Loving the world

Loving the world

One of my PCAs has been telling me stories from “the other side” – the part of America that is black and poor. Another child shot dead. A homeless family staying in drug users’ apartment because it’s what they can find, hoping the teenage children are not learning the...
On loving my enemies

On loving my enemies

Both Buddhism and Christianity suggest love for those I think of as my enemies. Who do I think of as enemies? Much is made of the political divisions in our country at the moment. They are outward signs of inner philosophical differences. I want government policy to...
Love as a pool of water

Love as a pool of water

“I didn’t get much done that day,” said my sister. She was describing a day in which she went to church, paid a visit to her in-laws and drove her brother-in-law for an hour so he could catch his train home. She meant that she didn’t get much crossed off her to do...
Befriending the mind 2 – skillful means

Befriending the mind 2 – skillful means

I just cleared my calendar for 10 days of vacation. It was such a joyous task: looking at routine items on each day and deleting them. For 10 days I will be away from routine, seeing sites, hearing sounds and enjoying new experiences. Hope is such fun! I was expecting...