Breathe

Breathe. Breathing can transform your life. If you feel stressed out and overwhelmed, breathe. It will calm you and release the tensions. If you are worried about something coming up, or caught up in something that already happened, breathe. It will bring you back to the present. If you are discouraged and have forgotten your…… Continue reading Breathe

A Human Place

Ten days of seclusion and getting to what I feel a more Human place. It is a workshop of the mind to confront yourself in isolation and stay out of everyone else’s business no ifs ands or buts about it. Courage to be launched into space and just Left There for awhile and with the…… Continue reading A Human Place

At The Movies

an end to my vacation tomorrow work begins that thing I been talking on — Vipassana, ten day radio silence heightened awareness altered states sitting in the dark no drugs or TV or slasher flix in system… just You (if you can handle that) some wish me luck, others like: “Go fuck yourself” which at…… Continue reading At The Movies

Meditation and Other Notes

What is the difference between writing, blogging, and microblogging? Possible answers: Writing… is… the act of writing… simple enough. You do it, ya know? You put pen to paper the traditional way all the self indulgent little thoughts you obsess over, later maybe reading it back to yourself or sharing it with someone else. Blogging,…… Continue reading Meditation and Other Notes

Trillions of Years

we don’t say muchwe don’t say much out loud instead fill the air with so much cryptic blabberwe don’t want to expose ourselves or who we consider ourselves to be as if somehow our own suffering is so incredibly uniqueand thus we furtherbecome isolated and bent out of shape…it is not always wrong to do…… Continue reading Trillions of Years

What is Enlightenment? (About.com tries to Answer)

 The Sanskrit word for enlightenment is "bodhi," which means "awakened." But awakened to what?The only true answer to the question is to realize enlightenment. Short of that, we must come up with provisional answers that, the teachers tell us, do not really do justice to enlightenment.Enlightenment can be defined as the cessation of dukkha, which is…… Continue reading What is Enlightenment? (About.com tries to Answer)

Questions

“We create paradise or hell in our own minds. What conditions do you need to be truly happy? If those conditions are never realized, will you suffer the rest of your life? Or could you manage to be happy even without them? We have many conditions for happiness, but we rarely benefit from them. Please…… Continue reading Questions

“Sometimes I chat with stones…”

Thought I’d repost this, something someone wrote on a forum discussing more of an open style of Buddhist “practice”: My current practice is pretty freeform compared to those above described, but since it is working for me I’ll describe a little. It’s insight meditation, pretty much. I see the creative part of my brain -…… Continue reading “Sometimes I chat with stones…”