I know it's not entirely a coincidence. A number of Western psychologists & other mental health practitioners have embraced concepts rooted in Buddhism over the last 50 years. It was just a bit startling to see such a clear alignment.
Here's the rest of the photo. The bottom half reads
"The teaching of the Four Noble Truths forms the core of all Buddhist paths, schools, and traditions. The essence of the (Truths) is to address and embrace the truth of human suffering."
I was looking through my photos archive & found this image. It reads
"Embrace the instance of suffering.
Let go of the reactive pattern.
See the stopping of the reactivity.
I legit thought it was a photo of a page from one of my Dialectical Behavioral Therapy books, then I scrolled down & saw the rest of it (next toot)
Our apartment has an air conditioning unit mounted through an external facing wall in the living room. It makes our place livable in the hot, humid, unbearable parts of the summer.
However the air circulation in our place is not terrific.
I'm wondering whether I can justify installing a small portable unit or a mini-split in the guest room that now serves as my permanent work-from-home office. Has anyone done this? Terrible idea or worthwhile?
Let's say I do a Google search taking the following measures:
1. I never sign into my Google account
3. I keep each search in its own private session (so no cross-tab tracking).
4. Use VPN
Is this enough to prevent Google from profiling me and figuring out I'm the same dude who's Googling from the office? How So?
Was thinking about how silly it would be to say that a cat or a dog was a failure. We could say that a cat failed to catch a bird, or a dog to catch a rabbit, but the cat is still perfectly successful being a cat.
Why are we so much harder on each other, on our kids, our friends?
Why are we so much harder on ourselves?
masto/fedi advice for artists
one thing that is different here than commercial places you might be used to is that metrics doesn't matter. interactions do.
boost other people's work (or reply to them) engage in meaningful conversations.
the less you treat this place as a broadcast medium and more as a communication platform, the more you will enjoy the fediverse.
hope this helps
The job hunt continues. I'm expanding my scope to written content of various kinds. I am a fast, smart writer who genuinely enjoys research. I have a great deal of experience in taking complex topics and making them accessible for a wide audience.
Friends, I am looking for work opportunities. I do words: Translation (Eng->Heb), writing (Eng and Heb), and editing (both languages, with a specialty in translation editing.)
This thread by Cory Doctorow on how bad people can track your repro-care activities makes me want to buy a burner phone & go offline. And I don't even use repro care.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.