... laughing at someone's hypothetical "expense?" We all do it ... well, maybe not ALL (there are some very saintly people out there ... but I bet they too once DID it!) ... but as a fairly reasonable generalization, we all use comedy as a means of dealing with situations and realizations that might be … Continue reading What’s the Harm in …
I have heard so many "famous" people and rich people and "spiritual teachers" say how happiness (or insert some other self-reflecting positive attribute) can be achieved by not only being happy when good things happen to you but "genuinely" being happy when good things happen to others. That "genuinely" gets me because it speaks back … Continue reading Monday “Mantra” – “BE HAPPY FOR OTHERS!” – NO!
I will try to return to my more "succinct" posting style with this one - please bear with my "bombastic loquaciousness" when it pops up! At any rate, sticking with the "alliteration," I thought I would write about a topic that has been on my mind quite a bit recently - it is something of … Continue reading Mundane Monday
Today I am just writing a short little "blip" about chains of "coincidences;" things to which we often ascribe some kind of "intent" or "meaning" when they occur. When I say this I mean something like if you were to find a $5 bill lying in the middle of "Main Street" and you took that … Continue reading Mindfulness Monday
Many of the posts I have started to write here - saved now as "drafts" - involve the results of action vs. "inaction." This basic "is" or "is not" can be formulated into infinite numbers of "hypotheses" despite the fact that they all basically come down to the aforementioned basic "argument." Today, for "Motivation Monday," … Continue reading Motivation Monday – Is “Failure” an Option?
So today started off as a rocky last night - I was having terrible panic attacks and slept terribly due to the amount of pain I was in along with having steroid withdrawal which resulted in repeated nightmares that woke me from my rare moments of sound sleep. I finally dragged my butt out of … Continue reading Monday Motivation – Random Acts of Kindness