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  • I 'n' I Rastafari

    … think that is a mantra … :mrgreen:

    I hear ganga cookies are medicinal. However still illegal here. I do have some legal hemp seed, which I may try on my daily muesli making. Yum!

  • There's a natural mystic blowing through the air...

    Jeroen
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    It has been said that you need to hit rock bottom in order to kick the habit, I wonder about those poor souls on the streets of Philadelphia, how far do they still need to go?

  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    I had to stop watching the video, I had Suffering overload.

    lobster
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    @federica said:
    I had to stop watching the video, I had Suffering overload.

    It’s ironic, because what drug addicts do is endlessly chase pleasure. It’s just that it is accompanied by being locked into a pattern and being massively unaware and callous towards others. I guess you could call it obsession, which is the antithesis of meditation.

    Bunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Just chatting to a mate of mine who is going through a messy divorce.
    I was feeling surprised and angry as his wife insists she only wants their one year old one day a week and he has him for the other six.
    But then I wondered if I’d be so outraged if it was the other way around? Hmmm

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    @Bunks said:
    Just chatting to a mate of mine who is going through a messy divorce.
    I was feeling surprised and angry as his wife insists she only wants their one year old one day a week and he has him for the other six.
    But then I wondered if I’d be so outraged if it was the other way around? Hmmm

    For a one-year-old to be separated from his mother for 6 days a week doesn’t sound very healthy.

    Bunks
  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran
    edited September 10

    I guess it all depends on the unconditional love a parent ( mum or dad) has for their child/ren...

    There are many single dads who have brought up children who are doing just fine...

    However if there is animosity between the parents and they use the child/ren as weapons...that's unhealthy especially for the child/ren sandwiched between the hate...

    Bunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    edited September 11

    @Shoshin1 said:
    I guess it all depends on the unconditional love a parent ( mum or dad) has for their child/ren...

    There are many single dads who have brought up children who are doing just fine...

    However if there is animosity between the parents and they use the child/ren as weapons...that's unhealthy especially for the child/ren sandwiched between the hate...

    I only hear one side of the story so don’t want to say too much. He says that she is lazy and can’t be bothered so that why she has gone down this path.

    But as long as she is prepared for the results of her actions I guess. When her son is old enough to know the choice she made he may not be so keen to have much to do with her. Who knows!

    Shoshin1
  • Came across this interesting Heineken ad...

    No doubt most of us have preconceived ideas about religions, sexual or gender identity, race, politics, etc etc...often thinking that we know so much about other people or their beliefs but have never actually sat down with them (preferably over a cup of tea) to listen to their point of view...

    lobsterJeroen
  • Rode into the village to the local shop...

    .It was a picture perfect afternoon...

    Bunks
  • preferably over a cup of tea

    Great ad. Lousy beer. The only time I had a decent Heineken was in Holland.

    … however the psychological process was outstanding. How wonderful.

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    @Shoshin1 said:
    preferably over a cup of tea

    Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, tea. It’s a good ad though. In a way it tells the story that alcohol is just that little lubricant that gets people talking, which I think is an interesting point of view.

    I remember what an old family friend Elizabeth used to serve in her teacups, it was neat whiskey I believe.

    Shoshin1
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    @Bunks said:

    @Shoshin1 said:
    I guess it all depends on the unconditional love a parent ( mum or dad) has for their child/ren...

    There are many single dads who have brought up children who are doing just fine...

    However if there is animosity between the parents and they use the child/ren as weapons...that's unhealthy especially for the child/ren sandwiched between the hate...

    I only hear one side of the story so don’t want to say too much. He says that she is lazy and can’t be bothered so that why she has gone down this path.

    But as long as she is prepared for the results of her actions I guess. When her son is old enough to know the choice she made he may not be so keen to have much to do with her. Who knows!

    So very, very lucky that my daughter and her ex-partner are on extremely good terms. They are very close and both my daughter and grandson, absolutely adore my grandson's little half-brother. They are in contact every day, and as her ex now lives in Spain with is 'new' partner, daily contact is via WhatsApp is unmissable.

    Bunks
  • On my walk this afternoon I spied a pair of Eastern Rosellas eating the buds on the branches....

    Fosdick
  • Another great big story

    BunksShoshin1
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Well, something else to add to my bucket list!!

    Bunks
  • The community pantry this morning...

    The local supermarket is throwing out lots of bread...

    Bunks
  • I'm interested in doing this course which is dana based. Are 10 bucks okay? :dizzy:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eft-tapping-for-radical-love-with-nancy-kern-tickets-165990669561

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @コチシカ said:
    I'm interested in doing this course which is dana based. Are 10 bucks okay? :dizzy:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eft-tapping-for-radical-love-with-nancy-kern-tickets-165990669561

    Whatever you can afford 🙏

    コチシカ
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Good morning beautiful people!

    Shoshin1
  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran
    edited September 14

    Morena ....Nice photo @Bunks ...

    It's cold windy and overcast morning here....

    BTW it's Maori language week Morena = Morning....

    Bunks
  • The local supermarket has upped the prices of some products by a dollar....Last week I bought dry roasted almonds $5 for 250 grams ...this week they are $6...

    They are making a killing as it is being an essential service...and now this...

    I guess it is one of the three poisons rearing its ugly head ....

    Bunks
  • In the US, we have fires in the West, floods in the South and East. Spain is ablaze and the World is in a big hurt.
    But don't worry, the pub is still open. =)

    Peace to all

    Bunks
  • Please remember - You can be your best ally and every friend is a gift.

    Peace to all

    lobsterBunks
  • On my walk this afternoon...a pair of Koruru (native wood pigeons) on the lower branches and a pair of Tui on the upper branches...

