I’m not scared of hardship anymore.

Most of what I write concerns getting beyond the difficult times in my life to discover the hidden strength to make it to the next chapter. I'd always been disappointed with self-help books, and stories of success because they always gave the end result, not the journey. My goal has always been to record my... Continue Reading →

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Dharma Day Lessons

Yesterday was Dharma Day celebrating the first sermon given by The Buddha in which he revealed the "ultimate truth" and the path to enlightenment. This day is celebrated on the full moon in July and is used to give offerings, study the Dharma, and deepen practitioners¬†spirituality. I worked a double shift and had hoped to... Continue Reading →

What our senses consume…

Centering Thought: ¬†What we consume through our other senses is just as important as what we consume through the mouth. Today I consume with thought and mindfulness In Buddhism, the Fifth Mindfulness Training helps us to consider everything we consume, and it's usefulness to our body and our practice. We know what we eat fuels... Continue Reading →

I am Overwhelmed but…

Centering Thought: I am overwhelmed. I allow my emotions to run wild too much. Today I care for my insides better. I am someone ruled by my emotions. It doesn't help my moon is in Aquarius, which puts me as an outsider a lot. I don't want to get into astrology but I see my... Continue Reading →

Not an angry person, Just Disappointed.

Lately, I have been taking care to follow my emotions wherever they lead. Most have already guessed things have become very complicated. While I can say I am learning my triggers for joy, sadness, and frustration, I've also noticed everything seems to put me in a very angry state. Naturally, I have begun to look... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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