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When you just can’t do it…

When you just can’t do it…

… do something else.

I have been struggling to study this week, and to write. I feel that avoidance creeping in. My brain is saying, “Watch a movie. Go on, just play some more games on your phone.” Fuck that. I’m done with it, wasting the precious moments I have in this day. So, I’m tricking myself. I pulled up a YouTube (bootleg) copy of “Meditate and Destroy”.

Meditate and Destroy. What a…

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Get Off The Cushion

Get Off The Cushion

Opportunities to take your practice off the cushion abound. Keep your eyes (and heart) open for them.

Meditation is not passive.

More to come…

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Integral Activism

My buddy Paul and I are working on bringing a project I’ve had in my head since high school to fruition. Can’t say how excited I am to be putting it together and with such a good partner.

In one of our conversations recently, I was reminded of a Memo I read back in 2010 written by NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, and distributed through The Interdependence Project. I thought I’d share it…

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The Process

This process sucks. It’s incredible at the same time.

I’ve typed and deleted a different paragraph five times now. I’m censoring myself because someone might actually read it. Habit.

Take a good hard look at yourself. What do you stand for? Not in the heroic, go-out-and-save-the-world sense. More granular than that. What’s in your heart, and do the people you come into contact with day in and day…

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354 days… I spent the last several days traveling with my fiance and daughter to Great Smoky…

354 days… I spent the last several days traveling with my fiance and daughter to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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It’s difficult to die when we have so often forgotten that we are alive.

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Do The Work.

I’ll tell you what, if death brings an end to my ability to fuck things up, it’s not that bad a thing.

The last few daysyears, I’ve been fumbling with some tricky emotions – anger, jealousy, resentment. I’m actively working with them, through them, and I’m making progress, but BALLS are they hard habits to kick! I’ve been building them up (by ignoring them) for at least a couple/few years, so…

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From my journal today:

It’s my last 4th of July. After breakfast with the girls, I meditated for 30 min. I walked down to the parade on Main St. All morning I’d been trying to put myself into the “last 4th” mindset. When I got home though, instead of seeking out excitement, or having sex, or studying, or writing, I slept. I thought 30 min. Instead I slept for 4 hours. My body shut down. Comatose.…

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