Everybody gets to do what they want

Years ago, prior to embarking on a spectacularly unwise course of action, I ran the plan by my sponsor as a ‘hypothetical’ situation. Truth be told, I didn’t really want nor need his opinion and he wasn’t going to sway me from the overwhelming, maddeningly compulsive need to act… I ran it by him because … Continue 

2014: A Resolution to Resolve

res•o•lu•tion (ˌrɛz əˈlu ʃən) A formal expression of opinion or intention made. re•solve (rɪˈzɒlv) To cause to progress from a dissonance to a consonance.   Well, here we are again – New Year’s Day and folks are starting the day and the year by making proclamations both public and private, of what is GOING TO … Continue 

So You Just Want to be Happy…

By Megan Bauer Once you have begun a regular meditation practice, the next thing you need to begin to do in order to get off of the “me plan” is to LET GO. Once we see clearly that the “me plan” is grounded in hope and fear and that hope and fear are grounded in … Continue 

Empty Your Bowl: Chung Hyun Kyung on Introducing Emptiness to Westerners

Emptiness is a fundamental tenet of Buddhism. Many Westerners find it confusing. Perhaps they think, “How can I be empty when I’m so full of thoughts, of experience, emotions?” Maybe it seems like something negative. Professor Chung Hyun Kyung, both Christian and Buddhist, relates the experience of emptiness to being available. She says, “You have … Continue