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The journey

I'm on the train for the long journey home Sometimes its quiet  Sometimes there's a lot of distractions I need to learn to find comfort for the long journey home
I watch the scenery out the window Sometimes it's so beautiful it takes my breath away Sometimes it's dark and scary I need to learn to find comfort for the long journey home 
Passengers board and passengers leave Sometimes the seat next to me is taken by kindness Sometimes it's harshness I need to learn to find comfort for the long journey home
When the scenery is dark and scary  When the next seat is filled with anger  I want to leave the train "this isn't the right train" I tell myself
But this is the train home  My heart longs to be home  so  I need to learn to find comfort
After all,  the scenery and the passengers come and go I am just a traveler on the long journey home 

Don't believe everything you think.

When you discover someone lied to you, you feel betrayed and hurt.  You begin to question everything that person ever said to you.  Suddenly the memories flood back into your mind.
There were clues.  There were times when your gut was telling you something was off but you
didn't want to see the truth.. You believed what you were told rather than what you knew to
be the truth.   What you heard was a better story than what you felt.   Why do we accept what
we are told so easily?  Why are we so afraid to question what people offer as the truth?

When we learn the practice of meditation we begin by sitting with our eyes closed watching ourselves breath.   Once we're comfortable watching the breath we step back even further and watch our thoughts.  This practice of watching is often referred to as stepping into our "witness consciousness"   It is suggested that from this place of the witness we engage the buddhi, which is the state from which we can be more discerning and…