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When things fall apart

With some problems that some of us are having (I won’t say where, leaving room for speculation), one of my friends said he didn’t sleep all night the other night and had bad dreams. As he tossed and tumbled all … Continue reading

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Full enjoyment of eating

It is funny how much I’ve changed in the last few years. Carol and I drove out to Long Island to visit a restaurant that used to be among my favorites places to eat. It was an all-you-can-eat Japanese sushi … Continue reading

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Running from pain

Certainly anyone who has suffered with addiction knows that most of human suffering is just wanting to escape. I’ve learned with help from others that: When I’m in pain instead of running or resisting, maybe first try to experience the … Continue reading

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The interesting thing about awakening

The interesting thing about awakening, seeing clearly, enlightenment or whatever. You can never again blame others for your emotions. share: Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Buzz it up Share on Linkedin Share via MySpace … Continue reading

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Try to meditate every day

Now I heard a talk about a pianist who was being interviewed that if he missed one day of practice, he notices, if he missed two days, the critics noticed, if he missed three days, everybody noticed. This is true … Continue reading

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