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Poison as Medicine

In her book “When Things Fall Apart”, Pema Chodron describes the practice of Tonglen as ” a method for connecting with suffering – our own and that which is all around us everywhere we go. 324 more words



It’s been 2 weeks since we broke up and although it is only a day and a half since I last saw him, I miss him. 607 more words


Anxiety and Fear of Death (My Thought Process)

I’ve been reading Pema Chodron’s When Things Fall Apart, highly recommend by the way, but she says:  “All anxiety, all dissatisfaction, all the reasons for hoping our experience could be different are rooted in our fear of death.   467 more words

Self Compassion #MondayBlogs

Compassion and self-love are fundamental themes in religion and spirituality. Jesus spoke of two commandments: Love yourself and Love others as you love yourself. Buddhists talk of… 325 more words


If You Need Some Comfort

1.5 hours left on my blogging machine robot thing. Which is fine for today because my brain has little attention span at the moment. It was a long long day. 148 more words

When Things Fall Apart (Or Seem To): Everyday Magic, Day 890

Since the inauguration our family has been living out a microcosm of the macrocosm. While the details aren’t mine to tell, let’s just say that we had one of those unjust life incidents in which we discover that, contrary to popular human opinion, there’s sometimes (translation: often to always) no real ground when it comes to what we can count on and control. 328 more words


Keep Breathing

I’m constantly nostalgic for places I just left. Even when the moments themselves were less shiny than my clinging brain has polished them to be, there is a sense of loss, a sigh of longing for a feeling I’ve cultivated and attached to a place and a time that isn’t this one. 817 more words