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Posts tagged ‘wisdom’

10 Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30’s

This article is filled with life advice that people in their 40’s and older would give to their 30 year old selves if they had the chance.

10 Life Lessons

Seeking Wisdom

Those of you who have been following my journey will know that one of the things I value highly and have been actively seeking is wisdom. But what exactly is wisdom, what qualities does a wise person have that others do not?

The following article provides some guidance on how to think like a wise person.

The Wise Investigator

An interview with Sayadaw U Tejaniya in Tricycle Magazine.   In this interview the Sayadaw explains how taking an interest in life as it is can lead to liberation.

The Wise Investigator

Sayadaw U Tejaniya

Focus: Mindfulness and Wisdom.

sutheadshotI’ll never forget the Sayadaw’s constant reminders that a yogi’s job is:

  • To have right view of the experience.
  • To have awareness
  • To maintain awareness

Sayadaw repeated these roles frequently, I can still hear his voice stressing these points.

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Shwe Oo Min Forest Centre

Shwe Oo Min Sign
I’ve just returned to Bangkok after three months at the Shwe Oo Min Forest Centre in Myanmar.

It is hard to describe three months of 9 hours per day of meditation.  The best word I can think of is ‘transformational’.

The Centre’s Meditation Teacher – Sayadaw U Tejaniya – is amazing.  When I met him I finally felt like I had found my teacher.  I have been searching for a long long time to find a teacher that I felt was the one for me.  It is so true what they say, when the student is ready the teacher appears.

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Dealing with Difficult Situations or Problems

The ego is what creates our problems.  For the ego everything is a problem, and it will make sure that there is always a problem for us to deal with.  Sit still for a moment and watch your mind.  You will see that it is always looking for a problem or creating a problem.  There is always a problem there.

With the truth, there is never a problem.

Ask yourself, what would I be without these problems?

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