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“The point isn’t to get anywhere—this is a Journey without Goal. The point is to be right here: raw, open, present, fiercely available, with a sense of humor and an allegiance not to pleasure or to being ‘right’ but rather to learning and opening and helping others.⁠
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But there is only one point:
When to Meditate
“The point isn’t to get anywhere—this is a Journey without Goal. The point is to be right here: raw, open, present, fiercely available, with a sense of humor and an allegiance not to pleasure or to being ‘right’ but rather to learning and opening and helping others.⁠ ⁠ But there is only one point:
Everyone Poops.
*"Each of you is perfect the way you are...and you can use a little improvement.” ~ Suzuki Roshi ⁠ ⁠
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The real miracle.
Start your day with a moment of appreciation.
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The Buddhist Rule About Worrying: Don’t.
We can talk about spirituality or yoga or meditation or mindfulness all day, but life has a way of testing whether our understanding is superficial, or thorough.⁣⁠ ⁣⁠ What I will say is that fear is a doozy. We’ve got to breathe through it, but we’ve also got to get into self-inquiry, and discover what it is we’re really afraid of or anxious and worried about. ~ #waylonlewis⁣⁠
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Honoring the Summer Solstice with Ayurveda.
"The Summer Solstice is full of light and energy.⁠ ⁠ Tuning into this natural celebration can offer expansive qualities, helping to direct our own internal flame to guide our path.⁠ ⁠ As we move into this peak experience, the days are long and the sun warms the earth. We are moving into the full expression of the summer season, feeling the heat (Pitta) of the sunshine along with the dryness (Vata) in some areas..."
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How to release the Shame of having an Affair.
“Feelings like disappointment, embarrassment, irritation, resentment, anger, jealousy, and fear, instead of being bad news, are actually very clear moments that teach us where it is that we’re holding back. They teach us to perk up and lean in when we feel we’d rather collapse and back away. They’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck. This very moment is the perfect teacher, and, lucky for us, it’s with us wherever we are.” ~ Pema Chödrön⁠ ⁠
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When Our Soul is Tired: 3 Ways to Set Down the Struggle.
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We are lonely, but...
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"On the second-to-last night, I would like to make another fire, even though we do not need it for warmth: because it is summer, and we have old wool blankets. But the flickering flames, the shifting warm light, is the best light for talking, endlessly, as if we were at camp, and sex is not the only thing we humans can think about. And perhaps I could hold your hand..." ⁠ ⁠ ~ Waylon Lewis, Things I Would Like to Do With You ⁠
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Finding your Voice
Finding your voice is our life's challenge. Once we've found it, we can live life fully, through challenge, in a way that is true and caring, powerful and vulnerable, both. Through Elephant Academy, through our community, through meditation, through writing—we'll practice finding our voice, again and again.⁠
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Confident People Communicate this Way (Most of us Forget to do This). | elephant journal
When we are feeling stuck or like we are somehow not communicating confidently and clearly, we can come back to these six points of mindful speech:
In Times of War: 10 Brené Brown Quotes on Uncertainty, Fear & Vulnerability. New Books, Brené Brown, Atlas Of The Heart, Brené Brown Quotes, Brown Quotes, Brene Brown Quotes, Brene Brown, Personal Growth
In Times of War: 10 Brené Brown Quotes on Uncertainty, Fear & Vulnerability.
... it’s difficult to look at Putin’s face and accept that this may be the person who’ll decide if my six and eight-year-old will be allowed to continue being children. It’s even more difficult to think about the six and eight-year-olds in the Ukraine who are already in tangible fear for their lives.
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What we’re Getting Wrong about Self-Love (& why it’s F*cking up our Practice).
Everything about this makes so much sense.
Self-help is bad for you.
Telling ourselves to "live our best life" is a bit self-aggressive or guilt or FOMO-inducing. The life we want to live is one in which we've made friends with ourselves, as we are—& then allowed that inner goodness and integrity to shine forth & be of benefit to others. Maitri! Maitri isn’t just an idea. It’s an actual practice that you can learn and use every single day.
Episode 49: When everything seems hopeless, what do we do? | elephant journal
No matter how hopeless things are, we are going to wake up in the morning and do our best to save one little piece.