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Change

What does change mean? Do we ever change? What is it that changes, if anything? Looking deeply into the concept of change, what is it? A leaf changes from bud, to spring green, to summer green, to autumn rust, to shriveled up. It goes through change but in reality, it is still a leaf. Buddhism talks about impermanence as a fact of life and therefore, everything changes constantly. Like the leaf. And our challenge is to yield to that. I’d like to think that I can implement change. Change that I think… Read more Change

New Year and ?

Again. Again. A new year. Starting over. Starting afresh. Such pressure. Such possibilities. This year, though, is different. It feels different to me. For many reasons: New President (and a lot of unknowns) which pushes me to re-think my own habits, patterns and expectations. Our quest for hope with Obama the last eight years may very well turn into a sense of fear the next four years. And I refuse to feel fear. I want to stand up tall to my own fears, so I can stand up tall to… Read more New Year and ?

Safety is a Bad Word

What is safety? The dictionary tells us this: the condition of being safe from undergoing or causing hurt, injury, or loss Naturally, we all want to be safe, feel safe, and act safe. Whether we attribute this desire to human nature as such or to cultured behavior. My question is this: What do we do to feel safe ourselves and what do we do to have other people feel safe, such as loved ones, friends, communities, peers, colleagues, etc.? I can only answer this as to how I feel: The… Read more Safety is a Bad Word