Sweating with anxiety, I stepped into the familiar and dangerous ring of my mind, ready with padded gloves on. My inner critic had a fast voice that knew how to bob and weave through my brain, punching out negative remarks in all the recesses of my gray matter. 420 more words
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A five-week beginner meditation class? Right now? In the middle of letting go…processing loss…the death of my wildest dreams?
For the first class, I and fifty other beginners settled on the zafu cushions at the local Dharma Center and listened to the instructor’s lectures on mindfulness, the Four Noble Truths, accepting the inevitability of suffering as a path to ending pain, and loving-kindness. 1,013 more words
Some days, there’s no way I’d believe there’s any magic at all in the writing process. And I’m sure you’d probably agree with me, especially if you, like me, sat for three hours in front of a blank computer screen. 628 more words
Two philosophers were walking down the street when they passed between two houses. The owners of the two houses were arguing with each other from open 2nd floor windows. 191 more words