Archives for April 2016

April 29, 2016 - No Comments!

What and How We We Share: Our Compassionate Creativity Gatherings

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By Jake Sapon, CC Storyteller

Seen through the lens of CC value 44: Sharing what you believe and believing in what you share...

Up until this point, I have written little about our gatherings—the book readings, community potlucks, and musical performances that have been the heart of our tour.

It’s been far easier to talk about my own learning, growth, and experience than to reflect on the ways that we might, in turn, be affecting others. Though I can feel in my gut that I am making a positive impact in the world through this journey and these sharings, I don’t know—at least not in exact, precise terms-- what that impact is. Part of me is afraid to even express my hope that what I am doing is making a difference, for fear that I might be judged as grandiose, or naïve to think that something as simple as gathering 20 people in a room and sharing music, food, and stories could change the world.

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April 15, 2016 - No Comments!

“Know That You’re Every Action Has A Lasting Effect:” Angels on the Road

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By Jake Sapon, CC Storyteller

At our gathering in Farmington, we talk about Angels.

In Hebrew, the word for angel (malach) literally means “messenger.” Thus, an angel is not necessarily a divine being, but is rather anyone who, at exactly the right place and time, carries a message. It is said that each of us here on earth is an angel, carrying a message to be delivered at a specific time and place, though we might not ever know when our message has been delivered.

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April 4, 2016 - No Comments!

The Inner Journey of Love: “Everything is an interpretation.”

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Post by Jacob Sapon, CC Storyteller

As isolated incidents, each of our encounters on the road is merely a collection of events. A description of foods, colors, conversations, people, names, places, smells, sounds.

When put together in order, these encounters begin to form a more full picture-- like microscopic dots of paint that, when examined from a distance, become a painting.   This painting of places and people, told through words, is a story with a particular interpretation—an interpretation where people are, again and again and again and again, generous and kind. A story in which the world we live in is fundamentally characterized by a longing-- pulsing within all of our flaws and vulnerabilities--- to connect.

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April 1, 2016 - No Comments!

CC On Tour: Wilson, KS

 

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By Jake Sapon, CC Storyteller

On our ten our drive from Kansas City to Denver, I pick Wilson off of the map to stop for lunch based on its close proximity to the highway, a hunger for diner food, and a strange sense of intuition. We pull into the town, and realize that we have arrived in “The Czech Capital of Kansas.” We stop beside a giant, spherical structure and a sign that proudly declares that we are looking at “the largest Czech egg in the world.” I feel as if I have stepped into a time machine, but I’m not quite sure what time I’m in. The town is quiet and friendly. Children and grown-ups wave to us as we drive by. The buildings around us remind me of a set from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

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