Morning Intention: Dropping Thoughts “Mid-Sentence”

“When sitting in meditation, say ‘That’s not my business!” with every thought that comes by.” (Ajaan Chah) **Morning Intention: To notice when I am caught in a painful pattern of thought and to drop it “mid-sentence”. One of our greatest delusions is that the stories we tell ourselves have beginnings and ends. We know on […]

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Scars Are A Testament To Life

Scars are a testament to life. So much of what passes for healing in our culture is just “scar removal”: cosmetic rituals meant to reassure us that we can “release” this or “transform” that so we don’t need to look at it anymore. That’s just killing life, as they say in Zen, for any action […]

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