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This week’s prompt is:   Community  

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”

― Kurt Vonnegut

“Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don’t need a lot of money to be happy–in fact, the opposite.”

― Jean Vanier, Community And Growth

“Love is our most unifying and empowering common spiritual denominator. The more we ignore its potential to bring greater balance and deeper meaning to human existence, the more likely we are to continue to define history as one long inglorious record of man’s inhumanity to man.”

― Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow

Thanks to the Zero to Hero participants, last week’s challenge had the most participation that we’ve seen on Dungeon Prompts, which made me think of the great community that we are creating here in the blogosphere.  This week I’m going to keep it simple:  what does “community” mean to you?

Suggested Prompts:

*Write a short story, poem, or share a picture or song that talks about the importance of community. 

*Any inspired offering that somehow relates to your feelings on community.

Dungeon Prompts are meant to open up the abandoned rooms inside ourselves and dust them off a bit.  Explore the recesses of your mind and get back with a poem, story, essay or creative offering.  Link your post to this specific prompt page and I’ll share your link back with our readers.

To participate, all you’ll need to do is:

1.            Tag your post with: “DungeonPrompts”

2.            Link back to this page in the body of your post *

3.            Dive deep within and give us a glimpse of your soul!**

 

*note: If the pingback doesn’t work, then please leave the link to your post in the comment section.

**If you don’t have a blog please feel free to join the discussion in the comment section.

 

This Week’s Contributors are:

Can You See My Fingers Bleed – Shadows of the Divine

Community – TJ Therien

What is it to you? – MarthaOstout

The Human Touch – Dream Cloud Diaries

Alone Among Millions – Traces of the Soul

I Don’t Fit In – It’s a Lonely Place

The Unlovables – Marsnplato

Sleepless in Kerala – The Seeker’s Dungeon

Prompt: Community – Contemplating Me.in

A Community of Me – A Thing of Grace

Men’s Community – Contemplating Me.in

 

Please, also check out last week’s offerings for Anger Management:

Kind of Defeated – MarthaOstout

Valentine’s Day – SplitSpeak

An Animal Caged – TJ Therien

Anger Management: Road Rage – Schizo Incognito

Anger – Contemplating Me

A Conversation About Anger – Stop the Stigma

 A rit of fealous jage – Alienorajt

Anger – Never a Worry

Anger management – It’s a Lonely Place

Anger’s Alibi – Dream Cloud Diaries

Anger, Kyrielle Sonnet – Bastet and Sekhmet’s Library

Thoughts on Anger – Shadows of the Divine

Managing – A Thing of Grace

Memories of My First Rage – Traces of the Soul

Solution, Meditate – Hell on My Heels

To be Feared or Loved – The Seeker’s Dungeon

Anger Management – Writing Works in Progress

An Innocent Monster – Follow Your Shadow

16 Comments

  1. To me community is to be a part of something, to belong. For nearly 30 years I have been part of our therapy community. For 25 years I have been part of the Amma community. This year I have also found community in what, for me, is the unlikeliest of places. In September, I heard that our local football team, the Seattle Seahawks, were on a winning streak. In general, I have had no interest in sports of any kind. The only exceptions have been that I, on very rare occasions, have watched part of the Olympics, and a few, very few, times have watched some of the playoff games when one of our teams was doing exceptionally well. But essentially it is safe to say, I do not watch sports.

    This season, however, was different. When I heard how well our football team was doing, I started to watch the games. I became even more interested when I heard that the coach was focusing on taking care of the players in ways that were not “normal” for football. He was even promoting them in doing yoga and meditation!

    At first I was “watching” the games but I missed a lot because I was also doing other things. As the season went on, I started watching the games more attentively. I was also beginning to feel more of a sense of community. My clients and many of my friends were excited about the games. I was talking with my son and ex-husband about the games. While on a six week trip to India, I even made a 5 rupee bet (about 5 cents) on the Seahawks-49ers game. When I got home from India, friends gave me a Seahawks shirt and scarf. Me!!!! Unbelievable!

    Tomorrow is the Super Bowl and we are in it! Seattle has gone crazy…. good crazy. People are getting blue and green hair and/or blue and green eyelashes. Others are getting Seahawks tattoos. The State Senate has temporarily renamed Mount Rainier “Mount Seattle Seahawks”. Washington State Ferries has temporarily renamed 22 of their ferries for Seahawk players. Pike Place Market is stopping its big clock from 12 o’clock today until the Monday after the game. Businesses everywhere are doing special things. Boeing even unveiled a custom-designed 747-8 supporting the team. Conversations and advertising, both spoken and written, constantly end with “Go Seahawks”. (I’ve never gone THAT far!)

    So the City of Seattle now feels like one big community and I’m part of it! Tomorrow I will be watching the game with my ex, wearing my Seattle Seahawks scarf and shirt, along with people from all over the city, the country, and the world. It seems fitting for me to end this post with my first, “Go Seahawks!”

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  2. Love this, Karuna! I’ve experienced this ‘community’ before with the San Antonio Spurs. Spurs and Seahawks fans have the same thing in common. All In – to the core – win or lose! I’m thrilled to be a part of the community. It’s REAL. GO SPURS GO! GO HAWKS!!!

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