I’m NOT your Doormat

An interesting thing happened on my way to the Dharma. I know the power people put on the meaning of words( I am a writer of course). I understand defining things is how people make decisions and asset risk and other things during the course of their lives. But I also know the dangers of... Continue Reading →

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Be Purposefully…

Centering Thought: Be purposefully different. Today 1+1=3 I have always had a problem following the leader in anything other than work. I like being the one open to new things and discovering new ways think and be. This was often times seen as being willful, contrary for the sake of being contrary, and just a... Continue Reading →

Are the dots real or Placebo?

This week has been one where I see the Universe working. It seems everywhere I turn, many of the issues and questions I have for both immediate problem resolution but also I'm finding the Universe seems to want to answer the big issues holding back my spiritual growth. All this feels and is amazing but... Continue Reading →

Daily Practice for the Win

I'm someone who enjoys routine. I perform well at work because there are procedures and protocols that spell out exactly what is needed, giving me a roadmap for praise and success. Working a job is easy but coming up with the procedures and protocols for life entails a bit more work, and sticking to them... Continue Reading →

Spring Renewal

I first want to thank all of you who read and follow The Phoenix blog each week. Writing a blog isn't as easy as one might think. If you have noticed, there are times it seemed like the overall theme of the blog shifted topics from dating to depression and drug addiction to surviving this... Continue Reading →

Is Respect nothing more than Ego?

I try not to make it so obvious when I write about situations that happen with my friends, but I'm pretty sure this friend will know immediately this blog is about him. However, I'm not really writing about what happened between us as much as I'm trying to understand this need for respect. As I... Continue Reading →

That’s Your Interruption

I've always known words have power. If it wasn't true, people wouldn't care what names there were called and arguments wouldn't arise from things said out of anger. But recently I have seen a few words casually thrown around by people that I don't feel have a good grasp on their meaning, giving them a... Continue Reading →

Contentment is NOT Death

As humans, it seems we are always being told to be happy. We are told the road to happiness takes us to the mall, to fame, to that nice gated neighborhood, and to the insides of his or her pants at the bar( or app). We are taught through experience happiness fades, but happiness can... Continue Reading →

Keep Your God-Complex to Yourself

The title here is pretty strong, but I'm in an interesting head space here. I'm someone who enjoys paying attention. I observe behavior to improve my understanding of people, mostly to understand motives as to assist those looking for my brand of counsel. I also use skills learned through my Buddhist practice to make adjustments... Continue Reading →

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