A couple of days ago, I admitted to having some anger towards my Mother. It has been a low point to be honest and that low point basically ended today. This admission of anger gives me the opportunity to expound my views on the subject. I'll also explain why I am glad I came face-to-face with that anger.…Continue
Added by Max Powers on August 30, 2016 at 10:34am — No Comments
my laptop that I used to blog my current adventure went screwy. The monitor doesn't work and I don't know what to do. I'm a bit disappointed, especially since I was using an online software to help with my speed-reading.
It also didn't help that I woke up too late and that my Mom is looking for a fight, since she is so bored now.
So off to do my practices and cut back some of my losses.
I'll blog next week since I don't have my own computer at the…Continue
Added by Max Powers on August 27, 2016 at 1:43pm — No Comments
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Packing up a 2 bedroom condo and moving to a new big old house was very overwhelming but I did it! I am enjoying the house although it's A LOT of work. Luckily I have been helped by a few friends. I'm very happy with the neighborhood, the community, my new commute. My boys are settling nicely into their new school. I have much to be grateful for!…Continue
Since I am doing my seasons in alignment with the seasons of nature there is just a bit more than three weeks to go before this third season comes to a close. I want to say that I had some really profound and deep changes happen in terms of my self-awareness through studying and doing mantra regarding the North and South node of the moon regarding my natal astrology chart.
One of the results of this is that I feel much more in touch with my personal power. Some of the feelings…Continue
Added by JoreJj Z. Elprehzleinn on August 26, 2016 at 2:10pm — No Comments
It’s good to make it to day 20. Since I’ve been living in small, boring hometown for most of the month, nothing much has been going on. To tell the truth, I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out, so I need to find some sort of way to change things up. Skipping a day is not an option for me. Besides, the monks in Korea expounded the need for perseverance.
Here’s what I’m doing so far:
For qigong: At first I was doing…Continue
Added by Max Powers on August 26, 2016 at 12:03pm — No Comments
Yesterday was the last day my fiancé and I could see each other before the wedding, so we worked like crazy to finish table cards, glue hemp onto mason jars, and carry everything out to the truck. We rehearsed our dance choreo one last time, and I even got 2 blogs finished as well! I don't know if I've ever worked harder in my life, but very glad we got everything finished.
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 26, 2016 at 8:28am — No Comments
"Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else." (Fred Rogers)
Well, my juicy co-creators, those of you who read some of my blogs know that I lost my dearest pit bull boyfriend of 16 years on June 15th. Unfortunately, on August 2, I had to say good-bye to my 15 year old cat, as well. If it hadn't been for the loss of my PBB (pit bull boyfriend), I probably would have noticed my cat was sick sooner, but, as it was, I attributed his…Continue
Added by Nikki on August 26, 2016 at 3:30am — No Comments
As I have written before, I had to deal with individuals who tried to take my time and get me involved in things I didn’t want to do. This has been going on for three years and it was one the main reasons why I left Korea. I have done my research on the internet in regards to this problem, but I couldn’t find a solution that worked well for me. Keep in mind I had to work with a language barrier as well as a different culture. It didn’t help that as things were going on, I didn’t have a…Continue
Added by Max Powers on August 25, 2016 at 5:42pm — No Comments
In preparation for our wedding this Saturday, my lady-love and I found ourselves with the less-than-enviable task of cutting name and table cards by hand last night. Fortunately, I found the task to be wonderfully calming for the mind, which promptly turned off and allowed me to focus on the task. It also allowed me to be present for my fiancé when she needed to vent her wedding frustrations out some time later. Perhaps I can find a similar task to incorporate into my daily meditations.
So I was suspended off this site for typing in wrong password. Figuring it was a glitch I waited,nothing happened, so I sent the administration a note, which they ask you. Nothing. Contacted Lilou. Nothing. So I was thinking...what's this all about? Am I not to be on here anymore? I dunno. Maybe.
So I decide to open yet…Continue
I must admit that I used to be a people-pleaser. As friendship was important to me, I would do anything to keep a friend. One time someone told me to stop doing Taekwondo, so I stopped. Another time someone got on my case about meditating at home instead going out drinking with him, so I went out drinking with him. Later, I realized my stupidity. I was not living my own life, but had others lived it for me and I was suffering for it as a result. For example, once I stopped doing Taekwondo I…Continue
Added by Max Powers on August 24, 2016 at 6:00pm — No Comments
This might be a small accomplishment for some, but it was big for me: I drove home after dropping off my partner, without using my GPS, for the first time ever. Not such an easy thing in the big city :)
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 24, 2016 at 9:24am — No Comments
I read something yesterday about becoming more conscious of your decisions. The idea is to imagine a Y shape leading out from you, with the consequences of acting or not acting at the end of each. Thinking of this probably didn't change my actions that much, but it did make me more aware of what my decisions could lead to. And that in time will help me make long-term changes
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 23, 2016 at 8:15am — No Comments
Yes, this is a site where many of the users tend to believe in the Law of Attraction. I believe in Zen Buddhism and, while they are different in many ways, the two philosophies tend to overlap.
The main issue that I’d like to address is victim-blaming in both the LOA and Buddhism, that you always reap what you sow. That is to say good things happen to you because of your positive thoughts and actions and that bad things happen because of your doing the opposite.
In fact if you…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 22, 2016 at 8:22am — No Comments
I’m grateful that my path is very minimalist. It doesn’t take me more than an hour at most to do what needs to be done for the day and I have a lot of room for any upsets or other things that come my way. In fact, over the past week I had a few of those minor upsets yet I was able to continue on my Zen path/training without any problem. I haven’t skipped a day and that makes me pretty grateful.
When it comes to manifestation, I know I must be patient. However, in terms of inner…
Added by Max Powers on August 21, 2016 at 10:42am — No Comments
I just got Day 13 done and I had a bad day today.
What a coincidence.
I don’t want to bore too many with the details, so I’ll be brief. I woke up this morning depressed. Later, I was having too many “flashbacks” about some of the people in Korea I had lots of disputes with. My parents were out of town for a few hours, but my mom came back in a bad mood and she loves taking it out on me as if I should share in her negative energy.
Yet through it all, I got everything done…Continue
Added by Max Powers on August 19, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments
Yesterday started off great, with me getting a good chunk of work done on the computer. The problem started when I began to get restless; I'd previously decided a good strategy for this would be to get up and dance for a bit to loosen up the muscles, but I found myself facing an incredible amount of resistance to doing this. Perhaps I feel practicing makes me uncomfortable? Or maybe my body is trained to feel it needs to relax more when it's stressed, not exercise a different part of the…Continue
Added by DarknessCannotDriveOutDarkness on August 19, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments