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Compassion And The Danger Of Messianic & Narcissistic Inflation

“Find someone who thinks he is alone and let him know that he is not.” ~ Mother Teresa Central to the teachings of Buddhism is the idea that humans are trapped in samsara, the cycle of birth and death. Suffering … Continue reading

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What To Do Or Be When Someone Is Going Through A Challenge

“Huwag ka na nga magyoga (Stop practicing yoga).” I was stunned when I heard those words mouthed out to me by the owner of the resort where I’m staying upon hearing about my injuries. And they were uttered with a distinct … Continue reading

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Am I Being Summoned To Put It To Its Final Rest?

Lies. Deception. Betrayal. Secrets. Affairs. Familiar themes. Familiar characters. Going inside their minds gives me the chills. I was there once. I made those same immoral choices. Recognizable storylines, scenes, dialogues. I too, in the distant past, was caught in that … Continue reading

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If I Have Truly Forgiven, Why Am I Still Remembering and Feeling the Pain?

(This post is in collaboration with Leigh Gaitskill, Not Just Sassy On the Inside, who came up with this brilliant idea of inviting bloggers to write about Forgiveness. A huge topic. Something that I am still figuring out myself. And … Continue reading

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Why Does A Soul Choose Mental Illness As A Growth Opportunity?

Today is Tita Lola’s birthday. I certainly feel a huge shift in my energies around my story with her, one year later. Last year, on the occasion also of her birthday, I wrote a series of posts in her memory, … Continue reading

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The Gifts Behind the Fear

I’ll be lying if I say that I have transcended my fear-based 3D level of consciousness that nothing now fazes me. Not knowing this woman’s exact psychological condition and state of [mental and emotional] health has certainly caused me to … Continue reading

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Fearing What I Don’t Know

I don’t know what the exact medical terminology is for her psychological condition. Panic disorder? Manic-depressive? Bipolar? Post-traumatic stress disorder? I don’t know if anyone in her family truly knows — if anyone truly wants to know, cares enough to … Continue reading

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