One of the most difficult concepts in Buddhism or any spiritual practice for that matter is that of acceptance. Notwithstanding the challenge, it is by all means,  one of the most important concepts to practice and, hopefully, master. Every element in nature attests the truth of the experience involving acceptance. We all want to be …

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The kid was running up and down the street bouncing the ball on the pavement unaware of any worries. Innocence in its blissful state and a total presence of mind in the moment. We all have moments like these from our childhood. Somehow, at some point, something snaps and trauma sets in. The wounded part of ourselves …

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We all want to be listened. We all want to be understood. The relationship we have with everyone and everything affects our lives as well as others. Our connections happen within the space of gratitude or refusal to be with our pain. Nobody lives in isolation. We are constantly in relationship with things, people and …

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Life is an ongoing exercise in overcoming our deepest fears. We all have fears, but they are basically imaginary fears. We create fears all the time, and by doing so we create our identities around them. The mind is constantly trying to label every experience and place it into a category. The thoughts we have …

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People are inherently good. Our nature is fundamentally wired towards kindness despite our shortcomings that cause us pain. This series of posts is an experiment; an experiment in observation. If only we were open to recognize the world around us and the display of activity happening right before our eyes, we would see the colors …

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Just picture yourself sitting by the fireplace, sipping a hot cocoa with your family, listening to those timeless classic Christmas carols while enjoying the warmth and comfort of your beautifully decorated house. The tree sparkles with the lights, and the sweet aromas of apple, cinnamon, cloves and oranges permeate the air from all the scented …

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