Bitchy Resting Face is a disorder that affects millions of women every day. Together we can face the problem…
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Me? I suffer from ARF – asshole resting face. If I’m not consciously making an effort to smile, people assume I’m ready to pull out a gun and go postal. If there is some truth behind the humor in this video for you, Elephant Journal recommends this post…
Ever wondered why your dad drove an old car (which you were incredibly embarrassed of) throughout your entire childhood, while you went to a good school?
Or why the monsters from under your bed never came out as long as he was there?
Or as an adult, why he still tries to protect you just as he did as a child?
In honor of Father’s Day, we wanted to share this touching 2-minute video as it reminded us of all the small things dads do to show their love and support, which often as children, we never noticed.
via Father's Day Tribute: Ever Wondered Why?.
Tara Brach quoted this in a meditation I was listening to today:
It is often said, accurately, that violence begets violence. There is a virus buried deep in all violence that is contagious, that inspires an equally brutal and mindless response. A terrorist blows up a bus, and an army comes out to settle the score. This exchange of violence and this contagion of terror have been handed down for eons from family to family and from nation to nation. It is a chain of terror made up of people gone amok with anger and those just as disturbed with their feelings of virture and righteous vengeance.
But there is good news. The Gospel of Jesus, the Dharma of Buddha, the Tao of Lao Tzu, and the tariqa, or way of love, in Sufism all teach that you can let go of your grip on this chain. You can be free of it. When obscene violence interrupts your life, you don’t have to respond with virtuous, justified, and reasonable force. You can choose not to be part of the destructive cycle, and that choice not to participate is a first step toward peace.
But to step outside the circle of terror you have to do something quite unreasonable. You have to forfeit vengeance and abandon all reasonable expectations that the majority of your community, friends, and family may take for granted. You will probably have to go it alone and trust your spiritual instincts. You may appear passive and weak. Only you know the inner courage needed to overcome habits of vengeance and punishment that are assumed to be right and virtuous.
via The Buddha and Madison | New Wood.
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Officer Brigitte Brousseau is a certified yoga teacher. In this 1 minute video, she discusses how she has become clear with the responsibility and power to take away another’s freedom.
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I like listening to Pema Chodron:
Here at MBG, we love Pema Chodron, and were thrilled to discover this candid conversation between the great Buddhist monk and Bill Moyers on PBS.
In this interview, Pema Chodron talks about the pain and anger she felt after her divorce and explains how her strong emotions drove her to her spiritual practice.
“If we could learn to not be afraid of groundlessness, not be afraid of insecurity and uncertainty,” she says, “it would be calling on an inner strength that would allow us to be open and free and loving and compassionate in any situation.”
With gems like this, the entire video is worth a watch.
via Pema Chodron On Faith, Anger & Divorce (Video).