Slogan McLojong (@lojong_slogans) — Training the Mind—with help from emojis. Personal musings/pinsta : @musculoskeletaleditor. 
Slogan 21—Always maintain only a joyful mind. 🌱🌱🌱
You’re doing good. You *are* g
Slogan 21—Always maintain only a joyful mind. 🌱🌱🌱 You’re doing good. You *are* good. Anything else is circumstance only. ♥️
19.06.2019 10:11:01
Slogan 20—Of the two witnesses, hold the principal one. 🌱🌱🌱 I’m the voice on the
Slogan 20—Of the two witnesses, hold the principal one. 🌱🌱🌱 I’m the voice on the inside who knows whether my motives are gold or dross, whether my actions are laudable or laughable. 🌱🌱🌱 Making the shift to focusing on my internal state over my environment, effect, etc, with the goal not of pleasure but of service, has done interesting things to my brain. 🌱🌱🌱 Sometimes I worry about that a bit, but it fades. My principal witness knows best. ♥️
18.06.2019 10:22:26
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Slogan 19—All dharma agrees at one point. 🌱🌱🌱 This would be the point.
Slogan 19—All dharma agrees at one point. 🌱🌱🌱 This would be the point....more
17.06.2019 11:53:32
Slogan 19—All dharma agrees at one point. 🌱🌱🌱
Not necessarily a very pointed poi
Slogan 19—All dharma agrees at one point. 🌱🌱🌱 Not necessarily a very pointed point—easing the ego away to better serve with compassion and love. 🌱🌱🌱 Maybe it takes some digging. There’s all kinds of ways, just be gentle. ♥️
17.06.2019 09:45:03
Slogan 18—The Mahayana instruction for the ejection of consciousness at death is
Slogan 18—The Mahayana instruction for the ejection of consciousness at death is the five strengths: how you conduct yourself is important. 🌱🌱🌱 Sigh. Dislike when my hankies get all mis-ordered and I don’t notice. Thus re-post. So I am determined to order my hankies properly, maintain this habit so that it becomes ingrained and unceasing. I will point out my mistakes and continue to work toward a better understanding of Lojong. Until I am compost.🌱🌱🌱 *insert compost mentis joke here*🌱🌱🌱
17.06.2019 01:17:12
Slogan 17—Practice the five strengths, the condensed heart instructions. 🌱🌱🌱 Eve
Slogan 17—Practice the five strengths, the condensed heart instructions. 🌱🌱🌱 Every day I may be determined in a slightly different way, something new to engage 🌱 Every day I sink into mindfulness. It’s familiar getting there. 🌱 Every day there’s a tweak or a reminder of what my best can be. 🌱 Every day I call myself on my bullshit. 🌱 Every day I try to be loving, helpful and useful. 🌱🌱🌱
16.06.2019 12:23:13
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Slogan 16—Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation. 🌱🌱🌱 Things show
Slogan 16—Whatever you meet unexpectedly, join with meditation. 🌱🌱🌱 Things show up—slow growths, stunts, and shocks—and I’m either a well or a wall for it. 🌱🌱🌱 A meditative state of mind changes the impact of the unexpected, changes the nature of unexpectedness, just plain changes. 🌱🌱🌱 Happy Friday. Be loved. ♥️
14.06.2019 10:40:21
Slogan 15—Four practices are the best of methods. 🌱🌱🌱 These are simple things: s
Slogan 15—Four practices are the best of methods. 🌱🌱🌱 These are simple things: stop the stuff I know is bad, add the stuff I know is meritorious. Be grateful to the people who help, and glad for challenge and growth-portunities. 🌱🌱🌱 A lot of it looks green, at the time. ♥️
13.06.2019 10:45:04
Slogan 14—Seeing confusion as the four kayas is unsurpassable shunyata protectio
Slogan 14—Seeing confusion as the four kayas is unsurpassable shunyata protection. 🌱🌱🌱 Circumstance may look a hot mess. Then I identify a piece of something, tenuously. Then it reminds of another thing and is recognized. Then I see relationships between the pieces and the hot mess becomes a hot sense. 🌱🌱🌱 All of that process? It’s just a mental sorting—bits of thought and experience coming to jigsaw themselves into my experience. 🌱🌱🌱 It’s just how mind is made. 🌱🌱🌱 And here’s the thing, mind doesn’t have to be a machine; it can be a flower. Or I can be a garden. ♥️
12.06.2019 09:19:08
Slogan 13—Be grateful to everyone. 🌱🌱🌱 There’s that time called the Golden Hour
Slogan 13—Be grateful to everyone. 🌱🌱🌱 There’s that time called the Golden Hour just after sunrise or before sunset when the light is softer, more forgiving. Everything glows with warmth. 🌱🌱🌱 Being grateful is like that, but it’s any time, every time.🌱🌱🌱 Thanks to @johnhiggins2255 who gets gratitude the best. ♥️
11.06.2019 10:00:08
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Slogan 12—Drive all blames into one. 🌱🌱🌱 This is one that’s hung around for a wh
Slogan 12—Drive all blames into one. 🌱🌱🌱 This is one that’s hung around for a while; where it’s at currently is that there is always something, I could have done to smooth a situation or ease ruffled feathers for others. 🌱🌱🌱 It’s a really sticky wicket for me because I feel like in some areas at least, I am fierce about kindness. 🌱🌱🌱 But growth isn’t about doing the same thing, it’s about stretching. 🌱🌱🌱 So I guess I’ll be carting the grubbiness around. Fortunately there’s room. ♥️
10.06.2019 10:25:56
Slogan 11—When the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the pat
Slogan 11—When the world is filled with evil, transform all mishaps into the path of bodhi. 🌱🌱🌱 At every step there’s something else, maybe a luxurious stop, maybe a surprise setback, maybe just boredom. Perhaps there’s a series of unfortunate events. 🌱🌱🌱 It’s not about succeeding; it’s not even about getting by; it’s about slowly learning that I am capable enough to meet the world however it shows up. I am loving enough to meet the world however it shows up. I am showing up for the world. ♥️ NB—> this is the top end of my Herb Spiral. It’s a great metaphor but maybe I’ll explain another time. For now, baby Basil is happy.
