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The Two Arrows

One thing that's really helped me cope with pain is Buddha's story of the two arrows. When we experience physical pain, it's like being struck by an arrow. It hurts! We feel that it hurts, and then we start feeling things about it hurting. We might cry over the pain. We might worry about how long the pain is going to last. We might feel guilty for having the pain. We might feel sad or angry that this has happened to us. This is the second arrow. Buddha taught that, with practice, it's possible t

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An Introduction

I'm in my late 20s, and I've had acne since I was a pre-teen. I also have a lot of blackheads. Over the years, I've tried all kinds of cleansers, toners, moisturisers, exfoliants, spot creams and home remedies, but have been unable to prevent it. I got frustrated a month ago when I had a massive breakout one morning, just hours before some friends were due to come over. After sitting through an embarrassing afternoon tea and reluctantly posing for photos that all too clearly showed my acne,
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