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Astrology for 8/22/2014

8/22/2014 Friday by Norma

This is your last day to make a statement, to express yourself fully. If you feel strongly about something, take a stand! Tomorrow you will begin working on the project that you champion today. Emotional responses are likely, go ahead and speak your piece. An important conversation happens, and you tell [...]

Refuge and Bodhicitta: Introduction by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

Refuge and Bodhicitta: Introduction by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Faults of Cyclic Existence”

What I would like to talk about today has much to do with the practice of Bodhicitta, which is taking the vow of compassion, committing oneself to live one’s life as a compassionate person, and moving into [...]

Be Your Own Best Friend

Be Your Own Best Friend

The following is an excerpt from a teaching by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo called “Western Chöd”

Understanding what is in front of you is like, I’ve used this analogy before, it’s like walking through a dark room. Let’s say that the life span that you have can be symbolized by a room. It’s dark because [...]

Astrology for 8/21/2014

8/21/2014 Thursday By Norma

A sudden awareness jump-starts the solution to a financial matter. At the same moment a personal shock comes. Watch where you’re walking or driving, a speed demon is headed your way. A fall is possible. A quick reaction averts trouble today. Still, the aspects are favorable once you’ve sidestepped trouble. A [...]

May All Be Safe

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

If a stalker causes extreme stress or harasses a person and causes death as stress can, they should be charged with manslaughter. It it about time to make the the equality of all actual enforceable law stick. Never mind race, religion, politics [...]

Limit the Obsessive Interaction: From “Surviving a Stalker” by Linden Gross

The following is respectfully quoted from “Surviving a Stalker” by Linden Gross:

Stalking is like a long rape. The stalker’s objective is to force you to surrender. Victims respond not with a single reaction, but with a progression of emotions akin to Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s five stages of loss: denial, bargaining, guilt, anger, and then [...]

When the Law Won’t Help

The following is from a series of tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo:

I’m pretty much at a low point in recovery from PTSD. It’s not just feeling safe; it’s what it does to you. Like it’s hard to think and remember what is important. And I wish I could sleep all the time. I [...]

‘Til Death Do Us Part: From “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross

The following is respectfully quoted from “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross:

Unrelenting harassment consumes your life. Knowing you were once intimate with the person responsible for your misery makes it worse. You ask yourself again and again: How could I have married such a monster?

No matter what you do, the [...]

To Have or To Harm: Why?

The following is respectfully quoted from “To Have or To Harm” by Linden Gross:

What compels some people to become obsessed with others, to hound, threaten, injure, and sometimes kill them in the name of love?

As with most research into criminal behavior, explanations range from the biological to the environmental. Physiological studies, for [...]

From “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker

The following is respectfully quoted from “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker:

Many homicides have occurred at the courthouse where women were seeking protection orders, or just prior to the hearings. Why? Because the murderers were allergic to rejection. They found it hard enough in private but intolerable in public. For men [...]

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