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I sit chant the heart sutra everyday I volunteer twice a week but i also feel useless isolated terribly alone in my tiny apartment when i come back home. I force myself to go out so that I am in touch with society. How to connect with people how to break out of my own self prison? Please help.

Whether you see yourself as being in a prison or in space is up to your own mind. Our old priest in Sogenji lived until age 96, he really used to enjoy himself in his room. Every day he would change the place of his chair, so that the scenery would change. You read the heart sutra every day, how about if you decide for yourself to read the heart sutra 1 million times? or how about if you were to start writing your own poems? Or painting? we have unending abilities. I pray for your continued efforts.

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