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The Challenge of Making Phone Calls

I continue making greater progress ignoring the voices and putting the past behind me. I make a constant effort to focus on my marriage, the people in my life, and staying in the present. I make more of an effort to share Buddhism with my family – sometimes I text them quotes that I find…
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What Is Happiness?

Everyday I chant for John’s happiness, for my own happiness, and for our happy marriage. John often asks me whether I am happy with my own life, and with our marriage. Generally speaking, I am happy. Not all the time of course, no one is 100% happy all the time. My life didn’t turn out…
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My Illness Is My Motivation to Challenge My Weaknesses

My memoir is coming along, and I continue to make every effort not to think about the voices. I haven’t heard much over the past few weeks, and I’ve discovered as more time passes, the less I think about the voices and the less I listen for them, the more insignificant they become. Last week…
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The Mafia & the Hamster Dream

I’ve been doing pretty well lately. Especially yesterday. Yesterday morning I chanted for an hour and a half instead of my usual hour. It was amazing the difference a half hour made in my day yesterday. I felt better, I worried less, I talked a little more with my friends and was more social! So…
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Mysteries of the Universe

In an address on the creative life made to Soka University students, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda states: The creative life, in short, is achieved by a constant effort to improve one’s thoughts and actions. You must not for one instant give up your effort to build for yourselves new lives. Creativeness means to push open the…
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