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  • I think the realization, while doing the dishes maybe twenty-five years ago, that I was truly present a moment before the realization and that the experience cleared up so much theory.
  • Despite decades of practice, I find that I have not improved significantly in foretelling the future. What I have learned is that for every hopeless situation I have been in, an exit has appeared. Trump will be no different. In fact, it is quit…
    in Trump Comment by yagr June 6
  • If anyone saw and remembers villainous Biff from Back to the Future 2, you may be interested to know that he was modeled after Donald Trump. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2015/oct/23/back-to-the-future-writer-bad-guy-biff-was-based-on-donald-t…
    in Trump Comment by yagr June 4
  • I have been to about a dozen counselors over the years, though that number is just a knee-jerk guess and I suspect that it would be higher if I actually got serious about counting. I have had a total of one with whom I've had a good relationship; m…
  • @Bunks said: 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 MANCHESTER Comment by yagr May 25
  • Wish I could wish for the welfare of all equally, but my thoughts were on NB members first. Hope all are safe.
    in MANCHESTER Comment by yagr May 23
  • @karasti said: The author claims we need purposeful activities. But what determine that that is? I find >more purpose sitting in the sun with a book than I ever did working a job. We have the freedom to determine what purposeful means. Right n…
  • @karasti said: @Nirvana in my son's case (not speaking for @yagr) there are things he WANTS to do but cannot conceive of how to do them himself nor can he follow directions. His resentment is not the directions themselves but his inability to fol…
  • @Dakini said: I think Sherman Alexie should base a character in one of his novels on @yagr. There's some great coyote material there, and lots of food for thought about Life. That is one movie I'd really enjoy seeing. Thanx for shar…
  • @Dakini said: P.S. Have you ever tried counting cards at a casino card game, to win big cash? I was one of the last people who got blacklisted from blackjack in Vegas back in the day. These days they 'flat-bet' yo…
  • @karasti said: But he cannot follow a 5 step mac cheese recipe I sent him because it is not as structured. It is a challenge, for sure, but I have learned a lot by learning how to attempt to see things from his point of view. Ironically, …
  • @Dakini said: Most of what you describe--choosing a response based on effectiveness & what you want to achieve--is the essence of "skillfull means" in Buddhism. Congratulations! You're well on your way as a practitioner. Thanks for re…
  • @Wheel - Hello, not sure we've met before, good to have you here. I have PTSD and DID. I've done quite a lot of work, taking help from whatever modality was helpful. Buddhism however, played a starring role. For me, help comes from knowledge. U…
  • @Dakini said: @yagr You should get treatment for your unresolved PTSD relating to your prison time in Russia. Or the hospital time, whatever it was. I wanted to respond to something in this but wanted to check it against right speech an…
  • @grackle - Absolutely (re: leaving the hospital AMA). Not being able to close my eyes for days at a time until I'm gone has it's own consequences though. @Dakini - I am working with a trauma therapist. She is not my first, but she is the first …
  • @karasti said: I just don't get it @yagr. I wish there was a way for you to live in a place that could be more helpful. Of course, I don't know where you live but its amazing the differences between states in what they make available and how help…
  • @federica Actually, already diagnosed with this too. Laughable isn't it?
  • A quick story, loosely related... For my daughter's sixteenth birthday, rather than a store bought gift, I wrote her sixteen short stories. Each was one of my sixteen favorite memories of her early childhood. I was her primary (re: only) caregiver…
  • I made a plan for this exact contingency about 35 years ago. Odd perhaps, because I have no contingency for any other possible deaths, but this one - yeah. Watch out the window and look for the beauty in my final minutes. Enjoy it. Then, a momen…
  • I'm going to let someone more insightful than I am feeling at the moment answer your question but I did want to comment on the fact that you realizing this and owning it is quite an accomplishment on its own.
  • Funny stuff: https://www.gofundme.com/melania-trumps-divorce-fund
    in Trump Comment by yagr April 29
  • I have many thoughts on this but to address the original question, no the source of wisdom doesn't concern me. Wisdom is wisdom. However, your concerns that your friends would reject the source and hence reject the wisdom as well as possibly les…
  • @karasti said: It's strange/interesting that there is such an upsurge of right-winged politics right now. I wonder why. I mean there are a million theories as to how Trump won, how Brexit happened etc. But I wonder what is going on on the deeper …
    in Trump Comment by yagr April 25
  • Trump may just be the best thing that ever happened to the United States, and perhaps even the world. I can't, for a moment, even reasonably speculate how that is possible, but it doesn't take too much effort to recall a myriad of moments in my lif…
    in Trump Comment by yagr April 7
  • I found reconciliation with Christianity through the line: Christ is the Truth, the .... I'm good with seeking truth, in which case, according to the above line, I'm seeking Christ. I found a truth that is more easily digestible in Buddhism, hen…
    in Bodhi of Christ Comment by yagr April 6
  • @TheEccentric said: I have constant brain fog so it makes anything that requires much concentration difficult. That is a fantastic beginning, you may even have a leg up on the rest of us.  You've gotten excellent advise thus far but I w…
  • @lobster said: I agree with @federica. Sadly justice does not exist in this realm It is more likely that I don't have a skillful understanding of justice, but I am not sure that I agree. Jump off a thousand foot meter cliff in a realm wh…
    in yearning for god Comment by yagr April 5
  • Enjoy the garden centre Federica. Enjoy mum even more. It's my turn with the b-day now...about thirteen hours after yours.
  • Love to you today and everyday.
  • @David said:> What I'm worried about is the situation at Standing Rock. I've got family there at the moment and spoke with some of them this morning. The implications of Trump being the president-elect is not being ignored. We've go…
  • All I have is this moment...and even Trump can't screw up fast enough to mess up this moment. Time to chop wood and carry water.
  • @karasti said: When you look at the state red/blue map you can't discern as much from it. But when >you look at it on a county basis and then start comparing, the lines are drawn very >strictly within urban vs rural life. I made a lot of ge…