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  • .. * hugs * .. Thank you so much for asking. No...lucklily, we’re are a 2 income household, so we are just buckling down and making adjustments. And paying the necessities first, and we’ll deal with the rest as they come. My heart is going out t…
  • Yeah...that’s me. I went ahead and filed for unemployment this week, so just waiting for that.....its better than nothing, and we are limited on outside employment we can accept, and my resume says civil servant for 22 yrs...so...finding another gig…
  • The 2 cannot go hand in hand. The 5th precept is there for a reason. How can you become more aware and mindful when you’re high? I spent many years smoking lots of weed, and never tried to sugar coat it to myself. I knew it wasn’t conducive to what …
  • In my experience, Zen can get a little too “chain of command” for my taste. Respect and honor should be earned and given based on behavior and knowledge, not a title. I agree that everyone should walk in the room on equal appearances and then you ha…
    in Zen Drain Comment by Vastmind January 10
  • Ok, I hear you.
  • @person said: ...... energy where I feel judged .... You feel judged by who?
  • ^^^^ That reminds me of the saying that there is good in the worst of us, and bad in the best of us. Hell, even a serial killer opens the door for an old lady once in awhile. @person .... The more you add to this thread, I still feel like you are…
  • I’m currently experiencing anxiety and worry due to the government shutdown. (For any newbies, I work for the Feds)...anyway, I’m currently just learning to sit with it. If I notice my monkey mind going off, I start to verbally talk through it with …
  • How is being prepared being selfish? It’s not like you’re out stealing can of green beans from the hands of homeless people during a can shortage. Jeesh! Donating them is fantastic! If you can, donate some time in the warehouses/ food banks that …
  • After a really hard year in a rut, the daily practice is starting to return. Thank Cod! Mindfullness bell, raking, and NB . 🙏🏻 @Buddhalotus said: I practise being a good person. It takes up most of my waking day, lol. Most of the …
  • May this year bring you all health, wealth and happiness. Cheers 🥂 Look at someone and say “whatever you’re going through, better days are coming“
  • In Africa,Ghana specifically,yes, they know it’s Christmas...and go to Church all day and can can get caught up in the materialistic aspects just as the rest of us.
  • I don’t see a RSVP in there, Aunt Fede...but consider the invitation accepted. I’ll bring the King cake
  • Happy Holidays NB!! 🎄 I’ve been embracing and enjoying the cheer this year. Several office parties, marathons of tv Christmas movie classics, all the decor everywhere. Yep...this season is going nice...
  • Searching for Sugar Man. A working class Detroit musician/construction worker is famous as hell in South Africa and they’ve been looking for him. Good story....Great Music!! What happend, Miss Simone? .... Is another one I found interesting…
  • @person said: What CBT methods do you find effective? I guess I'm not so well informed and integrated with the techniques that I use them as much as I could. I do notice more since this book when I fall into catastrophizing…
  • ^^^ let me know when you watch it. ..I would like to know your thoughts on the connection to the gen Z topic and the CBT possible solutions. Is this where gen Z is headed? Or do you want the point to be that its not isolated to one generation? In th…
  • Other parents seem in awe of the fact that I supervise and am able to limit the screen time and say no to cell phones. To me, it just seems parents use the tech gadgets as pacifiers to keep kids of all ages quiet, and not have to put in the involvem…
  • Bumped. This time, it's a Lunar one! July 27th..... Because of the distance, the duration is supposed to be almost 2 hours!. I'm ready!!!!! http://time.com/5328804/july-2018-lunar-eclipse-date/
  • You know in my house...it’s Black Stars!!! Go Ghana! 🇬🇭 But bec of the bribe stuff that’s going around....different statements on whether GFA is dissolved or not. Politics. We’ll be watching all the games...fo sho!!! No, we’re not in it. I alread…
  • AFA the OP...on an individual scale.... Life’s Good. I’ve come a long way from where and how i grew up, and I turned out a hell of a lot better than I thought I would, hahaha May I continue to practice gratitude and joy. https://jackkornfield…
  • That was good for me to watch. Sometimes, you need the bigger picture to appreciate the progress, and to stay positive about the progress to come.
  • @person .... that does sound like me ......... * hammers claim stick in the ground * 🔨
  • WTF? I don't even know what the acronyms stand for.....so I can't stake a claim. ETA : Here's breaking the code https://www.careerplanner.com/MBTI/What-Do-The-Letter-Codes-in-Myers-Briggs-Mean.cfm If you want to know my personality...get…
  • Good for you!
  • This whole week.... I’ve had Enya songs on replay. All albums and Best of. Love her!!
  • Good morning afternoon to you. Even though, I've been up. (4 am every morning, not only at 'em but with bells on!!! )... Have a good one....
  • I like platitudes! .....: In the South, we like our one liners....so... learn to live with it. (That one should be on the list, hahaha) I would never personally use them in a serious situation/conversation with someone, though. That's too insen…
    in Platitudes Comment by Vastmind May 2018
  • Stay safe....
    in Yikes Comment by Vastmind May 2018
  • I’ve been going old school, with Miami bass tracks. DJ Magic Mike did it best! .....you guys don’t know nothin’ ‘bout this...hahaha
  • Advice to a householder: Sigalovada Sutta: The Buddha's Advice to Sigalaka https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/dn/dn.31.0.ksw0.html For my fellow Zennies, I can't leave out the Flower Sermon....AKA- Transmission http://www.katinkah…
  • Alagaddupama Sutta: The Water-Snake Simile https://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.022.than.html ETA: Aunt Fede...I'm slow on the uptake.... I'm looking and looking.... and then... I see you! ..... I love it! You know I'm impresse…
  • Jeesh, you can’t listen to the entire world about what you should be doing...you can only do what you can do. Little droplets of water make a mighty ocean. By paying attention to YOUR approach, thoughts and actions on this, you’re not staying n…
  • @person .... I can appreciate your honesty...and love how open you are to the discussion. Umm....I certainly don’t advocate for cutting the family off or preaching to a brick wall. ...but you also don’t have to co sign or laugh at inappropriate t…
  • ^^ Exactly. That seems to be a common misunderstanding.