January 2012 mindfulness practice: Acceptance of desire Buddha, in the 4 Noble Truths teaching, starts off in its common translation, “Life is suffering.” However, I think a better translation is “Dissatisfaction … Continue reading January Mindfulness – Acceptance of Desire
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No Resistance: A continuing commentary on Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach Our suffering points to resisting what actually is happening in this moment. Our resistance is the great saying “no” to … Continue reading No resistance
Saying “Yes” to this moment!
It’s strange how many decades it takes to digest the simplest instruction. So many layers and “ideas” about the instruction have to be peeled off. Our intellectual understanding keeps us … Continue reading Saying “Yes” to this moment!
Every now and then, I have to let go of my ideas of “Zen” or enlightenment. Over the years, I build up a construction of what I think enlightenment is … Continue reading Compassionate Presence
Waking up from our trance
We make experience belong to a “self.” When this becomes the core of our experience, we lose sight of the wholeness of life. All suffering or dissatisfaction arises from a … Continue reading Waking up from our trance