Splintered shards of white and pink porcelain exploded through the air as the floral teacup crashed to the bedroom floor. “Oh, my goodness,” Betty gasped, the sudden clatter drawing attention away from her favorite television game show. She swept the lap blanket to one side and swung her sore body around to the edge of … More Tea for One
I might have stayed longer though it seemed senseless. What more was there to be gained? Evolution by revolution appeared to be the natural course to follow.
“Come, it is time.” The words clapped like a bell in my mind. A voice heard yet never seen. … More Miscarriage of Justice
One of the simplest ways to avoid issues and better navigate changes through life is to incorporate the habit of living proactively rather than reactively. In Life, this creates a path of least resistance by fostering a smoother transition from one stage to the next. It applies equally to our mental being as well as … More How to Master Life’s Changes
Know Thyself Rigidity and toughness, combined with a mirror-like polish, are highly desired results when it comes to refinishing fine furniture. Layer upon layer of stain and varnish must be carefully applied to create just such a refined product. Although, while perhaps desirable when dealing with elegant furniture, it is much less constructive and productive … More Conquer Self Or Be Conquered By Self
Which Way? Wu Wei Oxymoron? With a title like that, it might seem so at first glance. At the very least, doing nothing does sound somewhat counter-intuitive but just bear with me for a minute. Although doing nothing may sound counterproductive, in truth, it can operate in quite the opposite manner. You see “doing nothing” is … More Learn How To Do Everything While Doing Nothing
The Lost Years Sometimes, it feels as though I’ve lived a life based on inspirational quotes. All those juicy metaphysical pearls of Zen wisdom strewn and strafed across the internet’s fertile landscape. At the very least, I possess a somewhat cursory awareness of Taoist and Buddhist philosophies. Mostly acquired rather inauspiciously during a very chaotic … More Discover the Secret to Empowering Your Productivity
Biology of Belief “I cannot envision a single thing that, when left unguarded, does us greater harm than our own mind.” Those dudes who wrote the Anguttara Nikaya certainly knew of what they spoke. Enemy of our state to be sure or more so, mental state. Of course, Siddhārtha Gautama was no slouch either. He had it going … More How to Get Out of Your Own Way
Baby Boomers are facing a new challenge and the solution may not be what they expect. … More Baby Boom or Bust
I can still recall how unabashedly we’d shake our heads whenever some widowed old lady strolled into our Radio Shack store asking if we could please change the batteries in her portable AM/FM radio. “My husband always took care of that for me,” they’d explain apologetically. Of course, we always obliged, although somewhat dismayed. Afterward, … More The Golden Age of Technophobia
Hungry Ghosts They had worked long and hard, having waited anxiously for the last vestiges of spring to finally loosen their grip. Having prearranged their vacation days to coincide the young couple grew ever more anxious as the time drew nearer. All the while, “hungry ghosts” lurked nearby. The sun shone brightly through their … More Are Hungry Ghosts Eating At You?