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Living in the present moment

Living in the present moment whenever we want is healthy not only for the mind, but also for the body. It recharges our batteries. It brings joy and deep relaxation. It allows us to see […]

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Inner grouth

The rough challenging patches are ripe for inner growth. When there is smooth sailing, we coast, and usually do not grow. That’s why Bodhisattvas are likened to peacocks. Peacocks eat poison, but are not harmed. […]

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Being home

Come back home, again and again. Come back to the present and find your center. Find your balance. Balance your mind and balance your energies. This is your home. It is always with you, even […]

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Stay like a log

When living in the fast lane, we are constantly bumping into others who are also living in the fast lane. Egos are bruised, patience wears thin, and the “blame others” scenario is close at hand. […]

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Open our heart

Forgiveness is powerful medicine. Usually we do it alone. Forgiving the other person, or yourself, from your heart. It is a personal mental activity, rarely becoming words to speak to the other person. It is […]

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3 levels of dukkha

Compassion is an often-used word, but rarely understood. According to the Buddha, compassion is the relief of suffering. So, what is suffering? Buddha used the word ‘dukkha.’ We do not have an English equivalent, so […]

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An even keel

An even keel is so important. Maintaining balance and calmness is a prerequisite for a happy life. It is a prerequisite for a meaningful life. It is a prerequisite for helping others. It is a […]

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Feel it and let it pass

Relax into difficulties. Don’t let your emotions pull you by the nose. On the other hand, try not to suppress your negative emotions. Just relax. Do not allow yourself to be carried away by emotion. […]

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Relating difficult people

When we encounter difficult people, rather than reacting, take a breath and remember they are your precious teacher. Your teacher of patience. Your teacher of tolerance. Your teacher of love and compassion. Training ourselves to […]

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Don’t get stuck

The more we love ourself without arrogance, and the more we love others without attachment, the happier we are and the happier others are. So, what’s holding us back? Kleshas (negative harmful emotions) hold us […]