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Deal with facts

Fact: I am afraid Non fact: I should be courageous Why do we deal with something illusory all the time? We’re afraid, we create an idea of courage and say I should be courageous. Here, fear is the only fact. The idea of courage is not facing fear. It is turning away from fear. To find an answer to a problem, the problem must be…

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Care for fear

When we look at our fear with attention, without the past recognition of fear, look at the feeling of it. There is great care. That attention perhaps brings about a certain sense of care towards fear, and perhaps love towards fear. I am not talking about ‘self-love’, which is stupid in my opinion. I am not talking about cultivating anything. I am talking about attending…

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Is your fear a fantasy?

Before you start on to overcome your fears, have you questioned, if your fear is an idea or not. We don’t attempt certain things in our life because of fear. Imagining the fear, and your reaction to it. So, it is basically your imagination. Right? You have an excuse that your are afraid. It feels real, I know. But it is a fantasy. What might…

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Is Fasting not working for me?

Back in 2012 I weighed 85 Kg. Don’t know what that is in pounds. Can’t be bothered. I dieted, I was down to 63 kg, in about 8 months. Firstly I cut out all the sugar. Then I plateaued. Then I cut out all the carbs, only meat, and seafood. Lost some more weight. Then I plateaued. Then I tried intermittent fasting. That seemed to…

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Life in Lockdown

So I am stuck in Birmingham. Normally, I am on vacation this time every year for the past few years. I usually work for 6 months, on a contract, as a developer and then take about 2-3 months off. Now, I am stuck in Birmingham. Normally, when I am not working I go to cheaper Eastern countries or back to India. Last year (2019) I…

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Fasting

So I have been doing this alternate daily fast.  The intent is to lose weight, I am currently at 75.9 kilograms. When I started doing fasting about 4 weeks ago, I am in my fourth week, when I started I weighed 80 something.  I am seeing that I am losing about 1 kilogram every week. Granted that the first few kilos would have been just…

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