Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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21/02/2009
by barenose
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Losar begins next week

The first three days of Losar are a time for family—but celebrations extend beyond the household and neighbors are greeted joyfully with cries of “Tashi Delek!” (or “good fortune!”). On the first day of Losar, Tibetan families visit monasteries to celebrate the New Year. People bring offerings of incense and juniper branches to be burned, filling the air with a delicious perfume. A spirit of happiness and hope reigns. Continue reading

17/02/2009
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Fortune Teller: Jean Chatzky

The research being done by psychologist Bob Emmons on gratitude made a difference. His idea is that grateful individuals lead happier, more successful lives. I’m a pretty optimistic person, but being in and around New York City, I sometimes get cranky. Bob got me to appreciate the everyday more-to stop comparing, to do things for others, to use visual cues to trigger me, like the sign I put up in my house that says “Breathe.” In this economy, it’s something everyone needs to remember. Continue reading

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