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  • Re: The sources of anxiety: expectations

    Sounds like you are I are similar @Kerome - I always feel like I am going to let people down and it causes me anxiety.

    Not sure if it's related but, like you, I moved around a lot as a child.

    I am getting better though.... slowly finding myself a new, more stable happiness that doesn't rely on the feedback from others.

    You might find it worth while to reflect on the Lokavipatti Sutta

    Kerome
  • Re: Metta

    Generally charities (well the ones I donate to) don't spend more than 20% on salaries / admin costs. I have no problem with that.

    I just don't agree with pestering people who already give.

    dhammachick
  • Re: What you give is what you get

    I was just thinking along similar lines @IronRabbit - it's amazing how many times in a normal day somebody does something nice for us and we hardly notice.

    But if someone is rude to us or does the wrong thing, we kick up a fuss and stew on it (sometimes for hours and days).

    We're strange creatures......

    ShoshinVastmindlobstervinlyn
  • Re: Is Buddhism just like the others?

    When I realised emptiness I had a feeling of joy flow through me that I had never experienced before or since. It lasted about 30 seconds.

    If that's enlightenment, I'd like to order some more please :)

    MingleShoshinlobstersilver
  • Re: Spiritual livelihood in the western world

    Good on you @Kerome.

    I have thought along similar lines a bit over the last few years.

    But my latest idea is that if I keep working in the (relatively) high paying IT job I have now I cann save more money so retire earlier to spend the rest of my life focusing on my practice for the benefit of all beings.

    Hozanperson