What would the Buddha say? All this talk about lineage and dharma, precepts and which form of Buddhism is best, whether Soto or Proto Zen should be followed, or the forms of Rinzai? Mahayana or Theravada? To me, that is all semantics and superfluous. At the heart is would he even approve of the statues […]
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Cairns have been around since humans first walked the earth. They range from simple piles of stones to elaborate monoliths. They were first created as a way to tell those that followed that the path you are on is safe, that others have walked this way before, to carry on and continue your journey. The […]
Every decision you make creates an entirely new universe for you to live in. Sometimes the choices you made yesterday streamlined your path for today, delivering you to your destination more quickly and with less stress. Sometimes the choices you made caused you to stumble and even fall until you found your path again. Even […]
Imagine how beautiful it will be when there are no borders, either physical or emotional. You can make this a reality, but you must start now.
“What is your purpose?” I asked. “As a couple?” They replied. I shrugged, “Or as individuals?” They aren’t alone in their response. After fifteen years of marriage they still weren’t quite sure how to respond. It was as if they stopped being individuals once they were married and this is one of the greatest tragedies […]
No Judgment At one point in time this was authentic. It had meaning and credence. But now I hear it so many times every day, it rings of insincerity. It’s on television commercials, online ads pushing laundry detergent. What it really means is “boy, did I just judge you, and it was not good. In […]
Your brain is an organ, it is grey, it weighs just under three pounds, and the last time it’s programming was updated was about 40,000 years ago – that was when modern humans, or Sapiens, took a major evolutionary leap forward. Since that time, we have changed little in appearance but have evolved drastically in […]
Only when you step out of your comfort zone can you experience life fully, richly and deeply. It is important to do this from time to time, not only for yourself, but for those around you. If not, you will be forever trapped by your own fears. In the past I have advocated asking yourself […]
This one is too hot, this one is too cold. Why do you never see things as they are rather than as you want them to be? If you stop seeing things as not quite right you may just begin to see the world as perfect just as it truly is warts and all. Perhaps as you […]
Truth is often difficult to find. It does not happen quickly or slowly, only inclusively. Only when you peer into every dark corner will Truth appear. Only when you are exhaustive in your search does Truth show itself. No matter what it is, we all come to Truth from a different perspective. from a different […]