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Equanimity – what a wonderful place!

As I work to deepen my understanding and practice of meditation, I am delighting in increasing my experience of equanimity. Equanimity is defined by Shinzen Young as the ability to allow sensory experience to come and go without push and pull. … Continue reading

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Wellness and Joy

If you are living in Toronto and are interested in exploring the place of joy, you won’t want to miss this year’s Wellness Celebration of Health, Food, Creativity. This will take place at Luc Sculpture and Yuri’s Village (Greenwood and … Continue reading

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Uniquely human . . .

A comment on my earlier post ‘The Word’ suggests that, whilst words enable us . . . to be uniquely human by allowing us to carve off pieces of what is in order to bring it into ourselves, they also … Continue reading

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A first attempt at a definition of joy

I have found most dictionary definitions of joy to be sadly lacking: The passion or emotion excited by the acquisition or expectation of good; pleasurable feelings or emotions caused by success, good fortune, and the like, or by a rational … Continue reading

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Beginning to develop a concept of joy . . .

Look round any bookshop, scour the web – it seems to be a lot more difficult than you would imagine to find any coherent definition of ‘joy’! Below is a mind-map that brings together some of the initial ideas that … Continue reading

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