Recently I had the opportunity to read a couple of books by Patrick Rhone. "Enough" and "Some Thoughts About Writing" are short books and I managed to read each one in a day.
Happiness is found in the moment. Happiness is not striving for bliss in the future.
I have always wondered why, during a concentrated effort on becoming happier, I become less happy and more irritable. That was until I heard this theory on a Buddhist podcast*. When we are working towards happiness we are placing our thoughts and efforts towards a singular goal. We are creating a sense of attachment to … Continue reading Happiness
As each mind is a mere point of awareness, each mind is unique, has its own perspective, and potentially its own inherent bias. Each one of us is true to the perspective of our minds. We often fail to see, however, that this perspective is not universal or even common, but the expression of limitation. … Continue reading Going Deeper
The first step is always the hardest. This is true of many things including writing. There is also a saying that after 21 times repeating the same thing you can make it a habit of it. Interestingly enough there is an article in the Huffington Post written by James Clear that challenges this notion. It … Continue reading Step One: Begin Writing
Sounded like a good idea, until it wasn’t. This statement could describe my life. I actually do a lot of things that seem like a good idea, until I realize that maybe it wasn’t the best decision. I especially feel that way when I think about my writing goals and the theme for my blog. … Continue reading Sounded like a good idea at the time
Today will be an artist retreat day. I don't have to work so I can spend the day nourishing my creative soul. My plan is to respond to writing prompts, go outside and take pictures, go for a walk in the woods, and sit in silent meditation. Today will be a retreat day, a day where … Continue reading The Artist Retreat Day