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BonsaiDoug · Simply, on the path. · Veteran

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  • Re: We are lucky

    Came across this in the Tibetan Book of the Dead:

    Now, having obtained a precious human body,
    I do not have the luxury of remaining on a distracted path.

    EarthninjaDhammaDragon
  • Re: Precious Breath

    @seeker242 said:
    The 20,000 people that died yesterday thought they had plenty of time too! Turns out they were wrong! <

    Exactly! Every breath you take might be your last. "Live life as though your hair was on fire." (old Zen saying, I think)

    Bunks
  • Re: Starting again

    Indeed, each moment is a rebirth. Much metta coming your way.

    lobster
  • Re: Non-religous AA group

    @Jeffery, I've just remembered another Higher Power which I've used; DHUKKA, or rather 'Pain and bYSuffering'. Pain and Suffering made me do the stuff I didn't want to do, things like:

    1. Go to A.A..
    2. Find an A.A. sponsor (a mentor)
    3. Go through the steps; paying particular attention to the tough bits.

    It's a great Higher Power is Mr Pain and Suffering.
    Lots of good stuff in this thread; this little gem included.

    We in NA followed the same steps/program as our brothers and sisters in AA. Get a good sponsor (mine passed on a few years ago - still miss him greatly), go to meetings and work the steps. Everything else will work itself out.

    This is year #40 for me being clean.

    jaeToshyagr
  • Re: Happy new year 2014

    "Today, as we wish each other a Happy New Year, let us determine to be more sincere, compassionate, warm-hearted human beings, trying to make our world a more equal place. That way we'll actually make it a happy year."
    ~ HH Dalai Lama

    Much metta to all in this upcoming year!
    ~ Me
    JeffreyTheswingisyellowmisecmisc1