One of my goals for this year was to go to Japan during what I think is the loveliest time of year, April, when the cherry blossoms are out and put any manmade ornament to shame. Obviously, it was not meant to be.
On the flip side I am soon going to dot the i's and cross the t's in a contract. For a job. A 6-month job that was made for me. I feel it came to me at the right time. I sent the company my CV and things moved extremely fast from there- they liked my "energy" (their words…Continue
Sometimes I wonder why I read as much as I do, or listen to audiobooks or whatever... when true knowledge is something you only experience yourself, independently of any teaching. But then I read a commentary on the Anapanasati* Sutta. Someone else here may have issues/confusion re: meditation so this paragraph might help:
"Buddha taught us three kinds of actions while meditating or…Continue
"So, to understand the innumerable problems that each one of us has, is it not essential that there be self-knowledge? And that is one of the most difficult things, self-awareness— which does not mean an isolation, a withdrawal. Obviously, to know oneself is essential; but to know oneself does not imply a withdrawal from relationship.…Continue
Burnout would be defined as a state of exhaustion from too much stress from a particular situation. I’m not exactly stressed or frustrated. I’m starting to feel new feelings (the not-so-hot kind), that I can’t exactly name.
All this week I’ve been strict with myself getting up before sunrise, doing my meds and my yoga, and more recently, chanting, yes! The Lotus Sutra chant of the Nichiren Buddhist sect ->…