Sand Lilies and Excavators

May 22, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Sand Lilies and Excavators

I am walking in an undeveloped area near my home. Original nature is still evident here through stands of bunch grass and wildflowers, bitterbrush and sage, ponderosa pine and juniper. This spring, the sand lily (Leucocrinum montanum) is especially profuse, dotting the landscape with clusters of exquisite white stars cradled in nests of green basalRead more …

Fresh Eyes

May 18, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fresh Eyes

When we begin a journey, we often fantasize about possibilities and imagine new landscapes and experiences. The more we travel, the more we realize what we discover as new is really just a different view with the same old eyes. The eyes though which we see and the mind that registers the scene are theRead more …

Fixated

May 14, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Fixated

I have said many times the Vajrayana path is for anyone, but it is definitely not for everyone. It takes a lot of personal growth just to approach the path let alone experience any meaningful benefit. If we have not done a bit of psychological work, we will tend to reinforce the core fixation ofRead more …

Wounds and Scars

May 13, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wounds and Scars

Nobody escapes being wounded. We all are wounded people, whether physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually. The main question is not “How can we hide our wounds?” so we don’t have to be embarrassed, but “How can we put our woundedness in the service of others?” When our wounds cease to be a source of shame,Read more …

Every Next Chapter

May 8, 2019 | Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Every Next Chapter

We live in the pages of a wonderful novel. The narrative radiates from our wisdom mind as a story, a kind of dream. As the tale begins, we appear to land in a world filled with unintelligible phenomena. We crawl around, put things in our mouth, slobber a lot, eat, pee, and poop. Eventually, weRead more …