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October 7, 2015
by Toni Bernhard

Excerpt from How to Live Well with Chronic Pain and Illness by Toni Bernhard.

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. —e. e. cummings

Before I became a member of the community of the chronically ill, I thought that young people—at least through their thirties—were either...

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September 30, 2015
by Koitsu Yokoyama

Excerpt from An Intelligent Life by Koitsu Yokoyama.

I have proposed that we lead a life with a great aim founded on altruistic will. What do I mean by “aim?” An aim is the grand goal that we keep in our sights as we work slowly toward it, without being distracted. When climbing a...

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September 23, 2015
by Arnie Kozak

Excerpt from Mindfulness A to Z: 108 Insights for Awakening Now by Arnie Kozak.

When I was a young child in the mid-1960s, I was a precocious mover. When I was as young as three weeks, my mother reports that I would flip over on my own. When she reported this behavior to the pediatrician he...

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September 16, 2015
by Toni Bernhard

I used to spend my limited energy going over and over my grievances about how some of the people in my life treated me. “She never asks how I’m doing.” “He never acknowledges my limitations.” “She’s never asked me to explain my illness.” Then one day I realized that the true source of my unhappiness wasn’t what they were saying...

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I used to spend my limited energy going over and over my grievances about how some of the people...

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September 2, 2015
by The Dalai Lama

Excerpt from Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying: An Exploration of Consciousness with the Dalai Lama. This passage is a section from a talk given by the Dalai Lama. 

 “In order to train in the path that would allow us to transform death, the intermediate state, and rebirth, we have to practice on three...

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August 26, 2015
by Gerry Stribling

Excerpt from Buddhism for Dudes by Gerry “Strib” Stribling.

The Buddhist guide to successful living is called the Noble Eightfold Path.  It’s the blueprint for a proper life, humankind’s user’s manual. It’s what you’re supposed  to do. All eight list out as follows:

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