October 31, 2020

05 We can expect/demand too much of our life. Lowering our standards can improve things immensely. Giving life a break, cutting life some slack, giving life a fresh start, with fewer shoulds-oughts-musts to deal with would be a good move. Life has a hard job. Seeing that a world full of people are pleased withContinue reading “October 31, 2020”

October 30, 2020

05 The Hero’s Journey is about seeking the source of who we are in the work of reclaiming our Original Nature and uncovering what is deepest, truest and best about us. It is a psychological journey of discovery, requiring us to work with our dreams, engage our fears and desires, and our obligations to ourContinue reading “October 30, 2020”

October 29, 2020

02 We begin to die when we stop singing, dancing, telling, listening to, and being enchanted by, stories, spending time with, and being comforted by, “the sweet territory of silence” (Angeles Arrien). There is a difference that is more than a difference (Like a train wreck is different from a burp) between being driven byContinue reading “October 29, 2020”

October 28, 2020

06 In any Now, we do not know What’s Next. In attempting to soothe our anxiety, take control of the moment and arrange What’s Next, we remove ourselves from the flow of Tao– which is the flow of time (kairos) and place (dharma), upset the dispensation of Grace and Synchronicity, and operate as a rogueContinue reading “October 28, 2020”

October 27, 2020

05 We hear “Follow your bliss,” and think the Hero’s Journey is a joy ride. The bliss is “joyful participation in the sorrows of the world.” If you can stand in the tension of that contradiction, you have met the only requirement for the journey. Joseph Campbell said, “Where you stumble and fall, there liesContinue reading “October 27, 2020”

October 26, 2020

04 Too many of us do not have time to be quiet, to sit quietly, listening, looking, waiting for something, they know not what. All of the important things occur to us in the silence. On the toilet. In the shower. The bathroom is the most meditative friendly room we are ever in. Take advantageContinue reading “October 26, 2020”

October 25, 2020

03 There is no place to get to, nothing to achieve, no destination or end point of the process. Enlightenment is not a steady state of being. There are no steady states of being. Whether even death is or is not remains to be seen. Enlightenment is a process. Illumination is the realization that enlightenmentContinue reading “October 25, 2020”

October 24, 2020

04 It takes active participation with– intentional identification with– the center and ground of our original nature, our life and being, to live in accord with the Tao– doing things in the right way, at the right time, in aligning ourselves with rhythms and movement of nature’s energy moving through and directing our lives. OurContinue reading “October 24, 2020”

October 22, 2020

03 The most important thing is to be right about what’s important, and do it when it needs to be done, the way it needs to be done, for as long as it needs to be done in each situation as it arises, with sincerity and spontaneity, without contrivance, judgment or opinion, situation-by-situation, day-by-day forContinue reading “October 22, 2020”