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The Cause of our Suffering is our Reaction to the Reality of no Escape

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Blog Posts |

The Cause of our Suffering is our Reaction to the Reality of no Escape

“The cause of our suffering is our reaction to the reality of no escape.” Pema Chodron I remember thinking to myself during my first labor, as the contractions began to intensify, and I felt them coming from my back all the way around to the front, if only I could get myself up out of the gap, before the contraction made it all the way around and closed in at the center of my tummy, I would be alright. As the contractions grew stronger, and my desire to escape became more intense, I...

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We Can’t Control the Storms, but we can Remain Awake in Their Midst

Posted by on Sep 28, 2014 in Blog Posts |

We Can’t Control the Storms, but we can Remain Awake in Their Midst

“In the moment of mindfulness there is no suffering.“ – Ajahn Sumedo Remaining in present moment awareness, being with what is, just as it arises, without embellishing it with past remembrances, future what ifs, or desire to be someplace else, or to have things some other way, we find peace. It is only our fearful, resistant, clinging, or desirous mind that can destroy our peace, and cause us to suffer. Childbirth and labor, with their waves of tightening and progressively evolving...

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