The overlaps between both the ancient and the modern spiritual philosophies is significant to me. Recently, at my Vipassana retreat, Goenkaji spoke about "Saṅkhāra" he explained craving and aversion as causing these. Basically, he was discussing thoughts that form when you are not happy with the present moment. All of the regrets, worries, hopes and desires … Continue reading Stories we Tell Ourselves
I needed both of the quilts that my daughters made for me in order to sit out back on the deck this morning. It is too cold otherwise. Spring brings that calm after the storm and promises that summer will soon burst from the buds. I love the changing of the seasons more than the seasons … Continue reading Spring Morning
Whether it is expediency in parenting or preparing us for the reality of our world, we all learn before we are too old that it is not OK to express all emotions in public, if at all. The phrase, "If you cry I'll give you something to cry about," was commonly used when I was … Continue reading Big Boys Don’t Cry
Remember to take it. I shouldn't have said that. I wonder what it will be like next year. And on and on it goes. There is a part of your brain that does nothing all day except generate words. This is similar to your digestive tract that spends its entire day processing food. You don't … Continue reading Don’t forget to call home….