    Bunks
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Birds can be a joy… there are always magpies and pigeons visiting my garden, when I sit by the window with my coffee in the morning I see them pecking away at suspected seeds.

    BunksShoshin1
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran
    edited September 15

    Thoughts @Shoshin1 ?

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-zealand-maori-party-renews-push-to-change-country-s-official-name-to-aotearoa/1114e911-0455-4347-83c3-d47403ae81d3

    I like to stir up white Australians by telling them we are now an Asian country! Causes some angst amongst some of the older people I know. But we basically are! :p

    Shoshin1
  • It was pouring, we drove to Richmond Park to check out the deer. Always good to see them … and then on to Walton Bridge on Thames. Sat in the car watching Canada geese, Egyptian Geese and the Royal Swans. We had tea and cake from the car park tea room. With waterproofs on, walking along the Thames in the rain was a welcome break. We had a pair of walkie talkies to communicate between car and walkers. That was fun.


    JeroenShoshin1
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @lobster said:
    It was pouring, we drove to Richmond Park to check out the deer. Always good to see them … and then on to Walton Bridge on Thames. Sat in the car watching Canada geese, Egyptian Geese and the Royal Swans. We had tea and cake from the car park tea room. With waterproofs on, walking along the Thames in the rain was a welcome break. We had a pair of walkie talkies to communicate between car and walkers. That was fun.


    I used to go running at Richmond Park from memory lobster. I lived in Chiswick for 18 months

    Shoshin1
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    Yes I recall visiting there during the years I spent in England. It's a nice place.

    BunksShoshin1
  • Speaking of pouring down with rain...

    It started to rain on my last k and by the time I reached home, it bucketed down and still is...

    Bunks
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @Shoshin1 said:
    Speaking of pouring down with rain...

    It started to rain on my last k and by the time I reached home, it bucketed down and still is...

    I recall getting caught in a few of those sub tropical downpours in Auckland. Completely soaked within 30 seconds!

    A bit of a shock to the system after coming from somewhere that has drizzle as the norm.....

    Shoshin1
  • @Bunks said:
    Thoughts @Shoshin1 ?

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-zealand-maori-party-renews-push-to-change-country-s-official-name-to-aotearoa/1114e911-0455-4347-83c3-d47403ae81d3

    I like to stir up white Australians by telling them we are now an Asian country! Causes some angst amongst some of the older people I know. But we basically are! :p

    I must admit I'm all for Aotearoa it makes senses... Aotearoa (NZ) may work as a compromised ....

    It's interesting that this labour government lead by Jacinda is very inclusive especially when it comes to supporting/promoting diversity...you could say a very open and accepting approach to things...which for the most part sits well with my Dharma practice...

    However they have a battle ahead of them, trying to right the wrongs of the past...

  • I am barely human (wer-lobster). We are all unread books? I knew it!
    https://humanlibraries.co.uk/events/

    Thanks @Shoshin1 B)

    Shoshin1Bunks
  • You're welcome @lobster ...

    So far the Spring weather is living up to expectations.... three seasons in one day
    After the rain...mist

    then sunshine

    Bunks
  • The property after this morning's deluge

    The Kindy's flooded play area

    Beautiful bird song on my way back from Owhanake bay...

    Just as I finished videoing a pair of Rosellas flew out from the trees..

    lobsterBunks
  • federicafederica Seeker of the clear blue sky... Its better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt Moderator

    Note, my wonderful forum of lovely people:
    I'm going away for a week. I may be able to look in, I might not, but in any case, I can rely on you all to behave yourselves.

    But of course.
    See you around the 24th, if not before... <3

    Shoshin1
  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    @federica said:
    Note, my wonderful forum of lovely people:
    I'm going away for a week. I may be able to look in, I might not, but in any case, I can rely on you all to behave yourselves.

    But of course.
    See you around the 24th, if not before... <3

    Oooo nice! I hope you’re doing something exciting.
    Talk soon

  • A porn star nails mindfulness (must watch)

    Shoshin1
  • Shoshin1Shoshin1 Veteran
    edited September 17

    I wouldn't call what he is doing mindfulness in the Buddhist sense, yes it would seem that he has developed one pointedness where his focus of attention is on the job at hand and he is not distracted by what is going on around him...

    And being a pornographer perhaps is not what a Buddhist would call having the Right Livelihood ...each to their own...who am I to judge....

    Also when it comes to the five precepts I'm not too sure if what he is doing would be described as sexual misconduct if all the adults involved are consenting....

    Interesting video @コチシカ... it's good to broaden one's mind...

    Bunksコチシカ
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    The Red Sox are managing to stick around in the playoff spots of the AL, much to my surprise. It's a close race but they might make it to one of the Wild Card places.

    Bunks
  • It rained somewhere, not here, but somewhere.

    Shoshin1lobster
  • Yesterday afternoon ...a couple of bunnies on the driveway, snacking and enjoying the sunshine..

    lobsterBunks
  • JeroenJeroen Do it with a smile Netherlands Veteran

    @Lionduck said:
    It rained somewhere, not here, but somewhere.

    Meanwhile, in YouTube’s servers…

    Lionduck
  • I mentioned before that it is Maori language week...

    So have some fun with this "link" just type your name and it will be translated into te reo Maori...(It will do most common names)

  • BunksBunks Australia Veteran

    Shoshin1
  • How to Pronounce Māori
    Vowels.
    a, (short vowel) papa (earth)
    ā, (long vowel) pāpā (father)
    e, (short vowel) kete (kit)
    ē, (long vowel) pēke (bag )
    i, (short vowel) mihi (greeting)
    ī, (long vowel) tītī (mutton bird)
    o, (short vowel) oma (run)

    Bunksコチシカ
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