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January 19, 2016

I feel the ferocity of wanting. The tanha.

(it is uncomfortable, this craving: the buddha calls it tanha).

I get it, how badly you want this world to change,

and how maddening it is that it doesn't (even as it does)

I too want so much sometimes, and cannot quite just be se...

January 15, 2016

wake up you sleepyheads!
there are pancakes a-plenty and worms for everyone
if you haven't wheels, hitch a ride, but dammit, 
get there. when you get there, you'll always get yourself, everywhere you turn.
everything wiggles and writhes, misery and wonderment.
if we...

January 8, 2016

is super, super big. The universe is vast and open. But humans can sometimes get endlessly lost in this life, on terrible orbital pathways, circling around the same ickiness.

What to do about that?
Metta is a practice of unconditional self-love. Metta...

January 3, 2016


The year 2016 has sprung into being, and it will, in a blink, cease to be. As all things, it is impermanent. We relish one moment at a time. This is all there is. To be with this unfolding, moment by moment, with peace within ourselves, is the greatest possible gift....

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