In recent months I’ve been noticing challenges with my own smartphone and social media use. This is being reported increasingly in media outlets. It affects young people a lot, but not only young people. Here’s some of what I’ve learned.
The end of the year is a time of reflection. We go through cycles of gratitude, fasting, celebrating, traveling, resting and hopefully forgiving. There’s closure and promise. The new year’s afoot! And there’s grabbing. Grabbing stuff. Accumulating things. Yet more
There are pivotal times. This is one of them. We’re all here together, no matter where we might be in the spectrum. Hurricane Harvey didn’t happen only in Texas. Fukushima wasn’t isolated. Now chemicals are burning in Houston. North Korea’s
What we call “I” is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all. When your mind is pure and clam enough to follow this movement, there is nothing: no
In the still night by the vacant window, wrapped in monk’s robe I sit in meditation. navel and nostrils lined up straight; ears paired to the slope of the shoulders. Window whitens — the moon comes up; rain’s stopped, but
First a significant teaching and quote: Awareness is the natural, innate, knowing quality of mind that is with us all the time. We cannot function without awareness; we would have no experience of anything without awareness. However, we do not
“Let it go” has become a big buzz word in self-help and new age circles. It’s even seeped into the mainstream. So much so that it’s become a cliché. Letting go has become a convenient catch-phrase you say to someone