How many of us feel we are stuck in a life that doesn’t fit? One where we believe we can’t fix anything, so we console ourselves by buying things we know we don’t need?
I don’t have to fight. I can try, but I don’t have to believe I am doing something wrong if it doesn’t go my way. I can do everything right and still all that I do will disappear. And I will disappear too. Truly knowing this, I can really watch the sunrise. I can really hear a friend. I can just be.
We get stopped, so many of us, because we don’t trust ourselves. We don’t trust our own natures to guide us. Instead, we keep our focus on our desires and goals and then get frightened we won’t get them. Concentrating on our worries, we ignore the constant guidance given to us in each moment.
Want to be kinder and more loving to others? You have to stop beating yourself up about not being loving to others. Start by being more loving to yourself!
Zen Master Seung Sahn used to say that there are two kinds of work. Inside work and outside work. Inside work means keeping a non-moving mind and outside work means helping all beings. Being concerned only about inside work is not correct Zen practice. Only inside work means nirvana and peace of mind only for […]
“The sun in the sky shines everywhere, why does a cloud obscure it?” Kong-ans (koans) are word puzzles which are used in the Zen tradition of which I am a part to help us deal with the conundrums of life. If you can penetrate the conundrums presented to you by your teacher, then maybe you […]
I wanted to share with you a simple 15-minute writing exercise that is scientifically proven to increase happiness. It’s called the Best Possible Self exercise and I think you’ll love it.
What if we accept that our existence really holds no meaning? What if agree that the planet is really past the point where we can help it? Might that then free up our energy to actually help?