Love that Buddhism teaches me to find my true self, and that my true self is the Holy Spirit Christ taught us. It’s a complete circle, and deepens with practice. With Buddhism, we can recognize the false self, and leave duality behind. Its lovely, and wonderful, and joyful, and precious. -D.Wilbanks
“Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~Eckhart Tolle~ “If you argue with reality, you’ll lose every time.” ~Adyashanti~ “What you resist persists.” ~Carl Gustav Jung~ “Pain is a relatively objective, physical phenomenon; suffering is our psychological resistance to… Continue reading The only problem in your life, is your mind’s resistance to life as it unfolds.
“You can motivate people with sticks, and you can motivate them with carrots. Neither last however. The only motivation that lasts, is true relationship built on Trust.” – learned from a friend in Al-a-non
“Don’t throw away your suffering. Touch your suffering. Face it directly, and your joy will become deeper. You know that suffering and joy are both impermanent. Learn the art of cultivating joy. Practice like this, and you come to the third turning of the Third Noble Truth, the “Realization” that suffering and happiness are not… Continue reading Learn the Art of Cultivating Joy
“Once you take a step on the path of peace, you will then have more energy to take the next step, so it becomes two steps, then this can become four or five steps, and so forth.” – – Leslie Rawls, Dharmacharya – Charlotte Community of Mindfulness.
“Reincarnation means there is a soul that goes out of your body and enters another body. That is a very popular, very wrong notion of continuation in Buddhism. If you think that there is a soul, a self, that inhabits a body, and that goes out when the body disintegrates and takes another form, that… Continue reading Continuation – Thay
“Whether or not the Universe has a purpose doesn’t matter. Life has a purpose. The purpose of Life is to Live.” — Jake Wilbanks 08/05/2017
Today Ed’s 5 yr old son Adam joined us for lunch at Char-Grill. His innocence, joy, and wonder, was breath taking. It was in start contrast to us adults, who put on a facade, not sharing our true self. Mind dominance is the disease, and as the mind develops into adulthood, the disease develops. When… Continue reading True Child, True Self
Belief is a shortcut to enlightenment, and like most short-cuts, has a large host of side-effects. It can get you half way there faster than anything, but you may not get to the other side. If it does, it’s a much longer process. It’s a speed boat that runs out of gas. Buddhism is a… Continue reading Belief, Truth and Rafts
What is a family? Is it a thing? No. Is it a collection? Perhaps, but that in itself is not a thing. It is a state of being. If you are a member of this collection, can you separate from it? No, you cannot, if you are a member you cannot be separate, you are… Continue reading What is a family?