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  • #59156
    Nanette Stein
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    Jasmine,
    All due respect, but we have much to teach each other, and learn from one another. I think semantics got in our way of communication, here. I try very hard to share my experiences with others in the hope that they will learn form them and know that they are not alone in their journey; it’s what I write about…often. As an author here, at Tiny Buddha, and on my own blog. It is what drives me, it is my passion. I make no money in it, I seek no fame. Perhaps I will share on a larger scale, someday, but, for now, giving of myself is all that is needed. It soothes my soul to know that I have helped even one person to not feel so alone in their perceived struggles with their life.
    Here’s a link to one of my posts here at TB: The comments are all I ever needed to feel like I have helped someone, and even I learned from the teachers that offered me lessons there. The other articles can be searched from there. They are raw stories of the trauma that has been felt by my family and myself over these last two years.

    “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
    ― Pema Chödrön

    #60336
    Nanette Stein
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    Jasmine,

    Exactly. I agree wholeheartedly. This is exactly how I feel about it as well. Isn’t misunderstanding one of the number one causes of our pain with each other? Sometimes it causes a bit of a ruffle where there need not be one. You seem very sweet and gracious and I am glad to have ‘met’ you…(Btw, sorry to be so late with a reply 😉

    With honor,
    N

    #60334
    Nanette Stein
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    Jasmine,

    Exactly. Well done. Sorry to be so late with a reply, but I agree wholeheartedly. Beautiful sentiments…

    With honor,
    N

    #59159
    Nanette Stein
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    Jasmine,

    All due respect, but I believe that we all can be teachers, as well as learn from each other, at all stages in our lives. I think semantics got in the way of our communication, here. I share my experiences with others as an author here at Tiny Buddha, and on my own blog for two reasons: to “lead by example” in a sense and to learn from any and everyone. I have opened up about the trauma my self and my family has endured and overcome these past two years in the hope that someone else might realize that they are not alone on their own journey. I receive no money from this, I seek no fame. Maybe I will share on a larger scale, someday, but for now, the comments that are shared by those that might learn something from these experiences are enough for me; they are my teachers as well.

    Here are links to two of my posts that I have written for TB:

    http://tinybuddha.com/blog/when-you-feel-angry-more-often-than-not/
    http://tinybuddha.com/blog/finding-meaning-in-tragedy-and-moving-on-stronger/

    The other posts can be found there, as well. I hope you are not offended by this, Jasmine. I just believe that we most certainly can teach, and learn, even “what we don’t fully understand of grasp”, and that honoring each other by taking the time to teach and understand and learn from one another is never a waste.

    I honor your response.

    Namaste,

    Nanette Stein

    “If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”
    ― Pema Chödrön

    #59022
    Nanette Stein
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    Thank you, Jasmine.
    And you are so right…it was quite the amazing discovery to realize that I am the creator of my own life, and I try to teach that to others often, as well. I am also realizing little by little, every day, that I must just continue doing what I am doing to benefit myself and ensure my own happiness (self-love) and I will be able to have more love to share, knowing that this really is the very best we can do for each other.
    Thank you so much for your response, I truly appreciate it.

    Warm regards,

    Nanette

    #58966
    Nanette Stein
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    Hello there,

    I have recently become very interested in Mindful Eating, myself. As I continue along my own Spiritual path, it has become more important to me to pay better attention to my health and well-being. I used to run 5 miles every day, eat a clean diet, and lost about 50 lbs. Over the course of the last two years, I have lost some dear family members and undid all of my hard work. To get myself back on track, I picked up three books that I am now reading: “The Zen of Eating” by Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., “Savor” by Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung and a wonderful all vegetarian cookbook “A Taste of Heaven and Earth” by Bettina Vitell. I became a vegetarian a while back, but I’d say that it isn’t actually necessary to mindful eating. Mindful eating is more about recognizing why you are eating and paying attention to all sensations during your meals. “Savor” is a fantastic introduction to Buddhism, as well, though it is not a necessary part of your change, either. There just happens to be a lot to learn from Nhat Hanh outside of eating practice that will prove invaluable no matter where you are Spiritually. The best of luck to you. And remember to always be gentle with yourself, it is all happening as it should.

    #34128
    Nanette Stein
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    Gardenia,
    Thank you for sharing with us here. I am sorry that you had to learn long time life lessons so young. But those experiences you have had, though agonizing as they may have been for you, have made you who you are today–someone who would share their feelings with total strangers to bring them some comfort from your loss. Your lesson to “cherish your own life and those you love while we are still together on earth” is invaluable. Something everyone can take a lesson from. I can clearly see that you will be able to get through any of lifes curveballs, just fine, just as you said. Thank you for your words.

    With much gratitude,
    Nanette

    #34127
    Nanette Stein
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    Halina,
    Thank you for your insight. You are right . I doesn’t happen in a void. And I, too, believe the “process is affected by all and affects it all.” I appreciate you taking the time to respond to this topic and helping me with my own questions.

    Warmest regards,
    Nanette

    #34125
    Nanette Stein
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    Jennifer,
    I must appologize for replying so late. It is enexcusable, but we go through things and just fall into a sort of ‘funk’ and find it hard to get out. I just don’t think I was ready to talk about much, though I started this forum discussion, and sor that I must appologize.

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother and husband so close together. I really and truly can not imagine that. Your words are very well spoken and a tremendous comfort to me. It seems very benificial to go through a “Completing my Pain” exercize. I still am confused as to what I am feeling or if I’m “doing it right”. It is helpful to me that you clarified that everyone owns their own grief and experiences it in their own way. That nothing is wrong with how I am doing it.

    I have not really wanted to face the hard issues such as memories with my mom or any situations left undone, but I am slowly accepting that I should. It’s less painful to avoid feeling those feelings and pushing them away when they arise.

    I have been getting better about it, especially since I write about it and share it so openly. That is my therapy, I guess. It’s easier to write it out than to talk it out.

    I appreciate your reply here, it was very comforting to me.

    Blessings,
    Nanette

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