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I have been doing this secular Buddhist thing for years now, and I made this graphic for someone on my Discord server and thought that maybe someone here could use it too.

When people say, "healing is not linear," the unalome is the image I use to remember that. It's about Enlightenment™️ but applies more broadly, I think.

Near the bottom of the unalome, you begin. You run yourself in circles a bit, and your initial escape from that circling is actually a step DOWN. It is from there that you start climbing back up.

This isn't some "you have to hit rock bottom" shit because that's demonstrably not true. It's more like cleaning your house, and having to slog through the early stage where it actually feels messier than when you started.

You don't go straight up, though. You loop around and double back, but even when you are currently moving downward, you are still moving FORWARD.

It's only after you have looped around a bunch that you can turn your forward motion into consistent UPWARD motion.

Lots of these steps fucking suck, but in my experience you can't skip them. The fact that they suck does NOT mean you are somehow failing at personal growth or healing. It just means they feel shitty. Not all shitty feelings are a failure.

#buddhism #buddhist #DharmaPractice #zen

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Behold this fuckin rose! Pretty sure I got this at a grocery store and LOOK at it


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Stay safe. Wash your hands. Watch your distance. Wear your N95 mask. GET VACCINATED! GET BOOSTED!

“Life is not something that ‘has’ meaning – it’s something we give meaning to. You don’t ‘end up’ with a meaningful life, you create it.”

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Got a job recently! Doing process automation for healthcare. Unfortunately, it's drag and drop programming. But it's a start.

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Does any #audio person on here know of anything that replicates the old "hard disk recorder" that in the late 80s through the 90s synced with a midi time signal and allowed you to track audio with midi? I'm kinda wanting to use the #MiSTer and #mt32 #mt32pi to run an Atari with ancient Cubase and make a track in the old-school ways we used to. Boosts very much appreciated /cc @aldroid @kelbot @Openmastering

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The small file media festival is back!

deadline is June 23, which is Not a Lot of Time and also a Thursday?

I want to see this thing absolutely Full of fediverse submissions. Let's make this the weirdest festival to ever film.

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Shhh! Don't talk about the Chinese government's massacre of protesters from Tiananmen Square 33 years ago today. Beijing assures us that nothing happened. And that the Chinese people don't want democracy. (And that the moon is made of cheese.)


Ah, jobs. Looking for jobs is hard when you feel you don't have enough to show for your experience. I'd rather live off the land man. Professional culture is pretty painful to me.

Sometimes I hate the computer. Spent so much time being aimless on the web today, guh. B-ghd-bluhd-guh.. Aaaaaaaaa
I'm thinking of picking up a non-computer hobby again. Maybe the guitar again? Maybe...

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A reminder that Mastodon and the Fediverse do NOT use cryptocurrency, blockchains, NFTs, tokens, coins, mining, web3 or anything like that.

Masto and the Fedi run on traditional servers and use a sustainable network federation model somewhat similar to e-mail (that's why Fediverse addresses look similar to e-mail addresses).

Also a reminder there are no venture capital firms or other investors either. No one owns the network, each server is independent. Masto and Fedi server running costs are paid by their owners, sometimes with donations from users.

No one is getting rich from the Fediverse, it is all volunteers with some getting donations and a few getting modest grants from foundations. Please remember this when you interact with admins or developers.

(There might be some individual users who post about cryptocurrency/blockchain, but the infrastructure this place runs on doesn't use it at all.)

Tl:dr - Decentralisation does NOT mean cryptocurrency/blockchain


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Boost for visibility, plz

To anyone interested in self-hosting a , , , or other instance:

I own the domain <> and will freely delegate a subdomain thereof to anyone who plans to use it for hosting a fedi instance. Mail me at if interested.

One per person; no obviously confusing names e.g. "mx" or "www"; no support given beyond setting NS records. Other conditions may apply but I haven't thought of them yet.

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There seems to be a lot of people spending a lot of money hyping up the meta verse as the next big thing. But we can all agree it’s bullshit right?

(Any sharing of this post appreciated for my sanity)

Finishing ... How do you make friends after ? I've never been one to go out much but I kinda feel like it's important for my well-being. And also I'd just like to meet other people.

People are hard 9_9

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blaghh what a day. I hope this week is over soon ;v;

I have some #OC stuff on my mind! Saffron and Anise, when they were kids

#MastoArt #OriginalCharacter #illustration #CreativeToots

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Ok, I would rather see Eric rebooting pebble but I'm kind of on board with this.

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What's the coolest video camera you've ever used?

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