So many of us are looking for ways to help this suffering world–happily and safely. For most, the challenge seems to be how to help in ways they feel meaningful. On the other hand, there are also many, many activists, social workers, and others who have found ways to help, but are missing out on the happily and safely part. So, how do we help the world while still having a good life for ourselves?
The stories we tell ourselves about the world shape our experience of the world. If you let go of the limiting stories you tell yourself about how you can fix your life and help the world, amazing things will follow.
This is the text of the recent email I sent out to our community of lifequesters. If you would like to be part of that community and receive updates about how to build your own good life, join here. Dear Friends. First of all, I want to thank the many of you who responded to Read more
The other day I had a colonoscopy. I was scared before it. I wrote this shortly after I came out… So, I’m out of the colonoscopy. Everyone was so nice. A nurse from China. An anesthesiologist with too white teeth. Some time ago, one of my teachers, Zen Master Soeng Hyang (Bobby Rhodes) Read more
Many people seek enlightenment or peace or nirvana as the goal of their spiritual practice. But how can there be peace when other people are suffering? I wrote this article about using practice to help understand how to help in the face of institutional racism for the Kwan Um School of Zen newsletter Primary Point. The article’s Read more