“How do we react when bad things happen?” This question has been on my mind lately. It popped up earlier this summer when Night, my sweet ewe, died unexpectedly. Not too long afterwards I had a bit of a health crisis due to mass pesticide exposure (driving by a farm). Then last Thursday my mother had an extremely bad episode of heat exhaustion. I thought … Continue reading Moving beyond suffering
I am truly blessed to live in a traditional manner as a part of nature. However, that is a blessing fewer and fewer people experience in modernity. How do we connect to nature without buying the farm? Continue reading Self Care: Nature
Prayer got me no where. I was left feeling resentful, angry, and like I was sending off letters to Santa Clause at the North Pole with no hope of ever hearing a reply. I was a ministerial major and I had stopped praying. Continue reading Prayer
Every time I hear the words transcendental meditation I flash back to 1996 and my favorite professor who was teaching both my intro to religion and my intro to philosophy classes. Being an educator he not only taught us about the practice, the religious history, and the non-religious benefits, he also gave us a crash course in TM (the short hand for transcendental meditation and … Continue reading Transcendental Meditation
On the surface it looks bleak. It sounds like a judgement, a put down. And frankly, if you are actively engaged in judging yourself and others everything sounds like a put down and a judgement. “I’ll never get it right, and I’ll never get it done. Why even try?” At some point we all have our inner Eyor speak up in a gloomy, glum way. Continue reading Control’s Perspective
Meditation is not an action. Meditation is the result of actions. Continue reading What is Meditation?