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Nothing to do…

I have read and contemplated this ‘song’ by Milarepa many times — it is such a good reminder: …nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. It is funny how we can read or listen to something over and … Continue reading

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If you have willpower and reasonable courage…

If you have willpower and reasonable courage — not blind courage but courage without pride — even things that seem impossible at a certain stage turn into being possible because of continuing effort inspired by that courage. — Insight from … Continue reading

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Song of the Six Perfections

For generosity, nothing to do, Other than cease fixating on self. For morality, nothing to do, Other than cease being dishonest. For patience, nothing to do, Other than not fear what is ultimately true. For effort, nothing to do, Other … Continue reading

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Prosperity does not come from great effort

Prosperity does not come from great effort — it comes from previous generosity. Generosity is the true source of wealth. Love & Light!

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What we call the ‘mind’ is a very curious phenomenon

What we call the ‘mind’ is a very curious phenomenon. Sometimes it is rigid and resistant to any change. It can also become very flexible as long as we make constant effort to transform it and convince ourselves, through reflection, … Continue reading

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The 50% Rule

Ayurveda, literally, is the science of life. It is not medicine, which by definition is focused on disease and its remediation. It does not value our deficits nearly as much as our strengths. That strength, that life force —prana— needs … Continue reading

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Gratitude and Effort

Gratitude = Wisdom Effort = Compassion

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The true value of small steps if often ignored

“The true value of small steps is often ignored. They involve motion. We go from not doing something to doing it – even in a minimal way. According to the law of physics we go from being a body at … Continue reading

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It’s not impermanence per se

“It’s not impermanence per se, or even knowing that we’re going to die, that is the cause of our suffering, the Buddha taught. Rather, it’s our resistance to the fundamental uncertainty of our situation. Our discomfort arises from all of our … Continue reading

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