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Hello from DownUnder

Postby cooran » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:14 am

Hello all,

Happy to be here, and, from the brief overview I've had of the Forum, I think I'll enjoy joining in the discussions.

Great to see so many familiar 'faces'.

metta
Chris
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---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

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Re: Hello from DownUnder

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:25 am

Greetings Chris,

Wonderful to see you here. Thank you for joining us and I look forward to your participation. :D

I hope your recent retreat went well.

Metta,
Retro. :)
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Re: Hello from DownUnder

Postby Ben » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:26 am

Welcome Chris

I'm happy you are here!
Metta

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Re: Hello from DownUnder

Postby cooran » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:10 pm

Thanks Ben, Retro,

The Retreat in Tasmania was testing. Coming from the sub-tropic summer 35C to unseasonal weather in the hills near Hobart at 10C with hail one night, (snow on the mountains) rain for eight days, with high winds most of the time - it was lucky I was over a thousand miles from home or I might have considered cutting and running. :D

I have a few questiions about the Retreat teachings and will consider these for a while, and maybe post here if I can't sort it out internally.

metta
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---


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