A personal blog by a graying (mostly Anglo with light African-American roots) gay leftist leaning liberal progressive fit married college-educated former Baha'i NPR-listening Professor Emeritus now following the Dharma from California to Minas Gerais, Brasil.
is who and what we are: constellations of matter, vulnerable,
impermanent, and—for moments? for lifetimes?—illumined by the miracle of
awareness. Whether fleeting or eternal, it’s a miracle that we must
never take for granted.
"Trump courted evangelicals and promised to appoint judges to overturn
the historic Obergefell ruling on marriage equality (and he has publicly
opposed marriage equality since 2000). Even if you believe he wouldn’t
do that, why would you give even conditional support to a man who has
given hope to the people who detest you and wish you harm?"
a certain point, you realize that you see only the projections of your
own mind. The play of phenomena is a projection of the spirit. The
projections are your karma, your curriculum for this incarnation.
Everything that’s happening to you is a teaching designed to burn out
your stuff, your attachments. Your humanity and all your desires are not
some kind of error. They’re integral parts of the journey.
intend to cultivate equanimity and balance—not to panic when things
appear to be off track, and not to relax when everything seems to be
going smoothly. I intend to cultivate awareness and presence and not
focus too hard on the outcome—paying more attention to the process and
developing understanding and sympathy for myself and others.