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  • Look forward to hearing about your holiday @karasti
  • @federica said: One of the finest and most poignant books on the subject of what to do yourself, when people are dying is indeed, The TBoL&D. I would say this is also a must-read.... Nice article. I recognised much of my father's passing away…
  • ....we get more posts on this thread than on the "I really, really hate it when...." thread
  • It's almost 4pm on Friday afternoon and I have the whole day to myself tomorrow to do as I please!
  • Thank you @karasti. I can empathise on the perfect child thing too. My Mum still tells me how perfect I was when I was young. I still struggle with it in relationships and at work.
  • That's lovely @karasti. It's nice to talk to someone who understands what it's like. My ex wife often says to me "It's good to talk to you about Julia because YOU understand!" I grew up in a similar household to your husband so it has been a…
  • Gotcha! You, who live today, are never going to die, because the one that's going to die is not the you that's here now, and, likewise, the one that's here now was never born
  • @Shoshin said: @Bunks said: @Shoshin said: Where do the Zen folk stand on rebirth? Moment to moment What about after the moment the physical heart s…
  • What happens to the mind when the heart stops beating?
  • @federica said: @Bunks said: @Shoshin said: Where do the Zen folk stand on rebirth? Moment to moment What about after the moment the physical heart …
  • Welcome @paulyso !
  • Thanks @karasti - it has been extremely beneficial knowing from a young age what the issue was with her. I feel for you given what you had to go through. The advancements in understanding and diagnosis in recent years is amazing! My ex has taken …
  • @lobster said: Dear Friends, Spread peace, spread good will. 💗❤️ That is our response to disturbed or even worse actions. Will always be The Plan. Right on @lobster!
    in MANCHESTER Comment by Bunks May 25
  • A young girl I work with came in to the office this morning sporting a black eye. She stood in front of a young Muslim girl who was being verbally assaulted by an older woman for what happened in Manchester, and copped a punch in the face for her…
    in MANCHESTER Comment by Bunks May 25
  • She has a thing about sleeves and pants i.e. she can't handle long sleeve tops or long pants. What set her off initially this morning was that apparently I rolled her sleeves up the wrong way. She was just in such a funk about it! It usually e…
  • It's interesting you talk about your son verbalizing unnecessary stuff @karasti, often my daughter will just verbalize everything's in her head for hours on end. And god forbid if you don't listen! it's very draining sometimes.
  • I understand @karasti. My daughter kicked my son in the side of the head with both feet as hard as she could this morning and I totally lost my shit. Haven't been that angry with her in a while. It's just the physical violence she displays thqt sho…
  • @dhammachick said: @Bunks said: Suck it up princess!! Na, just kidding. That looks scary. For all the fuss made about deadly creatures in Australia, when you live in the middle of suburbia (as most of the popu…
  • @Shoshin said: Where do the Zen folk stand on rebirth? Moment to moment What about after the moment the physical heart stops beating?
  • Suck it up princess!! Na, just kidding. That looks scary. For all the fuss made about deadly creatures in Australia, when you live in the middle of suburbia (as most of the population do), the worst you can expect is the odd ant sting and may…
  • @misecmisc1 said: @Bunks: Do u planz to move to Japan for Zen , wait wait hold on there till I reach, we will have a coffee together and then we will talk about - no, no not Zen, but how iz the climate coming along . Getting cooler mate…
  • @federica said: @Bunks said: The Tibetan's talk about rebirth ad nauseam. The Theravadan's mention it too. However, in my brief dalliance in to the Zen world, it wasn't really mentioned? Where do the…
  • Interesting @SpinyNorman - especially his comment about people using the word myth as a synonym for falsehood.
  • @karasti said: @Bunks ks wow he's 4 already! Time flies. My son was 4 when 9/11 happened. Sometimes I told the truth in the most basic, undramatic way I could. Other times I fibbed because I couldn't think fast enough. At 4, he'd probably accept …
    in MANCHESTER Comment by Bunks May 24
  • @Hozan said: @federica said: ...people begin their sentences with "So..." "So I went to my daughter's house this weekend..." "So I decided to do some shopping....." "So my car wouldn't start this mor…
  • @Lee82 said: UK threat raised to critical meaning further attacks are imminent and armed military personnel will be at all major events e.g. sports events and concerts. sigh I recently took my four year old son to a footy game at t…
    in MANCHESTER Comment by Bunks May 23
  • in MANCHESTER Comment by Bunks May 23
  • I know @dhammachick! So hard to put a form line through any team this season. I am clinging to first place in the tipping by my finger nails right now!
    in Sports Teams Comment by Bunks May 20
  • @Hozan said: Freo to win this weekend They should - although we beat you over there last year. You never know.....
    in Sports Teams Comment by Bunks May 19
  • Hang in there OP.......like everything else, this too shall pass.
  • @DhammaDragon said: Sorry for interrupting the idyllic bucolic conversation, but I must absolutely sidetrack our chit-chat to the joys of moderation. I bet @federica never had to deal with this sort of problems on this site ever -though we…
  • @dhammachick said: Swans V St Kilda tomorrow... CARN SWANS!!!!! Sorry mate but I've tipped the Saints. They're playing good footy right now.
    in Sports Teams Comment by Bunks May 19
  • @Hozan said: @Bunks said: Huddersfield and Reading will play off at Wembley in a couple of weeks to determine he third team to be promoted to the EPL next season. I'll get behind Huddersfield because one of their star pla…
    in Sports Teams Comment by Bunks May 18
  • Huddersfield and Reading will play off at Wembley in a couple of weeks to determine he third team to be promoted to the EPL next season. I'll get behind Huddersfield because one of their star players is Aaron Mooy who used to play fir the mighty …
    in Sports Teams Comment by Bunks May 17
  • @Kerome said: The Australians were lonely down under and asked to be invited, I understand the song contest is very popular down there. Yawn.....we got nothing better to do I guess!
  • G'day @MarcelNaultJr - welcome!
  • My kids laugh!!
  • @dhammachick said: ..... I start a two month contract to have it shortened to two weeks and not be told till it's my second last day. Cause you know, I don't need to work - I planted a money tree in the backyard Boo!! Sorry mate. At leas…
  • @Hozan said: At least we can drive....
  • Thanks @DhammaDragon. It is a challenge for sure. She seemed to have overcome it but has regressed. Her cousins stayed with her for a little bit and my ex told me she struggled as they were very loud.
  • I have been dealing with a lot of physical and verbal aggression from my daughter over the last week or so. I don't think I have I've handled it too well. I have either returned fire or passively accepted it. Need to try and find that middle w…
  • Hi @Gabs40_. Welcome. Do you believe in past lives?
  • @Hozan said: Im a Man City fan @federica but here is my alltime favourite Arsenal player... ???
    in Sports Teams Comment by Bunks May 7
  • Newcastle won the Championship last night! And the mighty Blues beat Collingwood to put a dampener on their 125 year anniversary celebrations..... All in all a good weekend sporting wise.
    in Sports Teams Comment by Bunks May 7
  • Thanks @federica - always nice to remember I am not alone. Many have ridden this roller coaster before me
  • I do love my kids. I really do. But, shit I don't like them sometimes.
  • Hi @Kerome. You might be interested in the meditation teachings of Thannisaro Bikkhu. He talks about finding the place in the body where we can focus on the breath most easily then spreading the breath energy throughout the whole body. His …