Monthly Archives: November 2013

You Have to Make Up Your Mind

Wisdom is learning what to overlook. — William James Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? by the Lovin Spoonful Did you ever have to make up your mind? You pick up on one and leave the other … Continue reading

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Day\’s Lesson

At bed time say \”Here end\’th the day\’s lesson.\” Sleep, knowing you passed the day\’s test. And the dream people may come with a review, a commentary, and hidden deep within the ordinariness, the way forward.

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Money is No Deterrent to Pain

A friend has taught a course on healing grief for many years. Several years ago she received a call from one of the richer churches in town, asking if she would bring the course there. She put them off, saying … Continue reading

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Themes in Residential and Householder Zen

Themes in Residential and Householder Zen is a useful addition to the ordinary writings about Zen spiritual practice because it compares and contrasts \”monastery\” practice and householder practice. Most Zen writings focus exclusively on monastery practice. And most other Buddhist … Continue reading

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