The Tao of Lao Tzu

"If you are depressed, you are living in the past, if you are anxious, you are living in the future, if you are at peace, you are living in the present." - Lao Tzu I love this, except I don't agree that living in the present is necessarily peaceful. When I am paying attention to... Continue Reading →

The Tao of Whatever

Whatever has or may happen, it’s not happening right now. I find it's critical to keep reminding myself in various ways of this point several times a day. It's so easy to get caught up in the stream of thought, and by the attention, it becomes my world. All those worries and thoughts about the future.... Continue Reading →

Did I get that?

I am never positively sure if what I mean is what you get or what you mean is what I understand. Lately I've been noticing how often I misunderstand others. I recently realized that the emotional content and my attachment can shut down understanding and comprehension about what someone is attempting to tell me. After... Continue Reading →

Should or Should have

"At some point you just have to let go of what you thought should happen and live in what is happening." - Anonymous There is a tendency, at least in the spiritual communities, to present this as some kind of choice. So the "choice" is to either live in a fantasy world built on delusional... Continue Reading →

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