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      Welcome to the community! We'd love to get to know you. Start a new topic and let us know where you're from, what your interests are, what brings you to this platform, or anything else about yourself.

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    2. 100 Day Challenge

      A forum for participants in our 100 Day Mindfulness Challenge

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    3. Share Your Wins

      We want to hear about all of your successes - big and small - so post them here so we can give each other a pat on the back.

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    4. The Watercooler

      Off-topic discussion - shoot the breeze and hang out with the Mindfulness Exercises community

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    5. Question of the Week

      This is where we host a weekly discussion on a particular topic relevant to mindfulness practitioners - stop by and let us know your thoughts!

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    6. Mindful Musings

      Which musing is your favorite this week? What do you want more or less of? Other suggestions? Let me know! 

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  2. PRACTICING AND TEACHING MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION

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    2. Teaching Mindfulness To Others

      Share your experiences, questions and recommendations for teaching mindfulness to others.

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    3. Dealing With Stress & Anxiety

      Share your experience with stress and anxiety, including trials and triumphs, insights, and questions for other members.

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    4. Love For Ourselves & Others

      Compassion is at the heart of mindfulness. This category is for exploring all things related to love for self and for others.

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    5. Work, Career & Mission

      Mindfulness intersects with career and work in many ways. Share your experience with bringing mindfulness into the workplace, or let us know your thoughts on the ideas of 'purpose' and 'mission'.

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    6. Communicating Mindfully

      Mind your words. This section is all about exploring how we can communicate - speaking and listening - in mindful ways.

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    7. Mindfulness For Sleep

      How does mindfulness impact your sleep patterns? Share your experience with mindfulness as it relates to catching Zzz's.

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    8. Pain, Trauma & Addiction

      This section is dedicated to compassionately and non-judgmentally exploring all things related to trauma and addiction.

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    9. Grief & Loss

      Grief and loss are a very difficult aspect of the human experience. Share your own experience with these, as well as any insights or wisdom you can offer to others experiencing grief and loss.

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    • Hi Gillian and everyone on this thread. I had been worrying and feeling burdened by the state of the planet and the blocks to progress here in the United States. I took stock and withdrew from the nightly newscasts and cable channels. I read a brief synopsis on the internet in the morning and that is it. I am "taking refuge" as advocated especially by Tara Brach. My refuge is in the Loving Kindness Meditation. To me it is a prayer and I pray it often throughout each day. My way of doing that is to address the words to "all that is".  May all that is be filled with loving kindness. May all that is be safe and protected. May all that is be protected from inner and outer harm. May all that is be healthy. May all that is be happy. May all that is live with ease. I can't really describe the sense of relief it gives me to pray this prayer. I recognize it is my way of "doing something" about all the things I care about.  I also have done my own version of RAIN. That has brought some real benefit. I have reappraised my life and relationships. I recognize now the good I did and do and where I failed/fail. I can now live  better with both. When thinking of those who can't see getting a vaccination as a service to all others on planet earth, I say the loving kindness prayer. To Mitch McConnell and those others who oppose any good plan to promote equality and care in America, I say the loving kindness prayer. This is my refuge. I have worked on forgiving those who have caused me hurt or injury. I am making progress. Letting go of anger and hurt is not easy but brings out the energy I used to use to feel those feelings. I am following Rick Hanson's guidance to  soak in the goodness I feel whenever I feel it. He encourages us to let it grow and expand and it is getting easier. That has led me to recognize and be filled with gratitude for everything good that has happened and is happening in my own life and the lives of others.  I enjoy this focus on the good. For me, it is empowering and uplifting. I only spend time with friends who feel grateful as well. I try to share positivity with all those I encounter daily in public by greeting them warmly and wishing them a good day or helping in some simple way. Every simple act seems well received and doing them helps me. At this hour of my life, I have decided that this is what I can do to make life better. Daniel
    • Its very challenging indeed! I have to give you the recognition it deserves when you practice these principles. I guess when people are rude, it's because they have inner turmoil and we can feel gratitude that we aren't in their shoes at that moment.
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