Which is kind of a long way of saying: Don't take it personally. I don't think I've ever been that blatantly de-valued before.Familiar as that might sound, it was good to hear what Whitney was explaining—so good that I decided to find out if there was some Buddhism guru out there who might have some tips about how to "stay Zen" while dating. And I can't get anyone to write me back on the stupid dating sites. Any thoughts on how I can deal with something like that if it happens again? It was a typical Hollywood gathering—meaning most of the people there were looking to meet someone who would further their careers!
When you do get hurt, it is habitual to try to cover over your open heart. You shut yourself off from feeling vulnerable in an attempt not to get hurt again.
After some time we all do heal, and more often than not, we once again strive to reopen our heart.
To stay balanced, Amy thrives on her yoga practice, daily green juice, an Ayurvedic stew called kitchari, alpaca knitted accessories and lots of love.
Many people look to Siddhartha Gautama as an example of someone who attained nirvana, a buddha. is devoted to taking an honest look at what we as meditators face in the modern world.
So then what is non-attachment in a loving, committed relationship?
My understanding of attachment is that it’s not about what we have or don’t have, but what our expectations of them are.
She started Meet Mindful to provide a place for singles into personal development, mindfulness, social change, meditation, yoga and green living to meet like-minded people and discover how to have the best relationship possible.
Amy truly believes that romantic relationships are the quickest path to our awakening as human beings.
There’s a level of joy that comes from connecting with other people in this way that we don’t want to miss out on. However, its highs are dizzying, its lows traumatic enough that we want to rid them from our memory.
Wanting to be in love is natural to the human experience. It almost seems counterintuitive to try to reach contentment and equanimity in our life while also cultivating this roller coaster of emotions.
This year, my husband David and I will mark 27 years of being happily married. And am I completely unselfish in my regard for him? After all, what if he were to come home one day and say, “Sunada, I met a new woman and we love each other very much.” A completely other-regarding response would be, “I’m happy for you! So does that make me a bad, overly-attached Buddhist? First of all, let’s clarify what the Buddha said about sexual relationships.