09.06.2019 11:40:46
Slogan 10—Begin the sequence of sending and taking with yourself. 🌱🌱🌱 More softn
Slogan 10—Begin the sequence of sending and taking with yourself. 🌱🌱🌱 More softness, more compassion in the world can only start with me. If I want it there, I have to contribute it. 🌱🌱🌱 And if it’s hard to gather up the empathy for a felt experience, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with catching a little compassion for myself and using that to love and soften toward the human condition. 🌱🌱🌱 I’m a part of humankind, not apart from it. ♥️
08.06.2019 09:27:21
Slogan 9—In all activities, train with slogans. 🌱🌱🌱 The simple idea is that the
Slogan 9—In all activities, train with slogans. 🌱🌱🌱 The simple idea is that the slogans are around, posted where you can see them through the day. Also simple is the practice here where I feature one a day, to look at with a bit more depth. 🌱🌱🌱 After a while, cool things happen. The slogans show up for themselves, and stay as long as they are needed. 🌱🌱🌱 As with those pesky plastic tags, it’s helpful to be reminded of what I planted, and useful to see what’s actually blooming. ♥️
07.06.2019 09:13:41
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Slogan 8—Three objects, three poisons, and three seeds of virtue. 🌱🌱🌱 Sometimes
Slogan 8—Three objects, three poisons, and three seeds of virtue. 🌱🌱🌱 Sometimes we sort the world, use the push/pull of attachment, anger, or meh to divide our environment into Good, Bad, and What was That Again?🌱🌱🌱 That’s felt.🌱🌱🌱 Softening the feeling has the wonderful effect of making the world a friendlier place, and the division between Pick it, Push it and Pshaw fades. 🌱🌱🌱 Can you tell what’s what here?♥️
06.06.2019 09:27:36
Slogan 7—Sending and taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ri
Slogan 7—Sending and taking should be practiced alternately. These two should ride the breath. 🌱🌱🌱 This is Tonglen—the breathing practice where the theoretical becomes not rote, but felt. 🌱🌱🌱 In-breath—take on what’s not good/right, anything that feels bad🌱🌱🌱 Out-Breath—give away your good feels, your joy, your empathy. 🌱🌱🌱 This is directly opposed to many new age/spiritual ideas. I can only say that over time, with your breath as a lead, deep changes happen in how you see the world and your place in it. How you see others becomes softer and sweeter. 🌱🌱🌱 It starts as a sitting practice, but eventually it happens wherever. Eventually, ♥️ happens wherever.
05.06.2019 10:26:03
Slogan 6—In postmeditation, be a child of illusion. 🌱🌱🌱 It’s a very childlike ac
Slogan 6—In postmeditation, be a child of illusion. 🌱🌱🌱 It’s a very childlike action—simple. Taking that awareness of how flimsy our constructed world is (that one that develops in contemplation or meditation) and keeping it around for the daily/on the regular. 🌱🌱🌱 What you see is so rarely what you get. ♥️
04.06.2019 10:54:34
Slogan 5—Rest in the nature of Alaya, the essence. 
The space behind observation
Slogan 5—Rest in the nature of Alaya, the essence. The space behind observations and persuasions and convictions has a quiet all its own. 🌱🌱🌱 There’s not much impetus toward activity of any kind (this happens before that), just the slow recognition that most of the info coming into us is unreliable and unnecessary. 🌱🌱🌱 Resting is the first step toward acting, rather than reacting. ♥️
03.06.2019 09:19:01
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