Wanting to Be in my Life

It may seem a little odd for a blog that is basically about the flow of life and acceptance according to Zen and Tao. But recently, I have been noticing how I am increasingly embracing life exactly as it arises. And, an ever growing desire to experience being here in presence. A simple thing indeed.... Continue Reading →

Tao of Peace

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life" - Virginia Woolf As challenging as it might seem there is nowhere to go or escape from what is happening right now. I may not like, approve, want, or desire what is happening. I don't have to like it. But, living inside my head in fantasies of what... Continue Reading →

The Quiet Speaks

Sometimes I find myself becoming unsure of where I stand when I become still and quiet. Suddenly, I can feel somewhat diminished. At times I have sat with people I love and “Don’t know what to say” only because I feel I “Have to say something.” I am conditioned to believe that words and language... Continue Reading →

Zen and Reality

There are a few major statements I have had the pleasure to read in my life that brought great rewards to my experience. I wanted to share this one for further contemplation. "Reality is that which doesn’t go away once you stop believing in it." - Philip K. Dick


A Dharma brother of mine and I had a chat over the weekend and he said something that I have heard before but really sunk home this time. He reflected that most of us don't practice being in presence because our conditioning says "This reality isn't good enough, I prefer to live in the alternate... Continue Reading →


There exists an area of me that’s aware the portal to being in presence means to embrace falling and take a position that says, “I am constantly greeting and saying farewell to everything.” In all traditions and paths there is a direct knowledge that everything comes and goes continuously. I find that stepping outside of... Continue Reading →

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