Stop Coping and Start Living

Dying is easy, it’s living that scares me to death. Lyrics by Annie Lennox   If you hang out with Theravada Buddhists, it’s not uncommon to hear “I don’t want to come back” – as in I want to break free of the cycle of rebirth and human existence. I admit that I would love to Read more…..

Memories, Conditioning, and Habits

Lately there’s been – what feels like – deep Kamma/Karma bubbling up. I say deep because in spite of insights that usually release energy and create a sense of lightness, I keep finding myself back in dense energy. In other words, the brevity of joy that usually accompanies an insight, healing, and freedom cycle of Read more…..

Reframing

Beware of the attachment that springs from fondness, for separation from those one holds dear is painful, while if you take sides neither for nor against fondness, there will be no bondage. Dhammapada v. 211   As is evident from my blog throughout the years, energetic awareness is a topic that I’ve devoted much time, Read more…..

Looking for Doubt in All the Wrong Places

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up relations. (posted by) Phrawoody Once again I find myself at a crossroads. Yet, as I reflect more deeply, I realize that I’m not really at a crossroads at all. I’m simply where Read more…..

Commitment and Loyalty

When I first started this blog, I wrote an entry titled Commitment. The only reason I know this is because I searched the postings with the word. To be honest, part of posting a blog is letting go. I process, I write, I share, and I let go. I am definitely not someone who is Read more…..

A Year to Live…. As I Do Now

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I’ve taken on an experiment based on A Year to Live by Stephen Levine. As I moved into the second month, I still found myself struggling to feel a deeper connection to imaging the reality: What if I only had one year to live? Then, this morning I realized Read more…..