Friday, May 25, 2007

Gone Fishing

So Long.
Auf Wiedersehen.

I'm taking a sabbatical from blogging.

Can't say when I will return. Enjoy your time and appreciate each minute.

Friday, May 18, 2007

More Continents and More Dreams

I practice Buddhism, so it is very possible that in possible past lives, I may have lived happily on the continent of Asia or Africa, which exempts me from the pressures of conforming to the American Dream (AD) today.

My sister and I appear in the photo above at a time when we were still blissfully unaware that the AD existed in the collective consciousness of our elders. What a light hearted time.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Everyone is Related and Connected

Reminder to self: Don't forsake the inside for the outside please!

We are also, each and every one of us, whole and perfect as is, interrelated, essentially non-separated, and equal.

This, too, must be realized.

If we forsake the inside for the outside, it is not just Buddhism that is diminished but the horizons for true social transformation as well.

-Helen Tworkov, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Vol. IV, #1 From Everyday Mind, a Tricycle book edited by Jean Smith

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Free Will and Fate: Which horse should you trust?

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

Elizabeth Gilbert, in her book “Eat, Pray, Love,” describes the intersection of free will and fate in our lives like the job of a circus performer who is riding two horses at the same time.

The secret to controlling both horses, she writes, is to have the wisdom to know when to give free will the lead and the common sense to realize when you don’t have a choice; fate will create your path.


As a Buddhist, I would add that it is important to take responsibility for the actions that we take when free will decides to gallop madly or go lollygagging down the path.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Good Fortune is My Middle Name

May it walk with me like the soles of my feet- everywhere and beyond.
May Good Fortune be yours as well!

About Me

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What do I do? That’s a question with more depth than the deceiving three-word construction would lead us to believe.

I live on planet earth with other folks, and I’m involved in the field of education and learning. I’m a life-long learner with a passion for knowledge and the process of bending bits of ideas into new constructions of beauty.