We can get off to a good start by lowering our standards and initiating our mindful eating by having one conscious sip of tea in the morning. Take a moment to become aware of the color of the tea, its fragrance. Feel the liquid in your mouth and throat. Open your awareness to the presence […]
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There are four guidelines concerning Right Speech. Speak truthfully, without lies. Speak consistently, without saying one thing to one person and something else to another. Speak respectfully, without insult. Speak accurately, without exaggeration. Then we are practicing Right Speech. p. 83 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my […]
Roldo Bartimole writes: Brent Larkin is taking off and running. He fakes to the left. And then goes right. Larkin’s column on Sunday appears to be a spanking of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Mayor Frank Jackson. It’s not. The headline says, “City’s stadium deal with the Browns is not good for people of Cleveland.” […]
(From left: Michael White, Jay Westbrook, Frank Jackson, Jimmy Haslam) Roldo Bartimole writes: The city will fork over $2 million a year for 15 years to the billionaire-owned Cleveland Browns for stadium “improvements.” Plus another $12 million from the sin tax revenues. Both follow a $5.8 million capital contribution earlier this year by the city. […]
Food begins to serve many purposes. It is used to soothe, to distract, to procrastinate, to numb, to entertain, to seduce, to reward and even to punish. The once straightforward relationship between hunger, eating and satisfaction of our childhood becomes tangled up in all sorts of thoughts and emotions. p. 16 From Mindful Eating by […]
I bought a print this morning. If you’re feeling thankful today, you should buy one too.
Mano Singham concludes: I think [Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Geithner] is an important case that is going to have a big impact. As is common in major cases, the judge stayed the implementation of her ruling until all appeals are completed or the deadline for filing them has passed. If the government appeals, as […]
In Buddhism, thinking is already action. By your thinking, you can destroy the world. but, it’s equally true that your thinking can save the world and bring healing. p. 82 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
Via Mano Singham…
Here are some elements of a healthy relationship with food. 1. You feel happy and fully engaged in life when you are not eating. (Food is not your only reliable source of pleasure and satisfaction.) [Yes] 2. If you are not feeling hungry, you don’t eat. [No] 3. You stop eating when you feel full […]
Right Thinking is thinking that embodies the insight of nonduality, emptiness and interbeing. It is possible for us to produce thoughts that go along with this kind of insight. Such thoughts will heal us and heal the world, because they remove separation and despair. p. 81 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat […]
Paul Harvey, a University of New Hampshire professor and GYPSY expert, has researched this, finding that Gen Y has: unrealistic expectations and a strong resistance toward accepting negative feedback… and …an inflated view of oneself. A great source of frustration for people with a strong sense of entitlement is unmet expectations. They often feel entitled […]
Roldo Bartimole writes: Here are two multi-million Cleveland projects that show that racism is very much alive in this city and cost doesn’t mean a thing when it comes to pursuing it. Neither project is necessary or an improvement. Just costly. Opportunity Corridor, a $350 or so million is an escape hatch for some people […]
Via Mano Singham…
In my hometown paper, Jerry Theobald writes: Some people have too much time on their hands. Such as the governor of Minnesota and the mayor of Minneapolis, saying that the Washington Redskins should change their name. First of all, maybe these guys should apologize to the Scandinavians for using the Viking name as a sporting […]
To be mindful means to have the mind full, completely full, of what is happening now. When you’re chopping vegetables with a large sharp knife, the faster you slice, the more attentive you have to be, if you want to keep your fingers. p. 8 From Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays Nhat Hanh Previously… […]
The notion of being and the notion of nonbeing both create a lot of fear. But with Right View we overcome both notions and we become fearless. p. 73 From Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.
[Eating mindfully] depends upon what our mind is doing as we eat. Are we just eating or are we thinking and eating? Is our mind in our mouth, or somewhere else? This is the crucial difference. p. 8 From Mindful Eating by Jan Chozen Bays Nhat Hanh Previously… Found in my electronic chapbook.Zen, Jan Chozen […]
You can suffer because you get caught in the notion of self, but you also suffer if you get caught in the notion of non-self. Right View is free from discrimination and dualistic thinking. You don’t try to eliminate one thing and retain its opposite. You’re not trying to eliminate death and retain only life. […]