"Be there with 100 percent of yourself. In every moment of your daily life. That is the essence of true Buddhist meditation. Each of us knows that we can do that, so let us train to live each moment of our daily life deeply. That is why I like to define mindfulness as the energy… Continue reading 100% of Yourself
At some point, if you’re fortunate, you’ll hit a wall of truth and wonder what you’ve been doing with your life. At that point you’ll feel highly motivated to find out what frees you and helps you to be kinder and more loving, less affliction driven and confused."-Pema Chodron
Yesterday my aunt passed away from COVID-19. After almost two weeks in the hospital, they decided to turn off her ventilator and let her go. She had a troubled life, in many ways, suffering with many health ailments. We joked she had 99 lives because she'd cheated death so many times. She loved hunting and… Continue reading Two Simple Happenings that Got Entangled
"My identity is not merely the sum total of the many dimensions of my personality. At its most transparent, it is the integration of all I am with all every one and everything is, and this integrated whole is held by a mystery of Generous Love. As I allow myself to feel the impact of… Continue reading I Do Not Die when I Die
"The continuous narrative of existence is a lie. There is no continuous narrative, there are lit-up moments, and the rest is dark."Jeanette Winterson
In a nation deeply divided, this crudely altered sign conveys the immaturity, vitriol, and power-grabbing that runs rampant all across the political spectrum. I snapped this photo about a mile from my house.
“Time seems to pass. The world happens, unrolling into moments, and you stop to glance at a spider pressed to its web. There is a quickness of light and a sense of things outlined precisely and streaks of running luster on the bay. You know more surely who you are on a strong bright day… Continue reading The Smallest Leaf is Stabbed with Self-Awareness