Notes on a Buddhist path

Crossing Over

October 7, 2012 By | 9 Comments

When I think back to my first sits four years ago when following my breath felt akin to watching my mind play pinball with every entry in the Encyclopedia Britannica, I marvel at the menu of meditation practices that I now choose from with avid curiosity.

Words for Aurora

July 22, 2012 By | 3 Comments

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. ~ Buddha My recent article at LifeAsAHuman.com is all about words. Yummy, fragile, crooked, blessed words. After I finished writing it I realized I hadn’t gotten words out of my system. I just had to say more about words. Words spin me like […]

Love the one you’re with

February 13, 2012 By | 9 Comments

I sank into the massage table, every cell of me ready to be pummeled and coaxed into relaxation. Since this was my first visit to Russell I made sure to tell him I like a very deep massage. Placing his hands on my back, he said he knew why I liked it rough: my body felt like petrified wood.

Oh, that can’t be good.

Starts with “s”, ends with “ick”

October 20, 2011 By | Leave a Comment

I woke up yesterday with Queasy and Achy. Not two of the Seven Dwarfs, but messengers of the ominous four letter word I dare not utter because if I do then I am admitting to handing myself over to its power.

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