As the years rolled by, I started to see the error of my strategy. (Not to mention that the years rolled by and I’d barely been north of Burbank). Operating in a state of total availability is nice in theory, but it comes at a heavy price, and ultimately does more harm than good. Read more…
(Guest Blogging for the IDProject)
The latest copy of Buddhadharma arrived in my mailbox this week with the lead headline, “Finding Happiness in a World of Wants.” This would have been encouraging, had I read it correctly. But I thought it said, “Finding Wants in a World of Happiness,” which feels more like my general approach to things.
There are times when I have to stop and ask myself just what my f**king problem is. Honestly, I have no clue. My biggest practical concerns are roughly on par with which flavor ice cream to buy, and not a day goes by that somebody doesn’t disprove my well-traveled theory that I’m worthless.
Read full post here.
The meaning of Thanksgiving is often lost, buried beneath a pile of potatoes, drowned out by a chorus of football cheers on television, and, of course, family squabbles at the dining table. This is my favorite holiday. It is secular, involves no gift giving, and asks us only to be grateful for the bounty on our plates and in our lives. Indeed, we have much to be thankful for.
In a meditative vein, take a moment to pause on Thanksgiving and consider what you’re grateful for, and how you can be generous to others.
My latest Visions and Revisions blog post for IDP, “Gertrude Stein and Jay Z Votan Aqui,” is now online. Enjoy!
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be guest blogging for The Interdependence Project on a bi-weekly basis. My first post, “Lessons in Timber,” under the my blog heading of “Visions and Revisions” went up yesterday.
I encourage everyone to check out the wonderful work Ethan Nichtern is doing over there.
And thank you to my friend and fellow blogger Jon Rubinstein for making the introduction.
Until then, here’s a thought for the day, from Oliver Wendell Holmes:
Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Listen to a sample here.