So You Wanna Meditate?

There are tons of videos, books, and gurus that can teach you how to meditate.  I am not going to write a step by step guide on meditation, but I thought some tips might be helpful.  Modern psychology incorporates the Buddhist practices of mindfulness and meditation to reduce anxiety and depression.  Ironically, my psychologist seemed surprised … Continue reading So You Wanna Meditate?

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Another day, another Conquest

What will you think at the end of your day today?  Will it serve as a victory of something you've dreamed of for a while?  Will you end today in defeat? wishing you had done more to make what you needed to have happen.  Today forth, I choose how each day will become a conquest. … Continue reading Another day, another Conquest

We’re All the Same. People are People.

THE SHINBONE STAR

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It’s not just some white Americans who are phobic and/or racist. Much of the world feels the same way about “their own.” It’s easy to fall into complacency, of sorts, or put on blinders, when confronted with people not like ourselves. Many years ago, while in the Peace Corps, I stopped by a remote stream in Sierra Leone way out in the bush, a perfect stop to wash the dirt off my face, and when I got down there it turned out there was a group of kids playing in the water. When they looked up and saw me, they all threw their arms over their heads and ran SCREAMING into the bush. They had never seen a white person. Later I was told they thought I was “Mommy Water,” the albino witch who lives in streams and rivers, and would come to drown them.

Some of us get afraid.

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