"Why are you so petrified of silence

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Here can you handle this?

Did you think about your bills, your ex, your deadlines
Or when you think you're gonna die
Or did you long for the next distraction"

Writer(s): +Alanis Morissette , Glen Ballard "All I Really Want" 1997
Copyright: Penny Farthing Music O.B.O. Arlovol Music, Songs Of Universal Inc., Penny Farthing Music, Vanhurst Place Music

People would rather shock themselves than be alone with their thoughts
Maybe you can’t go to bed, or even the bathroom, without your phone. Or maybe you come home from work and immediately check email, turn…

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Hello again!

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Welcome to ACI SD revival. Thanks for your patience while we rebuild.

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OK, it's not THAT hilarious, but any chance to make fun of us

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OK, it's not THAT hilarious, but any chance to make fun of us #yoga & #meditation types http://bit.ly/1acgTzg

10 Ways Yoga & Meditation Will Make You Cool (Warning: Hilarious!)
As if reduction in stress, increase in gray brain matter, general peace of mind, improved physical fitness and overall positive state of well-being aren’t enough, here are a few ways that yoga and

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Tibet 1959, Eyewitness Account
54 years ago, the Chinese Communist troops shelled and invaded Sera Mey Monastery near Lhasa (“Land of Angels”). If you have some time today, reflect on the heroism and sacrifices made on March 10th. …

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Boom, there is the rub! Is the

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Boom, there is the rub! Is the #mindfulness craze a good thing or bad thing? Is it useful when divorced from the ethical underpinnings? Killer quote:

Snipers could also benefit from mindfulness training, notes Ronald Purser, a professor of management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University and a practising Buddhist: “It would enhance attention, concentration and aim. Terrorists would benefit from it, too.”

Mindfulness goes corporate — and purists aren’t pleased
How the Buddhist tradition has been marshalled to grow profits and productivity

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Universal Education for Compassion and Wisdom

In Buddhism we have an incredible arrangement, universal education from the beginning at birth up until death, as an old man. I feel these things could be put into a universal language. Give up religion, give up Buddhism. Go beyond Buddhism. Put the essential aspect of the philosophy into scientific language. This is my aim. …

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First Arya ("Noble") Truth, duknyel denpa

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