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Tag: spiritual journey

What’s on your to-do list?

I’m in an interesting time right now (understatement of the year!) I’m less than a week away from receiving a kidney from the cousin. I’ve had 25 years to think about this and believe me when I tell you there have been a lot…

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One Year

I’m pretty sure that when my sisters and brother read that title they will all get anxious and sad. I’ll do my best to make this uplifting. It’s been one year since my Mom passed away. In one way it seems like a lot…

Lojong Slogan 46~Pay heed that the three never wane

This is part 46 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind training technique. The three principles of the practice of Lojong are devotion, appreciation and discipline. This slogan gets to the point that our inspiration to practice loving kindness and compassion comes and…

Lojong Slogan 44 ~Train in the Three Difficulties

This is part 44 of my series on Lojong: A Buddhist mind training technique The Lojong slogans are all about getting to loving kindness in our thoughts and actions. All too often we come up against obstacles to finding that sort of calm and…

Everything Happens for a Reason

I was reading a post called Everything Doesn’t Happen for a Reason by Tim Lawrence recently and it made me think quite a bit about the phrase ‘everything happens for a reason’. It touches on some important points about grief, many of which I…

Lojong 40 ~Correct All Wrongs With One Intention

This is part 40 of my series on Lojong– a Buddhist mind-training technique We encounter obstacles in our spiritual path all the time. Sometimes they’re external like being busy with work, family crisis, becoming ill or any number of things life throws our way….

Lojong Slogan 33 ~ Don't bring things to a painful point

This is part 33 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training technique. There is a person in my life who I find somewhat rude, at times unethical, and underhanded. I’ve spent a great deal of time complaining about this person and the…

Don't miss the point…

I came across this video written and starring yoga teacher Tara Stiles. She pokes fun at the way in which we dive into fads not really understanding the meaning behind them or the reasons for some rituals. About this video, called Totally Enlightened, she…

Lojong 20: Of the two witnesses, hold the principal one

This is part 20 of my series on Lojong, a Buddhist mind-training practice. This slogan asks us to look within to see how we are doing on our spiritual path. Often times we are tempted to ask others for their opinion, or to seek…

The Path

We often think we know what we want and what will be best for us. Oftentimes, though, the universe has other plans! We fight against going with the flow when the flow will bring us to the exact place we need to be for…