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Another wise and wonderful post!

Vividness

There is nothing fundamentally wrong with you.

You are just fine—just as you are. That is tantra’s main claim about the self.

“Ego” is not evil. It is not a spiritual problem.

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Very wise musings!

CHRONICLES OF THE DRAGON GODDESS

I had a very interesting conversation with a friend of mine over the weekend. We were talking about life and spirituality and she said something to the effect of

“I need to learn how to not crave. Let go of attachments. I’ve found out that every time I get what I want I don’t want it anymore. I have these desires but as soon as  those desires are fulfilled I don’t want the responsibility that comes with it. It’s why I go from situation to situation.”

As I reflect on life and the things I’ve observed I realize that this is a reoccurring theme. If I were to be honest with myself I would admit that I don’t experience this type of  unease very often.  I’m typically content with what I have. However I’ve seen how craving affects those around me and the suffering it brings.

It plays itself out most with relationships. Craving is usually…

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“Most of us fear the thought of death, and we surround ourselves

with things and people who may perpetuate

the illusion of permanence.  We fear loss, so we gather and grasp.

To face the reality of endings , our own and others’,

is yet another way to foster a spiritual vision.”

~~David Richo

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Brain scanning technology is quickly approachi...

Brain scanning technology is quickly approaching levels of detail that will have serious implications (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

More exciting news from my back yard…

well, not exactly…. more like up the road a bit. . . at the beautiful University of WI campuses. . .

Here’s a short article about Dr. Richie Davidson’s research on the brain and well-being. . .

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-04-brains-article-documents-benefits-multiple.html

Very exciting work.

Want to know more, check out the Mind Life Institute  or any of the books that have been inspired by the meetings with HH, the 14th Dalai Lama —  http://www.mindandlife.org/publications/

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