Reflections on Loneliness, with Matt Khan

“Loneliness is a bridge between feeling left out in the world and being one with all that is. When loneliness arises, it invites you to slow down and deeply experience exactly how it feels, without an interest in imagining what is missing from your life. While it may first seem like the heartbreak of personal despair, such feelings equally have the power to reveal an unsuspecting communion with your true eternal nature. It is here where nothing is actually needed for you to be happy, peaceful, and free. This is by far the most threatening realization any personal boundary may encounter, but the most liberating insight you were born to explore.”

“Loneliness isn’t a matter of feeling ignored or unsupported by others. It is noticing how infrequently you love yourself along the way. When loving yourself becomes a primary response to whatever transpires, the pain, despair and isolation of feeling alone blossoms into the grace and solitude of heartfelt relief.”

  • Matt Kahn

Health | ‘Serial’ flu shots may limit body’s ability to fight virus in future: researchers

Although doctors maintain that flu shots are life-savers that everyone should receive, some researchers are uncovering hints that ‘serial vaccination’ — that is, consistently receiving annual flu shots — may in fact limit one’s ability to fight the virus in the future.  […]

Source: ‘Serial’ flu shots may limit body’s ability to fight virus in future: researchers

Foodstyles | Angela Dimayuga’s 10 Essential Filipino Recipes

The creative director for food and culture at the Standard hotels and former Mission Chinese Food chef chooses the dishes that define the cuisine for her.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/dining/filipino-food-recipes-angela-dimayuga.html?mc=aud_dev&ad_name=%7B%7Bad.name%7D%7D&adset_name=%7B%7Badset.name%7D%7D&campaign_id=%7B%7Bcampaign.id%7D%7D&ad-keywords=auddevgate&subid1=TAFI&dclid=CIOD6p664OUCFVgDrQYdLM0P-Q

Affirmations …

May every breath I breathe,
help relieve the suffering of the many.

May every step I take,
be on the path of truth.

May my eyes see myself
in all living beings.

May my heart do the work
that compassion demands.

May I feel every tear,
every hurt, every need.

May I touch with sacred hands.

May my body be a bridge,
and my spirit healing ointment.

May my words fall like rain
on the desert of need.

May I give without hesitation,
and without expectation.

May I grasp the hand that needs help,
and let go of all else.

May my life be both prayer,
and the much needed answer.

May my identity be both lost
and found in all living beings!

~ a Buddhist Prayer

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 07, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for November 07, 2019 — attamano — becomes joyful

Sabbā āsattiyo chetvā,
vineyya hadaye daraṃ,
upasanto sukhaṃ seti,
santiṃ pappuyya cetasā.

With all one’s attachments cut,
with the heart’s pining subdued,
calm and serene and happy is one,
for one has attained peace of mind.

Saṃyutta Nikāya 1.242
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Mushrooms, Mycology of Consciousness – Paul Stamets, EcoFarm Conference Keynote 2017

“Mycodiversity is our biosecurity. Let’s celebrate decomposition. Let’s let it rot.”

Paul Stamets, speaker, author, mycologist, medical researcher and entrepreneur, is considered an intellectual and industry leader in fungi habitat, medicinal use, and production. He lectures extensively to deepen your understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep you take on this path of life. His presentations cover a range of mushroom species and research showing how mushrooms can help the health of people and planet. His central premise is that habitats have immune systems, just like people, and mushrooms are cellular bridges between the two. Our close evolutionary relationship to fungi can be the basis for novel pairings in the microbiome that lead to greater sustainability and immune enhancement.

VIDEO: Leaked ABC News Insider Recording EXPOSES #EpsteinCoverup “We had Clinton, We had Everything”

• “I’ve Had This Story for Three Years… (ABC) Would Not Put It on The Air” says Good Morning America Breaking News Anchor, and 20/20 Co-Anchor Amy Robach. “It Was Unbelievable… We Had – Clinton, We Had Everything…”

• Robach: “We Had Her Whole Allegations About Prince Andrew…I Got a Little Concerned About Why I Couldn’t Get On.”

