Monthly Archives: September 2012

“What is myth?”

In college, one of my best friends (Rick Ramell) and I took a class from Dr. Soo Bach Choi.  At the beginning of the first class, he asked this question. Recently, I was listening to the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers and Joseph Campbell.  This is what JC said about what Myth is: “Myths are clues to the experience of life.”

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Higher Nature

Joseph Campbell once said: “Put yourself in situations to invoke your higher nature.” To me, this means that you’re not copping out when you decide to be non confrontational, or if you decide that being around a certain person can be avoided, or not exposing yourself to an awkward situation. In some ways, this is very Buddhistic – Understand that there is pain, and find ways to avoid that pain.

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Don’t resist change and be enlightened

When we resist change, it’s called suffering. But when we can completely let go and not struggle against it, when we can embrace the groundlessness of our situation and relax into its dynamic quality, that’s called enlightenment. Pema Chödrön

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I am no one

I see houses in neighborhoods, and I think – what do all these people do? Read this and tell me you don’t feel insignificant: The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Monday that the extent of Arctic sea ice shrank to 1.58 million square miles and is likely to melt more in the coming weeks. That breaks the old record of 1.61 million square miles set in 2007.

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Although referred to as a part of Buddhist protocol, we can apply this to our own metaphor. For instance, there are things around your home that you have done to make it comfortable and appealing to you.  But, let’s say, you have to switch jobs and move. Therefore, some of that comfort you’ve created will have to be left behind.  But, thinking back, isn’t that what you did before?  And, wasn’t it better the second time. I think about a fire pit and back patio cover I had built at my last home. It was perfect.  So, when I moved, I did it again.  And, again, it’s perfect.  So, if … Continue reading

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