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All weekly messages from Henry Shukman

Henry-2020

Message from Henry: The Seeker

Forget seeking, forget not-seeking, forget all sense of gain. Don’t underestimate or undervalue the seeker within you. The seeker is right. There is something worth seeking, something worth finding. Remember Dogen’s words: “I went to China, body and mind fell away, and I found the Dharma.” The Dharma is what the seeker is looking for. […]

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Message from Henry: Fulfillment

…allowing ourselves to be fully what we are. We chase our fulfillment elsewhere. This is our fundamental human problem. We think that we will find true fulfillment in other experiences than this one, right here and now. It will come from achieving something, or having something, or being with someone. While all kinds of experiences, […]

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Message from Henry: Thinking

Another take on thinking… It’s a bit like this. There’s a tapestry. It’s woven of many threads. The threads are thoughts. Together, they weave a rich brocade. And we sit entranced by it. It has dark, troubling areas, and bright, sunny, hopeful patches. And scary, menacing corners, and scenes of rage and hatred. In time […]

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Message from Henry: Stoic Shift

The Stoic shift is about a shift in what we value. Rather than valuing attainments, possessions and pleasures in the external world, we value the development of character. Character means growing into ourselves, so that we are less dependent for our contentment on external factors. We become happier about facing a setback, and being unperturbed […]

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