Category Archives: Spirtual Practice

What Would Martin Do?

The recent election has troubled me and caused me to wonder how to respond.  Lashing out with the same ugly tactics does not improve the state of the world.  Neither does apathy and inaction.  I have been asking myself, “What … Continue reading

Posted in Spirtual Practice | 1 Comment

Thanks

I have made it to the two year mark, thankful. I made it with a wife who was the light out of the dark place where I was not sure I could go on. The chem doctor says “Two years … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Poems, Spirtual Practice | Leave a comment

Mindfulness in Crisis

Crises reveal your values because you have to choose. Ed Milliband It’s the end of a long day. I’m behind on the doctor recommended exercises, both mental and physical. I tell myself the physical exercises are too stimulating to do … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Spirtual Practice | Leave a comment

Fear, Aggression, and Greed

In the last election, the winner in most races was fear, aggression, and greed.  Those who appealed to the hopes of the voters usually lost.  This dynamic is happening again this election cycle.  In the Republican primaries, hope was quickly … Continue reading

Posted in Spirtual Practice | Leave a comment

Mercy

He has shown you what is good. … To act justly and to love mercy Micah 6:8 Mercy is in many ways the opposite of greed. Greed is taking all we can get, by law, by force, by whatever means. … Continue reading

Posted in Spirtual Practice | Leave a comment

How Then Shall We Live?

The Bible tells the stories of Jesus’ miracle healings. We all love miracles. My cancer treatment was a miracle of sorts. It is now a year after the end of chemo. Not all cancer patients survive this long. The woman … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Spirtual Practice, Teaching Stories | Leave a comment

A Buddhist Cop’s Approach to Justice

It would be good if we had mindful, compassionate soldiers.  It is vital that we have compassionate, mindful public safety officers, AKA police officers.  Part of why our society is coming apart is that in too many places, the police … Continue reading

Posted in Spirtual Practice | Leave a comment

A Mountain Too Far

Everything that ascends must converge. — Teilhard de Chardin The spiritual quest has been compared to climbing a mountain. Some question whether we are all climbing the same mountain. I don’t think this can be proven or disproven, but I … Continue reading

Posted in Spirtual Practice | Leave a comment

Counting Reps

Counting breaths is a classic meditation technique. I meditate at least once a day, preferably twice. If nothing else, it helps with the nausea and acid reflux during chemotherapy. However, there is so much that needs to be done during … Continue reading

Posted in Cancer, Spirtual Practice | Leave a comment

Humility

Whatever you are doing will almost certainly become public, probably at a time and in a way that causes you maximum embarrassment. Forbes – July 10, 2013 Elsewhere someone stated that Mr. Market will move in such a way to … Continue reading

Posted in Spirtual Practice | Leave a comment