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7 Love 1
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1.5 h meditation. Insight into mind/body-body/mind synergy. 1.5 h bicycle ride. Application of insight.
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6 Love 1
24h ·
Tenuous 6. Going to develop a website with my 10 year old for friend who started an NGO. I'll end up doing most of the work, but he'll have his first client and his first experience in business.
Love 1
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I'll have him draft a proposal, meet with her (in business attire), and come up with the architecture and wireframes based on her specs. Cool.

Love 1
24h ·

But the reason my mood dropped is that I found info online about X wife's bf. She claimed I was spreading slander about him. Now I have proof. Disgusted that she would lie to defend him and, in so doing, compromise the children's well-being

Love 1
24h ·

But, I've been vindicated and have proof that she lied! Maybe now people will question her alternate facts.

Lydia R
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Alicia B
22h ·

Ugh that sucks hard that she's not putting the kids first. I hope they are OK.

Manda P
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Manda P
19h ·

I wish she wasn't making this so hard for you.

Love 1
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6 Love 1
1d ·
Prepared delicious breakfast for fam. Love to cook. it's creative: taking ingredients to come up with something new. It's cultural. Exploring dishes from diff regions. It's communal. brings us 2gether
Love 1
1d ·

its healthier & more economical than eating out long-term. Food can be medicinal. Better to be proactive & eat balanced, plant based meals than to pay for decades of toxic ingestion when we are too old & frail to assume the cost of our indulgences.

Love 1
1d ·

It's engaging. I create order out of chaos. I'm usu managing 3 or 4 different processes at a time. Demands high executive functioning: organization, prioritizing, planning, etc

Love 1
1d ·

All of which is to say, cooking can be enjoyable.

Manda P
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Manda P
1d ·

BF is an amazing cook & I'm so thankful for it. He was supposed to teach me how this summer but it hasn't happened yet. I don't have much confidence in myself! What is your favorite thing to make?

Love 1
24h ·

Just decide what you want to eat and check online. You'll find many recipes.

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7 Love 1
2d ·
My son celebrates his 8th birthday. Going to take him flying. Hope he enjoys the experience. Also going to open an investment acct for him-financial edu is 1 of best gifts I can give.
Lydia R
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Lydia R
2d ·

Happy birthday, little Love!

Love 1
2d ·

Thanks, Lydia.

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Manda P
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Happy Happy Birthday, Love Jr! Hope you guys have a blast!

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Love 1
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Thanks, Manda. He had a lot of fun and was sharing his experience with others. Thanks for the hugs, pandas.

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8 Love 1
3d ·
1.5H meditation. Calm, centered. This supercomputer of a brain functions optimally after a reboot.
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9 Love 1
4d ·
School purchasing 10 heart rate variability sensors which I've been clamoring for since 2013. Going to design an introduction to neuroscience curriculum around it.
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7 Love 1
4d ·
1.5h meditation. Attempting longer sits to build endurance and patience for the work I have yet to do.
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6 Love 1
5d ·
Cycling to work and back was both physical exercise and mental training. Meditation bell rang every 1-2 min. The bell served as a reminder to cut mental elaboration & return to the present. While mind
Love 1
5d ·

drifted into rumination, I would cycle attention over and over back to the breath or body. Attention not on the content or emotional charge of thoughts, but to the process of observation and letting go.

Love 1
5d ·

Such that the experience of wandering, noticing, letting go, reorienting and returning to the object of focus was primary- the thoughts were not, the wandering was not, the effort was not central to the exercise.

Love 1
5d ·

Prepared a pasta meal

Love 1
5d ·

plus yoga to stretch muscles.

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7 Love 1
5d ·
Strong desire 2 tame mind. Determined to emancipate little Self from attachment. Retreat in Aug, but opportunity to train each moment, to remain in present, to practice gratitude & loving kindness.
Love 1
5d ·

When walking, walk; when sitting, sit; when eating, eat. Cutting off mental elaboration- from coarse to subtle- again and again and again.

Manda P
5d ·

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Manda P
5d ·

Once again, the perfect words. My new focus is living in the moment. No more past or future!

Jeff M
5d ·

I strive for that too...it's so much more difficult than it sounds!

Cindy M
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Love 1
5d ·

it's very difficult such that I do not set it as a goal, which would invite disappointment, self-criticism & self-doubt for failing to keep the mind on the present... even that statement is a future prediction.

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Manda P
3d ·

Well there ya go. I need to relay that message to BF because he is trying to drill 'now' in my head. 😕

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7 Love 1
6d ·
Core workout, then met X & mediator. Hopeful we can resolve conflicts, disagreements and concerns compassionately and productively.
Manda P
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Manda P
6d ·

I'm hopeful for that for you guys as well!

Cindy M
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Cindy M
6d ·

Fingers crossed

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Love 1
5d ·

Thanks. It's a step in the right direction for both of us.

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5 Love 1
7d ·
Setback. Lapse in vigilance. But determined and persistent...abd forgiving.
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7 Love 1
08 Jul 2018 ·
Kayaking. Paddled to shore. Sat under a tree to meditate for an hour. In 2005, Ram Bahadur Bomjon a 15 year old Nepali, was filmed meditating under a pipal tree for several days without food or water.
Love 1
08 Jul 2018 ·

While I sat, insects crawled on me. My mind was restless and the body fidgety. I thought of Bomjon. A Discovery film crew recorded days of uninterrupted footage showing the boy deep in meditation, motionless underneath the tree.

