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Re: “Blind Faith

She is not of this world ! (and that's a good thing)

Posted by Thor Hail on 02/05/2016 at 7:38 PM

Re: “More Than Laughs

I'm really excited that there is going to be a legitimate comedy club in the Spokane area, but I'm also a little bit nervous for the touring comedians. I have done comedy are all over the West Coast and Spokane is without a doubt, one of the worst places to do comedy - from a comedians perspective. Take for instance last year, when Jim Jefferies played the Bing. He was getting mercilessly heckled, and the security and staff at the theater did absolutely nothing. Friends of mine, other local comedians in the area were talking to him after his set, and he said that Spokane was arguably the worst start he has had on his entire tour. As someone who grew up in the area, I can say that a legitimate, no BS club is sorely needed in the area. There is a kind of talent, and not many good places to do it.

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Posted by CDAlaughGuy on 02/05/2016 at 4:07 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

on a positive roll , something else again to hear her edify a genuine care that could agree different people ...

Homes Goody wrote :
I asked Bird what she thought about these posts .... She said some posts are bothersome to her. She knows the sincerity motive of these people but they may be coming a lot from their own direction that loses others, including me ... for example she said ...

(Frankly, I'm more greedy for blessing than just bless me .... at least I'd rather hear 'God Bless Spokane.' I want to serve our best human interest that all families can be embraced by. I pursue the education special to this age how to cooperate to first bless our God Parent, in restored sensitivity to God as a Central Nervous System of Heart in all our own hearts ... And word-wise every day, I'd rather hear us repeat 'God be Blessed' God be Blessed through 'true-love principles' of our human family, ---comprehensive understanding that can bridge historical gaps and make new beginning for all ideals in this age )

@BBiddle : 'Great little piece. Nothin blind about it when you see from the heart. ...
“There are many degrees of sight and many degrees of blindness. What senses do we lack that we cannot see another world all around us?” ~ Frank Herbert.' Liked it for that part ... could do better without the rest

@ Wanporin Udaikonchana ... help (even) one person to find (more health and joy) purposes and meanings(to serve) in their life ...
(not from nothing to fulfillment, only a new beginning with others in our process together)

@ Gregory '...learn the truth and then use it ' (that could read like a worn out cliché cuz not so matter-of-fact ... big gaps for each person, who is not the truth themselves, is mostly learning from others who are not the truth themselves. Each person needs to honor each other person's own 'responsible' choice and power of relevance , and opinion or judgments of a speaker who is not himself the truth, again leave us at a loss if we entertain asserting ourselves like that ).

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Posted by Timilde Hammock on 02/05/2016 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Blind Faith

The community letter R us ...

and Bird, we want to read . We missed you a few times. You must have come late. You have our email. Send us something to read by phone to Harry or something you think to send else . Thanks

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Posted by Tomas Bri on 02/04/2016 at 10:52 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

So many of these comments are fantastic ...

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Posted by tydaddy on 02/04/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

We love the option to read the blind over our cell phones by calling Harry directly ... We have not read yet but Bird gave us the first chapters, and she said even if we have five minutes while waiting in the yard for a ride to come, that okay just give a call and then pick up where left off for next time ... like someone else was doing ... So, we keep that paper in the car. Then, we'll stop by again to pick up the next chapters ... great ! thanx (but volunteers are volunteering to read what Harry wants , that helps him, not something else they prefer)

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Posted by Homes Goodly on 02/04/2016 at 12:52 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

We are locals who get flowers there for the fundraiser and we are good with this community letter from pathstowater post :

To Whom It May Concern at Inlander:

We love you Mitch Ryals and Inlander, and we were excited and glad to see your wonderful article about Bird and Harry's daily presence and the volunteer services that we welcome and want to see supported downtown Spokane.

The article was so well-written to have a positive inspiration. Further into the read though, we felt a burden of sorts to think about a blind and vulnerable gentleman we know whose past is exposed without greater commendation given to him and his faith that is NOT BLIND but of a comprehensive understanding and relevant power to bear good fruits.

