Serving at the World Cup

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Serving at the World Cup

Someone recently passed along this quote to me (from someone named Rachel Naomi Remen):

« Helping, fixing and serving represent three different ways of seeing life:
When you help, you see life as weak.
When you fix, you see life as broken.
When you serve, you see life as whole. »

Among the questions these words may raise: What does « serve » mean and what does « whole » mean? And who am « I »?
Amid these World Cup days that have been captivating millions and millions of people the world over all at once (something amazing in and of itself, to be addressed in a later post), an example arises again and again: The players who « serve » in the interest of their teams have had far more outstanding results in the tournament than those who play for themselves, who want to be the « one » who « helps » or « fixes » the situation. It’s no accident that the two teams left standing to play in the final Sunday (Argentina and Germany) have played collectively, the « stars » putting their skills to work for the common « good. »
What if we all did that?

By | 2015-10-02T15:16:29+01:00 juillet 11th, 2014|Textes|1 Comment

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Enseignante Zen et poète, Sensei Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell est née et a grandi à Minneapolis, aux Etats-Unis. Arrivée en France en 1981 pour étudier la littérature et l’histoire, elle y est restée, s’installant à Paris, où elle élève ses deux enfants et gagne sa vie en tant que journaliste. The Zen teacher and poet Amy “Tu es cela” Hollowell Sensei was born and raised in Minneapolis, but came to France in 1981 to study literature and history and has lived in Paris ever since, raising her two children and making a living as a journalist.

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  1. little lake 11 juillet 2014 at 17 h 55 min - Reply

    amazing how often i’ve seen fingers pointing to heaven right after a goal or a breakthrough in a match.

    it’s clear one can do whatever if you do it completely you get at that level.

    amazing also they point to the sky.
    neurotheology just found out that we all ( all cultures) position the devine/ or spiritual upstairs – and what’s less (hell etc) down. It even has completely different circuits in the brain it seems on scan.

    Eckhart would say: "Who would we be without God – and who would God be without us???

    also amazingly symbolic to see when in some matches there is only defence – there is no play at all for there is no flow – and then the bad feeling afterwards of winning without any play been there.

    what on earth is more spiritual then football – but only everything???????

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