The mind is like an inn with one door. When the mind's functioning properly, guests check in, stay for a night, and then check out without fucking up the place. When the mind's malfunctioning, that's like locking the door. New guests can't enter, and old guests can't leave. Then they start trashing the place. Thoughts, … Continue reading What’s Affliction & How Do I Deal With It?
Be the space where life happens, not just the person it happens to.
Alterity is the way. Even now I'm becoming someone new. Best to embrace it, I'd say.
Things are always in the process of becoming other than what they are, that's the drift. Everything's in transit, the bags are already packed.
The question is, can we let it be that way?
The mind is like a pair of shoes. We wear them all the time, but we're not usually all that aware of them. They pick up bits and pieces of the places we go. Sand, dirt, mud, dust, shit, and piss---whatever we step in, we pick up. If we don't pay attention, then our shoes … Continue reading Taking Time to Feel
Today I described Chan meditation like this to a friend: Grass grows, wolves howl, Buddhas sit.
Sometimes, when I wake up after a deep, dreamless sleep, I think, "Thanks for the free sample of nothingness, asshole." I'm not sure who the "asshole" is directed toward. Old habits from my God worshiping days, perhaps. I miss God sometimes; God gives us something to scream at. Thinking about eternal oblivion the second you … Continue reading Death & Eternal Oblivion