Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Anything goes (almost).

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby dharmagoat » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:50 am

I pick my nose when no-one's looking...
May all beings be happy
dharmagoat
 
Posts: 1270
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 8:39 pm
Location: Gone Bush

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Motova » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:45 am

dharmagoat wrote:I pick my nose when no-one's looking...


Sometimes, it is needed. :consoling:
Motova
 
Posts: 312
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:05 pm

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Johnny Dangerous » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:52 am

I pick my nose when someone is looking.
"We're chained to the world and we all gotta pull" -Tom Waits
User avatar
Johnny Dangerous
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 3049
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:58 pm
Location: Olympia WA

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Motova » Fri Jan 03, 2014 8:30 am

Johnny Dangerous wrote:I pick my nose when someone is looking.


So do I, it can be very liberating.

I mostly do it to piss my brother off though, because he eats too loud.

:rolleye:
Motova
 
Posts: 312
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:05 pm

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Madeliaette » Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:27 am

confessions? hmmm...
I confess.....
* I meditate lying down rather than the correct seated position
* am only vegetarian rather than vegan on mondays
* do not see the harm in moderate doses of alcohol - providing it does not affect the mind I am using
* take too much pleasure in my food
* have a tendency not to progress down avenues that appear to end in excess effort rather than simple solutions
&
* have been a lazy board member over the past few months! :tongue: :oops:
User avatar
Madeliaette
 
Posts: 179
Joined: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:29 pm
Location: Currently in Sussex, England. Formerly in Wollongong, Australia.

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby sdw » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:40 pm

Johnny Dangerous wrote:I pick my nose when someone is looking.

I picked my nose from a large catalogue of noses and I'm not sure I made the best choice . . .
sdw
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:05 pm

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby corrine » Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:03 pm

my issue is with anger. and it is getting worse and is seriously interfering with my meditation practice. knowing i should let go of this does not actually help me to be able to get rid of the anger.

corrine
corrine
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:27 pm

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby tellyontellyon » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:53 pm

corrine wrote:my issue is with anger. and it is getting worse and is seriously interfering with my meditation practice. knowing i should let go of this does not actually help me to be able to get rid of the anger.

corrine


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GIy3bSEKGHA
“Don't you know that a midnight hour comes when everyone has to take off his mask? Do you think life always lets itself be trifled with? Do you think you can sneak off a little before midnight to escape this?”
― Søren Kierkegaard
User avatar
tellyontellyon
 
Posts: 239
Joined: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:38 pm

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby duckfiasco » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:44 pm

corrine wrote:my issue is with anger. and it is getting worse and is seriously interfering with my meditation practice. knowing i should let go of this does not actually help me to be able to get rid of the anger.

corrine

It takes a lot of gumption and bravery to actually do anything when presented with strong hindrances.
Don't be too hard on yourself. :group:
It's actually only during the moment itself of anger that you can gain experiential insight. That is the precious moment to see for yourself if what you intellectually understand is helpful or true.
Otherwise, it remains an interesting theory divorced from your daily life.
Namu Amida Butsu
User avatar
duckfiasco
 
Posts: 614
Joined: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:11 am
Location: Oregon

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby corrine » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:58 am

thank you so much for the comments. especially the link to a u tube video. it was actually very helpful and enlightening.

corrine
corrine
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:27 pm

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby jingying » Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:12 am

I confess that I had a crush on someone, and kind of lost self control of my mind. Even worse, I already have a boyfriend, although we have been in different countries for 2 years, which made me felt guilty...Shall I watch my feelings of so-called "love", then be aware of its impermanence, and let it go
jingying
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:47 am

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby PorkChop » Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:58 pm

corrine wrote:my issue is with anger. and it is getting worse and is seriously interfering with my meditation practice. knowing i should let go of this does not actually help me to be able to get rid of the anger.

corrine

Bit late to this thread, sorry, don't know how i missed it the first time around. Geeze, I might do you one worse, I have ego and anger when it comes to the Dharma. I get so sick of people speaking badly of other traditions, particularly ones I'm interested in, that I end up getting serious aversion to the camp the polemics are coming from. Case in point, I used to read a ton of Theravada suttas and wanted to learn more about the tradition. But it didn't seem like I could go a week without some Theravadan telling me what was Dharma and what wasn't - harshly criticizing anything "Mahayana" without any sort of provocation (or without any sort of education in the sutras & doctrines they were attacking). Started seeing similar behavior from monks on youtube as well as anonymous internet trolls. Led to a serious aversion regarding anything associated with the whole school, to the point that I have been procrastinating reading the Nikayas for upwards of a year now, even though there are tons of Nikaya suttas that I love. I'd like to get over that aversion some time this year.

My other confession is that I drank an awful lot last year due to job stress. It was really pretty bad by the time I moved last December. So far I'm doing a lot better since the move, but my daily practice routine has been flaky at best and I haven't found a local Dharma group. The good news is that the job I took, which prompted the move, was definitely a huge step in the right direction towards Right Livelihood. I'm hoping that I can eventually settle into a good daily routine and find (or start) a local Dharma group.

jingying wrote:I confess that I had a crush on someone, and kind of lost self control of my mind. Even worse, I already have a boyfriend, although we have been in different countries for 2 years, which made me felt guilty...Shall I watch my feelings of so-called "love", then be aware of its impermanence, and let it go

Maybe I have a different understanding, but in my mind, the level of commitment of dating is different than that of say marriage. Even being engaged is still not the same as marriage. Until you're married, you are just committing to being honest with the other person before you take any actions - the idea with marriage being that you are committing to be with that person indefinitely, until both parties mutually agree to end the commitment. I think many people end up getting in trouble & hurting other people because they feel an obligation towards someone they are in a non-marriage commitment with. They let this feeling of obligation outweigh their own feelings and forcing them to lie to themselves, which manifests outwardly in the form of lies to their partner. Unless you've taken that step of pledging to spend the rest of your life with someone, I think it's a mistake to be so dishonest with yourself and your partner. In other words, until you've made that pledge, there's no problem in being upfront with your partner if you've fallen for someone else. As a guy who was cheated on in countless boyfriend-girlfriend scenarios and even once by a former fiancee; what hurts is dishonesty, finding out after the fact, and then having your mind race at all the possible scenarios that happened behind your back. Long distance is hard. If you end it amicably, you still leave the door open to try again at someone point in the future when the distance is not such an issue. If it all blows up while failing to juggle feelings for 2 separate people, that door is no longer open.
User avatar
PorkChop
 
Posts: 896
Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2012 11:17 pm

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby ground » Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:46 pm

LastLegend wrote:Confess yourself here!


Who am I to confess anthing here? :rolling:
User avatar
ground
 
Posts: 1782
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:31 am

Re: Confess yourself here for this new year occasion

Postby Ayu » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:49 pm

ground wrote:
LastLegend wrote:Confess yourself here!


Who am I to confess anthing here? :rolling:


You ought to confess where you have been all the time. :tongue:
Metta, Karuna, Mudita, Upekha
*** om vajra krodha hayagrīva hulu hulu hūm phat**
User avatar
Ayu
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 1489
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:25 am
Location: Europe

Previous

Return to Lounge

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests

>