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Mindful Monday: An open secret

Mindful Monday: An open secret

Buddhism, mindfulness, Uncategorized
"We think our confusion is highly secret. It's actually highly public. In fact, the secret is a secret only for us privately; the fact that such a secret is being kept is public. The self-deception is as outrageous as that. We should admit this infamous, familiar pain. This is the pain that is actually happening." -- Chögyam Trungpa What are you noticing about what you try to hide? ... for Mindful Monday Source: Chögyam Trungpa, The Lion's Roar: An Introduction to Tantra, 2001. Photo credit: "Secret garden gate open," Arendle, 2007. Donna Pierce

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A River of Stones, aros, Haiku, Lament, Poetry, Politics, Post-a-Day
debris lays scattered walked on, stepped on, discarded unimportant trash Daily Haiku #19 Word Challenge:  Debris The Haiku Challenge I am revolted by what is happening in Wisconsin right now.  The state had a budget surplus, frittered it away by giving additional tax breaks to large businesses, and is now attempting to balance the budget on the backs of teachers.  The ultimate victim?  The children. American education is on the decline because we are not properly funding it.  The sense of entitlement is outrageous.  The desire to have a “world class” educational system without paying for it is insane!  We will not compete globally unless we can produce people who can think.  This will not be done by creating an educational system that focuses on passing tests rather than on critical t