Day 15 of Self Love-Challenge

“When you try to become mindful of your your thoughts it covers almost everything. The entirety of consciousness, all of our moods and emotional reactions. It’s becoming aware of how we alone conceptually construct our world and it’s reality. In this way, we can let go of who we used to be and be renewed. It helps me deal with my sadness and also how I experience joy. Acceptance and equanimity..that’s the ultimate goal.”
A beautiful post from Claire here which is so relevant for many of us adoptees.

The Almost Daughter & More

When positive or joyous feelings and attitudes pass through each organ and circulate throughout our whole system, our physical and chemical energies are transformed and balanced.”

Tarthang TulkuImageAbove you see a Medicine Buddha Thanka.  A dear Tibetan friend brought it to me when he visited.  His father was a famous Thanka painter in Ladakh, and passed away while my friend was here. I am so blessed to have such a powerful gift and spirit in my meditation room.  In Buddhism, we are taught that everything has the power to heal and cure.  That means, anything we encounter in life.  The people, their actions, words, situations, everything.  That means the painful situations too.  They serve as beneficial medicine.

This is an important concept because it means that so often our well being is in our own hands.  The world and everything in it can be used to heal our…

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