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  • I go out of my way to avoid killing anything (I’ve swerved a car at 70 mph to avoid a dragonfly) and regret killing any living creature but can also remain quite philosophical about it, if it poses a real risk to me or mine then the risk is neutrali…
  • @federica said: @FairyFeller said: I used to loathe Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love, like you I would leave a pub/restaurant or switch a radio off rather than listen to it. Then I actually listened to the words and thin…
  • I used to loathe Jennifer Rush - The Power Of Love, like you I would leave a pub/restaurant or switch a radio off rather than listen to it. Then I actually listened to the words and think it’s a lovely poem set to bad music. It actually moved me…
  • I’ve got miles of the stuff, some of it strong enough for the Budo beads. It’s a bit rigid but I used to make my own gear, including ones with beads that needed keeping in place with minute clips...
  • After much deliberation I’m making one for home use and buying a nice one. What’s the best thread to use for longevity of the Mala? What I thought was a strong nylon one the I’ve only had for a short while has already snapped and a waxed cotton on…
  • I’ve made my own in the past but wanted something special this time. The ones I have made tended to have either the nylon or elasticated cord I’m now trying to avoid, is there a strong but comfortable cord you would recommend?
  • @nakazcid said: Like @ScottPen I'm also apparently not a Garden Manager. I'll take the job if the salary is right... I’m having the same problem but I’m not too worried about the salary if the right crops are being grown. I must admit …
  • @Bunks said: My first encounter with this path was NKT and the Gelug tradition. However I found their focus on deities and gurus off putting after a while and moved over to the Thai Forest tradition. Finding that much more suitable for me..... …
  • @Tsultrim said: Finding a teacher, a must, might take some time, and until you meet him or her you may become confused over what to read. So in the short term, sit in meditation. It will clear your mind and actually help with your decision about …
  • And where is back to basics? Back to the cushion with an empty mind and a breath I suppose?
  • How about if I break it down to blue and yellow. Blue tribe had an immunity to malaria and yellow tribe has an immunity to sickle cell. A very wise person notices that blue and yellow makes green who have an immunity to both diseases? Adam an…
  • I shower most days due to the nature of my job (when you've spent most of the day rummaging around in other peoples gastrointestinal tracts a shower is a must). I use Simple products for washing and have been using the same basic antiperspirant for…
  • OMG, I'M SHOCKED! I always thought very high cocoa chocolate was the healthier option but looking at the stats on the packet I might as well munch a bar of Cadbury.
  • I think it's down to the individual. Large/moderate amounts of alcohol barely touch me it, I have to drink huge amounts to have any effect but by that time my brain has switched over to autopilot. Caffeine on the other hand can be quite intoxicat…
  • I've had a really weird day musically, my iPhone somehow slipped into Shuffle mode. I started of with Madness then Marc Almond then Mantavani onto Black Sabbath, Queen, a random selection of 80's interspersed with all of the above but Mantavani w…
  • Already veggie, I've been following the 5 since before I became a Buddhist apart from wine so I suppose that's going to be my 'thing'. I always took it as 'train to abstain' so 40/40 will do me good.
  • I've had similar reactions before when I haven't wanted to go for more prominent positions or promotions or if I have resigned from similar situations as I have found I wasn't enjoying the role. I suppose some people equate a more senior position…
  • Thinking about it, I suppose it's a prime example of mindfulness.
  • Apparently the pleural effusion is back and can't be cured without more major surgery. The specialist vets want to crack her sternum open and fill the chest cavity with water 'to find the leak the same way you would if you were finding a leak in an …
  • @federica said: Off Topic post: @FairyFeller Thus have I heard - literally: Tinnitus can be relieved by clearing the ears of the build-up of earwax. Not in my case, my consultant told me my ears were lovely and clean. He refe…
  • I also have tinnitus and the sound of my breathing is also deafening when I'm wearing earplugs so background noise actually helps my practice.
  • I've got my princess home, a little bit tousled and sleepy, a few more scar that'll be hidden by her fur but still as gorgeous. £4,500 is worth every penny. There's probably a lesson for me about attachment in this tale somewhere but a life with…
  • I'm glad I stumbled across this thread, it happened to me the other day. I'd been about to start a thread about my poorly dog and then I wondered if anybody would be interested so saved the draft and then came back the next day and people had been m…
  • @federica said: @FairyFeller said: She had a sewing needle embedded in her lung purely the fault of my partner who is forever leaving them on the sofa but I didn't tell her she was to blame, she knew she'd done it and I'd warned her hun…
  • Thank you for your comments, I thought I'd deleted this before posting it. My point was that I can't believe what a difference 3 years makes. Three yeas ago I would have been praying etc. and this this year faced with this challenge I thought ab…
  • Personally if I was your brother I would want you to talk to me about it either way, I would like to know the information is out there whether it's true or not. If it's true I might change my behaviour either by ending the relationship with the youn…
  • My baby girl.
  • @ThomB said: There is nothing wrong with being "just a nurse" (in lieu of HUGE finger quotes) Nurse is a noble profession. If you are driven by helping people directly rather than be removed from that and supervising people doing it then do what …
  • The meeting went well and I was offered and accepted the job. I'm going to be supporting patients faced with a cancer diagnosis so it's going to be challenging but not too dissimilar from what I do now. Probably the worst thing for me though is …
  • I use in-ear white noise generators, tiny little hearing aid type devices and they make a huge difference. It doesn't eliminate it or drown it out, what it does do is quietly hiss at the same frequency as the whistle and gradually I have grown to a…
  • @federica said: That's perfect, Invincible_summer . FairyFeller , the vows I recite, morning and evening, are actually (specifically) the ones which begin at 1.49 minutes in. However, taking the vows for the first time, it may be worth…
  • It turns out my email of interest was just in time, I have a meeting with the leader and co-ordinator of the team in two weeks time. If I get/take the position there's going to be lot of study (which I enjoy) but my dyslexia will be a challenge b…
  • My psychotherapist suggested meditation and mindfulness and me being the way that I am I took it to the extreme and decided that I would become fully fledged Buddhist. In reality it tied in with how I was living most of my life and allowed me to …
  • Again, thank you all for your replies. As most of you have pointed out I am looking for faults in my thought processes where there probably isn't, this is something I can do to myself if I allow myself to go unchecked. A couple of people have spo…
  • Thank you for all your feedback, both roles were very similar nursing roles but one was more career driven and had much more scope for further promotions. I was wondering whether not wanting to move on from an old job is about attachment or looki…
  • @vinlyn said: I've been thinking a lot about this recently and as you you say the Fifth Precept and ways of interpreting them. I've been justifying it to myself by telling myself that it means to train to abstain, so if I have a drink the…