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Sharon Salzberg

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Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that get in the way of direct experience. Often such stories treat a fleeting state of mind as if it were our entire and permanent self. – Sharon Salzberg

Get Creative

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The best thing about creating something is that you are the only one that knows what it was SUPPOSED to look like. Don’t be so hard on yourself and make something. Creativity and ego cannot go together. If you free yourself from the comparing and jealous mind, your creativity opens up endlessly. Just as water springs from a fountain, creativity… Read more »

Eckhart Tolle

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Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death. – Eckhart Tolle

Daddy

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Today and every day, I am sad that I can not sit with you on a “beer night” while listening to good music and talking about life. There are so many things I still want to talk with you about. I know I’ve said this before but thank you so much for being my DADDY. Thank you for the help… Read more »

Thich Nhat Hanh

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We spend a lot of time looking for happiness when the world right around us is full of wonder. To be alive and walk on the Earth is a miracle, and yet most of us are running as if there were some better place to get to. – Thich Nhat Hanh

Mamma

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Mamma & Me

Not a day that goes by that I don’t think of her, miss her, smile because of her. She taught me so many things that I carry with me today. She was kind to animals and never suffered a fool. I am thankful for every moment we had together. Here are some of the things that my Mamma taught me…. Read more »

Dudjom Rinpoche

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Nature of Mind

The Nature of Mind No words can describe it No example can point to it Samsara does no make it worse Nirvana does not make it better It has never been born It has never ceased It has never been liberated It has never been deluded It has never existed It has never been nonexistent – Dudjom Rinpoche

Plotinus

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The stars are like letters that inscribe themselves at every moment in the sky. Everything in the world is full of signs. All events are coordinated. All things depend on each other; as has been said: “Everything breathes together.” – Plotinus

I Am

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“People are too complicated to have simple labels.” ― Philip Pullman I’m not too fond of labels. I think I am much more complex than a tag or denomination. I am more valuable than any sign you can hang at my door. I am not more or less than anyone else because of these labels, so it shouldn’t matter. But,… Read more »

Colonize or Die

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If you ask most white Americans, they will tell you that this is the greatest country in the world. That this is the pinnacle of Democracy and that ALL AMERICANS ARE EQUAL. But then you have to remind them that BLACK LIVES MATTER, SCIENCE IS REAL, WOMEN DESERVE EQUAL RIGHTS, LOVE IS LOVE and a lot of other memes and… Read more »