Compassion

Dear Mark (a letter to a prisoner and friend on ego and humility

Dear Mark, Gregg and I were discussing ego today, and among other things, the number of people who fight so hard to preserve it, which is, in actuality nearly everyone, at least in this culture. And...

Understanding Forgiveness

Understanding Forgiveness If I don’t understand myself, I can’t understand you. If I can’t understand you, I don’t understand myself. If I can’t see in myself the thing about you that bothers me, I’m not really seeing the thing in you that...

Cultural Baggage in Zen Practice

  What is my self? It is my body and thoughts, my logic and my creativity. It consists of all the events of my life and my memories of them. It includes every scar, mistake,...

I do my best to believe.

I believe in UnrestrainedCompassion. UnreasonableLove. UnfathomableJoy. I believe in giving your whole heart to whatever you do. To feeling every moment, every word you say, every look you give. I believe in living a...