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Hope & Doubt

hope |hōp| – a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen: I hope this new medication works;  a person or thing that may help or save someone: This new medication is our only hope;  grounds for believing that something good may happen: The medical evidence gives us some hope that this medication will help. doubt |dout| – a feeling of uncertainty or lack … Continue reading

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Worldly Winds and Second Arrows

“Monks, these eight worldly conditions spin after the world, and the world spins after these eight worldly conditions. Which eight? Gain, loss, status, disgrace, censure, praise, pleasure, & pain. These are the eight worldly conditions that spin after the world, … Continue reading

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“I see you, Mara”

Meeting life’s frustrations with grace and humility, and maybe a little humor. THE GUEST HOUSE This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected … Continue reading

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What I Learned About Mindfulness From ABA Therapy

In my previous two posts, I talked about how my meditation practice has helped me cope with the struggles of parenting a disabled child.  Sometimes, however, the opposite happens and Sarah becomes my teacher. Ask any parent of a special … Continue reading

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