Buddhism is sometimes described as the middle path or the middle way. This has a specific meaning in the context of Buddhism, but for me the general concept of a middle way helped me navigate my journey with cancer this year. I have written over recent months about the challenges and blessings of this journey […]
When the light turned green, the driver in front of me turned on their left turn signal. I waited for them to pull forward into the intersection so that I could get around them and continue straight while they waited for an opening to turn. But they didn’t. They didn’t move forward at all, and
Recently someone said something to me that upset me. It was not meant to upset me, but I experienced it somewhat like an intrusion, even a violation, although that might be too strong a word. However well intended, it was too personal and crossed a boundary I had not even known was there. Having heard
The universe has given me an opportunity lately to learn more about the nature of desire. I have been wanting something, and the wanting has been powerful. The object of my desire was something I considered not appropriate. So naturally, I tried not to want it. I failed. Then I decided to simply deny myself
Just a simple little key, right? A little house key that got lost when I went for a walk. When I got back home, the key was not in my pocket. What happened to it? It probably fell out when I pulled a poop bag out of my pocket to clean up after my dog.
Try this experiment. See if you can balance on one foot. If you can, then while you are still on one foot, close your eyes. Does that affect your balance? For most of us, the answer is yes. Why is that? When I started practicing this exercise, I got wobbly pretty fast when I closed
We all struggle sometimes, even though we know that when we struggle with reality, we will lose. Every time. But sometimes it’s hard to recognize what we are really struggling with. A friend recently revealed that he has been dealing with some challenging and painful circumstances. He most fervently wished the circumstances were different. I