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TAKING PICTURES WITHOUT JUDGEMENT

In VISUAL ART by Kimberly Poppe

In this way, photography is part of my spiritual practice, not spiritual in a special way, but in a very ordinary way, just simply being with whatever is. My teacher speaks about meditation not as meditating on something but being with. I find this to be an incredibly helpful instruction.

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YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE

In LIFE by Heidi Nevin

I sit in the darkness, my son nursing in my lap, my daughter lying beside me under a pile of warm blankets, holding my hand. The room is still as I sing the familiar lullaby lyrics I sing every night. You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.

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BUDDING IN BETWEEN

In VISUAL ART by Jon Solomon

It’s spring here in France, and flower trees have started to bloom. Spring blossoms, a perennial source of metaphor, conjure up associations with new growth. According to a well-received tradition, they might also present a parable for transmission of spiritual realization.

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PILGRIMAGE, A JOURNEY ON FOOT

In PILGRIMAGE by Tara Trinley Wangmo

Each step can turn into an act of giving, making room for compassionate awareness. This is how to make trekking into a sacred journey, this is a walking meditation. A sense of humor should be brought along as well.

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ATARAXIA

In SACRED WORLD by Jacek Dziubiński

There would never be any disruptions to mental stability if extended difficult situations and ways of coping with them were included in the general education curriculum before young people become warped and twisted by general expectations and the search for permanent happiness and safety.

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YOU THE LOVE

In SACRED WORLD by Sascha Alexandra Aurora2 Comments

Imagine a simple stalk with a small white flower at its peak. Held up by two gentle fingers. Gazed upon by a being of the heart. His two eyes merges with that little flower. He is not judging or evaluating that flower, he simply sees the flower, as the wonder it is.

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RETREAT IN DARKNESS

In RETREAT by Erik Pema Kunsang

Darkness retreat is for the yogi who come to a point in life of readiness to go beyond the normal pattern of experience that is shaped by habitual concepts of the known. The darkness is merciless, the open sphere of experience is the playground for confusion or liberation.