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A Beginners Guide to Death

A Beginners Guide to Death

Today’s selection — from The Death Class by Erika Hayasaki. Learning about death: “For much of the early twentieth century, talking openly and honestly about death was considered poor taste — especially inside classrooms. But by the 1960s, some scholars had come to believe that death education was as important as sex education, if not […]

How to grow a beautiful mind.

How to grow a beautiful mind.

Sometimes I read something that is too good not to share. I really enjoyed the following essay, it is from the New York Times (April 2015). The author, David Brooks recently wrote “The Road to Character,” Enjoy. ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be […]

A Brave New World.

A Brave New World.

A truth about intimate relationship is that they can never be any better than our relationship with ourselves. How we relate to ourselves not only determines the choice of the Other, but also the quality of the relationship. In fact, every intimate relationship I’ve had has tacitly revealed who I was when I commenced it. […]

The Call to a Passionate Life.

The Call to a Passionate Life.

Recently, a wild, wicked old friend…Life, forced me to stop and answer the following questions: “What do I (really) want?” “What do I (honestly) feel?” “When will I (truly) be happy?” And “what must I do to feel right with myself?” Before you rush onto the rest of the article, I invite you to make […]

Khalil Gibran- The Grave-Digger.

Khalil Gibran- The Grave-Digger.

“The Grave-Digger” Once, as I was burying one of my dead selves, the grave-digger came by and said to me, “Of all those who come here to bury, you alone I like.” Said I, “You please me exceedingly, but why do you like me?” “Because,” said he, “They come weeping and go weeping—you only come […]

Exploring the Pain Brain.

Exploring the Pain Brain.

Today’s selection — from The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge. It is the brain, not the body, that experiences pain. Repeated trauma can cause the brain to experience more pain than is warranted, a phenomenon referred to as chronic pain. This gives hope that chronic pain can be remedied through treatment of the […]

Rest the weary mind…

Rest the weary mind…

An old favourite…(press the sound clip 01 below)     01 Rest in Natural Great Peace Rest in Natural Great Peace   Rest in natural great peace This exhausted mind Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves In the infinite ocean of samsara. Rest in natural great peace. […]

The Journey
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The Journey

The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had […]

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A Beginners Guide to Death
A Beginners Guide to Death

Today’s selection — from The Death Class by Erika Hayasaki. Learning about death: “For much of the early twentieth century, talking openly and honestly about death was considered poor taste — especially inside classrooms. But by the 1960s, some scholars had come to believe that death education was as important as sex education, if not […]

How to grow a beautiful mind.
How to grow a beautiful mind.

Sometimes I read something that is too good not to share. I really enjoyed the following essay, it is from the New York Times (April 2015). The author, David Brooks recently wrote “The Road to Character,” Enjoy. ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be […]

The Call to a Passionate Life.
The Call to a Passionate Life.

Recently, a wild, wicked old friend…Life, forced me to stop and answer the following questions: “What do I (really) want?” “What do I (honestly) feel?” “When will I (truly) be happy?” And “what must I do to feel right with myself?” Before you rush onto the rest of the article, I invite you to make […]

Khalil Gibran- The Grave-Digger.
Khalil Gibran- The Grave-Digger.

“The Grave-Digger” Once, as I was burying one of my dead selves, the grave-digger came by and said to me, “Of all those who come here to bury, you alone I like.” Said I, “You please me exceedingly, but why do you like me?” “Because,” said he, “They come weeping and go weeping—you only come […]

Rest the weary mind…

Rest the weary mind…

An old favourite…(press the sound clip 01 below)     01 Rest in Natural Great Peace Rest in Natural Great Peace   Rest in natural great peace This exhausted mind Beaten helpless by karma and neurotic thought Like the relentless fury of the pounding waves In the infinite ocean of samsara. Rest in natural great peace. […]

A Brave New World.

A Brave New World.

A truth about intimate relationship is that they can never be any better than our relationship with ourselves. How we relate to ourselves not only determines the choice of the Other, but also the quality of the relationship. In fact, every intimate relationship I’ve had has tacitly revealed who I was when I commenced it. […]

Exploring the Pain Brain.

Exploring the Pain Brain.

Today’s selection — from The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge. It is the brain, not the body, that experiences pain. Repeated trauma can cause the brain to experience more pain than is warranted, a phenomenon referred to as chronic pain. This gives hope that chronic pain can be remedied through treatment of the […]

The Journey
,
The Journey

The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had […]

Important truths we tend to forget.
Important truths we tend to forget.

The truth does not cease to exist when it is ignored. You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you? The ten truths listed below fall firmly into that category – life lessons that many of us likely learned years ago, and […]