Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Christopher Naze, Interview #35

Name: Christopher Naze
Where you live: Sunnyside Neighborhood; Portland, Oregon, USA
What you do as a vocation or avocation? vocation - fifth grade teacher (love it!)
avocation - ballroom dancing (love it!), occasional poet, web author
Your two favorite books:
The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Aubrey/Maturin Series by Patrick O'Brian
Your two favorite cd's:
Head on the Door - The Cure
Cowgirl's Prayer - Emmylou Harris
Why you are interested in spirituality? We have to look inside as well as outside.
Your favorite quote:
"They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel." Carl W. Buehner
"May you never be more active than when you are doing nothing." Cato
"When the student is ready, the teacher appears." Lao Tzu
Your favorite web sites:
days of naze http://naze.net/
treppenwitz http://bogieworks.blogs.com/treppenwitz/
life student http://www.lifestudent.com/hub/
Your hero? John P. Hayden, my high school Honors English teacher http://naze.net/1998/981122.htm
Mr. Rogers
Rod Serling
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn? I'm willing to accept and be grateful for lessons as they come.
A place in the world where you feel spiritually "connected?" My front porch steps on a summer's twilight. At the edge of the reflecting pond at Portland's Japanese Gardens. After a bike ride to the summit of Mount Tabor (Portland).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Christopher,

Thank you for sharing. Your comment about being "grateful for lessons" is right on. Lessons - whether you consider them to be karma or spiritual testing or something else - are golden opportunities given to us by the Divine and our spiritual guides for our spiritual growth. Master Zhi Gang Sha offers some very powerful teachings and some wonderfully simple and practical techniques to facilitate spiritual growth in his book, "Soul Wisdom." I commend this to your and everyone's attention.

With love and gratitude,

Fellow seeker Allan