedom, often taken for granted. Oh, that we hold ourselves to a higher purpose through these trying times. –  The song, Finlandia (This Is My Song), was originally written and sung in 1899 as a covert protest against increasing censorship of Finland by the Russian Empire. The lyrics written in 1941 are powerful and speak to the beauty, strength and love of a nation struggling to hold to a...

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Rumi

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ― Rumi “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.” ― Rumi “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” ― Rumi “What you seek is seeking you.” ― Rumi Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, or more popularly in the English-speaking world simply as Rumi (30 September...

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Robert Bly: To Feel Grandiose and Worthless

How can we feel so grand and so worthless? Why are these twin energies correlated in the human psyche? Robert Bly explores the contradiction with teachers and attendees of the Minnesota Men’s Conference, including thoughts from Robert Moore, Tim Young, and Daniel Deardorff. Founded by Robert Bly in 1984, the Minnesota Men’s Conference celebrates the telling of old stories, the gifts of poetry and music, and opening our hearts to grief, wildness, and joy. We all have a yearning for lives of richness and meaning; this five-day conference is a unique opportunity to enrich ourselves in a community of...

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Shame Culture

Brilliant author Lewis Hyde takes us on a tour through the culture of shame and guilt, the art of shamelessness and living between two worlds. He weaves together stories of Coyote, the American immigrant experience, Ancient Greek mythology and Huckleberry Finn. Recorded at the 1995 Minnesota Men’s Conference.    ...

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