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Finding the right balance

Finding the right balance in our relationship with our ego is very important. We tend to undershoot or overshoot. Either we are in a funky mood and put ourself down, or we feel better than […]

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Balancing alertness and relaxation

Balancing alertness and relaxation is important in meditation. If the mind is too alert it can break like a too-tight guitar string, becoming easily distracted. If the mind is too relaxed, the sound of the […]

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The eight worldly concerns

When we are happy we get excited. When we are down we get sad. But why? Learning equanimity with the eight worldly concerns is important, at least to try. They are: reputation and disgrace; praise […]

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Always think of others

Always think of others. When you are happy, think of others. When you are down, think of others. As you breathe, imagine with the in-breath take away all the suffering from everyone. With the out-breath […]