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Decide

“So do it, decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is it the best you can be? Could you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breath in, breath out, and decide” Meredith Gray I…

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Lojong Slogan 38 ~ Don’t seek others’ pain as the limbs of your own happiness

This is part 38 of my series on Lojong – Buddhist mind training technique If our happiness is dependent on another suffering, it is not true happiness according to this slogan. When we feel the need to take advantage of others or to exploit…

Lojong Slogan 34 ~ Don’t transfer the ox’s load to the cow

This is part 34 of my series on Lojong: A Buddhist mind training technique In this slogan we are asked to look at the commitments we make and ask ourselves if we are following through on them. When asked to take something on are…

Lojong Slogan 31 ~ Don't Malign Others

This is part 31 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique Is it true? Is it useful? These are the questions asked when practicing satya (truthfulness) and ahimsa (nonharming) according to Judith Lancaster. This gets at the heart of this slogan…

Lojong Slogan 27 ~ Work with the Greatest Defilements First

This is part 27 of my series on Lojong– a Buddhist Mind Training exercise What are defilements you ask? According to this slogan they are those thoughts, habits and emotions that keep us from tapping in to our inner knowing, our deep compassion, the…

Lojong Slogan 26 ~ Don't Ponder Others

This is part 26 of my series on Lojong, Buddhist Mind-training. This slogan asks that rather than comparing ourselves and our circumstances to others, we simply experience our lives. We look at ourselves with objectivity, not dwelling on the faults or the virtues. To…

Lojong Slogan 25~Don't talk about injured limbs

This is part 25 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training technique. This slogan asks that we do not focus on the faults, weaknesses or defects that we see in others. As mature adults, we don’t typically point fingers and make fun,…

Lojong Slogan 24~Change your attitude, but remain neutral

This is part 24 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind-training technique. Attitude is our customary way of thinking and it colors everything that comes into our minds and therefore all of our actions. The attitude that must change, according to this slogan,…

Lojong Slogan 23 ~ Always abide by the three basic priniciples

This is part 23 of my series on Lojong– a Buddhist mind training technique In an effort to remind ourselves of the spiritual path on which we travel, it is sometimes necessary to come back to the three basic principles time and again: honoring…

Lojong Slogan 22~If you can practice even when distracted you are well trained

This is part 22 of my series on Lojong– A Buddhist Mindfulness technique Yogis are fond of saying that the pain you feel when coming into a pose was not created by the pose – the pose simply revealed it. The same concept is…