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October 29, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“No matter how hard you pursue pleasure and success, there are times when you fail. No matter how fast you flee, there are times when pain catches up with you.”—Bhante Henepola...

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“No matter how hard you pursue pleasure and success, there are times when you fail. No...

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October 28, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“In mindful gratitude for such freedom as I have, may I overcome ignorance and apathy and become a force for good.”—Jean Smith, Now! The Art of Being Truly Present

“In mindful gratitude for such freedom as I have, may I overcome ignorance and apathy...

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October 25, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“The energy necessary to awaken constantly leaks away from us, morning till night. As we struggle to hold our lives together—trying to win, trying to please, trying to hide,...

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“The energy necessary to awaken constantly leaks away from us, morning till night. As...

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October 24, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Successful spiritual development entails finding a balance between intellectual understanding of each stage of meditation and actual meditative experience. Placing too much...

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“Successful spiritual development entails finding a balance between intellectual...

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October 23, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“There simply is nothing to which we can attach ourselves, no matter how hard we try. In time, things will change and the conditions that produced our current desires will be...

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“There simply is nothing to which we can attach ourselves, no matter how hard we try....

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October 22, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms itself.”—Lin Jensen, Bad Dog

“If we are true to the steps we take, the travel makes sense and the journey confirms...

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October 21, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, until the sleeper wakes no more. Without attention, without the particular turnings of attention developed and practiced through meditative...

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“Sleep, wake, sleep, wake, until the sleeper wakes no more. Without attention, without...

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October 18, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we ourselves could have asked.”—Sumi Loundon, Blue Jean Buddha

“We can be surprised by the “obvious” questions beginners ask that perhaps we...

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October 17, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Experiences in a dream are not true, because after waking from sleep not even a trace of them having happened is apparent. They are also not false, because they were...

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“Experiences in a dream are not true, because after waking from sleep not even a trace...

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October 16, 2013
by Lydia Anderson

“Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.”—Kathleen McDonald, Awakening the Kind Heart

“Use your own problems to remember that others have problems too.”—Kathleen McDonald...

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