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    Mara Pacers

    Thoughts on attachment

    Greetings and thank you Jarrath, and yes Jerrod is absolutely right, I believe it too :) Ajahn Brahm has given examples of this as well. I look forward to seeing you around the forum. With...

    Mara Pacers 24th-February-2017 11:43 AM
    Jerrod Lopes

    Thoughts on attachment

    Welcome, Jarrath. I am glad that you are finding use abd comfort here. I agree with our view regarding the possibilities of stream entry in lay-life as I am certain Mara does. Be well.

    Jerrod Lopes 24th-February-2017 05:10 AM
    Jarrath Boll

    Thoughts on attachment

    It is comforting to read your revelations. I am new to this forum and find myself looking for those who are committed to liberation beyond what seems the norm for laypeople. In contrast to...

    Jarrath Boll 23rd-February-2017 08:41 PM
    Mara Pacers

    Thoughts on attachment

    Thank you for your kind words Marcia and Jerrod :) May you find peace and happiness and loose the burdens that cause suffering... That goes for me too lol and for everyone else as well :D

    Mara Pacers 22nd-February-2017 09:09 AM
    Jerrod Lopes

    Thoughts on attachment

    Congratulations on you relief and the insights that lead to it. I am joyful for your having this experience. Be well.

    Jerrod Lopes 22nd-February-2017 07:02 AM
    Marcia Beloved

    Thoughts on attachment

    Wow! Wonderful! Thank you for sharing. Mind as the chief leads the way. It is inspiring to me as a lay person that the arising of wisdom and the peelling away of ignorance is not confined to the...

    Marcia Beloved 22nd-February-2017 05:59 AM
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  • Tapping Away the Fear of Spiders

    One of our members recently wrote: "I am terrified of big hairy spiders ... I could never get close enough to a large spider to catch it and put it outside myself and would be extremely uneasy if I did not know where it was while I was in the House. I know it's pathetic, but I can't help it and would love any brilliant suggestions as to how I can get rid of this fear."

    Here are some tips:

    1. Observe your mind. The problem is not with the spiders but with your fear in your mind. See the fear for what it is, it's just fear, let it arise and fade away.

    2. Send the spider(s) loving kindness. You could even incorporate this into a regular metta practice.

    3. See each spider as an individual, rather than grouping all spiders into one nasty group. Observe the features of each one, some have beautiful patterns, others have beautiful colours, some have amazing legs, others dazzling eyes, look for the individual features and recognise each one for the beauty it has

    4. Realise they have far more to fear from you than you do from them. After all you are huge relative to them and with one squash they are dead. In contrast few (Australian ones) are harmful at all to a human.

    If you have a phobia I hear from several people that the tapping method can cure phobias. I have interviewed someone about it on youtube if you need to know more:

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