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  • Shohei
    Member
    • Oct 2007
    • 2854

    Brother's Birthday

    June 12,1972.
    For the First time since my brothers death in 2001, that i let this date slip by. I knew it was coming and i always took time off from work. This is the first time i simply kept a smile on my face and let the good of what he brought to my world fill the space between my ears while i worked and went about my daily routine, rather than dwelling in pointless feelings of loss and anger. Its sad to lose some one close to you, but what time we did have together was wonderful! not sad at all. Thank you to all of you here, you may not know it but you've all helped me through some difficult times.

    Gassho
    Dirk
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39441

    #2
    Re: Brother's Birthday

    Thank you for letting us all share that, Dirk.
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • Gregor
      Member
      • Apr 2007
      • 638

      #3
      Re: Brother's Birthday

      Dirk,

      I'm so glad that you've found some peace with this. It sounds like an unbelievable difficult situation and your insight and honesty about this is truly inspiring for me.

      Thinking of you and wishing you the best,

      Greg
      Jukai '09 Dharma Name: Shinko 慎重(Prudent Calm)

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      • Undo
        Member
        • Jun 2007
        • 495

        #4
        Re: Brother's Birthday

        Thank you too Dirk.

        All the best,

        Philip

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        • Bansho
          Member
          • Apr 2007
          • 532

          #5
          Re: Brother's Birthday

          Dear Dirk,

          Thank you and best wishes to you and your family.

          Gassho
          Ken
          ??

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          • Stephanie

            #6
            Re: Brother's Birthday

            I'm sorry about what seems to have been the sudden and painful loss of your brother, Dirk. Grief can be a real challenge, but the extremity of it, when balanced by Zen practice and the qualities of mind it generates, can be illuminating and liberating. Gassho--

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            • Shindo
              Member
              • Mar 2008
              • 278

              #7
              Re: Brother's Birthday

              Thank you Dirk
              My older brother (by two years) died when I was in my twenties. The passage of time does help, but it is hard. So many mixed emotions.
              Hope all is well with you.
              Kindest regards
              Jools
              [color=#404040:301177ix]"[i:301177ix]I come to realize that mind is no other than mountains and rivers and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and star[/i:301177ix]s". - [b:301177ix]Dogen[/b:301177ix][/color:301177ix]

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