The Great Spirit

We should understand that all things are the works of the Great Spirit. We should know that He is within all things: the trees, the grasses, the rivers, the mountains, and all the four-legged animals and the winged peoples; and even more important, we should understand that He is also above all these things and peoples. When we do... Continue Reading →

Novel way of thinking about anxiety…

There's a term in Buddhism, manasikara, which means attention. It's a fundamental component of awareness because it directs the mind to it object -- it's the charioteer of the mind that directs it where to go. It comes in two forms: appropriate and inappropriate attention. Anxiety is a form of inappropriate attention. A scripture describes a monk whose meditation practice revolved around obsessively ruminating on things that were making him unhappy. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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