Notes on a Buddhist path

Killing me softly

October 27, 2013 By | 6 Comments

Each week that has come and gone since that decision has solicited the same quandary: “What is calling me to write today?” The answer has been an unsettling silence.

A New Course

September 30, 2013 By | 7 Comments

I remember the feeling, as if the universe had stepped from the darkened wings of my life and escorted me on a new trajectory in the orbit of my existence.

Delusion in the Mist

September 15, 2013 By | Leave a Comment

I heard the bay of a tempest’s distant lament off in the east and felt the lightest gauze of wet patter against my skin. My mind went to all that I wanted to do today or more truthfully what I felt I had to get done or should have done.

Belonging

September 2, 2013 By | 6 Comments

Last week our dog Buster died. I thought back to when he first came to live with us and the word “belonging” seemed to fit his place in our life. A ragged ache slipped from Buster’s wet coat the night he stepped through our front door and soon after that we wrapped him in a new blanket of belonging, him to us and perhaps, even more so, us to him.

100…and more

August 5, 2013 By | 8 Comments

My 100th post! What started as a writing practice, something to keep my wordsmith juices pumping, has become an avenue of insight for me over these many months.

Much ado about nothing

July 21, 2013 By | 2 Comments

Sitting down to write today, I found nothing that pressing, both inside and out. With all the catch up work finally caught up, this Sunday lapsed into a state of busy nothingness.

A Good Morning

July 12, 2013 By | 4 Comments

Stepping into the dawn I was startled by the change of landscape unfurled across my neighbourhood. No cars, no people, a silence that hinted of the day to come.

Living on the edge

June 30, 2013 By | 8 Comments

It was near the beginning of my bus ride and the end of my book when a tiny spider showed up on the page I was reading. Her arrival was quite auspicious.

I’ll take an order of unfettered and alive

June 9, 2013 By | 4 Comments

On this glorious nearly summer day, I find myself spinning in a blender of abysmal dread. Okay, dread may be too intense. Is cataclysmic overwhelm less alarming?

Practice, practice, practice

June 2, 2013 By | 9 Comments

I’ve been finding that my meditation practice of late has been wanting, a lot. Wanting more focus, more effort, more stick-to-itiveness, more walk of the talk.

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