The Song of Zazen

The holidays, the election, and the uncertainty ahead have many of us worried and out of sorts: I know no better way to return to the center and maintain serenity than meditation. In my case it takes the form of Zazen – “sitting meditation” – and below is a beautiful paean for this practice [...]

By | 2017-01-05T15:20:41+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Expect Nothing, Quotes|0 Comments

Work Can Be a Drug

(an Escape, an Excuse, a Reason, an Alibi) ...continued from Frustrated Ambitions Sometimes we simply do not want to face ourselves. There is nothing wrong with taking a break from self-examination once in a while, but often this break becomes a way of life and we never return to the mirror because our mind tells [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:01+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Work From Inside Out|0 Comments

Frustrated Ambitions

…continued from Three Bogeymen of Serenity Perhaps the most crucial impediment that we need to cast away as we progress toward the realization of our true work and enjoyment of it is our dualistic thinking. This operates everywhere and becomes especially vivid when we consider our status in the workplace. When we are young we [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:01+00:00 July 21st, 2016|Work From Inside Out|0 Comments

Mindful Quotes for May

We’ve moved out of New York City! My home for more than 40 years! I haven’t been on my site, on Twitter or FB for almost two weeks. I never understood why moving was always on the top of any ‘most-stressful-life-events’ list, along with major illness, death of a loved one, loss of a job [...]

By | 2016-10-22T08:21:07+00:00 May 15th, 2015|Quotes|1 Comment