alan wrote:Oops--guess I should have read the signature. I don't usually pay attention to that stuff.
If you can see the unconditioned in the midst of family turmoil, more power to you!
Personally I'm going to do my best to live a quiet life away from that kind of stress. I do believe it is a wise course to seek out the best place to practice and arrange things around that situation---
I was thinking of your post over this past weekend.
Most of the time I live alone in my house and enjoy the quiet.
But to make some money with it, I rent 2 apartments above my own to holiday guests.
This past weekend I had guests which required earplugs for me, because they were drinking (cleaning up I found the empty bottles) were gambling and were hitting a dice cup onto the table, which gives a loud bang echoing through the house each time.
(They also did damage to the glass plate. Don't know what to decide here, they will deny they did it)
I find being close to such people, so that I have to share their lifestyle, stressful
, to say it mildly.
My sleep is affected, and that affects my ability to recover for work.
I also remember stress studies, which show that the stress hormones in the body increase when we are exposed to noise, and results can be :
higher blood pressure
more heart attacks, strokes, tinnitus
more ulcers,and other stress related diseases.
After this weekend, I would need another day off, simply because I didn't have a "weekend"...
But I have to work...
Just a thought...and why not seek an environment that supports you best?