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Week 7: GRATITUDE — Great big set of clues

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How interesting it is that this post, which has been percolating to the surface for a few days, coincides so nicely with the 7th week of the 8 Week Challenge: Gratitude ……. Sometimes, I… Continue reading

Week 6: the new doctrine of M.A.J.

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Herewith another rumination on the 6th topic of the 8 Week Challenge, JOY ……. & perhaps a reason for why Joy is so difficult to find …………. As I am of the famous… Continue reading

Week 6: JOY — Rumination

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I am going to bypass the 3 categories Tristan set up for Week 6 of the 8 Week Challenge. No, for now, I shall simply ruminate on this concept: Joy I’ve certainly come… Continue reading

Week 5: Receiving …… ergo

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Balanced expectations   This section really will be an analysis of what I believe. Many changes have come about since I’ve begun to seriously & diligently “work” the Buddhist dharma teachings. This is the… Continue reading

Week 5: Receiving. Synergy

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The 8 Week Challenge is pushing me to examine some things in my own blog, MindMindful, & for that I am grateful, as uncomfortable as some of it is. My response to Week… Continue reading

Week 4: Passion, honestly

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I wrote before about not having any passions, really. And also about not quite trusting passion. I’m realizing that my initial response to this topic, Passion, is being colored by something that happens to me… Continue reading

Week 4: PASSION, intertwining

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So, I have to say, I don’t really have any passions, nothing that I am consumed by in the way that being passionate about something usually means. There are many things I like,… Continue reading

A Repost: “Act of Love”

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My association with Alternate Economy began with an exchange of comments to a MiNdFuLnEsS MoMeNt I posted on my own blog, MindMindful ……… & now I’m AltEcon’s Twitter tweeter!! (@AltEconomy). Following is the original post: Act of… Continue reading

Week 3: HOPE — It’s a sneaky thing

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Lesley of Sustainable Utopia so perfectly expressed the way I feel about “Hope”, as well as my personal experience of it, that I won’t bother writing about it, ha! Instead, I’ll move on… Continue reading

We be Lotus, follow up

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I got a very interesting, evocative response to my post, “Week 2: Compassion, Forgiveness Dialogue — We be Lotus”   http://wp.me/p21f5h-ta (on Alternate Economy), http://wp.me/p1zocx-1lD (on MindMindful). I was writing about the use of… Continue reading

Week 2: Compassion, Forgiveness Dialogue — We be Lotus

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Just like Lesley of Sustainable Utopia, I also did not keep a journal of my negative mental chatter, as part of Compassion week of the 8 Week Challenge. I’m very aware of it… Continue reading

Week 2: Outward Compassion, Doing my doody duty

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For this essay, in the 8 Week Challenge, I will be using Tristan’s definition of Outward Compassion: “….. looking at a situation and seeing how you would want to be treated in that… Continue reading