Buddhism

People, power and the end of worship


s  Dearest readers, When I first began this blog, it was the intuition that reality is not at all what it appears to be which motivated my desire to explore human consciousness and the nature of reality. As it turns out, my explorations of reality have brought me on an ever more inward spiral through […]

Bernie Sanders saves the world!


Dear readers, In a recent rally, Bernie Sanders told fervent supporters that he is not a savior. That alone, he cannot accomplish anything.  It is the people who have the power to bring about change, which always comes from the bottom, not the top. He evokes the awakening of millions of people, of human beings, to a […]

Going viral…thoughts on disease, globalization, and working with nature


Hello readers, A lot of us have grown up under the specter of the AIDs virus, and more recently Ebola and Zika have been wreaking havoc around the world. These viruses are not new, but they are evolving, and the globalization of travel and economics as well as global warming have contributed to these phenomena. […]

Friendship and identity


Hello readers, People, including me, are full of ideas, opinions, and after a few or several years of living on this planet, we use our personal experience, exposure to family, media, friends, and other other influences to construct a view of how we think the world should work and where we belong. One of my […]

What do Buddha, Jesus, and C.G. Jung have in common?


Dear readers, I’ve written about how co-dependency is encouraged in our culture and relationships, so much so that most people don’t even notice how their relationship to self and to the world is permeated by drama and the inability to face one’s own shadows and pain honestly. Numbed by overwork, entertainment, and countless distractions, we […]

Angry, broken, insecure: the world we inherited from Cain


Dear readers, I am not a religious person, but I believe in the life of spirit. I also believe that together as living beings, we imagine and create the world we live in. It is a collective work of spirit and art. That is why I particularly enjoy folk tales and creation stories. The story […]

Hope-full?


Hello readers, I remember when I was much younger and my grandmother was still alive, she would say that hope was the foundation of life itself.  Years later, I still think about her words.  At the time, I remember myself passionately in disagreement with my grandmother’s statement.  You see, I felt that to invest in hope […]