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At some point in this life, you will lose everything you love.

  There it is. The thing we’re all scrambling around, trying with all our might (and TV and cell phones, and movies, and drugs and alcohol and sex) to forget. No getting around it. You can look at this with doom and gloom falling deeper into the grip of fear, or you can allow it… Continue reading At some point in this life, you will lose everything you love.

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Happy Dance: When mindfulness leads to fulfillment

  Hi. I’ve been working on a post for this week titled: At some point in this life, you will lose everything you love. Fuck, right? And it’s a great post. I promise. Not at all as dark as it sounds. And yet, I can’t get myself to finish writing it this morning. Actually, I’m… Continue reading Happy Dance: When mindfulness leads to fulfillment

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Practice, makes as good as possible

  Practice = the actual application or use of an idea, belief, or method as opposed to theories about such application or use. There’s no mention of the word “perfect” here. We humans made that up. Practice makes perfect. In mindfulness practice we call this “conditioning.” The stories we make up or get passed down… Continue reading Practice, makes as good as possible

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A sigh of relief, for any situation you find yourself in.

If unconditional positive regard is the answer, what’s the question? First, let’s look at “unconditional positive regard.” When someone (say myself) engages in less than socially acceptable behavior (something that might be considered by some to be mean, and I say some, because we human beings have different views on what it is to be… Continue reading A sigh of relief, for any situation you find yourself in.

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Mindfulness and Laughter

“[Humanity] has unquestionably one really effective weapon—laughter. Power, money, persuasion, supplication, persecution—these can lift at a colossal humbug—push it a little—weaken it a little, century by century, but only laughter can blow it to rags and atoms at a blast. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”  — Mark Twain So today, in the… Continue reading Mindfulness and Laughter