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  • @federica said: You don't need to meditate to 'wake up from the matrix'. All you need to do is to see things as they really are. I guess being aware of the concept alone should suffice. Perhaps sitting outside costa with a latte and watch…
  • @federica said: It sounds to me as if you're looking for the kinds of 'easy listening' books the sound-bytes of which are easy to swallow and follow. Sometimes, we have to plough through what seems boring and permit the inner wisdom to reach us..…
  • @lobster said: Tee hee! Good news! @Mingle said: I know for you guys this is just stating the obvious but to me there is knowing something because you have been told it and then really knowing something because you have ex…
  • @Tigger said: again and again and again from what I now understand about it @Mingle. Now that I understand it I see the connection between my rebirth and my suffering, they are hand and hand - cause and effect. It's very interesting to me…
  • @Bunks said: No but this should help. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_Malta Thanks that did help.
  • @Tigger said: Hey @Mingle that's an amazing experience and story and thanks for enlightening me on the true meaning of rebirth because I DID take it literal this entire time, thank you Aha you are welcome. I guess you too have again bee…
  • Any Idea what the temperature is gonna be like in February? I'd love to go snorkelling but I guess that's probably a bit ambitious.
  • @federica said: Yup. That's it lol? That's the least I've ever seen you say. Is that a good thing?
  • Thank god/s for that. You're doing better than those self indulgent ones who make YouTube videos on how their life sucks so hard because their fave celebrity got picked on on Twitter and teh feels are too much to cope with Yes me and my wor…
  • @karasti said: I don't think social media is entirely to blame for people who feel entitled. And please don't generalize that this is how an entire society or generation is, because it is simply untrue. The people who are that way, in particular …
  • @JaySon said: @dhammachick said: Be careful not to cross the line to Nihilism. Obsession with death and dying is not a Buddhist trait Thinking about death has given me a lot of motivation to practice. The other motivat…
  • @dhammachick said: Did we watch the same video @Mingle ? It's basically saying don't self diagnose, don't use depression as the reason for everytime you're not happy. We are not automatically gong to be happy and we have to make an effort …
  • Also an interesting video on this very subject.
  • Gave this ago. It puts you in a great mood. You need nothing more because you are already happy.
  • @David said: Hey hey, Merry Ho-Ho. Gratitude meditation is what I'm thinking you're looking for. If you search on YouTube you should find lots. Aha thank you. I shall give it a go. You might find this video good for a lau…
  • I heard from somewhere that is four kinds of Motivation and we need to work out which one fits us. There is... Towards Motivation - If I do this I will get this. Away from - I should do this because if I dont something will happen. Along with…
  • I have a cat, love her so much. Even after five years my eyes light up whenever I see her.
  • On a side note but not completely un related, I work in a shop and after a while one can't help but make observations. I don't know how you would define an alcoholic but there definitely seem to be a fair few people who are in everyday buying booze.…
  • @silver said: The year is almost up - with any luck, won't be any more - my condolences to him/her. It would be more alarming to me if I wasn't aware of just how prevalent suicide is; my son took his own life. He was almost 23. Did you…
  • @Cinorjer said: On a very, very freaky sidenote, I read there is a company that will preserve the tattoo of your dead loved ones by removing and tanning the skin and mounting it in a picture frame. Eeeew, that is cool in a morbid sorta wa…
    in Tattoos Comment by Mingle December 2016
  • Even when we are shrouded with negativity it can become beautiful in a way. To just be an alive and complex machine that can feel such things.
  • @federica said: A Blue Crowned Conure, for those who would like a preview....Not @grackle's new companion, but of the same breed. Parrots are highly intelligent, social, and amusing companions, so I'm sure the relationship will be …
  • Being able to perceive and even have a close relationship with imaginary beings. Religious people pretty much.
  • Tis my favorite
    in Tattoos Comment by Mingle December 2016
  • @dhammachick said: I have three tattoos. All have a spiritual meaning and are meaningful to me. The only advice I can offer is don't get one for the sake of it, don't get inked while pissed, high or otherwise intoxicated and make sure it is meani…
    in Tattoos Comment by Mingle December 2016
  • @federica said: yes. If you read the comment carefully, that's actually what I'm saying.... Ah But I mean it in the sense that I am always chasing tomorrow.
  • @federica said: Faith and spirituality are not mutually exclusive. One can be spiritual without necessarily adhering steadfastly to Faith.... You know that growth is possible when you don't look at how long you have to go, but you see how …
  • A much better title
  • @karasti said: @Mingle that is what the term "sex" is for-to identify biological bits. "Gender" is the associated societal expectations placed on your sex. Didn't know that. Huh, everyday is a school day.
  • @dhammachick said: @Mingle said: I wonder why we like labels? What does it give us? Maybe - and I'm just thinking out loud here - it becomes our "default" mode because we learn to assign labels as a way of belong…
  • @dhammachick Yeah I can see how it looks like that and I do indeed find comfort in labels. Goth is a label I'd rather not have though. I wonder why we like labels? What does it give us?
  • @dhammachick said: I went through a Goth stage at high school. Nirvana and/or Garbage weren't "Goth music". In fact there was no set music then. It was more about dressing all in black, wearing palest skin with heavy eye make up and being "differ…
  • "....I'll be watching you"
  • This I thought was really cool.
    in Hola Comment by Mingle October 2016
  • Here is one of the beaches I went to
    in Hola Comment by Mingle October 2016
  • in Hola Comment by Mingle October 2016
  • @Shoshin said: @Mingle said: Gracias . I'm actually trying to learn a bit. Just got a translator app. Do you find it easier to learn when you're out there by the context? Perhaps this link might b…
  • @Shoshin said: It's nice to be able to say a few words in the local language @Mingle (The locals appreciate the effort)... Some everyday Spanish phrases I tried listening to some Spanish in my sleep last night, cant say I learned any…
  • @Shoshin said: It's nice to be able to say a few words in the local language @Mingle (The locals appreciate the effort)... Some everyday Spanish phrases Gracias . I'm actually trying to learn a bit. Just got a translator app. Do you …
  • @Shoshin said: @Mingle My children travel a lot and what they have done is scan their passport ID pages/information and send them as an email to themselves...this way, they have their passport information readily available, anywhere anytime …
  • @Shoshin said: @Mingle said: @Shoshin said: Traveling alone Don't drink alcohol..Keep a clear head and enjoy the exotic sights & sounds... Is it your first time o…
  • @person said: There are neck wallets that you wear like a necklace so pick pockets can't easily get at your stuff. I've traveled alone and I think it helps you be more open to meeting other people while traveling just keep aware of potenti…
  • @Shoshin said: Traveling alone Don't drink alcohol..Keep a clear head and enjoy the exotic sights & sounds... Is it your first time out of the UK ? Nope, I have been to America before. This is the first time on …
  • @federica said: @Mingle said: Has anyone else been and fallen victim to quick hands? ... which are.... what? Pick Pocketing
  • Has anyone else been and fallen victim to quick hands?
  • @silver said: Cargo pants have lots of pockets. When are you leaving? Send us a postcard, 'kay? I'm going on the 1st of October. Never been before. All very exciting.