What a ripe time this is..!
But difficult times don’t always lead to enlightenment. When things get really difficult, lots of mess and neurosis. Counterproductively, we fear and push away pain. But this only makes us feel more unhappy. Stress and strain bring out the worst.
And so Tonglen is the main practice, here—and through it these very same times can wake us up and connect us with the openness of our hearts and minds.
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July’s Full Moon in Capricorn: The Heart wants what it Wants. The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. Our Soulmates are Rarely Who We Expect. Men, Let’s Stop Fooling Ourselves: Size Matters. To the One Who Tried to Break Me. An Open Letter to the Fixers. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? How your Stored Memories in the Amygdala can lead to PTSD. Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.”