Belonging in Tao

If we don't hold the belief that we are "Good Enough" to be here now, we have no choice but to live in the past and future. But to live in the past and future means to miss whatever happens now. You belong here. You have been, are, and will always be up to the... Continue Reading →

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Walking that mile

It's the kind of thing we hear all the time from someone who is repeating one of those "wiseguy" sayings we are always reading and hearing about, it goes something like this: "Walk a mile in someone else's shoes before you judge them." Which is a pretty spiffy saying and makes perfect sense. But I... Continue Reading →

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Lately

Lately. I stopped waiting, for that bus that never comes. I started walking. Along a path I never knew, with time I never had. And I met you. I met you and changed. I met you and laughed. And wept. You told me secrets I already knew but now understood. Nothing matters unless I say... Continue Reading →

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Time

Time gets wasted by “us” waiting to “like” us before we start to initiate changes. Go ahead and start changing now. You will save a lot of time.   You're ready. Right now. I know there is some value in the act of "getting ready." But I spent a great deal of time in my... Continue Reading →

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Mind Like Honey Zen

I know at times, during whatever happens to be happening, I am not here to be fully aware of the experience and that is because I am trying to get to a future point in time. I call this the “I can get through anything because it is time limited” way of living. Letting life... Continue Reading →

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Is that Enough?

Transparency Lately, I’ve been thinking. If I show you my truest self would you let me in? Would you tell me what you think and feel? Or Reel me in, Another homeless, street born fish, with silver settings and spurs. To be parceled to the drooling hungry friends awaiting titillation. OK here goes, I care... Continue Reading →

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Sharing my life

We lost our original girl, Kepurr, a few weeks ago. It appears that she had a stroke. She had been declining in the last two years but was still able to interact a bit with her brother and sister. We had lost her other sister, Mysti, a few months ago to cancer. She was the... Continue Reading →

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Knowing Tao and Cats

If I am trying to know, and if I don’t know who’s trying to know, then what will I actually know, and who would know it? This says a lot about holding things lightly. Ever have that experience of knowing something only to find out you didn't? I know, me too! We live in a... Continue Reading →

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Keep Going

Keep Going When all is said and done, the only thing that matters. Is We keep going in the direction we believe in. We may fuck up, crash and burn. We are the ones who pay for that. But then, Recalibrate, Turn toward your own heart, And move. No one will do this for you,... Continue Reading →

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Tao of Addiction and Remission

All addictions, if discontinued, will find a replacement. This is one of those inevitably truthful statements that point to a way out of addiction. I have been finishing editing a book on addiction and remission and some Dharma friends have encouraged me to write more on the subject. To attain abstinence once needs to recognize... Continue Reading →

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Delusionally Aware

Most of the time I live in the future or past. I have noticed that this is not helpful in processing problems in the here and now. I have slowly become more aware of how my understanding of how time, past, present, and future, has an enormous impact of my time boundary lines. Once on... Continue Reading →

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In Someone’s Shoes

Can we step back and instead of walking a mile in someone shoes walk that mile in awareness and in our own shoes? I did a workshop on this statement the other day. Some people were confused and many seemed to get it right away. The idea is we need to be aware of our... Continue Reading →

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Addiction or Tao?

The work of being in remission is nowhere near as hard as the work of being addicted. This goes out to all of those who are struggling to move away from those patterns we call addictions. My experience is that the above statement is truthful for me. I hope every single person is able to... Continue Reading →

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Prospecting in Zen

“A new direction is like a river with various tributaries and branches that go everywhere, we are never stuck because we try a new direction, we get stuck because we believe it is the only direction.” Prospecting for gold is very similar to living life. We have a general idea of what we may be... Continue Reading →

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Balancing life, Chan and Tao

We don’t find a balance point, we seek to become skilled in balancing. It's perhaps one of the most important things I've learned in studying Zen. The expectation of being in balance is one of a perfect state of being. There are no perfect states of being. Only the constant ebb and flow of the... Continue Reading →

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Tao of Change

Compassion and Empathy come from the place where we start to see and identify that part of us that we share in others. But it’s not about thinking compassion and empathy, it’s about feeling compassion and empathy. Some people get frustrated and ask, “How can we change others if we don’t confront them about their... Continue Reading →

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Viewing From Zen

We can be seeing things clearly and still take a fall. The objective is to remain in a place where we can increase our odds of success and not in an imaginary place that will supposedly guarantee success. Note: There is nowhere in the universe that guarantees success. No matter how anyone may want to... Continue Reading →

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Presence as present

I know, it's a strange title for a blog. But accurate. I gave this talk about presence for a Buddhist class a few months ago and the subject of how people receive presence came up. Well, my answer is "I don't actually know." But I do have some observations about being present for others. So... Continue Reading →

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Inclusion

"Looking desperately for the thing in my hand will guarantee that I won't find it unless I develop the skill of attention." Bryan

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The Tao of Intuition and Knowing

Geri Larkin once told me that for every single situation that I would come upon, there would be an Apposite move that wouldn't be driven by logical thinking. Although logic could certainly play a part. I was curious about that since most of my life has been spent trying to think my way through life.... Continue Reading →

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Time of Zen and Tao

Right now is yesterdays future. Right now is tomorrows past. If you want to improve the future do it now. If you want to improve your past, also do it now. There is much to be said about being as close to the moment as possible. In Compassion and Love, Bryan

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Balancing

Gautama Buddha was pointing to the awareness and energy it takes to remain in Equilibrium and the challenges faced to remain in balance between two opposing forces. We wobble. Humans do that. Not in our minds eye of course. There life is as simple as setting a goal, finding the needed steps, moving forward, and... Continue Reading →

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Silence

One of those things that has come slowly but steadily is the knowing that there is a whole world of communication that occurs when we are silent. It seems that most of my peak experiences were not during the company of others but in company of the universe. Which certainly includes all of us but... Continue Reading →

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The Journey

It took a while to get the paperback book together. A few changes but the Ebook and paperback are out. I am so happy that this material is now available. It's amazing how much support I receive from others that allows me to act as a conduit for this material. Everyone I meet and have... Continue Reading →

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Retreating part 2

I returned from retreat a couple days ago and have been catching up with contacts and various friends. I loved the retreat. Lately I have been experiencing retreats in a different way and wanted to write a few words about the experiences. One morning at 5AM, I got up to meditate which I truly love... Continue Reading →

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