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Happiness…

Happiness is not to be found with many efforts or will, but is here, nearby, in your relaxing and surrendering. Don’t worry, there is nothing to be done. Everything that comes up to your mind has no importance because it … Continue reading

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Within that wider angle…

“The moment you think only of yourself, the focus of your whole mind narrows, and because of this narrow focus uncomfortable things can appear huge and bring you fear, discomfort, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed by misery. The moment … Continue reading

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The awakened heart

“The more awake you are, the more you feel that you’re finally becoming your true self. Once you hit that spot, there is no turning back. Going beyond self, you discover the overwhelming power of selfless love and compassion. Beauty … Continue reading

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Consider ‘what’ you put into your mind before going to bed…

When we are awake, our minds are anchored by the body. When we go to sleep at night, the body sleeps, but the mind does not. The mind has no anchor. This is why we in dreams can go anywhere … Continue reading

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We need to create a ‘revolution at the base’

The mind we use during the day is no different from the mind we use at night when we sleep. The mind never ‘stops’…We have all the same sensations even while sleeping and while dreaming – we hear, we touch, … Continue reading

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Shifting focus…

“The moment you think only of yourself, the focus of your whole mind narrows, and because of this narrow focus uncomfortable things can appear huge and bring you fear, discomfort, and a sense of feeling overwhelmed by misery. The moment … Continue reading

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The mind

“The mind has no color, no shape, no weight, no inside, no outside, no origin, and no cessation–bless me to examine this unborn awareness.” — excerpt from a Jonang Mind Training Prayer

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People have no respect for impermanence

“People have no respect for impermanence. We take no delight in it; in fact, we despair of it. We regard it as pain. We try to resist it by making things that will last — forever, we say — things … Continue reading

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I have a feeling like I need to make another move

I have been feeling like I need to make another move in some direction for some time now. My now one-bedroom apartment, feels big and I still feel like I have too much stuff — like it is time to … Continue reading

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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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