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‚ÄčTHE ANXIETY OF OPENING Posted by Paul DiSegna on June 17, 2015

‚ÄčTHE ANXIETY OF OPENING
A first step [in remaining open] is to understand that a feeling of dread or psychological discomfort might just be a sign that old habits are getting liberated, that we are moving closer to the natural open state. Trungpa Rinpoche said that awakening warriors would find themselves in a constant state of anxiety. Personally, I've found this to be t...

PRICELESS ADVICE Posted by Paul DiSegna on June 10, 2015

PRICELESS ADVICE
The next time you lose heart and you can't bear to experience what you're feeling, you might recall this instruction: change the way you see it and lean in. Instead of blaming our discomfort on outer circumstances or on our own weakness, we can choose to stay present and awake to our experience, not rejecting it, not grasping it, not buying the sto...

WE HAVE A CHOICE Posted by Paul DiSegna on June 3, 2015

WE HAVE A CHOICE
When someone harms us, they create the cause of their own suffering. They do this by strengthening habits that imprison them in a cycle of pain and confusion. It's not that we are responsible for what someone else does, and certainly not that we should feel guilty. But when they harm us, we unintentionally become the means of their undoing. Had the...