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Fear, Distraction and the Writing Life

I am awake. My husband has left for work. I am out of bed. I have made my first cup of tea. The familiar sounds of water boiling, tea bag bobbing, spoon clinking against cup, sugar dissolving. 597 more words

Writing

Compassion is a Gateway to Happiness

Sylvia Boorstein has a wonderful book titled, “Happiness is an Inside Job.”

In it she offers all kinds of wonderful teachings on happiness.  These are some compassion chants or prayers, (call them what you like,) which we send not so much to beseech any specific outer power (if you grew up in a tradition which seemed to offer up a demanding and hard to access God, this might relieve you of that layer of resistance) but really we send them to our own inner-most hearts. 373 more words

Compassion

Một Tình trạng bi thảm tại Pine Ridge

            Life is painful, suffering is optional.”  
         Mindfulness meditation doesn't change life. 
            Life remains as fragile as ever. 
   Meditation changes the heart's capacity to accept life as it is 
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Tôn Giáo

Meditation and Bebe Neuwirth

I first began meditating last year using the Headspace app, which I liked (and still like) a great deal. It turns out that I didn’t want to pay per month for guided meditation, though, so I stopped. 502 more words

Buddhism