I live so far deeply inside of my head …

I was so relieved to read someone else felt this way and did these things, it brought tears to my eyes: “I live so far deeply inside of my head that if the phone rings- it feels terrifying and presumptuous and aggressive and rude to me. Every time my phone rings it is as if  I … Continue reading

It’s not depression. It’s depth.

While I recognize that we are all tuned into this feeling of loneliness to various degrees, I still think it is part of what makes us human and that it exists in each of us. Furthermore, I think that much of our addictive or distracted behavior (food, relationships, drinking, drugs, obsessive iphone-checking, you name it) … Continue reading

Don’t Chase Happiness

One day a fisherman was lying on a beautiful beach, with his fishing pole propped up in the sand and his solitary line cast out into the sparkling blue surf. He was enjoying the warmth of the afternoon sun and the prospect of catching a fish. About that time, a businessman came walking down the … Continue reading

You worked so hard today …

You worked so hard today. You gave it your all. Every minute lived fully. Every hour tossed around in your head like a dryer. And you might have cried. And laughed. And got angry. Oh you got so angry. And tears of regret dropped here and there. You brushed all that aside and went here, … Continue reading

Put space between things.

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” Thich Nhat Hanh (Source: “12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk” by Leo Babauta.) There are many great suggestions on this list of 12 Essential Rules to Live More Like a Zen Monk. Most of them are related in one way or another. But I’ve been working on one rule in … Continue reading

“Possessed by our Possessions”

“Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness possesses you, and in this materialistic age a great many of us are possessed by our possessions.” – Peace Pilgrim We had grown weary of living paycheck to paycheck, weary of trading time with our kids to manage our possessions, and weary of pursuing worldly … Continue reading

Our World is Filled with Distractions

Learn to manage distractions effectively. Recognize them in life and make the necessary adjustments… after all, we only get one shot at it. Be mindful of the culture we’re swimming in. All around us, nearly every moment of the day, messages are battling for space in our minds. They are promoting products, messages, and world-views. … Continue reading

Care less what other people think

“The value of your life is not measured by the number of likes your Facebook post receives or the number of positive comments on your blog post. Please understand, there is great value in humbly seeking opinion and appreciating the wise counsel of those who love you. But there is no value in wasting mental … Continue reading