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What’s Your Calling or Purpose in Life?

| February 29, 2012 | 4 Comments
What’s Your Calling or Purpose in Life?

At the Wisdom 2.0 conference I heard several speakers talk about their life’s calling, and others refer to life’s purpose. Our society speaks about people’s life’s purpose as though it’s a real thing out there to be discovered, to give life your life meaning. In fact, there are books such as A Purpose Driven Life, Finding Your Life’s Purpose.

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Happiness, The Great Illusion

| February 14, 2012 | 2 Comments
Happiness, The Great Illusion

Most of us have been raised on various stories that end in “And then they lived happily ever after.” Our media pushes the importance of happiness, as though any other state of mind is repulsive. We tend to gravitate towards people who seem happy, and let’s face it, we all enjoy the feeling of happiness.

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Embracing Joy and Sorrow Fearlessly by Letting Go

| August 10, 2011 | 14 Comments
Embracing Joy and Sorrow Fearlessly by Letting Go

I recall when I first started studying Buddhism how surprised and unsettled I felt at all the talk of dispassion and letting go.

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