I spotted this and it resonated with me. I thought you might find it useful too. ‘The conceptual mind might say: “I can’t do it, it’s too hard for me”. But that’s the talk of the ego getting scared, the talk of Mara, who is on the defensive, rattled by our progress on the path to Nibbana. Instead of believing in the conceptual mind, the mind of Mara, one trusts the word of the Buddha and the advice of the Noble Disciples. One puts aside those conceptional doubts, lets them go, and pushes them away. One goes beyond them, and finds that the Buddha was wise and enlightened: he did teach the Dhamma., and that Dhamma.works. This is especially clear when the mind becomes peaceful. Push out the conceptual mind and arouse the mind of faith. Let go. Let go of the ordering, the assessing of the situation, and the thinking of what to do next. Let the Dhamma. take
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For me it’s not a resort or some Cruise. Since I don’t drink, booze offers nothing. The idea of staying in hotels has no appeal at all. Many who love city life would enjoy things I don’t. I don’t like cities. I can do a day trips but feel completely drained after the experience. Bushwalking and hiking are at the top of my list. Sleeping in the bush in a tent in a remote location is my favourite. Unplugging from society is difficult because of the dense population. Some people are happy to sit in a large parks.We need to figure out what we need. It’s vital to understand what recharges us. We cannot keep going week in week out with flat batteries. Flat batteries can destroy relationships and have negative consequences on health. We all know this! What we forget about is tolerance…we build up a tolerance to stress and busyness. This raises our baseline. People appear unaffected living
Liking your own company is ok!
Liberation and freedom are things all humans desire. This is particularly true in context of spirituality.
In my experiences, with religions, organisations and even educational settings. I found myself lost in systems of belief or culture norms. My aim as a writer is to discuss possibilities beyond these parameters.
I honestly articulate my experiences through writing.
I was diagnosed with Bipolar and PTSD many years ago. It has offered different experiences and insights on how to manage poor mental health well. My blog is not about mental illness.
My blog offerers me a space for my creativity. My hope in sharing life’s challengers, is my writing may offer something helpful to others. With all the creativity and enjoyment writing has offered. I have been compelled to write a novel.
Bachelors in Theology, University of Divinity in Melbourne Divinity
Graduate Diploma in Pastoral Care, University of Divinity.
Three Clinical Pastoral Education, ( CPE certificates) and one is advanced from Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre here in Melbourne. Peter Mac
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We cannot care for others and neglect ourselves!
We can chose a different way. We can liberate ourselves.
What builds good morality?
It is possible to change!
Meditation is predominantly taught in western countries as a none religious therapy. It’s fascinated me when I first discovered it. I cannot say I am a highly accomplished mediator. However, I have learnt and practised meditation with what would be categorized as religious meditation and also my own practices of nonreligious. The whole of the Buddha’s teachings may be summed up in three words: morality, mental concentration, and wisdom, sila, samadhi and pañña. This is the threefold division of the Noble Eightfold Path leading to deliverance from the misery of Samsara. And of this Eightfold Path, right speech, action and livelihood are included in morality, or sila; right effort, mindfulness and concentration in mental concentration, or samadhi; right understanding and thought in wisdom, or pañña. Of these three stages, morality constitutes the foundation without which no real progress along the Eightfold Path to purity and deliverance is possible. The two higher stages, concentration and wisdom, are brought to perfection by that which in the West usually, but rather ambiguously, is