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The Bodhisattva in Us All

Avalokiteshvara, the 1000 armed #Bodhisattva has a different tool in every hand - each arm is a unique instrument of hope - help - #healing and transformation.

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On Molding our Minds

We are all open systems - porous to the world. Every experience makes us, molds us, shapes us - the contours of our lives constantly changing by dint of what we see, touch, taste and hear.

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Just Begin.

If your goal is to start a #mindfulness practice, the secret is to "practice" everywhere. Make your practice portable. There is no divide - or distinction - between practice, and real life.

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A Beautiful Dance on Broken Glass

> “You see this goblet?” asks Achaan Chaa, the Thai meditation master. “For me this glass is already broken. I enjoy it; I drink out of it. It holds my water admirably, sometimes even reflecting the sun in beautiful patterns. If I should tap it, it has a lovely ring to it.

But when I put this glass on the shelf and the wind knocks it over or my elbow brushes it off the table and it falls to the ground and shatters, I say, ‘Of course.’ When I understand that the glass is already broken, every moment with it is precious.” — Dr Mark Epstein

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A Tiny Manifesto. This We Believe.

A tiny #MANIFESTO This we Believe. We believe in Kindness without cause. In Compassion. Connection. And Community. We believe that together, our minds are magical. But that our hearts are where our true power lies.

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What Are My Feet Doing?

Day 1 I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. Day 2 I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again. I can’t believe I’m in the same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out. Day 3 I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it is there. I still fall in… it’s a habit. My eyes are open;

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🧵 Thread

“Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is the trick.

This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done.

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Et Tu, 2022?

1/7 Well, HELLO, 2021! New year. Same Mission. Bigger plan. (PS - stay out of my DM's, 2020, it's been nice knowing you. We had some good moments, but in general, our time together was a cartoon clown show car crash clusterfuck of continuous chaos, with a little bit of..

2/7 of dumpster fire thrown in for good measure. Rumor has it, you had that effect on most everyone, so it's not me, it's you) I'm generally not one of those "new year's resolutions" sorts of people. In general, I tend to blame my neurotic impulses & habits on other people,

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