Tag Archives: reflect

The Examined Life

“Life is profound if you’re awake to see it. It’s one thing to draw from culture, it’s another thing to be drawn so deeply into the culture that your true nature disappears. Wisdom is not merely something to be gained … Continue reading

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As the day ends…reflect on three questions

As the day ends…reflect on three questions in regards to any relationship you want to explore: 1. What have I received from…? 2. What have I given to…? 3. What troubles and difficulties have I caused…? — “Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, … Continue reading

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If you are totally concerned and preoccupied with the affairs of this lifetime

If you are totally concerned and preoccupied with the affairs of this lifetime, there is a great danger of causing your own downfall. If by such concern you were able to achieve the desired happiness, that is okay, but this … Continue reading

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Be mindful of what you engage in before going to bed at night

Be mindful of what you engage in before going to bed at night. Look for things that are calming to you; take a bath, meditate, recite mantra…read something soothing. Avoid anything that stirs up your emotions, or is agitating one … Continue reading

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A woman’s monthly cycle

I love this analogy that my teacher shared with me, regarding a woman’s monthly cycle. It is like we first prepare for a permanent houseguest, and when they don’t come, we have to put it all away again! And this … Continue reading

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