Old Stories and New Stories

Today I realized that I’m being prompted to go beyond my comfort zone. I’m faced with a situation that asks me to either jump into the fire or run and hide in my clam shell. Guess which one I would prefer? Clam shell, 100%. Guess which one I’m going to do? Yep. I’m gonna burn.Continue reading “Old Stories and New Stories”

Desire in the Dark Age

Clearly we are at the deep end of the dark age. I can tell because I’ve spent the last week eating cheese puffs. Like most of us here in the desire realm, I grasp at the world of form in a misguided attempt to reduce suffering. The array of distractions is vast: Cary Grant films,Continue reading “Desire in the Dark Age”

More Failure Equals More Success

I’ve noticed that the biggest difference between wildly successful people and total failures is that the successful people fail more. –Martha Beck This quote hit me like a brick. I am ashamed to admit to you how much time I waste fretting about my failures: no husband, no children, I’ve “failed” to stay in oneContinue reading “More Failure Equals More Success”