Looking around for answer and a path

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Angelic Fruitcake
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Looking around for answer and a path

Postby Angelic Fruitcake » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:14 pm

Hi all,

I just jetted right into questions here without actually introducing myself. I'm 30 (well on Wednesday), single mother with two small children. I've been reading buddhism for about ten years, off and on. I have a strong analytic mind, but I struggle with emotions and understanding them. Some of this is probably related to my autism (I have Asperger syndrome). Life dealt me a few bad cards and a few good ones. They're a bit different than most people's cards and I'm trying to figure out how to play them. It's a challenge finding your path when you're walking in a different way than most other people.

I'm very grateful for the response I've gotten already and I'm hoping to find more help and guidance here, and to the exten I'm capable, offer my own knowledge and experience. I suppose if you want to know something about autism, I'd be the one to ask! :soapbox:

MrDistracted
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Re: Looking around for answer and a path

Postby MrDistracted » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:08 pm

Hi :namaste:

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Re: Looking around for answer and a path

Postby DGA » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:55 pm

Hi, welcome aboard...


...and happy birthday!
DGA's PhD dissertation, a history of "mindfulness," is available here:

https://www.academia.edu/25482900/WHAT_ ... _OF_STRESS

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kirtu
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Re: Looking around for answer and a path

Postby kirtu » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:48 pm

Angelic Fruitcake wrote:I just jetted right into questions here without actually introducing myself. I'm 30 (well on Wednesday), single mother with two small children.


Congatulations and Happy Birthday!



Kirt
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Looking around for answer and a path

Postby purple rose » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:41 pm

Hi Angelic Fruitcake, :smile:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel.

Regards,

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Re: Looking around for answer and a path

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:21 am

:hi:

Welcome to Dharma Wheel!

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Angelic Fruitcake
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Re: Looking around for answer and a path

Postby Angelic Fruitcake » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:48 am

Thank you all! Just being here reading has made me so much more motivated. I have ordered books in topics I feel I know too little about, i.e dzogchen, modern Theravada and more zen. I feel it really is time for me to figure out which school suits me better. After all, it will be much easier to decide where to start looking for a teacher.


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