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19 Reasons Getting Older Is The Best Thing That Will Ever Happen To You

19 Reasons Getting Older Is The Best Thing That Will Ever Happen To You

Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 20:39:28 in Fifty

“Thanks for shining a bright light on older age. Being 64 now, I'd still rather be 24 and it is a rare 60 something that wouldn't--in my experience. The best thing about this age is that I was able to purchase a new Porsche--for cash.”
Obama Will Seek To Scale Back Drug War In Second Term: Report

Obama Will Seek To Scale Back Drug War In Second Term: Report

Commented Jul 3, 2012 at 16:06:19 in Politics

“Hypocrites...How can we trust a man who reneges on his word and personal experience, especially after he is reelected. Bogus Barry.”
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HuffPost Meditation Center: What Is Meditation?

Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 18:18:11 in Healthy Living

“this seems to be a philosophical dispute. Some teachings of buddhist med suggest 'no seer' and others identify the witness. A matter of splitting hairs. And many paths up Mt. Fuji.”

Vajara on Mar 13, 2012 at 10:02:32

“Thanks, Ran...yes it is so true there are many schools of philosophy, opiniions, and guides in our world to help us when we seek the Truth.”

Vajara on Mar 12, 2012 at 20:34:05

“Yes, this is a great adventure and has lots of characters guiding us to our freedom from suffering? I enjoy learning about the various traditions and am eager to try the many methods and traditions, especially the Tibetan, introduced by the masters.”
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HuffPost Meditation Center: What Is Meditation?

Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 18:16:36 in Healthy Living

“Thanks. I am surprised that Huff Post would post someone of this qualification. Does not reflect well on their quality control (i.e. editors).”
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HuffPost Meditation Center: What Is Meditation?

Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 23:37:12 in Healthy Living

“Simplistic and not accurate.”

John Genryu on Mar 12, 2012 at 07:24:37

“Well said”
Just Do It

Just Do It

Commented Feb 25, 2014 at 19:42:31 in Arts

“Thank you Peter. You have tackled one of those topics of consciousness that is so slippery. At times it seems like our 'real' world experiences counter the wise teachings of the east. So, I am swimming in the 'flow' of this point that in order to effectively practice wu-wei, one must be in 'de'. Is that right? In my lifelong study of the I Ching, I have often grappled with these issues when it seems to 'not effort' can be hidden in anxiety, fear, or torpor.”
How Other People's Stress Can Kill You

How Other People's Stress Can Kill You

Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 22:32:50 in Healthy Living

“Mr Robinson highlights a rarely discussed aspect of stress: the relational. From now on, I'll take a deep breath when someone comes to me stressed.”
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How to Mindfully Transform a Painful Memory

Commented Oct 9, 2013 at 23:28:32 in Healthy Living

“Ron, you have touched upon a significant issue in healing our 'inner wounds.' I especially like the strategies you suggest for retooling the memory. I wonder how the recent findings that our memories are inherently faulty would apply here? What is your opinion of the use of psychotropic experiences for enhancing the reforming of these 'memories?'”
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The Vast Right-wing Conspiracy

Commented Oct 8, 2013 at 13:32:15 in Politics

“It was refreshing to hear Hillary's comments back in the day and as you so rightly point out--its manifestation in our dysfunctional government is the order of the day. In full disclosure, it is worth noting there is a vast LEFT wing conspiracy pushing its agenda of dependency on the government. The architects of this conspiracy may not be quite as well heeled as the Kochs, but they are doing fine thank you. Take note after Obama leaves office--what will he do? Much the same as B. Clinton--making millions, living large and pointing the finger at them. Hypocrisy resides through out our political system...Righteous is an illusion.”
4 Steps to Mindfully Ride the Ebb of Life

4 Steps to Mindfully Ride the Ebb of Life

Commented Aug 28, 2013 at 01:50:13 in Healthy Living

“Ron has hit another ace...Clarifying a deeply difficult aspect of 'personal growth' and coming truth with heart and information. I will apply the last step tomorrow morning while I am in the midst of my typical (these days) morning ennui. I will look at the situation, feel the self-loathing, embrace my shittiness, and then think of what I need to do now. Mindfully...Give thanks and praise.
RAN”
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Mindful Music: The Creation of 'Everything Changes' With Julian Lennon

Commented Jul 16, 2013 at 21:29:09 in Healthy Living

“Ron--this piece was saved by your insights and comments. Julian sounds like a canned popster who just read briefing notes. Your clarity, insight, wisdom shine and are diminished by this famous progeny's presence.”
The Social Antidote to Public Health Enemy #1

