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Arizona, USA
Enlightenment in a digital world
Interests: Buddhist, Burning Man, Dungeons & Dragons,
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Hate/anger/violence is not my solution. The only time something good comes out of hating something is "hating hate". Instead, let me tell you about compassion, and how to view peoples "bad" speech, actions and behavior with understanding for their perspectives & experiences. I didn't say excuse their behavior, because I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2018 at A Patient of the Human Condition
Feel Good - This was my practice today and this is why. The Feel Good technique is a compassion/gratitude practice which when done correctly helps to train the mind to notice these things in daily life, thus affecting a persons general "mood". Invoke Good feeling - Find that memory, story,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at A Patient of the Human Condition
Ok. It's one thing to bliss out on a cushion and quite another thing to work it into your daily life. I'd like to tell this story of how I used my mindfulness skills when I had the flu. As some of you may know I'm a leader in the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at A Patient of the Human Condition
I look back at my life and see threads of mindfulness through it. BurningMan taught me spontaneity. Buddhism taught me meditation. Parenting taught me compassion. Deep and loving connections with others taught me of our interdependence. I wish you a practice of mindfulness. Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2018 at A Patient of the Human Condition
I've increased my duration of mediation recently to an hour in an effort to manage the holiday season with more skill. This morning I was listening to Shinzen Young (my teacher) go over a "working with the holidays - windows and walls" meditation session from his home practice program. And... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at A Patient of the Human Condition
I had a strange cascade of thoughts where I stepped on some sand outside my back door, and I was actually observing my thoughts as the "story" started to arise. The story of my daughter emptying out her shoes, and then, I quickly went to get the broom and simply... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2017 at A Patient of the Human Condition
Spoon Theory - How I manage my time and energy throughout the day. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at A Patient of the Human Condition
Happiness derived from external factors is fleeting and ultimately unfulfilling. Here's a path I've taken to a "better happiness". Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at A Patient of the Human Condition
I had a friend and we "shared the same trajectory", he and I were in similar situations: We saw each other at common functions 2-4 times a year and I've known him for about 10 years. We talked about life, his feelings, my feelings and our perspectives in conversations several... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at A Patient of the Human Condition
This ideal blatantly stolen (with permission) from @SeanBlanda I'm creating a table with these rules inscribed on the face. There will be 4 stools. Rules - For the "hot seat" State an opinion that you believe is controversial - Respond to the questions with a story or experience... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at A Patient of the Human Condition
In game - Home guard confirms completion of Myrksaa saturation Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Fly Reckless
Today is Monday April 10th and I sit in the Reykyavik fish restaurant and start to put structure around my recent #EveFanfest experience. There were many moments that stick out in my mind still and this is as much to reinforce them in my own memory as to share them... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Fly Reckless
Here's an old episode that I forgot to publish back in March. In this opinion piece from March, I review some of my thoughts on getting upset via Facebook, Twitter or text. And how that can come from an unrealistic expectation of how that message is received by the sender. Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Fly Reckless
Do you have an artistic endeavor that you actively do? For 47 years of my life I "was never good at art". I would laugh about the quality of my stick figures, and sometimes hope to complete a circle with the ends matching. And my handwriting is horrible (something I'm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2017 at A Patient of the Human Condition
I want other humans to realize that a focus on the external world with neglect of their own inner values breeds unhappiness in ourselves and others. I want people to look inwards to find Joy in their lives for when we improve our own inner values, we change the world. Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2017 at A Patient of the Human Condition
What is that one thing, that when you possess, you have all other virtues? Compassion. Definition of compassion - from "A fearless heart." Compassion is a sense of concern that arises when we are confronted with another's suffering and feel motivated to see that suffering relieved. Compassion is what connects... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2016 at Fly Reckless
Thank you sir. Wait till my actions start bringing the change I want to see in the world. I'm only getting started.
On 12/10 I went to NYC and met one of the people who I “look up to” as a fellow human being – Seth Godin. I’d like to take a minute to document the things that I took away from the interactions and connections from the weekend in the hopes... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at A Patient of the Human Condition
Ron is now following Mitch Weisburgh
Dec 13, 2016
Today I had an interaction with a kindergarten playground bully. He was 6, and came up and laughed at me for my painted purple toenails. He told me "I was a girl" and that he wanted to "stomp on my toes and make me cry." He was bigger than the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at A Patient of the Human Condition
Today I touched my toes. That likely seems stupid to you, but to me it represents results from an oddly focused effort in specific areas. I'm a 48 year old sedentary ex IT manager who has been this way for YEARS. I've been as heavy as 238 in the past... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Fly Reckless
Ron is now following Seth Godin
Nov 14, 2016