In the fight of Ego vs. Empathy, Ego apparently wins.

Gil Fronsdal – Empathy I’m struggling with empathy right now. If I sit for a moment and use my imagination, I can logically figure out what’s really going on, but it still hurts someone in the process: me. My thoughts have been tangled up in what’s not fair a lot since the accident. And there … Continue reading

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Day 3: A Little Goes A Long Way

Traveling Ladybug

My first night of ‘forgetting’ to meditate nearly took place last night. As I lay in bed with the covers pulled up around my chin, I wondered if it counted if I did my meditation lying down. I didn’t want to sit up in bed and shiver through metta. Thankfully, I remembered that Gil Fronsdal … Continue reading

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Day 365 – The end is the beginning is the end is the beginning is the…

The sunsets over new life that has yet to grow.

Zencast 362 – Letting Go: Clinging and Peace First of all I want to thank you all, my readers, for going on this journey with me. I’ve had my ups and downs, the days when I couldn’t stop myself writing and other days when I wondered what on earth I was going to type here … Continue reading

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Day 298 – Thank YOU


Zencast 295 – A Monastery Within – A Book Reading In the spirit of Gil’s most recently published book, A Monastery Within, I wanted to share a Buddhist story that resonates deeply with me. It points right to the heart of my tendency towards judgmental black and white thinking. The Lost Son “A young widower, … Continue reading

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