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    Sticky: Yes I understand what you mean Sherylle, I am in...

    Yes I understand what you mean Sherylle, I am in business and I frequently come across business practices which are less than honest. They cover various situations and i think the one you describe is...
  2. Sticky: Daniel, What a great question - what is the...

    Daniel, What a great question - what is the difference between self-compassion and self-indulgence? I think I know, at some level, but i find it hard to articulate.

    So I asked my husband and he...
  3. Sticky: Thanks Sunil and Daniel, As a Buddhist I have...

    Thanks Sunil and Daniel,

    As a Buddhist I have a goal towards improvement - I don't have guilt though - so maybe they are different Sunil.

    I hear Ajahn Brahm talk about not beating ourselves up...
  4. Sticky: Hi Sherylle, Making your own food sounds a great...

    Hi Sherylle, Making your own food sounds a great idea to me, otherwise you are forcing him to become vegetarian too, and that is not what being a vegetarian or a Buddhist is about.

    Also roast...
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    Just come across these resources on meditation...

    Just come across these resources on meditation for children: http://www.emotional-intelligence-education.com/meditation-for-kids.html
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    This article has quite a few ideas on using...

    This article has quite a few ideas on using meditation with children ... and includes special mention of children with "special needs"...
  7. How are you going Kendra?

    How are you going Kendra?
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    Hi Bob, Sorry to be so long in answering! I...

    Hi Bob, Sorry to be so long in answering! I found/find tapping plus meditation really helps with panic. When I had panic attacks I learnt to sit and watch the panic arise and fade away ... it sounds...
  9. Sticky: Well me thinks we have done this precept but I...

    Well me thinks we have done this precept but I know we haven't! I think it is very subtle and one which is hard to tune our radars into. If you think back across your last week what is there that you...
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    Sticky: Bravo Daniel, very well said, I'd like a like...

    Bravo Daniel, very well said, I'd like a like button too!
  11. Sticky: Daniel and Jerrod, Fabulous ideas about metta, I...

    Daniel and Jerrod, Fabulous ideas about metta, I think of metta as being a way of life. I often send it to anything animate or inanimate, even my computer, or a hard meeting I have to attend, or a...
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    Sticky: Hi Danilee, Great to bring up the question...

    Hi Danilee, Great to bring up the question regarding smoking and thanks for such a good summary of what happens Sherylle. I am not sure cigs do more harm than alcohol but that is maybe another...
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    Sticky: What a great question Sherylle, I have asked...

    What a great question Sherylle, I have asked myself it too and not come up with a clean answer. If the sexual fantasies are part of "love making" with your partner and in fact make the "love making"...
  14. Hi Kendra, Yes for some being forced to speak in...

    Hi Kendra, Yes for some being forced to speak in public helps them, for others it can cause complete paralysis.
    I think it is what we practice when we speak that matters and how we react to the...
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    I have tinnitus too Oliver - had it for years. If...

    I have tinnitus too Oliver - had it for years. If I notice it I just pay attention and then move to the breath/loving-kindness and then i settle and don't notice it. When I don't pay attention to it...
  16. Sticky: Daniel, a regular practice of loving-kindness...

    Daniel, a regular practice of loving-kindness meditation may be very helpful in keeping calm (er) in these situations, maybe? It is said to be the antidote for anger.

    On another topic I was doing...
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    Sticky: I remember Ajahn Brahm saying once that the...

    I remember Ajahn Brahm saying once that the question about what happened if everyone became celibate was irrelevant because it would never happen.

    This precept is not about laypeople not having...
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    Sticky: They may say you are mad but I think this is only...

    They may say you are mad but I think this is only because by your not drinking they are forced to look at their own drinking behaviour. In order to avoid doing this they may ridicule you, then they...
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    Sticky: I like not drinking but I find it important to...

    I like not drinking but I find it important to keep a sense of humour around people's reactions to my not drinking. I have found that others' reactions can be minimised by my own ease with not...
  20. Sticky: Thanks Jo, yes it is hard to know what is...

    Thanks Jo, yes it is hard to know what is involved in anyone else's work, we all operate from ignorance, me too ...

    This is an interesting precept ... I keep noticing more and more things that...
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    Sticky: Hi Jo. I wouldn't say 'I can see how it is...

    Hi Jo. I wouldn't say 'I can see how it is perfect for you' unless I was genuine. I really can genuinely find something good to say about people's houses, people, appearances, etc. So I am not lying....
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    Hi Stuart, I am an emotional intelligence coach so I was delighted that you have highlighted this article, thanks so much.

    I think it makes sweeping stereotypes about rich and poor people in the...
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    Sticky: I agree with Jerrod lying is lying. I think...

    I agree with Jerrod lying is lying.

    I think also that it is important that we do care for others and have compassion and that it is easy to hide behind the saying, "but I have to tell the truth"...
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    "One thing I realized a few years ago is that reading magazine articles and sections of books (without intending an eventual purchase) at the bookstore is taking what is not given..."
    Nice comments...
  25. Sticky: Maybe I can put another slant on it for you...

    Maybe I can put another slant on it for you Daniel. I am someone who makes a living (or part of it) from making CDs and DVDs. I invest a lot of time and money in recording, editing and producing...
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