Monthly Archives: October 2008

Following the Path…One Step At a Time

Lilbenne. Creative Commons license.   Our lives are frittered away in details. Simplify. Simplify. —Henry David Thoreau   People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think … Continue reading

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Courage, Equanimity and Love

cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license. cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license. cheerfulmonk. Creative Commons license. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. —Lao-tzu If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be … Continue reading

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What I Learned From Losing Loved Ones

  Bête à Bon-Dieu. Creative Commons license.   They know how to mourn the inevitable losses in their lives. —The Traits of Stress-Hardy, Resilient People. I cheerfully admit, I’m hopelessly sentimental. Buddhist non-attachment doesn’t come naturally to me…I even mourn when … Continue reading

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Honoring Our Comfort Zones

wikipedia I’ve been reading a lot lately about how when we’re stuck in a rut, we have to get out of our “comfort zone”. That doesn’t describe what happens to me. When I’m “stuck in a rut” I’m not comfortable … Continue reading

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