People often say, “the grass isn’t greener on the other side”. And some people, to be even more clever, follow that up with, “it’s greener where you water it.” Ugh! Many years ago, I wrote an article entitled, “Greener Pastures” and in my research, I found a photo of two cows on one side of … Continue reading Why the Grass Being Greener on the Other Side isn’t the Issue
There was a time when I thought I wanted to climb Mount Everest. I was watching “Everest” on the Discovery Channel and it looked glorious. Then I read Bear Grylls’ book, “Mud, Sweat, and Tears” and thought if he can do it after breaking his back, I surely can. I must climb Everest! Why? Why … Continue reading Man’s Affliction and Getting at One With the World
“Oh, you’re a martial artist?” “Yeah, long time.” “Cool. What would you do if I did this?” And they proceed to do all kinds of crazy physical attacks on you. They grab you, punch at you, choke you, and kick you. “Hey, check this out. Let me get you in a headlock …” Mmm. No. … Continue reading The Funny/Not-Funny Curse of a Martial Artist
As a drop of water, we are just that; a drop. When we drop into the ocean, we are no longer a drop. We are the ocean. We are always the ocean. As a wave, we grow and we crash; rise and fall. The wave is there, but then its gone and we are still … Continue reading As a Drop in the Ocean, We Are
The first limb of Yoga is Yama, which deals with one’s ethical standards, behavior, character, and so on. There are five Yamas and the first is Ahimsa; non-violence. And to not harm others is to not harm ourselves. There are many forms and levels of violence, such as gossip, verbal abuse, narcissism, gaslighting, and so … Continue reading Ahimsa. Is it Possible to Practice Non-Violence and Have Inner-Peace?