We have marked days* that are auspicious and inauspicious for various activities, and days that are favorable and unfavorable according to the combination of elements: earth, air, fire and water.These combinations impact on the effectiveness of one’s activities as well as one’s health. Choden Rinpoche, one of Lama Zopa Rinpoche's teachers, observation of auspicious days should be according to the date in India, not the date in one's home country.After dinner, my friend and I dove into some kind of sexy lava cake situation and agreed: We’re leaving all of our bad date drama in 2014, and in 2015, we’d both find successful, happy relationships. Up until recently I’ve had an irrational fear of being alone.I consider myself to be very social, but I’m also a closet introvert, thriving off of a full weekday schedule of no after-work plans that allows for session after session of Netflix and chill..myself.Right understanding is the only solution to both physical and mental problems.
So, by the end of summer I was again blissfully alone, relishing my singledom and resuming my solo Netflix binges. Robert is a co-worker of a close friend of mine and while we’d originally met at a housewarming party over the summer, we reconnected during an end-of-summer trip to a beer garden with mutual friends and have been consciously, happily coupled ever since.For the first couple of breakups, I felt that I was learning to be in a big-girl relationship.I wrote off our drama as normal “couple stuff,” and worked to move onward and upward to become some kind of relationship Wonder Woman.As it turns out, even though I felt ready to be in a relationship, I had no grasp on who it should be with.Kevin and I spent our entire relationship picking fights, breaking up and getting back together.