Taking notice in this moment. The suns warmth. The wind clattering the palm fronds together. The texture of light and shadow reflecting across the waters surface. Dampness and the smell of pond scum filling my nostrils. The taste of my breakfast of eggs and home fries lingers. Not just those dear ones who are freed from sensation by the cold […]
Soon to reach the 65th year, what does it mean? Witnessing this November moment. Regal cat stares out at the lake. Snowy Egret looks for next meal. The Kingfisher dives snatching a meal. How many moments are there in a lifetime? Billions or just one? Endless interdependent moments, each one connected to the next expressing it all. Counting them […]
How does one subdue and transform the heart filled with greed, anger, and stupidity? I would like to share some basic Buddhist thought as it relates to this question. According to Buddhist teachings, the cause of what is called Dukkha (defined as suffering but also means imperfection, pain, impermanence, disharmony, discomfort, irritation, or awareness of incompleteness and […]
I do not hear a phrase, a word or a name.