Is There a “Right Way” to Meditate?

Well, there's no wrong way to meditate. By extension, in my estimation, there is no right way to meditate, only what is most effective for you based on what you intend. For example, I was speaking with my mom one day over the phone and she said, “I meditate every morning, but it just isn’t… Continue reading Is There a “Right Way” to Meditate?

“Good Enough” Responsibility

What is “good enough” responsibility? Last week, I was relaying a story about a discussion with my students around decision-making and responsibility. I asked them to define “responsibility.” I jotted down some of their thoughts: in charge of some action or choice taking ownership taking control of own actions reflecting on and/or understanding your self… Continue reading “Good Enough” Responsibility

Spiritual Truth: You’re an Asshole

It's better that you just accept it now -- you're not a nice person. You constantly judge people, are myopic in your approach to situations, and regularly see yourself as a victim. Just admit it -- you're an asshole. I had a great conversation with my students on Monday around Pathos and “Good Enough” responsibility.… Continue reading Spiritual Truth: You’re an Asshole

Are You the Subject or the Object? (The difference is spirit.)

On this momentous International Women’s Day, with protests happening all over the world surrounding reproductive rights, the wage gap, and systemic misogyny, I wanted to post about something I have been thinking about off-and-on for a while now. There is a continuing debate that sounds incredibly grammatical, but is in fact credibly philosophical, and is… Continue reading Are You the Subject or the Object? (The difference is spirit.)

What would be different? (Change is incremental)

One day a few years back, I was suggesting to my partner that I could do more of what I love if I worked less. I was convinced that if I just had more hours in the day, I would spend it all writing and creating and loving life. It was something that sounded perfectly… Continue reading What would be different? (Change is incremental)