Lydia R
08 Jul 2018 ·

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Love 1
08 Jul 2018 ·

My body began to cramp. I adjusted my position. How was this young man able to maintain his meditation posture day after day and night after night for days, weeks, months, in cold, in rain, in heat? Remarkable & inspiring.

Alicia B
08 Jul 2018 ·

Maybe he is crazy in a way that makes such meditation possible 😀 kidding, but I do believe people get good at things that give them pleasure. Athletes probably enjoy a bit of pain. Artists like the feel of putting paint on canvas, the smell etc

Alicia B
08 Jul 2018 ·

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Love 1
09 Jul 2018 ·

Kidding aside, he could have been insane in that way. Many devotees think he is a reincarnation of a Buddha. Whatever the case, his feat was prodigious! When I was 15, I was obsessed with girls. He was intent on enlightenment. Remarkable.

DesBear D
09 Jul 2018 ·

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Love 1
09 Jul 2018 ·

...or maybe he is the clear-eyed one and we are the insane ones, disturbed by our own undisciplined and restless minds, alienated from Truth and from one another.

Shelley H
09 Jul 2018 ·

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Alicia B
7d ·

We're definitely insane, I mean, we're all on mood panda :)

Love 1
7d ·

MP is for tracking moods. Monitoring how we feel & analyzing the data to find patterns to enhance our sense of well-being seems rational & sane to my limited way of thinking.

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8 Love 1
08 Jul 2018 ·
Prepared lecture for tomorrow's meditation session. It's a celebration of life and this amazing human body.
Lydia R
08 Jul 2018 ·

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7 Love 1
07 Jul 2018 ·
Taking the path of morality, purifying body, mind, speech. This will take some work... and time, but I'm committed to this path and know it leads to greater peace.
Lydia R
08 Jul 2018 ·

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8 Love 1
07 Jul 2018 ·
Slept well after 3 restless nights of fitful sleep. Nocturnal emission. TMI, but explains lustful thoughts. Too much testosterone. I don't masturbate. The succubus tempts me while I sleep.
Love 1
07 Jul 2018 ·

Woke up relieved. Meditated and feel asleep. Prepared delicious meals: energy bites (coconut, peanut butter, honey, oats, chia seeds, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, almonds), Indian eggplant for dinner. Going to chill today: read, music, write..

Lydia R
07 Jul 2018 ·

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Jeff M
07 Jul 2018 ·

Those energy bites sound good! Are they cooked?

Love 1
07 Jul 2018 ·

No. Easy to make. Just throw ingredients in a bowl. I take handfuls and squish into balls. Then I refrigerate. Excellent snack.

Alicia B
08 Jul 2018 ·

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7 Love 1
07 Jul 2018 ·
Hearing my daughters voice, seeing J & N, replacing handles on kayak with customized 3D parts.
Love 1
07 Jul 2018 ·

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk6U9tyDsNY/?taken-by=kulakoladja

Love 1
07 Jul 2018 ·

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk6VufJDJl_/?taken-by=kulakoladja

Lydia R
07 Jul 2018 ·

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Cindy M
07 Jul 2018 ·

Pimping my kayak - love it:) those designs are so beautiful

Tasha S
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5 Love 1
06 Jul 2018 ·
Tired.
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07 Jul 2018 ·

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7 Love 1
06 Jul 2018 ·
Handle is a work of functional art. Creating brings me great joy. We are creative beings by nature. When I make something beautiful and functional, it delights the Soul.
Penelope P
06 Jul 2018 ·

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6 Love 1
06 Jul 2018 ·
Slept poorly & fitfully. Mind agitated with lustful thoughts. Used this as an object of training. I open to the intensity, without reacting to the thoughts- holding the disquieted mind in awareness.
Lydia R
06 Jul 2018 ·

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Love 1
06 Jul 2018 ·

Thoughts arise & pass away. I don't engage... and when I find the mind has grasped at a thought, I let go & reorient my attention, opening to the moment-to-moment fluctuations. The content of mind becomes less important, less salient, less compelling

Love 1
06 Jul 2018 ·

than the movement of thought after thought- monitoring the beginning, middle & end points.

Love 1
06 Jul 2018 ·

The body reacts aversely to the discipline of abstinence I've imposed upon it. But, the good master must be strict. I transform sexual energy into spiritual strength.

Jeff M
06 Jul 2018 ·

To paraphrase a line from Luke Cage that I liked 'We are all made of two wolves, one of hate and anger and one of love and compassion. Which one is the strongest? The one you feed...'

Love 1
06 Jul 2018 ·

Its a parable on neuroplasticity and rewiring the brain. We can cultivate desirable qualities or undesirable ones. Either way, we form new neural pathways and strengthen them with conditioning.

Cindy M
06 Jul 2018 ·

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6 Love 1
06 Jul 2018 ·
Tiki-inspired handle printed out beautifully. Printing out Maori styled handle for bow. Custom Polynesian themed kayak parts. Cycled home. Tired.
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06 Jul 2018 ·

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