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  1. Ngoc Nguyen

    When our family discovered my father in-law’s cancer, we all agreed to move from a large, single house with a lake in front to a smaller townhouse because my father in-law was a person, who took care of our garden, leaves in fall and snow in winter. We believed that with bone cancer, how can he continue to take care of the house, so that’s why we moved around the time that my father in-law was in the hospital. When he returned home, we were already in the new house. However, in the new townhouse which had no need to take care of the garden or snow, my father in-law was disappointed because there was nothing to enjoy from the window, no trees, no lake, and no flowers also. What about our lovely big “lake” house? We posted it for sale, but no one wanted to buy it because most people who looked at the house did not enjoy the house with different colors in each room. Due to that, I was the one who asked my mother in-law if we should move back to our “lake house”? Dad seems to really enjoy the house with the garden that he made with all his love. Eventually, we moved back, and everything is still okay. My father in-law has something to do in the garden during his treatment and recovery. We were all happy to see that. Overall, it is not my own direct decision, but at least I could motivate for some goods happen to my father in-law and my family.

    7 months ago
  2. Robin Ann

    A year ago we made a decision to move to a more rural area of Rhode Island. At first I didn’t feel on board with it but I do love it here now.
    It is a little longer commute to work but I can work from home on Fridays and other days here and there. The dogs are so much more calmer living here too so that makes it all the more peaceful : )

    7 months ago
  3. O.Christina

    To start studying the Surangama Sutra together with others. Today it was a beautiful surprise that with some kindred hearts, we could spend quite some time to dive into it. It was joy and pleasure for all of us, brightening our being here together. Thank you to the dear ones who initiated and offered it in the past year.

    7 months ago
  4. sunnypatti

    Leaving my job at a corporate grocery store to open a restaurant with my husband. There are days I don’t think it was a good decision, but overall I’m glad I did it – I’m grateful that WE did it. It’s been very hard, especially with the economy being what it is, but I’m growing and learning, and my relationship with my husband is growing as well for the things we have to deal with together.

    7 months ago
  5. Dolores Kazanjian

    To come to terms with my mortality. Some days I’m more successful than others.
    In the meantime, to live each day that I have here to the fullest, despite the aches and pains and ailments and grief of old age. This site and this forum are a big part of that – it helps me to remember to live in gratitude.

    7 months ago
  6. Carol

    I can’t say that I have made any major decisions in the past year but I do make a very important decision every day because I decided many years ago that we are all creator and I try to be conscious of what I’m creating. Thinking of it in terms of the breath. Breathing in I take what life is offering me in this moment. Breathing out I give what I am offering life now. It’s a daily decision to root my life in love not fear.

    7 months ago
  7. Yram

    The decision to take my son up on his offer to have me visit in Canada. It was a delightful pleasure. The trip proved to be an exiler because then I came home to a very ill husband.

    7 months ago
  8. Laura

    There isn’t one specific decision that stands out. I make many little decisions each day to eat well, exercise, meditate, be patient and so on.
    I try to follow the Annie Dillard wisdom, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

    7 months ago
  9. Michele

    The timing of my trips last March and this past Oct ended up being perfect for visiting my family.
    Working remote has been really nice so far, I’m glad I made the decision to do that. (we have one Team member who is choosing not to work remote and wants to stay in the office)
    Have a good weekend everyone. It’s National Candy Day – good decision or bad one, lol

    7 months ago
  10. Charlie T

    I try to make good decisions every day.
    The decision to be present and not
    dwell in the past or worry too much
    about the future, is important to me.

    7 months ago
  11. EJP

    Every day I decide to free my heart from hatred, free my mind from worries, life simply, give more, expect less and enjoy every moment.

    7 months ago
  12. Kevin

    I made a decision to transfer from a Boston based pain management clinic that was 60 miles from my home to one that is 3 miles from my home. So far, the quality of care is about the same.

    7 months ago
    1. Michele

      that one sounds like a no brainer – good luck at your new pain management clinic:)

      7 months ago
  13. Joseph McCann

    For me it is a daily “good decision”. Each day I decide to continue on with my daily practices of a reflection on this site, a meditation, mindful standing yoga. Those along with continued therapy and Life Ring zoom meetings. These all support a daily decision to remain free of alcohol today, this day, this gift of another day. I am grateful.

    7 months ago
    1. Kevin

      Hallelujah, Joseph! You are an inspiration for sure!

      7 months ago
  14. Antoinette

    Funny a lot like the quote of the day, I’m not sure of exactly how the results will turn out.
    I have been sharing my experiences of meditation and the method of how to let go here with you for the last two years of practice.
    Obviously I feel this has “paid off “ otherwise I would never continue to do this meditation as much as I have if I didn’t actually notice real results. To get to todays question is difficult because I don’t know what the future will bring but I chose to go to London over meeting someone that has been a huge part of my life for many years. Now he is angry at me and things have gotten so that I no longer speak with him.
    This is painful because it feels like I can’t explain or express enough about how important it is to use this time to cleanse all of the karma -the life lived, habits – what we all inherited from our ancestors and the body.
    Now that we have an actual method to do this we now have a clear path to repentance.
    Long story short, we have have to let go of all of our attachments in this world no matter how we feel about them . The founders of the meditation method have said that we need to learn how to depart before we create bonds then our relationships will be so pure and fresh.
    Now I see how sticky my mind attachment is to my ideas of love are. It feels like I have lost something and that I have to give up someone in order to do the retreat in London.
    So I’m doing what I feel is right and repainting husband, my actual favourite thing to do! Sounds funny maybe, but so much joy and happiness has come into my life that it’s hard to have worries about losing! Thanks for listening. 🙏

    7 months ago
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      Ana Maria

      Enjoy your retreat, may it bring you the peace you deserve to move forward. Blessings to you.

      7 months ago
    2. Michele

      Enjoy your retreat in London Antoinette.

      7 months ago

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