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    On Dec 7, 2018 Jagdish P Dave wrote:

     Meditation to me is training the mind to cultivate skills of unwavering concentration and non-judgmental acceptance. It creates a state of witnessing consciousness in which things come and go, perceptions of all kinds of impermance. When I do not get attached to the changing scenario of impermanence, pleasant or unpleasant, I do not perceive the distinction between "me meditating impermanence" and "impermanance meditating me." The distinction between subject and object goes away in such unitary state of consciousness.

    For me the harsher kinds of impermanence are the passing aways of people close to me. Practicing mindfulness meditation has gradually helped me to accept such harsher kinds of impermanence. It has taken time for me to heal such deep wounds. Sharing my deep sadness with my family and freinds close to me along with doing the inner work mindfully have helped me to accept such harsher kinds of impermanence. It takes time to heal such wounds.

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    On Dec 13, 2018 Amy wrote:

     People "close to you" never pass away!  They are closer than you think!  Always hope ...

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