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Attached to The Suffering

Attached to Suffering – Following The Script for the Modern Happy Life Settling for A Normal Life From the time I was a young boy I struggled with the big questions in life. What happens when we die? Is there a God? What is the right way to live? These questions filtered through all of

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Learning To Meditate Off The Cushion- Clear Sky Center

Learning To Integrate Mindfulness

Learning To Meditate Off The Cushion It’s amazing when you enter a clear and radiant state on the meditation cushion. But can you keep it as you put the cushion away? How about during difficult times? In 2019, I participated in Clear Sky’s Karma Yoga program (Three-Month Intensive). During the program, the founding teachers Qapel

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Challenging My View of Asperger’s Through Dharma

Challenging My View of Asperger’s Through Dharma Since I was little, I had this sense that I was different, but couldn’t put my finger on what it was. I did well in school and mostly got along with other kids. For sure, some kids sensed that I was a bit “unusual” in my social interactions

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Finding Connection in Aloneness

It’s a feeling that’s unexplainable, but during that week, I had a taste of what it felt like to be deeply connected to something. To something bigger than myself. Bigger than my problems and my struggles.

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Three Month Stay: I was Iron Ore in the Clear Sky Forge

I Was Iron Ore in the Clear Sky Forge By Ignacio Dirdam Metallurgy, which is the study of metallic chemistry and its elements, has a long history. From the European blacksmiths of the Middle Ages to the swordsmiths of ancient Japan, old school chemists would take raw earth materials and transform them into something new

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How to not let negative emotions own you

After I’d done it, I realized that before, my ego had felt some sort of power and satisfaction from not wanting to do the task.

Does that resonate? How we randomly own a feeling and make it our reality, whether it feels good or not?

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Three Ways I Healed Deep Self-Doubt

Self doubt – it’s useless and painful.

Newsflash, though – since it is created by thinking a certain way, the good news is that it be changed. In other words:

It’s not necessary and can be transformed

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Concentration vs Awareness

Concentration vs Awareness Awareness and concentration are key to mindfulness and meditation. So what’s the difference between awareness and concentration, and can you have too much of one over the other? Focusing Concentration Surely focusing all our attention on what we’re doing is a good thing. Getting those dishes clean, hitting that nail in straight,

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