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Tolerance

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Should I Stay or Should I Go

Imagine the following scenario: You are on the subway, headed to an important work meeting, and have no time to spare.  All is good until, one stop away from your destination, the train just sits there in the station -- doors open, engine idling. Then you hear the familiar announcement, “Ladies and Gentlemen: We are being held momentarily by the train’s dispatcher. Thank you for your patience.”  After a small eternity, you think to yourself indignantly, “Really?”

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The Lost Art of Tolerating Frustration

The Lost Art of Tolerating Frustration

Zen Buddhist monks train for years in order to master the art of seeing the world without distortions created by their own mind, as well as aligning their body and mind. I have seen a growing trend in the west of incorporating some of these Zen-Buddhism ideas in the form of mindfulness-based practices. I believe this is with good reason, as our mainstream consumerism has begun to reach shorter and shorter half-lives in order to keep us aroused.

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