We want to affirm to the public at large that we know Harry to be a man of high intelligence, intuition, kindness and humor, despite very difficult things in his family and the disability of blindness that can be described as 'heartbreaking.'

Some of us know that Harry has been mentally stable for several years as his doctor has written report. We earnestly hope that, whatever his faith tree is, it is only to be respected by media and others for growing lastingly healthy fruits, as well as the beloved autobiography book, that is Harry's first choice to read and re-read. We were very moved to have read some of the contents of that book to Harry, which he says has led him to know a messianic-like Parenting that he so needed in his life ... and don't all human beings, no matter what their ability or disability, need a mom and dad parenting that bears only good fruits.....

(We are passersby and visitors of Harry, and Bird and the flowers ---and we love the peace-talk lists, pillow cards and peace flags we received there ... and other peace ed , peace family options of the fundraiser ... )..

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Posted by Homes Goodly on 02/04/2016 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

I asked Bird what she thought about these posts .... She said some posts are bothersome to her. She knows the sincerity motive of these people but they may be coming a lot from their own direction that loses others, including me ... for example as follows ...

(Frankly, I'm more greedy for blessing than just bless me .... at least I'd rather hear 'God Bless Spokane.' I want to serve our best human interest that all families can be embraced by. I pursue the education special to this age how to cooperate to first bless our God Parent, in restored sensitivity to God as a Central Nervous System of Heart in all our own hearts ... And word-wise every day, I'd rather hear us repeat 'God be Blessed' God be Blessed through 'true-love principles' of our human family, ---comprehensive understanding that can bridge historical gaps and make new beginning for all ideals in this age )

BBiddle post: 'Great little piece. Nothin blind about it when you see from the heart. ...
“There are many degrees of sight and many degrees of blindness. What senses do we lack that we cannot see another world all around us?” ~ Frank Herbert.' Liked it for that part ... could do better without the rest

Wanporin Udaikonchana post ... help (even) one person to find (more health and joy) purposes and meanings(to serve) in their life ...
(not from nothing to fulfillment, only a new beginning with others in our process together)

Gregory post '...learn the truth and then use it ' (that could read like a worn out cliché cuz not so matter-of-fact ... big gaps for each person, who is not the truth themselves, is mostly learning from others who are not the truth themselves. Each person needs to honor each other person's own 'responsible' choice and power of relevance , and opinion or judgments of a speaker who is not himself the truth, again leave us at a loss if we entertain asserting ourselves like that )

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Posted by Homes Goodly on 02/04/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

My family knows her by another fond name. I did not know she is called 'Bird;' but, I told her one time for me and for many she writes with love 'like a dancing bird.' I look forward to her posts, her ear and her counsel as a daughter of our Good Parents --- seems she is more spiritual than physical .

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Posted by Hirosan on 02/04/2016 at 12:19 AM

Re: “Blind Faith

Our car broke down in that lot where Bird reads to Harry and does the not-for-profit activity .

It was hot and I was stressed about the car, standing for a long time holding my grandchild . She came over to check on us and offered us filtered water and brought us a chair . Then she came back later and gave my granddaughter a peace flag ... saying it meant may the family be a school of true love , may the family itself be a church . It has an image of the family and says

'Family Church of Peace' When there is peace and blessing in the family there will be peace in the nations and the world .

My granddaughter clutched it all the way home . The rest of the family loved it and we came back to buy more to put up in our homes . That time she reduced the price to accommodate what we had so we could get more than one . It really does work to make more good will, bright spirit we can feel from the idea behind . and so does Bird make memorable good will . Thanks Bird .

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Posted by Neya Sar on 02/03/2016 at 10:49 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

Thank You, Inlander ... We love our log out quote just now , Hermann Hess '.. paraphrased 'inside of you (that would be really digging deep inside , ha ha ) there is Someone that knows and guides better than you yourself...'

and we read that just as we were talking about what Bird said how she is heart-based not money-based and --- by the tragedy of a money-based world, we so often feel compelled to follow the dictates of whatever morality secures our immediate pay checks ....

