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Daraius’ Diary: “Seeing God in Everyone & Everything”

Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets helping with posts.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about.  And which isn’t all miles-and-points related.

What would it be like to see God in everyone and in everything? – Adyashanti

Last week, I spent 7 days at a silent retreat with Adyashanti (meaning: primordial peace) at Lake Tahoe.  This was a very different kind of experience than my Vipassana experience.  But it was every bit as profound and deep!

Daraius Diary Seeing God In Everyone Everything

For a Week, I Disconnected From the World to Reconnect With Myself

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Blog Giveaway: 7,000 Southwest Points!

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Million Mile Secrets readers are the best!  To thank you, Emily and I are giving away 7,000 Southwest points!

Blog Giveaway 7000 Southwest Points May 2017

Southwest Has Added a Few New Destinations, Including Grand Cayman!

I’ll show you how to enter!

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$200 Disney Gift Card Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our $200 Disney gift card giveaway!

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Are You the Winner of $200 in Mickey Money?

Find out who won!

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Blog Giveaway: $200 Disney Gift Card!

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Thanks to all our blog readers for your continued support!  This week, Em and I are giving away a $200 Disney gift card!

Blog Giveaway 200 Disney Gift Card

Will You Be the Winner of a $200 Disney Gift Card?

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6,000 Starwood Points Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 6,000 Starwood points giveaway!

6000 Starwood Points Winner May 2017

Are You the Winner of 6,000 Starwood Points?

Find out who won!

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Daraius’ Diary: “Be Like the Sky”

Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets helping with posts.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about.  And which isn’t all miles-and-points related.

Be like the sky.  The sky is always the sky, whether there are clouds or no clouds.  – Mooji

Meditating shows me that it is possible to observe thoughts and emotions without trying to grab onto them.

Of course, it is very hard to do continuously.  And especially when I’m triggered, and I’m in emotionally charged situations.

 

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Blog Giveaway: 6,000 Starwood Points!

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Thanks to all our blog readers for your continued support!  This week, Em and I are giving away 6,000 Starwood points!

6000 Starwood Points May 2017

There Are Lots of Ways to Use Starwood Points to Get Big Travel With Small Money!

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15,000 IHG Points Winner!

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Thanks to everyone who participated in our 15,000 IHG points giveaway!

15000 IHG Points Winner May 2017

Are You the Winner of 15,000 IHG Points?

Find out who won!

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Daraius’ Diary: “Why Can’t I Be Kind to Myself?”

Daraius:  We’ve got a great team at Million Mile Secrets helping with posts.  But I miss writing as much as I did in the old days!  So here I am writing about stuff that I really care about.  And which isn’t all miles-and-points related.

Compassion isn’t some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we’re trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at.” – Pema Chodron

I can be pretty mean and vicious.  And petty.  Not to mention critical and demanding.  I don’t do this to others, but to myself.

So a few weeks ago, I attended a Self-Compassion intensive workshop by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer in Sedona, Arizona.

I find it hard to be kind to myself, even though folks tell me that I am kind to them.  In fact, up to a few years ago, I didn’t even realize that I could be kind to myself!  I couldn’t understand what “self-compassion” could possibly be referring to!

Daraius Diary Why Cant I Be Kind To Myself

Staring Outward at Beautiful Nature Relaxes My Mind, Allowing Me to Look Inward With Greater Clarity

It turns out that many folks find it easier to be kind to others than to themselves.

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Blog Giveaway: 15,000 IHG Points!

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Emily and I appreciate y’all so much for your support over the years!  So this week, we’re giving away 15,000 IHG points!

Blog Giveaway 15000 IHG Points

Stay at the Holiday Inn Express Brisbane for Just 5,000 IHG Points

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