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Tough Teachings To Ease The Mind
Do we respond to physical pain in the wisest way? Fleeing it, we get caught in it. A Thai meditation master has another answer: Get to know suffering to be free of it.
Upasika Kee Nanayon

Tough Teachings To Ease The Mind

Do we respond to physical pain in the wisest way? Fleeing it, we get caught in it. A Thai meditation master has another answer: Get to know suffering to be free of it.

Upasika Kee Nanayon

Hello Monday!

When we do what we are meant to do, and we love what we do, money comes to us, doors open for us, and the work we do feels like play to us.

I will leave you with this quote from Lao Tzu….

He who stands on tiptoe
doesn’t stand firm.
He who rushes ahead
doesn’t go far.
He who tries to shine
dims his own light.
He who defines himself
can’t know who he really is.
He who has power over others
can’t empower himself.
He who clings to his work
will create nothing that endures.

If you want to accord with the Tao,
just do your job, then let go.

From my partner. @marseelee

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fillinganemptyhouse:

Charlotte Gyllenhammar

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For when an ecstatic is asked the question, What is it that love dares the self to do? she will answer: Love dares the self to leave itself behind, to enter into poverty.
Anne Carson, “Decreation” (via lifeinpoetry)
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Depression: Sun, drum, dance, community. 

"We had a lot of trouble with western mental health workers who came here immediately after the genocide and we had to ask some of them to leave.
They came and their practice did not involve being outside in the sun where you begin to feel better, there was no music or drumming to get your blood flowing again, there was no sense that everyone had taken the day off so that the entire community could come together to try to lift you up and bring you back to joy, there was no acknowledgement of the depression as something invasive and external that could actually be cast out again.
Instead they would take people one at a time into these dingy little rooms and have them sit around for an hour or so and talk about bad things that had happened to them. We had to ask them to leave.”

~A Rwandan talking to a western writer, Andrew Solomon, about his experience with western mental health and depression. From The Moth podcast, Notes on an Exorcism. 

http://themoth.org/stories

"As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body."

~ Lewis Thomas The Medusa and the Snail (1979) in EXUBERANT ANIMAL: THE POWER OF HEALTH, PLAY AND JOYFUL MOVEMENT

humansofnewyork:

"We told her to sit with us so we could share her sadness." (Dohuk, Iraq)

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preciousandfregilethings:

fotomog:

clouds reflecting in the water stories:

Diva singing in on a balcony of a castle

What do you see?

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You are the universe, expressing itself as a human for a little while.
Eckhart Tolle  (via enigmatic-being)

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