Sunday, January 25, 2015

All Life is Meditation

A lightly guided meditation for your day.

Life's Major Decisions


Most of life's major decisions are made against 
a background of immense ignorance.
Reason and intuition must work together
in the face of relentless uncertainty.


Friday, January 16, 2015

Hanshan and Shide



The Profile of Hanshan and Shide 
Monks,painted by Luo Pin, a top famous
Chinese traditional painter of Qing 
Dynasty, and one of Eight Eccentric 
Painters of Yangzhou(扬州八怪)


Tuesday, January 06, 2015

A day without email


A day without email; or, messages across the internet. You wake up in the morning and imagine sending a message to someone you know. So abstract yet personal. Maybe, all on the phone? Or, see someone in person. Relate to who is here and now. Our world is abstracted from life. We have forgotten life in our efforts at “connecting” everywhere now and later. The truth lives here and now. This is so simple. Today live “just here and now”. Feeling the hours move on and on. 

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Moments

Slam Poetry. Tragic. Beautiful. Hits home.

 Neil Hillborn - OCD


"The first time I saw her..
Everything in my head went quiet.
All the ticks, all the constantly refreshing images just disappeared.
When you have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, you don’t really get quiet moments.
Even in bed, I’m thinking:
Did I lock the doors? Yes.
Did I wash my hands? Yes.
Did I lock the doors? Yes.
Did I wash my hands? Yes.
But when I saw her, the only thing I could think about was the hairpin curve of her lips.."

Friday, December 26, 2014

Cook Book

Hearts can be so fragile. It's such an intimate experience to expose everything you are to another human being, simply trusting that your heart will be safe with them. When that trust is broken and we become hurt, our world is thrown into disarray. So many emotions engulf us and we lose trust that we can ever give our heart away again. There is such a unique pain which comes from heartbreak; that feeling is indescribable. So we hide our hearts away in fear, hoping they cannot be hurt as long as they aren't there to be broken. Yet, no matter how hard you try, you cannot hide your heart. When you listen to a song which brings tears to your eyes, see an event which makes you smile or catch a scent which causes you to remember, the heart begins to reappear. It's those emotions which are stirred up, no matter how bitter or sweet, that come together to create something beautiful.