Category Archives: Buddhism

Discoverying our special “doorways”…. entering with curiosity and courage, accessing, developing, enriching, sharing…. Nurturing Thursday

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Larger copy of: Doorway (to see those beautiful doors more easily) ~ ~ I created this doorway “page” many years ago, long before sharing “pages” and ideas on Pocket Perspectives, as I was trying to … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Choosing how we talk…

~ The page above  includes some criteria  that my family  and I try to  use when we are talking with each other. They’re called “wise” or “ethical” speech… ideas that are from the Buddhist tradition…and they’ve been so helpful in … Continue reading

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Feelings: “Arise, Abide, Dissolve”

Feelings seem to follow a progression…. arise: they begin to be “felt”…  abide: they continue for a period of time…  dissolve: they drift away… And so, to be aware of that…especially when the feeling doesn’t feel good… arise, abide, dissolve…

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Right now, I’m alright….

Have you ever had that sense of relief, after a busy or challenging time??….of noticing, “Hey, right now, I’m alright” …well, I’m starting to become more aware of noticing that sense…and the surprise is….really, I’m alright most of the time…  … Continue reading

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Doorways…with curiosity and courage

Larger copy of: Doorway  (can see the beautiful doors more easily)

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Appreciation: “The Sweetness of…”

“The Sweetness of….”  …  the potential…. Possibly obscuring that potential… Making a transition….. This idea of “The Sweetness of….”  really inspires me to notice and appreciate the positives in my life. These images are  from a “multipage booklet”, compiled onto … Continue reading

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Mindfulness: Choosing how we talk…(and think)

This page, above,  includes some criteria  that my family  and I try to  use when we are talking with each other.  Initially, I wanted to try to have other family members try to keep these principles in mind…I thought I … Continue reading

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