Bitching, moaning, and complaining can be good.
Because I’ve taken deliberate steps over the years, I have far fewer episodes than I did in the past, and when they do come on, they’re far more manageable.
It’s more important, and more useful, to encourage people to employ whatever modality works for them in their search for solace. Zen can be found in a lot of places.
Cameron Conaway on the best way to give, receive and respond to advice.
Vince Cousino Anila rides his bike, trying to escape the shadow of the abusive father he won’t become.
Break Time = Sacred TimeThere’s a small dialogue box on my work computer that sits either on the desktop or in the taskbar, monitoring my working time. Little green bars tick up or down like a thermometer, keeping track of time spent mousing or keyboarding. Every 50 minutes or so, the box will expand and…
If it all feels like too much, just start small, and take the tiniest first step. It’s a beautiful one.
Lodro Rinzler on turning the will to do good work into actual good work.
Leo Babauta has some advice for his kids. And yes, it’s a little zen.
What if we could turn on that vacation mind, immersed in the warm ocean … in our everyday life?
Whether in life, at work, or in relationships, who or what showed you the better side of things?
“The most important thing is to be able to enjoy your life without being fooled by things.”
Zen. But When?At any given theme park, you’re sure to find a toddler in meltdown. Their little systems are overloaded with unfamiliar yet thrilling surroundings, sugar in many forms, and huge furry characters. You’ll also find a defeated parent nearby, quietly kicking themselves for having orchestrated this whole experience.Last week at Legoland in Southern California,…
“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s mind there are few.”
Car shopping can make you a better person… or it can make you want to lick doorknobs.
My journey through the excesses of young manhood and into Zen Buddhism