Maintaining Sanity During Insane Times

Image courtesy of Bankim Desai and Unsplash.com There was a time, say back in say March or April at the start of the pandemic, when I almost looked forward to this year. I saw it as full of possibility for growth and personal development. My work suffered almost...

Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving day I awoke late in my warm, soft bed. Following Thich Nhat Hahn’s advice I brought a half-smile to my face, soaked in the warmth, and felt my breath for a few moments. Then, in the spirit of the holiday, I made a cup of coffee and sat down to do...
The Boxers

The Boxers

This essay is a little weird. It’s a description of a scene and my reaction to it that was both perturbing and engrossing. It was fairly early on in the pandemic, back in May, and I found it so arresting that I jotted it down in my journal as soon as I got home....
What is Brodhisattva All About?

What is Brodhisattva All About?

Words are boats that hold ideas. We place an idea into its little boat and send it off across the void, whether that be the physical space between my lips and your ears, or the virtual spaces of the internet, web, blogosphere, what have you. We can only hope that our...
Tao & Balance

Tao & Balance

I have been a (somewhat casual) follower of Tao for over twenty years now. I don’t know that I am a Taoist in a strictly religious sense, and I’ll save the story of how I found the Way for another post. But in a philosophical sense, the overarching ideas...
I Am a Coward

I Am a Coward

I am a coward. I purchased the url thebrodhisattva.com and set up this website months ago with a bold plan. Like I have done so many times in my life, I just barely started on the path towards fulfilling this brave dream, and then I faltered. For the past two years, I...