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Archive for July, 2013

Watching the mind “minding”…..perhaps, no need to “mind” what it’s “minding”….

I had given 3 very  pretty photo cards to a friend, but then the friend mentioned that he hoped I didn’t mind, but the cards were so special that he had given two of the cards away to other friends.

I thought in my mind….”what????….you gave them away???….well, yes I do mind”…and my awareness of my thoughts set off a progression of very helpful awarenesses about how my mind can be so busy “minding” so many things…being bothered, having opinions, over thinking, going into habitual thought patterns…too much minding.

So, it occurred to me that I could simply not “mind” what the mind was “minding.”…it’s simply doing what it does…a bit of play with words, but an important awareness.  And so I made a “re-minder” page about that  for myself…

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I don't need to "mind" wha the mind is "minding"

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the mind wants things to be a certain way....

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Perhaps, a lot of the time….
that is all there “is”….
simply  the mind being very busy  “minding”….
the thoughts seeming solid and significant,
but perhaps more similar to a dreamy, blurry illusion…
so….often no need to mind what the mind is minding,
it’s simply “minding”

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Is that all there is? simply the mind "minding"

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600 A.D: A Catholic Irish Monk’s “Sacred Healing Well”….. 2013: words from a Buddhist monk… “you were a good friend and you loved her dearly….”

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A Catholic Irish Monk’s Sacred Healing Well,
The Burren, Ireland
600 A.D.
We visited this healing spring, well and cave a few weeks ago…
a mystical, spiritual and moving site

~An Irish Monk's Sacred Healing Well, 600 AD

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A beautiful little “altar,” lovingly built by a sweet young woman who was visiting the well that day
resting on the rock above the well

Sacred healing well, diorama

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The monk’s cave….where he lived during his 7 year retreat at this site

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healing well, monk's retreat cave

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…healing…
progressing through the past several weeks…
“you were a good friend and you loved her dearly,”
love, loss, acceptance, understanding, compassion and wisdom,
through the ages, across faiths and traditions.
Learning the essence of
The Four Noble Truths,
from Ven. Jampa, a Buddhist monk, 2013

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you were a good friend and you loved her dearly

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the lovely waters of the tiny little healing spring and sacred well

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Healing waters of the spring and well, The Burren, Ireland

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….a lovely spot….

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To simply appreciate the people in your life…those who have touched your life….

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to simply appreciate the people in your life, those who have touched your life...

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