"It is typically called cabin fever brought on by cold and icy, snowy weather. But people are certainly sick of snow. yesterday we had a flurry of snow pellets yesterday. I was amused but only because it was a freak since the temp was 50f."
"Elections are happening in India these days, it will take 5 weeks for votes to be casted all over India. Mercifully my husband and i will be in a train to Calcutta (direction Sikkim) the night the results will be announced on the 10th of next month.…"
""forgets to swim to the surface" . . . nasty close to the edge there bud. Reminds me of the time I watched the police pull a body out of a pond. Poor old drunks hung out near that pond a lot and it was a safe bet he was one of them. My…"
"This is why Robin Hood came good. History repeating it's self is common place everywhere in the world. The only countries not rebelling are the democracies, why, simply because they have become conditioned into submission by the corrupt…"
When meditators' minds have reached genuine happiness in the dhamma through their mindfulness and discernment, clearly seeing the four noble truths, none of them—not one—will revert to looking for happiness in the world or in material things. That's because happiness in the dhamma is a lasting happiness: solid, refined, and genuinely pure. If you compare worldly happiness with the happiness of the dhamma, you'll see that there's not even the least real happiness to it. It offers nothing but stress, nothing but drawbacks. So why do we think it's happiness? Because we're burning with pain. We look to worldly happiness and pleasures to relieve the pain, which then goes away for a while but then comes back again.
A discussion with Jungian analyst Polly Young-Eisendrath and Buddhist author Mark Matousek
“Friendship is a binding glue in all mature, loving relationships.”
In this exclusive conversation, Jungian analyst and mindfulness teacher Polly Young-Eisendrath speaks with Buddhist author Mark Matousek on the importance of friendship for our psychological and spiritual growth. “People don’t give friendship the importance it deserves, especially when they think about how it teaches us to love," says Matousek. "If lovers are depicted face-to-face, deeply in love, then friends should be depicted side-by-side, ready to take on the world together.”