This past week I saw on the local TV news the story of a 29-year-old New Jersey woman, Tirri, who is getting rid of all her high-tech gadgets for a year. She says it is so that she gets to spend more time with her children. Her Aha! moment came when she missed one of … Continue reading How Tech-Free is Tech-Free?
“When someone seeks, then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal.” – Siddhartha I read … Continue reading Seeking and Losing Yourself
I’m working on this post, but I am also watching Mad Men on TV and looking at Facebook and reading email and drinking a cup of tea and eating some grapes. I am distracted. You’re distracted. Less than half of the people who are reading this sentence will finish the entire post. And this isn’t … Continue reading Distraction
I grew up always having a dog, but it has been years since I had a dog in the house. So, I will have to ask you to confirm or disprove this piece of science I found recently. We have all observed dogs doing their little circle dance before pooping. They do something similar before … Continue reading Poop and Compass
Do you sometimes feel the need to center yourself? If so, what does that mean? It is a term I have encountered in a number of situations including meditation, including both in a religious and spiritual sense. A plain old dictionary definition of “to center” would tell you it means to have something as a … Continue reading Centering
“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking … Continue reading Searching and Seeking