We were in the break room. They were on break, I was already done with mine, but I was in an insubordinate mood. Her brother offered me some Jolly Ranchers. We were discussing the merits of various flavors when he said, "You can give it back if you don't like it, you won't hurt my … Continue reading Shore Leave from Shadowland
First real entry in the Lay Buddhist series which is about, well, ya know, being a Lay Buddhist.
"What a fuckin' dumbass," I think aloud after reading a fellow Buddhist's post on Facebook. I want to type that as a reply; I want it with every fiber of my being. Instead, I just click away from the conversation. Wouldn't it be awesome if real life was like that? If we could just block … Continue reading Lay Buddhism #2
The flow or the zone is all about focus, motion, and intention. Those pristine moments occur when the ego fades into the overall sway and movement of things.
Karma is anything that prevents our minds form being blank slates, pregnant with unconditioned potential. Genes are karma; classical and operant conditioning are karma; our habits and instincts are karma.
The struggle to be mindful when sleep deprived.