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  • @dhammachick I love how Carlita is doing it. I like each one separately.
  • @Karasti, Which book of Thich Nhat Hanh's is this quote from? When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over. He does not need punishment; he needs help. That's the mess…
  • I wanted to see if I can keep this up. I will post new suttas quotes (with their full source) each morning EST. I would like it to where this could be a good early motivation for the day or maybe something to chew on before the night. Feel free to c…
  • @Kerome, Some links for you: Nine stages of training the mind: https://www.lionsroar.com/the-nine-stages-of-training-the-mind/ And 4 foundations of mindfulness: http://www.vipassanadhura.com/fourfoundations.html
  • @federica. I keep seeing the same threads over and over every day. Don't know what's up w that.
  • Forgive yourself first. You are human. We all are. Most important for me and most helpful for me is to: feel the emotion and drop the story line. Pema Chodron advises that and it's so incredibly helpful to me. Let the story line go. The emot…
  • @adamcrossley . Like Shoshin I meditate in the morning b/f breakfast (which sets me up for the day, in a way) and the late afternoon before dinner. What's happened to me is that my body has become used to those times, in a strange way. So by late…
  • Struggles. When I'm struggling with something, making the effort really helps me.
  • Your grief will well up. As it must and should. It won't eat you alive, I promise. Let it in, watch it, cry if you will / can and then proceed. One step at a time. Cyberhugs streaming your way.
  • Chogyam Trungpa considers them the same (thoughts and emotions)... so when I sit and a thought arises and I note that and label it "thinking" and go back to my breath, that works for me. I am doing the same w my emotions, as they arise, labeling the…