“No is usually followed by guilt.” ~ Ann Zur, an elephant reader commenting on how it feels to say no.
“Growing up, my mom would tell me how Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, my parents’ Buddhist teacher (at least until they divorced, and my Old Man became a Jew for Jesus, briefly) would say that regret was great. Looking backward was invaluable. It helps you see problems, and then go forward in a new way.
But then he said “regret is great…for three seconds. Then…move on!” Fresh start.” ~ Waylon Lewis, “What’s wrong with me?” Or, 3 Seconds on Regret.
Eight Hours of Meditation, for Seven Days Straight: One Gal’s Reflections on Week 1 of Reggie Ray’s Dathun. Plus, Specifics Every First-Time Dathuner Should Know.
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