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Swami Rudrananda (Rudi) on pain, hiding, and freedom

The following quote reminds me of my teacher speaking about “being a man”, male or female, rather than someone who runs from things at the first hint of discomfort. The only way to be free of pain is to digest … Continue reading

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Meditation, emotional digestion, and mental constipation

When I was young, I made a commitment to myself to meditate twice a day.  But the clarity of that commitment sometimes faded and I found myself wondering why on earth I would ever do such a thing. Perhaps there … Continue reading

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Fear as cause of illness – The Mother

Many people feel anxious these days, what with economic uncertainties, earthquakes and hurricanes, the constant threat of layoffs, the rapid evacuation of manufacturing and high-tech jobs overseas, difficulty finding customers for our goods and services, threats of terrorism or the … Continue reading

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Bach’s Rescue Remedy (flower therapy)

Have you ever felt emotionally paralyzed by shock or stress?  I have.  While resorting to God (or buddha-nature, the Great Spirit, etc. or perhaps tonglen, depending on your orientation) seems to be the best solution, along with such things as … Continue reading

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