Searching and Seeking

  “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

The Myth of Silence and Solitude

“And let there be the greatest silence, so that no whisper, and no voice but the reader’s, may be heard there.” Rule of Saint Benedict, ch. 38 Every summer, there is some hot, lazy day when I think that if I could only get away to some isolated cabin on a mountaintop, I would be … Continue reading The Myth of Silence and Solitude


Mindfulness is a frequent tag on posts from this blog, but what do I mean by that word? It’s a word that probably suggests religion, meditation, attention and certain practices depending on your own experiences. Mindfulness is certainly central in the teaching of Buddhist meditation. Correct or right mindfulness is the critical factor in the … Continue reading Mindfulness