I calmly gaze outside my window, and watch the birds consider baths, as wings of crazy flutters impatiently wait for dawn to take their morning dip. Why do human’s live with...

My answer has always been “ok,” No longer after this very day. The plan is finally written, Times selected for the date. Where I finally arrive, I don’t quite know. As...

No, I will not break because of you, I will never make the mistakes I almost did. I’ll not allow myself to fill myself with misery. Safe could never stop my...

Sorry I’ve not been online.  There has been a lot of “commotion” and unexpected events during the past month.  Yes, the lovely black bear still comes into our yard every week...

A great piece was written by Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara .  . . Discover the Joy of Doing Nothing Zen teacher Pat Enkyo O’Hara teaches us the practice of Shikantaza. Doing...

Remember what you must do when they undervalue you, when they think your softness is your weakness, when they treat your kindness like it is their advantage. You awaken every dragon,...

A gorgeous place to visit is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  I’ve been there twice . . . the gardens stir my soul and fill my heart.  If you have the time...

I walk barefoot when I can. Each walking step feels like I’m kissing the Earth with my feet. I respond rather than react to the sounds and sights around me as...

We never need to fear the need to step away, and drop the loads we carry as our energy begins to sway. We don’t need to fear our silence when we...

The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves...

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