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Hannelore Knuts

My teacher @Jack_Kornfield said this at the beginning of my 2 year course and I knew again and again I’d prefer difficult over zombie. I’ll let you read in silence:

… , it’s the mindfulness at the core of all these practices that take our life itself as the focus and brings a presence to it. 

But it’s difficult. There’s a lot of pushback. And the pushback is because of the speed and distraction, especially of modern culture. 

The best adjusted person in modern society is the person who’s dead and not alive, just numb, a zombie. 
If you’re dead, you’re not able to work for the society. But if you’re fully alive, you’re constantly saying no to many of the unhealthy processes of society: the racism, the polluted environment, the rat race, drinking unsafe water, eating carcinogenic foods. 

So it is in the interest of modern society to promote those things that take the edge off, that keep us busy with our fixes, that keep us slightly numbed out and zombie-like. In this way our entire modern consumer society itself functions as an addict. 
Take that in for a moment. 

There is a kind of speed and busyness and so forth that takes us away. And when we stop, we also then face the truth of, on one level the insecurity of things, the unfinished business of the heart. We may have run away from the pains - the fact that we may not be living what really are our own values. Those things will come up, when we take our own life as the focus of mindfulness and presence. 

And yet it also works miracles because awareness is big enough and compassion is big enough to hold all of your humanity - all of our humanity wherever we are, the ocean of tears that we carry, the unbearable beauty of life - and to meet it with a spaciousness and a trust. And this becomes itself the invitation to freedom, and joy, and ease, and care for ourselves and the world. 

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Thomas HALBERG

Approximate reflect.
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Thomas HALBERG

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Thomas HALBERG

Do not cross.
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Thomas HALBERG

Politique.
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Thomas HALBERG

Lumières divines.
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Thomas HALBERG

Fear of the dark
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I have a constant fear that something's always near.
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Vipin Sivadasan

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Vipin Sivadasan

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Glorious Britain

Let’s move to Staithes! Thanks to @chriswhiles.photo that’s exactly what I want to do, what a shot. A muddle of roofs and a network of twinkling lights shining like beacons from the jumble of houses, I bet the evening breeze is salty and the chips from the chippy taste good. I’ve never been to Staithes but I’m sure there’ll be a chip shop by the seafront. There always is. 💙⁣
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⁣@hanupnorth here, I love this shot. I’ve got a soft spot for those handsome evening lights, they might be my favourite part of this capture. Staithes couldn’t look more like the archetypal fishing village here if Blackbeard himself was in frame. But he isn’t. An oversight perhaps by @chriswhiles.photo, but you live and learn. If I had a seaside chip shop I’d call it Chip Chip Hooray and I’d specialise in only the finest Fish han Chips. I’m not finishing this caption with a pun, I’m moving to Staithes and possibly opening a fish and chip shop… it’s not the time or the plaice. 🤷🏻‍♀️ ⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣📍Staithes, North Yorkshire.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Glorious Britain

The music, the football, the culture and history… Welcome to Liverpool! A characterful maritime city in the northwest of England, located just where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea. I love Liverpool and I love this shot by @redfoxphotography2021. ⁣
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⁣Hi guys, @hanupnorth here, I visit Liverpool all the time, it’s only perhaps an hour away from me and I always have a great time without fail. ⁣Not all cities are created equal. There is something special about Liverpool. I love a Scouse accent (I love all accents 💁🏻‍♀️) I like hearing people talk when I’m there I think it adds to the character of a city that already feels so welcoming and friendly. ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣Regular trips to Liverpool have helped strengthen my Scouse dictionary. Let’s see how well you do!
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⁣How many of these Liverpudlian sayings can you translate? ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣1) Boss/sound ⁣⁣
⁣⁣2) Bevvy ⁣⁣
⁣⁣3) Made up ⁣⁣
⁣⁣4) Scran ⁣⁣
⁣⁣5) Devoed ⁣⁣
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⁣⁣I’m not from Liverpool, but I’m up to 80% confident I know the answers so @redfoxphotography2021 please will you help out with the marking? ⁣😅🙏⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣📍Liverpool, Merseyside.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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Photography By Saif

“Just because you're awake doesn't mean you should stop dreaming.”

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