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  • The beginning of self parenting
    on Jan 18, 2010
    In Face to Face with Fear Transforming Fear into Love Krishnananda and Amana Trobe describe a model for the way we relate to the world. Imagine three layers as concentric rings around you: The outer ring is the layer of protection. The middle ring is...
  • Identity: a belief about my self
    on Dec 29, 2009
    We have different identities - lots of them: brother, son, boss, employee, friend, victim... They certainly feel very real; especially when we start comparing ourselves to the ideal ("I'm a good/bad [identity]"). But what is this identity thing that...
  • Position of the head
    on Sep 17, 2009 in posture
    The position of the head is very important during meditation because it affects our thoughts and state of mind enormously. If the head is held too high inflated thoughts and feelings of arrogance, pride and the rest will begin to creep in. If the hea...
  • Lightning thoughts
    on Sep 11, 2009
    Anyone who's meditated for a little while will agree that suffering is caused by our thoughts about the things, not the things themelves. Sometimes it can be a straightforward job to watch the thoughts and notice them. Just by noticing them the suffe...
  • Fear of flying
    on Sep 10, 2009
    I have a fear of flying. It's not that serious, I just get nervous taking off, landing and when turbulence hits. I guess most people get a bit nervous so I know I'm not alone. I was on a flight this afternoon when there was an unusually long and viol...
  • Emptiness
    on Sep 3, 2009
    The sky is blue. The sky is big. The sky is beautiful. The sky has these qualities yet the sky is nothing - nothing going on forever. It doesn't exist the way the mind wants it to exist, as a thing in and of itelf. This is an habitual mistake of the...
  • How do you stop suffering?
    on Jan 15, 2009
    Suffering comes from involuntary pushing or pulling - attachment and aversion. How do we stop suffering? By developing equanimity (not pushing, not pulling). How do we develop equanimity? By disidentifying with the pusher-puller self. How do we disid...
  • How do you stop believing something?
    on Jan 15, 2009
    If my beliefs and my wanting are causing the suffering, how do I stop believing something? How do I stop wanting something?You don't. The trick it to practise not taking your desires and beliefs so seriously. Practise humility. Remember the last time...
  • Unconscious beliefs
    on Jan 12, 2009
    It's the unconscious beliefs that really make you suffer - the ones you can't (or won't) see. They're tricky, elusive, difficult to get at. If we can just get them in to the light, the light of our awareness, we can at least begin to work with them.
  • Fear - just a mistake
    on Jan 12, 2009
    There's a tendency to believe that it's external things and events that will destroy us emotionally - we fear that the law of cause and effect will surely knock us down. The mistake here is to forget that we fear the emotional effects of the thing -...
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