(By that form of insanity we may blindly repeat popular (but ignorant or limited) judgments that most go against our own best destiny... We all need each other as a unique link of one family with that Someone ---in order to max our own potentials and find education for jobs most contributory toward world peace ... )

only when all let our differences, knowledge, religions SERVE us to bow to that Someone within will we stop spinning our wheels toward world peace and toward our own true freedom ...

Only when we bow our all to obey that Someone and 'ask' instead of just asserting our own idea, and our own likes and dislikes , will we overcome profound ignorance we all have

---in a long precedent of disconnect or only conceptual connect with that True and Rightful Subject of our own hearts ---

and only then can we form our own hearts to keep a joy found only 'objectively' or 'filially' to that only Good Someone, like Mum and Daddy Parents we eternally need with us ...

Only then is there the power hope we most need to mature our hearts to rightly dominate our love bodies and everything of this material world as we continue to create the shared pleasure of better standards of living ... (quoting Bird)

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Posted by Hercules on 02/03/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Blind Faith

We like what some said:

'The blind man sees and shows the good of it,
the facts show the good of it,
the good of it can be readily seen every day for years by locals,
media journalists and photographers see the good of it,
united support of the diverse community shows the good of it,
as Bird sacrificially serves the good of it all over town and across national, racial and religious barriers ... because of, as she says, the good of not herself but of her 'good Parents of earth and heaven worlds ' ...


Our family agrees with what someone said,

'If this is a cult, we need to make a new culture out of it and give it our all
instead of all the rest that are not working to find parenting education for 'true-love-principled families'
always one for all and all for one all ways.

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Posted by Hercules on 02/03/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Blind Faith

A heavenly ally ! again and again ... I needed something for my family ... I was discouraged and almost despaired ... She was moved to call and check about me ... She gave me confidence and clarity and then we agreed on a way that can work ... From despair to peaceful resolve , what a difference

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Posted by Payge on 02/02/2016 at 10:10 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

We live nearby . What's not to like
She even shovels the public sidewalk without pay
Add us with the letter

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Posted by Neya Sar on 02/02/2016 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

yaaaa tru luv tuf luv . stays thru tuf things . 4 luv can B mor

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Posted by Yadi on 02/02/2016 at 12:56 PM

Re: “Blind Faith

Thank you @ Rose Ario

Just as so many take their sight for granted or might not be able to even imagine the loss of their sight and so many have family members or friends that have lost their sight at some time in their life, like Harry--- he felt understood from the term 'heartbreaking' to describe his loss ... and not so alone in his own world with it.

(I'm aware that Harry was also at a loss of feeling understood, doubting others understood who have no experience of being blind themselves, even me, he sometimes would think I don't really understand him, and he can't do something because he's blind that I say he can do and promote him to do.

I am not someone to ever pity him or make his blindness an excuse for his just lying in the bed and not bothering to do things for himself ... always pointing out how others see but are blind and he is one in a million blessed to see what really matters, what can really make his life a success (and that would not be money-based... that would not be a high-paying prestigious job... The loss of competence in a job is not the loss of the identity and value of hope and life )

I always taught him every square inch of how to get around and how to do things for himself and pushed him to keep on bothering to realize a valid human need he has to minimize the loss of , which is his independence to make contribution as he can, not as he can't ... Loss of a job is not the problem, but loss of work ethic is a problem ... Laziness is a problem for his physical and mental health as a human being .

When I used the terms I did to describe him in the letter , Harry knew that wasn't cheap words, and he could receive them ,---he could relax some of what's still pent up about his past, some that got also exposed in the article --- and so , he cried , and , with support of the community, we are working that for a new level of beginning for him . (And when I help someone else help themself that is always 'we,' and when we succeed as a community to help someone else, we cannot do it without helping ourselves, yes?

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Posted by Bird on 02/02/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Blind Faith

... and when Bird read the article to Harry and then the letter, (reposted below) how did Harry feel ? the letter representing over 500 locals who went out of their way to bring their concern , people who want to see his faith-based efforts be publicly respected and commended ... No doubts or fears need be cast on such dramatically positive transformation that the facts claim, he claims and that anyone can readily witness ---especially when Harry is vulnerable to feel those aspersions without means to deal with them except by many speaking up in support.

