April 11, 2012

Today we’re upset about X, Y, & Z. Here’s the solution.


Get over yourself. Get over myself. Let’s get over ourselves.

How? Get outside. Connect with God/Mother Nature/Meditation/Prayer. Or, as Calvin & Hobbes put it…

PS: Problem seeing the stars?

Bonus, via Sakyong Mipham:

The daily unending not-quite-silent internal monologue of our egos: “What about me?”


Relephant bonus:

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Sue Nov 25, 2012 4:29pm

Thank you. For the Sakyong video. My thoughts were eh, I heard it before a year and a half ago but then said to my self hey, you've been trying to do a lot of this work just see what happens if you listen to it again…A-ha!!! Eureka and Voila!!! I really didn't get it then because I was so mired in victim hood…I am happy as a pig in sammadhi that I finally got that one now!!!

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