January 2010

What I Learned Today

January 24, 2010

I was thinking about the bad things that happened to me this month and thought that now that most of them have been resolved, the problems didn’t seem so bad at all.  The other thing I realized is that I prioritized the situations in my life. There were a number of things that I faced. […]

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God’s Our Safety Belt

January 22, 2010

A dad is always proud when his son or daughter quote him.  I feel that way now.  Stephen had an insight I hadn’t thought of, which is that many people will not let go of the bar, will hold on tight no matter how many times they ride the roller coaster.  Unlike the real roller […]

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God’s Hands

January 22, 2010

My dad wrote this to me in an e-mail today and I thought it was just wonderful: “Life is like a roller coaster after all. There are some calm periods, some turbulent ones, and some very turbulent ones. But you know, if you’re brave, you can do the whole ride with your hands in the […]

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Life is Strange

January 14, 2010

I have the following prayer posted on my refrigerator. Dear Lord Bless me and enlarge my life, put your hand upon me, keep me from evil, may I cause no pain. I got it from a book I gave Jennifer some years ago.  It’s called The Prayer of Jabez.  I once knew who he was, […]

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Objects of attachment

January 12, 2010

I was thinking tonight, about that pillar of Buddhist philosophy in regards to attachment and suffering. I got home from work tonight and before returning home drove up to watch the break at cowell beach under the stars. A fog was coming in and it smelt amazingly good. I took a couple deep breaths and […]

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Scan baby Scan

January 10, 2010

I was thinking the other day, as the Congressional leaders respond to the recent terrorist attacks by implementing full body scanners and pat downs, that this may be just what we need in combination with our new health care bill. Forget about a government option. For your next physical just book a ticket on Jet […]

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The origin of suffering is attachment.

January 8, 2010

This is the second noble truth of Buddhism, I thought it was as it say’s it is: NOBLE! The origin of suffering is attachment to transient things and the ignorance thereof. Transient things do not only include the physical objects that surround us, but also ideas, and -in a greater sense- all objects of our […]

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Drunk on Happiness

January 3, 2010

Stephen, this is a great posting.  It is very insightful, especially the fact that the best things in life are free.  They truly are and we don’t appreciate it enough. I didn’t find the Woody Allen quote depressing at all.  He says that the way we deal with things is through creativity, or at least […]

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I couldn’t of said it better myself, so I won’t

January 3, 2010

I am finally warming up. The water was so cool and crisp today, the afternoon sun felt so good, and paddling into this perfect surf, reminded me just how good life can be. I felt blessed today; drunken happiness,  the feeling of being surrounded for 2 weeks by such loving and supportive family, my mom, […]

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