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Old 04-28-2007, 02:19 PM   #31  
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As Suzanne 3FC pointed out, there are a million books! Some are very advanced--so the ones I've suggested are for general readers who don't know very much about it and want to know more.

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Old 04-29-2007, 10:35 AM   #32  
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Yup there are a million books I'm more interested in the philosophy aspect so I don't think I've read a basic info book on buddhism. I'd like to though.
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Old 05-06-2007, 01:58 PM   #33  
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I used to be addicted to boards and challenges and *getting to goal* -- I can't tell you how that hurt me. Even now when I feel myself getting impatient I have to dial it back and focus on what I am doing in the moment... I can't control the weight I lose -- I can control what I eat and drink today. The common weight loss practice of journaling is death for me. It gets me so lost the the *future* and *plans* I can't see what I am doing right now and I start letting food come back in.
Oh, man, direct hit! I grew up in the "Power of Positive Thinking" era where there was always a PLAN to accomplish a goal and did that ever mess with my head! I'm still trying to deal more effectively with my temptation to view things as a contest and any kind of notion that I can actually control an outcome.

What I've learned is that my goal is to be happier with myself and my world. One way I do that is by working out and eating right. The by-product is that I'm losing weight. Losing weight is not the goal. However, when I get tired, I slip back into the earlier, unproductive mindset.

Thanks for the reminder!
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Old 05-20-2007, 09:30 AM   #34  
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Hello!

I am new to 3FC and pretty new to Buddism. I have dabbled and read about Buddism and really appreciate the peaceful concepts. I really enjoyed learning more reading all the thought proking messages you all wrote and you gave me quite a bit to research and to reflect. I think I will enjoy this forum for its thoughtfulness and support.

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Old 05-25-2007, 08:26 AM   #35  
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Hey Janet!

We are about to start a new thread--this one is getting long--so join us on Buddhist Support #3!

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