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There is so much pressure and expectation put on men today. To be strong, a breadwinner, fit, handsome, successful in business, bed and sport. And with a 21st century twist to also not repeat the mistakes of our fathers and our father's fathers and to be more emotionally literate and sensitive, change the nappies and take paternity leave to care for our family.
How often would a spiritual text actually say to you, “Get ready to stop, graduate from working so hard collecting merit and karma. You have done enough already, just lay down your burden when you are ready and relax. Be Happy.” It really is not in any self-interest of the religious establishment to spread the good news because there is indeed, nothing left to do.
Lama Marut has recently released a book, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life which is a blueprint for creating and sustaining happiness in a modern age of consumerism, self-absorption, and stress.
Diving inwards to retrieve the jewel of our true nature calls for great courage. Sometimes spiritual openings light us up with inspiration, filling our hearts with love, joy and beauty. Then at other points we are asked to let go of everything we know - everything we thought we were, allowing all that is familiar to dissolve. Letting go of just one identity or habit, one way of knowing ourselves can initially feel terrifying. This is why every spiritual tradition has emphasized the importance of cultivating deep trust. Trust is what gives us the strength to open into the unknown without defending, collapsing or controlling. In this way we reclaim chambers of grace that have been lying dormant within our deep being.
The Comfort Care Concern Group (CCCG, http://www.cccg.org.hk/) is one of the earliest non-profit making organization providing hospice service in Hong Kong, with 25-year of history. The service of CCCG includes counseling for terminally-ill and bereaved, mutual help group, funeral support, as well as life-and-death training for community and professionals.
In this article, I share my experiences and the various factors involved with bringing home missing or lost dogs. I have found that mongrel and cross breeds with moderate to high levels of feral blood can be very challenging cases. These animals require special considerations for the best possible outcome.
“You are walking on the earth as in a dream. Our world is a dream within a dream; you must realize that to find God is the only goal, the only purpose, for which you are here. For Him alone you exist. Him you must find.” —Paramahansa Yogananda
I have a dirty secret. I don’t make a lot of money. I often just get by financially, and not because I overspend, but because I just don’t earn a regular income. I have to think before I spend more than $50 and I can’t afford to travel as I used to.
"The way to find out about happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you are really happy — not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of self-analysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what is called following your bliss."
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