********

To Whom It May Concern at Inlander:

We love you Mitch Ryals and Inlander, and we were excited and glad to see your wonderful article about Bird and Harry's daily presence and the volunteer services that we welcome and want to see supported downtown Spokane.

The article was so well-written to have a positive inspiration. Further into the read though, we felt a burden of sorts to think about a blind and vulnerable gentleman we know whose past is exposed without greater commendation given to him and his faith that is NOT BLIND but of a comprehensive understanding and relevant power to bear good fruits.

We want to affirm to the public at large that we know Harry to be a man of high intelligence, intuition, kindness and humor, despite very difficult things in his family and the disability of blindness that can be described as 'heartbreaking.'

Some of us know that Harry has been mentally stable for several years as his doctor has written report. We earnestly hope that, whatever his faith tree is, it is only to be respected by media and others for growing lastingly healthy fruits, as well as the beloved autobiography book, that is Harry's first choice to read and re-read. We were very moved to have read some of the contents of that book to Harry, which he says has led him to know a messianic-like Parenting that he so needed in his life ... and don't all human beings, no matter what their ability or disability, need a mom and dad parenting that bears only good fruits.....

(We are passersby and visitors of Harry, and Bird and the flowers ---and we love the peace-talk lists, pillow cards and peace flags we received there ... helping invite only more true-love blessing hope for a peace world ... ).

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Posted by Rose Ario on 02/02/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Blind Faith

gratifying that the community letter gently but firmly protests that any negative aspersions at all be cast upon the faiths behind this beautifully dedicated public service activity ...

(some also know what Harry knows ... that this is only one of Bird's volunteer projects that stand out from the rest because of how she is 'heart-based' as she claims to be)

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Posted by Rose Ario on 02/02/2016 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Blind Faith

Thank you Mitch Rayls and Inlander that your article reminds us of what is widely considered so welcome by so many who just drive by and also visitors ...

inspiring for your article to reveal lovely motive and fruits of long-time effort (as further revealed even more inspiringly in the comments) ...

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Posted by Rose Ario on 02/02/2016 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Blind Faith

Our family is happy for this community letter pathstowater posted and count us in .

... and when I read it to Harry, he cried for the first time in more than ten years that I've known him, he felt so much consideration from the local people and , especially the empathy he felt from describing his blindness as a 'heartbreaking' disability ...

THIS IS TO REPRESENT WHAT LOCAL PEOPLE SAID (about 500 people)

To Whom It May Concern at Inlander:

We love you Mitch Ryals and Inlander, and we were excited and glad to see your wonderful article about Bird and Harry's daily presence and the volunteer services that we welcome and want to see supported downtown Spokane.

The article was so well-written to have a positive inspiration. Further into the read though, we felt a burden of sorts to think about a blind and vulnerable gentleman we know whose past is exposed without greater commendation given to him and his faith that is NOT BLIND but of a comprehensive understanding and relevant power to bear good fruits.
We want to affirm to the public at large that we know Harry to be a man of high intelligence, intuition, kindness and humor, despite very difficult things in his family and the disability of blindness that can be described as 'heartbreaking.'

Some of us know that Harry has been mentally stable for several years as his doctor has written report. We earnestly hope that, whatever his faith tree is, it is only to be respected by media and others for growing lastingly healthy fruits, as well as the beloved autobiography book, that is Harry's first choice to read and re-read. We were very moved to have read some of the contents of that book to Harry, which he says has led him to know a messianic-like Parenting that he so needed in his life ... and don't all human beings, no matter what their ability or disability, need a mom and dad parenting that bears only good fruits...

(We are passersby and visitors of Harry, and Bird and the flowers ---and we love the peace-talk lists, pillow cards, peace flags & commentaries we received there ... definitely a place of positive education for peace options )'....

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Posted by Amo Carr on 02/01/2016 at 11:15 PM

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