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How Committed Are You? May 22, 2006

Making any kind of change is very difficult when we aren't truly committed to it. So what is commitment and how do we find it?

I see people use meditation and become spiritual all the time to feel better when they are sad. But they often drop the practice once things get better. Finding...

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The Different Meanings of To Be May 15, 2006

I want to clarify what I mean by "to be" because it is actually more than one thing. It is both "to be - still" and also "to be - what you are." This may be hard to stomach because these seem to be in opposition, but they are both really important. It's actually many many layers, and facets of...

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Turning Anger into Compassion May 08, 2006

Anger has its place. It is there to move us. It tells us things aren't right. But we don't want to get lost in anger. We need to be conscious of it.

Compassion means: Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.

There are two phases to turning anger into...

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Language is a Lie May 02, 2006

This is about the box of language. The main point is that since we are all one, when we create the separate reality (the one to talk about), we are "lying" to ourselves.

Language creates a box of agreement. But we are still separated by perspective. A smaller point but something we tend to miss....

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You Don’t Have to Fix It Apr 24, 2006

As we grow and consciously evolve, we will find wisdom in many situations.  However, we should watch how attached to those opinions we become.  We often will want to tell other people how to be, and get very attached to what is "supposed" to happen.

Once you find yourself with strong...

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How to Stop Worrying Apr 17, 2006

Worry has become an epidemic.  We seem to almost always have a background sense of worry.  Worry means to feel uneasy or concerned about something; to be troubled; to cause to feel anxious, or distressed.

All worry is the same thing and we need to learn what it really is: An irrational...

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From Form to Feeling Apr 10, 2006

What is the definition of form?  I'm not sure I've seen as many different definitions for a word before.  On dictionary.com there are twelve different definitions before moving into forming and other variations of the word.  So what I'll do is try to tell you how I mean it here...

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The Paradox of Change Apr 03, 2006

A post about impermanence.

Pain comes when we try to hold on to things that can't be held onto: relationships, jobs, hopes.  In holding onto those ideas, we are not free to appreciate the true quality of being.  We aren't able to appreciate that everything is change.  We try...

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Guided Meditation - Sort Of Mar 27, 2006

Meditation is the realization of this moment. The "practice of meditation" is the sitting down to work on this before it becomes fully natural to live that way. To abstract it further, we can use anchors such as counting, visualization, and pointed awareness to help bring our attention to our...

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The Gift of Trauma Mar 20, 2006

Trauma is horrible, and we shouldn't forget that. We all have trauma to one degree or another. We all have "our stuff."

Trauma has the potential to widen and deepen our experience of pain. Which allows us to have a higher "high." Imagine someone who hasn't had much stimulation in either...

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