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When you are deluded and full of doubt, even a thousand books of scripture are not enough. When you have realized understanding, even one word is too much.— Fen-Yang
- Highlights from “Self Reliance”
- 1. go out 2. go in 3. prophet
- Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Napping
- The Five Higher Laws
- Self Esteem for Smart People (Part 1)
- What’s so Dumb about Self-Help?
- Self Esteem for Smart People (Part 2)
- Self Esteem for Smart People (Part 3)
- God is Totally Naked
- The Problems with Farming Detroit
- Taking & Letting Go
- Logic vs. Depression: FIGHT!
- We Are Humanity (a Shaolin Prayer)
- Something Shakespeare Forgot
- Not Why I Hate Religion
- Stuck Embodied: Lessons in Exercise
- Buddha teaches the Internet: How to correct someone and not be an asshole
- How to Not Go Crazy
- Synthesis & Time Travel Advice
- This Is A Dark Age
- Art vs Liking It
- Religion & the Bechdel Test
- A Path that Diverges Eight Ways
- A Roundup of the Best Writing Advice
- Execute the cold virus(es)!
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Category Archives: better thinking
Hoo boy, it's been a long, tough day and I am, I think, unable to grasp hold of any really great ideas to write about. (Yes, I have a list…but as we both know, the hard part isn't having one, … Continue reading
Your body (from which your mind is not separate) is a temple — literally, a "house of god". Whatever "god" is — consciousness, life, energy, awareness, everything — your body is where it lives, and from whence it emanates into … Continue reading
I had some really interesting conversations about writing yesterday, so I thought I'd use today's post to collect some of the ideas that came out of it, as well as some that I've just had kicking around for a while … Continue reading
…And nope, I'm not referring to oral sex. CW: Living in a puritanicalish society, this is one of the cool Life Truths I don't get to discuss very often, but screw it (heh), I'm here and I've gotta post something … Continue reading
The "Middle Way". The in-between spaces. The liminal, numinous, and unexplored. The dark depths and unimaginable distances. Binah, the third-eye chakra. The fuzzy, the uncertain, the places where there is no choice but to embrace our own ignorance. This is … Continue reading
Day one of Blogpostvember. As anybody knows who's tried to build a new habit, sleep or otherwise, Day One is actually the easiest. You've got all the momentum you built up thinking about the thing*, so you aren't having to … Continue reading
I am a horror fan: i.e. I see value in being scared. Occasionally I enjoy it, but for me it's not about enjoyment; it's about poking and becoming more consciously aware of what fear is for me, how it drives … Continue reading
So I started being more careful about writing in a list when I had ideas that might make good blog-posts — the list is titled "Things I Care About", because, well, obviously that makes both the best and the most … Continue reading
Today I realized that part of my problem with saying (/publishing) things may be that I have so much to say. I have so much to say that, consistently, I either can't start or can't finish. I craft some sentences, … Continue reading
Dear expensive private prisons, how about we take away the drug addicts BUT we give you millions of previously-unprosecuted sex-offenders?
Yes yes, the title is a bad joke. I'm in a bad-joke mood right now, and I've written this post six times and am officially giving up and posting it, because ugh. This is about a simple truth: Right answers … Continue reading