There’s an old math joke says: a topologist can’t tell the difference between a coffee cup and a doughnut (pausing while you look up topology and doughnuts, or sigh and wonder what is wrong with me). To a Taoist however, the coffee cup has a useful sort of emptiness the doughnut does not, and that’s what … More ToV 11 – Taoists and Topologists
I was really looking forward to sitting this morning. Yesterday I had too much going on and just couldn’t bear the stillness. The sit I put off ’til last night was fabulous – quiet and grounded and deep. Today’s sit was very different, and not just because the sun was up
I’ve got an argumentative streak, and one I’m not very proud of. I get most annoyed at other argumentative people – arguing with whether or not they should be argumentative (mostly in my head at least, but arguing all the same). And I do that because I don’t like that part of myself.
It occurs to me, there might be more peace in my life if I minded my own business more. Not that I’m an interfering busybody so much as I may have an over developed sense of empathy. I’m saddened to see other people suffering (especially when their monkey mind has got them on the ropes), … More Day 19 – minding my own business
and on the 15th day, she rested… That must make me twice as powerful as God, or maybe just half as sensible.