The Social Antidote to Public Health Enemy #1

Commented Jun 19, 2013 at 13:43:20 in Healthy Living

“Joe--you have drilled down to the true nature of our culture. Work-alcoholism! I like the strategy of Stress Disruptors....even those of us who know about this stuff can be involved in the healing of this scourge. I also think that we are in avoidance of the quiet, the inner sanctum, the self-conversation, we are afraid to know our minds/ emotions. Courage to be with ourselves is a common affliction and becoming more so. Who can be quiet, silent, and calm these days, when we are tethered with our phones to the government, the commercial, and the social? No surcease from 'connection' and there is no peace. Without peace, stress magnifies.”
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Meditation In Action: Learning To Take A Sacred Pause

Commented Apr 26, 2012 at 13:16:07 in Healthy Living

“Outstanding article Ron. I like the way you applied meditation to 'real life' and backed it up with science. The follow up seems to me how to build the meditation 'muscle' so that when the crisis moments arise one can get the intended result. Yesterday, I had such an emotional incident and quickly applied the practice you suggest. The stressed mood and feelings persisted. I have been sitting vipassana meditation for over twenty years. What do you suggest?”
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The 7 Best Excuses for Procrastinating

Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 23:33:04 in Healthy Living

“Dr. Ron has raised a very significant topic for living in a wise mind. Procrastination is a very complex and variable topic in psychology. It should be noted that the ideas that Dr. Ron presents are generic albeit useful, they are not the whole story. Structure, avoidance, fear, indecision, giving in to feel good, time management are a few of the other factors that enter into procrastination. It is not always 'fear of success.' To suggest that simple awareness of the 'avoidance behavior', is sufficient insight to generate alternative action is way bogus. Dr. Ron goes on to say, "You can look at your subconscious thoughts and fears that are holding you back, stop identifying with them and let them float out of your awareness." Value= yes, utility=Yes, the solution=NO. As a twenty plus year meditator, I can vouch that simple awareness is the fools gold of meditation. It is not the solution for most or even many 'problems' in life. As CG Jung once said, " “All the greatest and most important problems of life are fundamentally insolvable…they can never be solved, but only outgrown…some higher or wider interest appeared on the (person’s) horizon..." In terms of procrastination, one benefits from scaffolding the structures that will lead to Action.”
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Interview With John Castagnini of the "ThankGodi" Series

Commented Feb 8, 2012 at 00:51:37 in Healthy Living

“Strange and deep commentary on a rather unusual topic..The gift in grief. Well done Ron.”
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Fear Is Momentary, Regrets Are Forever

Commented Feb 2, 2012 at 00:10:55 in Home

“Right on point. You are taking deadly aim at the unspoken demon in our lives...fear. Face the fear even if it won't go away. then I say, chant it down with positive images of what you hope to achieve. The key is to not get lost in the dream, the result is always different. Go Robinson, you speak the truth, the Establishment should be scared of a true warrior.”
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A Disappointing Night Out

Commented Jan 14, 2012 at 15:44:34 in Los Angeles

“you said it Peter. Trivial. Is it necessary to go on about bad service? There is so much 'bad' in the world and I feel it is about time we of the 'spiritual persuasion' write and exhort about the 'good.'”
American Identity Crisis: Are You Your Job?

American Identity Crisis: Are You Your Job?

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 22:38:44 in Healthy Living

“Right on time Joe. You are exposing the emperor's clothes and long may you wave that wand. We need more harbingers of truth and freedom. I am denuded and glad of it.”
Boobs, Bras, Sex, Cougars and Sluts

Boobs, Bras, Sex, Cougars and Sluts

Commented Nov 7, 2011 at 10:39:20 in Fifty

“I liked the light, honest, and curious nature of your posts. Going past 50 is challenging in this youth obsessed era (especially for me living in La La land) so more real, every day experiences of the 50+ is welcome. I hail reinvention of the soul with the freedom of age.”
Why Comfort Is Actually <em>Bad</em> For You

Why Comfort Is Actually Bad For You

Commented Sep 17, 2011 at 23:55:16 in Healthy Living

“Robinson has nailed it again. The malaise of America is more than our economy, more than our politics, and more than the traffic, it is the consumerism of stuff and laziness that encourages 'couch' lifestyles from TV, to sports, to movies, to ninety per cent of our discretionary time. What do people generally do? They 'take it easy' and then wonder what is missing. Big up to one of our finest social commentators who is willing to tell the truth about our condition. Now, it is up to each of us to 'wake up and live' as Bob Marley said. Go J. R.”