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Slowing down, resting in our true nature.

[caption id="attachment_443" align="alignleft" width="225"] Resting in springtime sun[/caption] Reading Haemin Sunim's 'The things you can see only when you slow down" over the last few days.  Enjoying some slowing down time as springtime sun comes to visit us here.  Resting in resonance with some of his words: " I wish you could see my true nature. Beyond my body and labels, there is a river of tenderness and vulnerability. Beyond stereotypes and assumptions, there is a valley of openness and authenticity. Beyond memory and ego, there is an ocean of awareness and compassion." The body and labels - sometimes it's like the everyday busyness of…

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The mindful invitation: Finding the funnies & deflating difficulties?

Inspired by words of others yet again.  I am reading 'the Book of Joy' - a book of sharing insights from a week they spent in conversation together, the Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu.  From lifetimes of living with the full complexities of life.  Their fierce compassion, courage, heart and hope rings out - and in stark contrast to messages from other 'great world leaders' at this point in our histories.  We have a choice.  What do we choose to cultivate? Where do we make our steps from?  A place of compassion and connection?  Or a place of fear and…

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