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 357 – The Freedom To Practice

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Zencast 354 – Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation – Week 5 We become part of a lineage of people who have cultivated their bravery throughout history, people who, against enormous odds, have stayed open to great difficulties and painful situations and transformed them into the path of awakening. We will fall flat on our faces again … Continue reading

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Day 343 – Turning the Page

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Zencast 340 – Quiet Your Mind and Live Fully I did my best to make friends with anger, frustration, impatience and sadness today. They washed over me like waves on the beach, but I kept speaking to them, telling them I was there for them and that I recognized their presence. And then the feelings … Continue reading

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Day 341 – A Perfect Day

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Zencast 338 – The Simplicity of Practice Today was the perfect day for practice. There was family, a beach outing, organization, food preparation and travel logistics to wade through. There was high emotion, drama, frustration and a little bit of anger. What more could I have needed to get my practice on better this Easter … Continue reading

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