Healing Pain and Suffering

Questions to ask yourself when you feel distressed

When feeling a bit trapped and emotionally low the following questions may help to put things into perceptive. Pause, take a breath, and don’t react automatically. Ask yourself: What am I reacting to? What is it that's really pushing my buttons here?  What is it that I think is going to happen here? What's [...]

By |2018-09-05T11:39:26+10:00September 5th, 2018|Healing Pain and Suffering, Personal Development|0 Comments

Living a Meaningful Life

After a while you no longer need stuff and your attention turns to purpose. Things don’t excite you as much as experiences and you just want to feel good, alive, connected. Here are 10 steps to help you on the path to living a meaningful life: Slow down, breathe, bringing a mindful presence throughout [...]

Heart to Soul Healing by Tanna Bear

I’ve tried and I’ve tried to live a conventional life.  I’ve tried on and off for the past forty four years.  It just isn’t who I am. The problem is I’ve got to stop trying, stop fighting against it and just live and let life unfold.  After all it is a journey.  It’s better to [...]

By |2015-11-07T11:55:21+10:00March 2nd, 2013|Healing Pain and Suffering|0 Comments

On Joy and Sorrow

"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that hold your wine the very cup that was burned [...]

By |2015-11-07T11:34:32+10:00June 15th, 2012|Healing Pain and Suffering|0 Comments

Purifying Negative Karma

In her book "Everyday Enlightenment: How to be a Spiritual Warrior at the  Kitchen Sink", (one of my favourite texts for understanding Buddhist philosophy) Venerable Yeshe Chodron describes four steps to turn around the impact of negative, non-virtuous or unskillful acts. Because the result of our actions can become so great, it's in our best interest to [...]

By |2019-06-16T16:21:45+10:00December 1st, 2011|Healing Pain and Suffering|0 Comments