Day 8: Unmasking Sorrow

Unmasking Sorrow

Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. – Khalil Gibran As with all emotions, my blue feelings of yesterday passed away, transforming themselves into calm abiding in the early morning hours, mostly because I was exhausted from only getting two hours … Continue reading

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Day 4: Sleep is underrated.

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Too much fun and not enough sleep has caught up with me. I’m full of the flu and knew it the minute I woke up as my throat felt like sand paper and I coughed my way into lotus position to meditate. I tried to get up at 6am, which is my daily goal for … Continue reading

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Day 3: A Little Goes A Long Way

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My first night of ‘forgetting’ to meditate nearly took place last night. As I lay in bed with the covers pulled up around my chin, I wondered if it counted if I did my meditation lying down. I didn’t want to sit up in bed and shiver through metta. Thankfully, I remembered that Gil Fronsdal … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Facing The Mountain

Facing The Mountain

Day 2 I’m facing the mountain with bravery as I sit down on my cushion every evening and morning time. My head still swarms with passing thoughts, clouding my concentration, but I find it much easier to catch myself doing this. I’m much faster at bringing myself back to the practice when I get momentarily … Continue reading

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