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Lojong Slogan 28 ~ Abandon any hope of fruition

Meditation and mindfulness are excellent practices allowing us to let go increasing awareness on what is in front of us, being present. We listen more closely to people, to the universe, and our self when we are present. By letting go, there is space for listening which cannot exist when our mind is full and cluttered, mirroring the busyness of the world.

My Human Experience

This is part 28 of my series on Lojong; a Buddhist mind training meditation/technique

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Keep your eye on the prize- that’s how you reach a goal, right? Maybe, but maybe not. It depends on your perspective. When we wish to reach a goal, no matter what it is from becoming more loving to workplace success, we do need to maintain an awareness of what it is we are working toward, but we also need to let go of hope of an outcome and fear of failure. According to this slogan, hope and fear go hand in hand and when they taint our steps along the way to reaching a goal how we get there is affected. If we fear failure we might not take necessary risks, we may act more timid which then would affect our ability to reach the goal. If we are so driven…

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

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  1. Wonderful! Hugs, Barbara


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