Sketchifesto

I need to think through a question I’ve been pondering for quite some time: What should I write? There is a truth that encourages me to ask that question: Nothing much needs to be said. There are enough people saying A. There are enough people countering A. There are enough people writing stories about B.…

they know honesty

they will Look Here to see How to Win but I know it now so They can’t * honesty about oneself and others kindness to oneself and others truth about the world and life this is the way * my cats are honest straightforward decent so too should all people in my life be

Gotamian Psychology

There is a question that circulates among certain people who contact Buddhist philosophy and tradition: is Buddhism a religion? For those of us that do not think of it as a religion, we will have a difficult time convincing others if we call it Buddhism. I think it is time to start branding Buddhist philosophy…

Mindfulness and Concentration: a brief clarification

Mindfulness is generally being aware of what is happening to your mind. It is being knowledgeable about your emotions, your thoughts, your body, your comings and goings. If you are mindful, it generally means you are self-reflective. Therapists teach mindfulness when they ask you about your feelings, and when you explore your history. The more…

covers egg run Cartoon

he wakes up kicks off the covers looks at himself in the mirror washes gook out of his eyes makes coffee fries an egg sits down eats this is his mantle socks are his crown * cats run so fast when they stop they don’t know where they are * no one predicted i would…

it is said why do i belch

you can do it whatever it is you can do it because it is said * why do i have to think such nice things about what is separate if it is not to avoid points of view that strengthen the idea of separation hating clinging convince consciousness that it is unique * burp settles…

tame middle increase

you will meet me in the middle of the day in the middle of the day in the middle of the day you will meet me in the middle of the day and the sun will be outside * and then you brought me food to eat food to eat food to eat you also…

Headache, Cheese, Mug

Dear Headache, Sometimes you wake up with me and lately I’ve treated you kindly. In the past, I used to be at war with you, but now, on good days, I drink some water, do yoga, meditate, and eat. I don’t think about you as something that will ruin my day, or as something I…

one it puke

one narrative to speak for all is not working but how to go from conversation to us, we, all? * it’s just a pebble it’s just a pebble GET IT OUT OF MY SHOE! * such a silly thing to cause anxiety puke