3 journaling prompts to help you feel connected

3 journaling prompts to help you feel connected

Many people are behaving as if the pandemic is over. Mask mandates are falling away and people are gathering again. Maybe they are right. I hope so, but I am still cautious, as I know a serious case of COVID–19 would kill me (respiratorily-compromised as I am.)...
No speedway to wisdom

No speedway to wisdom

After reading Prajna – The Buddhist Path of Wisdom, by Dr. Ed Bastian Guess what! Wisdom will notarrive at your doorwithin 48 hours.No door dash drivercan deliverwhat you want to know.Searching tounderstand wisdomI find phrases like“after years of practice…”“Over...
Dwell

Dwell

DwellAbide Don’t run awayI tell myselfDon’t fight againstDon’t pretend not to seeDon’t make up storiesabout what it all meansand believe them rest herewide openin this spaciouscenterless center You are herein front of meSweet,...
Let each breath be a bell

Let each breath be a bell

“Put on the armor of wakefulness,”said the ancient Buddhist master”I try to avoid militaristic metaphors,”I replied primly, adjusting my egoas it draped in luxurious foldshe quirked an eyebrowand took a glance at my life”strengthen your...
how to “hang in there” when you are ill

how to “hang in there” when you are ill

When we are so ill that being sick seems like our whole world, how can the Buddhist notion of “exertion” help us? Exertion doesn’t mean hard work (though being sick is hard work.) Instead, it’s about showing up even when we don’t want to and, more than that, showing...