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Small lies matter

A new study shows that even small lies can weaken our self control, causing us to tell bigger lies and more of them.

Lead author of the study, Neil Garrett, says of it: 547 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

A Season of Politics and the Unwelcome Guest

In this talk I explore how we can skillfully meet our fear and the unwanted visitors who keep knocking on the door, especially in this challenging season of political unrest. 16 more words



When I was young, I read about meditating in a book.  I decided to try it.  I took pillows off my bed, bent them in half, and sat down.  250 more words


Why We Bow

In the last post I looked at the ritual of tea both in my daily life (kaijō) and in my Buddhist practice. This time I am considering another ritual; one that I have always associated with medit atom practice and not my daily life; though this may change up for awhile as Sensei An has suggested that, as long as I am looking at bowing (as ritual and practice) I should practice bowing in my everyday activities. 939 more words


Walking a new path

Walking a new path;

No clue where it will lead to –

enjoy not knowing.

With thanks to Val Brown for the inspirational pic


I'm disappearing

I’m disappearing;

to a small coastal village –

living the dharma.