Thursday, January 28, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Buddhism isn’t about a retreat from reality into a kinder gentler world created in your own mind. It’s about making this world a better place by seeing it for what it is and doing what you truly need to do. - Brad Warner
From his blog Hardcorezen.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
re-entered my life after a somewhat lengthy absence. Always a good
I had a toilet epiphany today. I am afraid of just about everything.
Because of money. (Hopefully M won't read this.)
It makes me sad to think that there is a very good chance hat when I
take up the death bed, there will be possibly no one in the room with
me. If I go before M hopefully she will have someone to be with her. I
have only 1 sibling who is much older than I. My brothers have already
passed on. Both my parents are old. I have no neices or nephews. No
aunts or uncles. I do have a couple of cousins who are far away. I
think of this after seeing a room FULL of people this evening -
balloons, talking, energy, there must've been 10 people in this room.
It was a thing of beauty.
Time for me to continue rising above the suffering we are here for.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
6000 ft above sea level, smack in the middle of a snowball fight with
his twin 6 year old sons next to a 15 ft high mound of plowed snow
changed this. I got off the phone laughing. After a few moments still
laughing I realized I wasn't laughing about anything in particular at
all. It was just - joy. It's been 3 hours since my talk with Pete and
I am still laughing at just about anything. The only thing I can
figure is how present I was during that call. I felt like I was there.
Anything can trigger joy. For me personally, many things can
trigger sorrow too.
Stop trying to figure it out.
Flow with it all.
All of it.