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Blog 16 Feb 2019 19:14 #110437

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Wow Laurel, good stuff.
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Blog 01 Mar 2019 12:09 #110674

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Blog 02 Apr 2019 15:20 #111043

Wow, that’s so beautiful.
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Blog 11 Jun 2019 11:57 #111304

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Blog 25 Jun 2019 12:37 #111334

I suppose there is some Buddhist-y thing I could have said about this, but I restrained myself. It’s just a story that is playing out a million times over every day in this country. It played out again for my family and me a few weeks ago when we visited my recently-bereaved father-in-law. Not sure what conclusions, if any, can be drawn, just sic transit gloria Mundi.

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Last Edit: 26 Jun 2019 08:50 by Laurel Carrington.
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Blog 25 Jun 2019 16:32 #111335

Love it! We've been in a rather protracted and gentle battle with my mom over not giving us stuff. It usually had strings attached. The vase from aunt so and so had to be appreciated verbally, used in an appropriate way, referred to regularly in conversation, displayed in a relevant place, cared for according to instructions, etc. I largely broke her of the habit after many years of arguing. It had nothing to do with 'giving' anything, but seemed much more about maintaining our active attention.

Seeing my dad's stuff that he'd so carefully collected and organized put out at the curb for foragers to carry off (when he had died) was one of the instigations for me beginning a meditation practice.

When we moved to Brazil I gave away all our furniture and a good portion of our kitchenware, decorations, books and electronics. But we still have dozens of boxes of books in storage, at 65$ a month, back in the US. I have no desire to go to Connecticut and spend a week sorting and repacking them to ship to Brazil at however many dollars per pound freight costs. If we leave them there long enough perhaps they will just go away by themselves.
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Blog 25 Jun 2019 16:36 #111336

You know this old George Carlin funny, surely?

Last Edit: 25 Jun 2019 16:36 by Ona Kiser.
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Blog 26 Jun 2019 08:56 #111338

I remember your book mentioning your father’s death and the dismantling of his life as the instigation for your practice.

Those boxes in storage won’t go away, I’m sorry to tell you; they’ll just eat $65 a month for as long as they’re there. We spent over $3000 on storage of my mother’s stuff :-(
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