• Amy Robach Describes How She Interviewed a Woman Who Had the Courage to Come Forward “Years” Ago About Epstein: “She Had Pictures, She Had Everything. She Was in Hiding for Twelve Years. We Convinced Her to Come Out. We Convinced Her to Talk to Us.”

• Robach Details ABC’s Initial Response to Her: “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein? No One Knows Who That is. This is a Stupid Story

• Robach: “Now it’s All Coming Out … I Freaking Had All Of It…”

 

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(New York, NY) Newly revealed footage leaked by an ABC insider has exposed how network executives rejected allegations against Jeffrey Epstein years ago, even though there was content regarding the merit of those claims in-hand.

Amy Robach, ‘Good Morning America’ Co-Host and Breaking News Anchor at ABC, explains how a witness came forward years ago with information pertaining to Epstein, but Disney-owned ABC News refused to air the material for years. Robach vents her anger in a “hot mic” moment with an off-camera producer, explaining that ABC quashed the story in it’s early stages. “I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts (Now Virginia Guiffre) [alleged Epstein victim]. We would not put it on the air. Um, first of all, I was told “Who’s Jeffrey Epstein. No one knows who that is. This is a stupid story.”

She continues, “The Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways.”

Robach goes on to express she believes that Epstein was killed in prison saying, “So do I think he was killed? 100% Yes, I do…He made his whole living blackmailing people… Yup, there were a lot of men in those planes. A lot of men who visited that Island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.”

Robach repeats a prophetic statement purportedly made by Attorney Brad Edwards “…[T]here will come a day when we will realize Jeffrey Epstein was the most prolific pedophile this country has ever known,” and Disgustedly Robach states “I had it all three years ago.”

Project Veritas intends to continue its investigation into corruption in the Mainstream Media. We encourage that Brave insiders at these organizations come forward with any information they have, so that the public knows what is really going on within these media companies.

 

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The Gluten Free Rice That Detoxes Your Body & Improves Digestion 

Black rice is a highly beneficial ancient grain, used to improve liver, stomach, and kidney function. Also known as forbidden rice, it was reserved only for Chinese royalty for hundreds of years. Nowadays, it is popular in Europe, Australia, and the United States, where it was only recently introduced. Black rice has a dark purplish-black […]

Source: The Gluten Free Rice That Detoxes Your Body & Improves Digestion – Healthy Food House

Sustainability | This Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away 

An ingenious idea developed by a small team based in California, USA that goes by the name of Reduce. Reuse. Grow. might turn around some of our greatest waste problems. Namely, they have devised a clever new type of coffee cup with seeds inside the walls. Therefore, as soon as you are done, you can plant the […]

Source: This Biodegradable Coffee Cups Embedded With Seeds Grow Into Trees When Thrown Away – Healthy Food House

Daily Words of the Buddha for November 06, 2019

Pāli Word a Day for November 06, 2019 — anāsavā — free from mental defilements

Sukhā virāgatā loke
kāmānaṃ samatikkamo
asmimānassa yo vinayo
etaṃ ve paramaṃ sukhaṃ.

Freedom from lust is happiness in the world,
the going beyond all sensual desires.
But the crushing out of the conceit “I am”–
this is the highest happiness.

Udāna 2.11
Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, compiled and translated by Ven. S. Dhammika

Culture | From Brazil to the Philippines: How Countries Around the Globe Celebrate Día de Muertos

Source: https://remezcla.com/lists/culture/dia-de-muertos-around-world/

Revelers dance during a Day of the Dead party on November 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images

While Mexico is the country most renowned for Día de Muertos, the holiday honoring the dead is celebrated across Latin America and beyond. From Brazil to the Philippines, November 1 and 2 are the days of the year when families and friends gather to pay tribute to their deceased loved ones. For some cultures, it’s a day of festivities. For others, it’s a time for mourning. But while traditions and customs change depending on the region, one thing remains the same: everyone yearns for a way to commemorate the lives of the loved ones that are no longer with them. Nnnn v

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