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Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
Voice Training
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: March 23rd, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments. I don't think my daughter -- or her mother -- will hear my new way of speaking, assuming I can continue to pull it off, as false, because it won't be inconsistent with what I'm feeling on the inside. Over and over I've found myself in tense situations because their perception of my tone doesn't match what I wish to convey. I used to chalk it up to my urban, East Coast manner of speaking -- inherited from my father -- but that explanation wasn't making things go more smoothly around the house.

You know, I've read a lot about Buddhism over the past decade and have tried to do some breathing work, if not full on zazen, at various junctures in that period. Certainly, thinking about Buddhism in general and Zen more specifically has done a lot for me in terms of managing my emotions, staying balanced etc. I don't think I will commit fully, which may be the same thing as saying that I don't think I'll commit at all, but I at least am open to learning from the tradition.
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