The Blank Page

~~~  A great Zen Master traveled with his disciple to the small village that sat in the foot hills below their temple. The student was excited about their visit to the village, as leaving the temple was a rare treat and he longed for this quiet time walking with his Teacher. He was a devoted student … Continue reading

If You Love, Love Openly

With him lived and studied twenty monks and one nun whose name was Eshon.

Going Dry

I don’t know why the tears never come…

The Art of Listening

Recently I posted an article describing how the stillness of meditation had opened my ears to the sounds around us that go largely unnoticed. For me it postulated the idea that hearing and listening are two very different things. We hear many things throughout our busy days, but rarely are we actively listening. This difference … Continue reading

I Hear You

There is a vast difference between hearing and listening. Our conscious world bombards us with a plethora of sounds, from the faint rustling of leaves to the blaring of the horn from the car behind us. And although we hear everything, our vastly capable brain organizes and prioritizes these sounds so our auditory senses do … Continue reading

But One Regret

I have spent the past few years of my life living the belief that I had no regrets concerning my past. I, like most people, have had some difficult times, made bad decisions, and suffered the consequences of my thoughts, words, and actions. But I believe that all these experiences are an integral part of … Continue reading

Defining Love – Part VI: The Yin and Yang of Love

Although I cannot imagine this will be the last time I write about the topic of love, I do think this will be the final in this series “Defining Love”. Please feel free to read the earlier posts in this series. As my readers already know, I always learn from writing on any topic. Through … Continue reading

Defining Love – Part V: Conditionally Yours

Please feel free to read Parts I through IV of this series previously posted. Now that we have discussed Philos (mental) love and Eros (physical) love, it is time to move on to Agape (spiritual) love. This is the type of love we are referring to when we speak of unconditional love. If Philos was … Continue reading

Defining Love – Part III: What Love Is This

Please feel free to read Parts I & II of this series previously posted. Now that we have separated sex and love and discussed its common over use as a word, we are ready to delve a little deeper into the subject matter. I had devoted an article specifically on the separation of sex and … Continue reading

Defining Love – Part IV: Let’s Get Physical

Please feel free to read Parts I, II & III of this series previously posted. In my last post discussing Philos or mental love, I stated it was chosen as the starting point as it was the lowest level of the three types of love. And I still think that is accurate. However, the next … Continue reading

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