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 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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Day 351 – Tonglen

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Zencast 348 – Knowing the Mind, Training the Mind, Freeing the Mind I admit it. I’m guilty of trying every training under the sun and then abandoning it after a few days, weeks, months, and moving onto something else. I always think that ‘this’ one will ‘be the answer’ to the problems I’m experiencing in … Continue reading

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Day 349 – I’m Empty

Empty

Zencast 346 – Recognizing Emptiness Tonight I’m empty of answers. Empty of excuses. Empty of reasoning and understanding. Empty of stories, and almost even of questions. There comes a time when you simply have to accept and let go. During these times I take solace in a growing list of quotes that remind me I’m … Continue reading

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