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

The Base

the eyes are a deep ocean, with whirlpools and violent winds, and shadows beneath the surface and sea monsters deep within. my boat is sailing in mindfulness, I vow to hold the tiller firmly so that I do not drown in an ocean of form. using my conscious breath, I am guarding my eyes for…… Continue reading The Base

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

Turnabout by Bukowski

she drives into the parking lot while I am leaning up against the fender of my car. she’s drunk and her eyes are wet with tears: “you son of a bitch, you fucked me when you didn’t want to. you told me to keep phoning you, you told me to move closer into town, then…… Continue reading Turnabout by Bukowski

Houston Invades New York

Here are Jim’s recent journal entries, by which you will soon understand in the course of reading these letters it becomes apparent that he just does not give a fuckā€”and so, well, Jim will probably not give a fuck by me reposting them here: Houston Invades New York I am back from new york….the highlights…… Continue reading Houston Invades New York