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Monkey Mind

Sometimes on Sunday mornings when I have the opportunity, I join in a Sangha group on zoom.  Sangha is a Buddhist community that gathers for meditation, study and mutual support.  In the 20 minutes of meditation that precedes the study topic, I often have what is referred to as “monkey mind.”               According to Buddhist … Continue reading “Monkey Mind”

Narrative

              In the book How To Be Awake and Alive, the authors, a married couple who were therapists, write of a young man in their office speaking about his unhappy marriage: “He loved his wife, but felt compelled to criticize her and put her down.  As the session continued, he was asked about his parents.  … Continue reading “Narrative”

Graceful Exits

            “There’s a trick to the ‘graceful exit.’  It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over—and let it go.  It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives.  It involves a sense of future, a belief that every … Continue reading “Graceful Exits”

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