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Are you OK?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:58 am

Today is RU OK? Day in Australia.

R U OK? is an independent, not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to provide national focus and leadership for ending suicide in Australia by empowering people to make a difference, encouraging open and honest communication and driving real connection. Our vision is for a society that can openly discuss suicide, and that has taken responsibility for maintaining the connections that prevent it.

Our four priorities are

Connecting people to stop little problems turning into big ones
Supporting sector partners at the coalface of suicide prevention
De-stigmatising conversations about suicide
Developing tailored national programs to promote R U OK? and encourage participation


So I think its worthwhile for us to ask each other "Are you OK?" and provide a protected space where members can answer honestly.
You may also wish to ask those near and dear to you, "Are you OK?"

http://www.ruokday.org/content/home.aspx

So, Are you OK?
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby BubbaBuddhist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:23 am

Yup, fine, thanks for askin. :hello:

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:25 am

Metta-4 wrote:Yup, fine, thanks for askin. :hello:

M4

Thanks for your reply, Jon. Keep up your good work (and piano playing)!!
kind regards,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby cooran » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:27 am

I'm great Ben - :smile:
Are you O.K.? :hug:
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:33 am

Thank you Chris.
Was it Dickens who penned
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"??
That about sums it up.
Weird this Dhamma stuff, how one can be equanimous amongst the maelstrom. Sometimes the equanimity is not there, but on balance, its all good.
with Metta,

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:17 am

Greetings,

We're doing this at work today - it's a good initiative.

:thumbsup:

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby David N. Snyder » Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:37 am

:thumbsup:

Yes. Cool program, sounds like something that should carry over to other nations, including prozac nation U.S.A.

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Aloka » Fri Sep 16, 2011 9:35 am

I'm feeling great today - and the sun is shining - which is always a bonus in the UK!

Thank you for asking, Ben dear

kind regards,

Aloka

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Re: Are you OK?

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Re: Are you OK?

Postby Ben » Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:16 am

Thanks Kim.
Sad, though I am glad he seems to have come to terms with some issues before he passed away.
Wishing him and his family peace and liberation.
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

Compassionate Hands Foundation (Buddhist aid in Myanmar) • Buddhist Global ReliefUNHCR

e: ben.dhammawheel@gmail.com..


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