Tag: focus

in which there is nothing to fear

I’ve always loved the doctrines of impermanence and emptiness. They are confounding, confusing, and incredibly direct, going right to the heart of our deepest fears, finding our soft spots and pressing them, pressing us and asking us to fully live in this present moment, to realize the immediate. It’s a challenge, but a welcome one.

in which there is more than I can fit into these parameters right now

There has been a great deal happening, folks. Not writing, though. I think what has been happening is that there has been so much going on, I haven’t had time to process it enough to write it all out. I’ve got two posts in the hopper, but they aren’t quite ready for prime time. Already, this has turned into one…

in which there is something like resolve

  Resolutions are bullshit. Okay, maybe they work for you, but they only half- work for me. Every year, my Resolution Number One is “Don’t Die” and so far I am acing that. But when it comes to going to the gym four times a week, swearing less, taking underwater ballistic ballroom basket- weaving lessons at the local community center,…

catastrophizing 101 (some days are)

Some days, nothing is going right. Did you ever read the kid’s book, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day“? Some days are just like that. Some days are all about doing laundry all day long because there are no clean sheets or towels or kitchen linens or underwear and the silk scarves that were soaked to…