Tag Archives: happiness

Let go of the outcome

Whatever the situation that vexes you the most right now, let go of the vision of how it ought to be. Surrender every shred of expectation. Do what needs doing but do not expect a reward. Do not dread the … Continue reading

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30-day no drama (and catch your klesha) challenge

How is it going, fellow nomads? What are you working on at the moment? I’ve got so tired of the drama that I noticed I tend to trigger in myself and others that I concocted this challenge. Mind you, day … Continue reading

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The self-help advice I actually need

I am tired of the mainstream self help advice. I am tired of being told I need goals, better goals, different goals, more commitment, more discipline, more faith, more trust, better routine, better structure, new framework. I am told to … Continue reading

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When unexpected happens, how do you react?

When you stumble on a loose pavement slab and nearly fall, what do you do? Swear? Kick it? Write to the local authorities and complain? How about thanking the slab and the Universe for putting it there, smiling and saying … Continue reading

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A closing chant

On the course with Ani Pema where we learn to “live purposefully and die fearlessly”, I learned this chant that one can also use when dying. Another way is to close meditation or retreat with it. We chant it at … Continue reading

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Precept #5 of the Order of Interbeing. The realization of perfect understanding is Bodhisattva’s only career

Do not accumulate wealth while millions are hungry. Do not take as the aim of your life fame, profit, wealth, or sensual pleasure. Leave simply and share time, energy, and material resources with those who are in need. The Eight … Continue reading

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Remember, you are going to die

Need daily reminders that this moment is all you have and tomorrow is not guaranteed? There is an app for that. In the course on impermanence with Pema Chödrön WeCroak was mentioned and I loved the idea so installed it … Continue reading

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Ram Dass’s legendary course on Bhagavad Gita

I have not ever signed up for a course this fast. I am beyond excited and so glad that it was recreated for those of us who were not there (or born) in 1974! Ram Dass talks about Bhagavad Gita … Continue reading

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Contemplating death five times a day brings happiness

I am preparing for a home retreat on impermanence with Pema Chodron (Buddhist nun) and these are the five reminders we were told to keep with us daily. I relate.

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What is karma?

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