High Coo – July 17 – Thank You Tara for RAIN

Yesterday we reached 104 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature is not unusual for this geography for this time of year. Still, it’s hot.

I woke up this morning to a gentle rain and at 6am it’s only 78 degrees. We are projected to reach a high of 84. Ah, blessed relief.

All of this reminds me of RAIN and the guidance provided by American psychologist and Buddhist meditation teacher Tara Brach. She teaches radical self-compassion for dealing with challenging feelings. While Tara didn’t invent the acronym, she has gone on to provide much comfort to many with her teachings.

Here’s today’s haiku:


Recognize, allow,

investigate and nurture.

Smile to your relief.

For more information on Tara Brach’s teachings see: https://www.tarabrach.com/rain/

For more information about Tara Brach see: https://www.tarabrach.com/about/

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