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Planning for the Future and Being in the Now

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It’s said in Buddhism that the way to happiness is not to escape or avoid pain, but to just “stay.” I recently decided to leave my job because I felt I was being treated poorly, and also because every day each task I was given felt insurmountable because I so badly . . . → Read More: Planning for the Future and Being in the Now

Being in the Present. Be Here Now.

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I wonder if you can give me a pointer for following the path. My understanding is that we should be in the here and now as much as we can yet as a teacher I have to be aware of what I’ve taught so I can plan what . . . → Read More: Being in the Present. Be Here Now.

Meditation Part 5: Mindfulness Meditation

Meditation Part 5: Mindfulness Meditation

Where are you right now? What are you doing right now? What’s going on around you right now? Open your mind, open your senses. Be aware. Absorb.

You’ve heard the old saying about blind people, that when someone loses one sense, the others senses get stronger. There’s more to it than . . . → Read More: Meditation Part 5: Mindfulness Meditation