Tag Archive: Peace

Aug 28

Parenting with Mindfulness

A few weeks ago I was up all night with my newborn John. I had an extremely busy day planned, and no matter what i tried, he refused to go to sleep. As the hours ticked away, I could feel myself grow increasingly frustrated. I really wasn’t in the mood for this, I really didn’t …

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Apr 08

Zen Moments

This is my twenty-sixth (and final!) post in a series, where each Monday (if possible) I have tried to post a point of reflection or insight that I used to reflect and meditate on during the week. In order to make it a bit more focused and interesting, I attempted to do this with topics …

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Feb 13

Lessons from my Taoist Masters

Suzie (black) and Willie (Yellow)

I live with two Taoist masters, yes two, they are my two dogs, Willie and Suzie. Now then, before you click away thinking I have lost my mind, let me explain. One of Taoism’s central goals is to live in harmony with the natural flow of the universe (known as the Tao, hence where the …

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Oct 06

Suffering is Caused by Ignorance

Mossy Wooded Path

As many of my readers already know, I was blessed to be able to attend the Kalachakra Initiation, in Washington D.C., this past July. During one of the preliminary teachings that preceded the Kalachakra Initiation, H.H. The Dalai Lama, mentioned something that struck me at a very deep level, and has continued to resonate with …

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Sep 09

7 Common Questions Regarding Meditation

A Light in the Darkness

I am writing this article as a follow-up to a guest post that I wrote for The Art of Manliness Website, “A Primer on Meditation“. I feel that the article was well received, and almost all of the comments have been positive, except for the inevitable internet trolls. While perusing the comments sections, there were …

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Sep 05

Be a Good Ancestor Today

My Wife and Son releasing fish into our pond.

“Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors” – Jonas Salk (Developer of the first Polio Vaccine) Recently I have ran across several blogs, topics, books, podcasts, etc., promoting the message, “Be a Good Ancestor Today”. While it appears that the message originates from the above quote by Dr. Salk, the message has recently been …

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