Posts from March 2017

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Awareness Within Mystery

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One summer day the venerable old Chao-chou proposed a little contest of Zen repartee with his attending disciple, Wen-yuan: to see who could identify himself with the lowest thing in the scale of human values. Chao-chou began: “I am a donkey.” Wen-yuan: “I am the donkey’s buttocks.” Chao-chou: “I am the donkey’s dung.” Wen-yuan: “I […]

Validate Your Body

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Many people have a hard time validating themselves and their life choices. We weren’t always taught how to do that. We are taught to look outside of ourselves for validation and to please others. For many, underneath anger and depression lives fear —  a fear of  being alive and not belonging, of being alone and […]