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→→→→ vertical line TOPIC: LIVE BY THE HEARTS RULE
vertical line Posted on Jun.09.2012 @ 07:02PM EDT by so_teh
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.09.2012
09:14PM EDT 
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vertical line I should start practice again...I've been reading about it for awhile now. The books have been a motivator. Such a simple thing it is. Just sitting is a comfort and after the meditation it's a relaxation. Yeah, I should even though I don't have a lot going for myself right now.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.09.2012
09:18PM EDT 
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vertical line I don't read anymore. Been out in the garden today. Built a tractor gate for the garden fence. Getting tanner. Fed the pet chipmunk in the garage. Walked the dogs 3 miles. Just got kicked off
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.09.2012
09:28PM EDT 
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vertical line No mind is just kind.
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Reply from starduster
Jun.11.2012
06:22AM EDT 
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Quote: "No mind is just kind. "
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Someone told me they were taught in *Finishing School*

*To always think and say,

The kindest thing in the kindest way.*

I try to remember that.  Cultivating a feeling of *kindness* in yourself

Is a good assurance of good karma.

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Reply from so_teh
Jun.11.2012
09:39AM EDT 
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vertical line So, I picked up a little Cava-poo puppy for my brother and his girlfriend who live out of state. They won't be here for another month to pick it up. So I am babysitting the little squirt until then. It's a birthday present for my brothers girl. Training the pup is going to be fun, she's my little alarm clock in the mornings. I think were going to try taking a walk today. The pup needs her exercise so she can sleep at night. I think it was kind of me to help out my bro and plus a little friend for a month to keep me busy. :)
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.11.2012
01:09PM EDT 
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vertical line The way I look at the hearts rule always begins 'I am what I am & I do because I have to.' Its just how my life moves forward and the way it works for me.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.12.2012
09:47PM EDT 
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vertical line Meditate on the beat of the heart where the breath stops and the eyes close forever.
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Reply from Avisitor
Jun.13.2012
02:24AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "Meditate on the beat of the heart where the breath stops and the eyes close forever. "
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The lack of blood circulation in my legs are really beginning to hurt alot.
I have given up sitting in the full lotus position for years.
But, still ... I feel pain. Eyes closed for only a moment
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Reply from boymonk
Jun.13.2012
02:58AM EDT 
vertical line The heart is a good servant but a poor master.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.13.2012
08:29AM EDT 
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vertical line master in service of one to another moment of greeting breath welcome in as out of sight being within belly below as quiet light beginnings
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Reply from frozenaomi
Jun.13.2012
10:42AM EDT 
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vertical line Quote: "The heart is a good servant but a poor master.

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I dunno. I think it's better when the heart and head work as a team.
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Reply from starduster
Jun.14.2012
05:58AM EDT 
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Quote: "The heart is a good servant but a poor master. "
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Thomas Jefferson wrote an essay on an argument between the Head and Heart.

In it, the Heart condemns the Head for its many misjudgements, made in the name of logic, and fear of consequences, and concludes by telling the Mind to stick to its own business, saying that it is the job of the Heart to chart the course of life, and the job of the Head to find ways to make it work.

And I find that works.  Instead of thinking of what I should or should not do, I ask myself to be honest about what I really want, and then use my head to see how close I can get to that.

Winning and losing are just nominal things   Winning means getting what you want, even if technically you have lost.  Like when I got a dear John letter from my first wife, it was exactly what I wanted, and I went out and got myself a new girlfriend that same night.

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Reply from so_teh
Jun.15.2012
10:25PM EDT 
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vertical line Most of you are on the plan of attack...No Thanks...I'm on the plan of gentleness. The Dog I am watching for a month is 2 pounds 8 oz....There is no choice but gentleness. Maybe that is why the butterfly landed on my finger yesterday. God.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.19.2012
10:57PM EDT 
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vertical line My feelings come before my actions. I have a mad desire to do but my heart only has so much to give so living by the hearts rule is the way things must be, for this guy.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.19.2012
11:48PM EDT 
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vertical line Was listening to a robin's singing today, and was like a person, a human with bird words, because I could make out what he was saying, and it all made sense, was sung in perfect rhythm, with everything else around, the trees, sunshine, grasses, insects, right now
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Jun.20.2012
06:51AM EDT 
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Quote: "Most of you are on the plan of attack...No Thanks...I'm on the plan of gentleness. The Dog I am watching for a month is 2 pounds 8 oz....There is no choice but gentleness. Maybe that is why the butterfly landed on my finger yesterday. God."
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Nice, the butterfly.  Excellent.

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Reply from so_teh
Jun.23.2012
02:06AM EDT 
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vertical line I don't know about relying on the senses as of this year...My entire experience with them have proved "stale." With a whole year of limitation by the senses, encumbered by uselessness, my reliance has shifted into the heart. Even with [nothing important to do] and [nobody to engage with] I feel the attention in my heart will drive my path safely to its ultimate aim. Living by the hearts rule, alone, shows potential.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.23.2012
02:08AM EDT 
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vertical line And is fresh and alive, beating to each breath.
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Reply from Woodsman
Jun.23.2012
09:21AM EDT 
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vertical line Feel the subtle sensations that are alive in you as an offering of light and love in a cold lost world, and offer peace in silence as being a leaf on a tree as a burning bush unconsumed by the intensity of life's solace need.
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Reply from so_teh
Jun.23.2012
07:21PM EDT 
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vertical line Woodsman, as always, communicating from the heart, is beautiful and genius, lovely.
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Reply from shayne
Jun.23.2012
07:28PM EDT 
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vertical line yeah sometimes he says awesome stuff.

haha.
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