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  • Also an alcoholic/addict...26 years clean.
  • You saved me some typing @lobster, thank you. I'm not sure whether to be terrified or ecstatic that I'm starting to think like you. Either way, an extra session this week with my therapist couldn't hurt.
  • So many times, I wonder how HHDL manages to keep a straight face during some of the 'suppose to be serious' moments. This is one of those times.
  • @lobster said: > There I was - this is a true story, lost before breakfast. I had already missed a night bus by one minute, it was two minutes early and empty. Pah! Good luck? Bad Luck? Who can say? Not quite sure where…
  • @federica said: @Vimalajāti said: Suffice to say, wisdom and practice are two wings of a bird, and a bird cannot fly with one wing. I heard it was Wisdom and Compassion.... But I could be wrong. Surprisingly, it wouldn…
    in Maximum Tao Comment by yagr October 12
  • @Lee82 said: To think people used to be able to smoke in bars, restaurants, offices etc! These days I'll cross the road just to avoid passive smoking, can't stand it. My pediatrician used to accidentally drop hot ash…
  • @Kerome said: There is an interesting initiative called Half Earth which is an effort towards establishing half the earth as wildlife preserve, called for by the biologist E. O. Wilson. Wouldn't this be akin to a peeing section in a pool?…
  • @federica said: > 'No thanks'. "No" is actually a complete sentence, @federica is just being generous with the whole 'thanks' bit.
  • I tell people that I am allergic to alcohol, that I break out in handcuffs. Humor goes along way toward disarming people.
  • @lobster said: In Buddhism kindness does not start with pleasing Almighty Cod (or some fishy Allah type uber-lawdy) but ourselves. How to be kind to that little ego insignificance? I would suggest compassion ... Could you pleas…
  • @Vimalajāti said: > What finally got you to quit smoking? What was your first step away them cigarettes? Not what, but who. You and this post, thank you very much. I wanted to offer some advice but was unable to because I …
  • @Dakini said: @yagr said: Well, while I understand that daily fluctuations does not equal climate change, I'm a few miles from the Canadian border and we are looking at 108 degree (42C) today and 106 tomorrow (41C). Wh…
  • Well, while I understand that daily fluctuations does not equal climate change, I'm a few miles from the Canadian border and we are looking at 108 degree (42C) today and 106 tomorrow (41C).
  • @lobster said: Mindfulness applied to hunting ... Well, to clarify, we were stalking for reasons other than hunting...
    in Splatter-mind Comment by yagr August 6
  • @lobster said: > How many of our battles are dead fish? How many aren't?
    in personal universe Comment by yagr July 9
  • He who knows...
  • I was trying to keep this general, but it appears that my question was too vague to be of much value. Over the years, I have found many maladaptive beliefs that I hold. I have found it useful to go back to the origins of those beliefs and examine …
    in Birth of Beliefs Comment by yagr May 30
  • I use sweetgrass and sage.
    in Do You Smell? Comment by yagr May 27
  • On May 10th, I celebrated twenty-six years clean and sober and during that time, I've come to view treatment facilities rather negatively. When I first cleaned up (the first time) it was 1978 and treatment centers were few and far between. In my a…
  • @Tsultrim said: We're all just canaries twittering in our cages. In the relative world, it's mostly money that gets to talk. This reminds me of a quote from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. I'm going from memory so t…
  • I remember picking up my then six year old daughter at an after school program one day and she tried to point out her new friend playing in the middle of a gaggle of kids. "The one wearing jeans." I think one of the kids wasn't wearing jeans, …
  • @Lee82 said: I can't imagine a world where there was say a cap of $100/day in earnings, or where everyone had the same amount regardless of the job they did, regardless of the risk they took or the success they had, or even if they didn't work at…
  • @WesternBuddhism said: Just been doing homework on how Some CEOs earn over 700x more than average employees, yet why does anyone need this much money when people can’t even feed themselves across the world, There are some folks out there …
  • @federica said: ....I would however, also warn you about "The Emotional Vampire" Syndrome.... Took the words right out of my mouth.
  • @lobster said: > We have to 'learn to think'. In dharma, just as in science we have to develop critical and objective thinking. For example can we jump out of our identities as Neo-Buddhists, Neo-Alchemists, Neo-Samsara devotees or …
  • You might be interested in the book, The Six Questions of Socrates by Christopher Philips. I found it a fun, fascinating read.
  • Interesting. I am dealing with something quite similar right now in my own life (psychiatric testing as part of disability claim) and find that I simply cannot answer the questions. I registered with the intention of taking the test but a quick sc…
  • Are you certain that it is guilt you are feeling? I ask only because I often confuse guilt and shame.
    in Guilt Comment by yagr March 18