Category: Peace

People sure seem to hate each other, at least when it comes to politics.  The signs are everywhere.  Just turn on the news. We’re all so polarized now that we can’t even listen to those on “the other side.”  They don’t see things like we do.  They’re so wrong, or ignorant, or bad, or racist,…

Share

Well, should you? With so much rancor and ill-will being spewed over guns after the recent spate of mass murders, it’s hard not to have a position.  I’m sure that whatever yours is, you can justify it with loads of data to support your position. But truly, whose mind are you changing? Certainly not yours….

Share

America is a pressure cooker ready to explode. Tempers are flaring. Differences are amplified. Conflicts abound. Left and right are at each others’ throats. They just don’t see things the same way, and don’t look like they care to listen to anything the other says any more. Where will it all end? Who knows, but…

Share

As a birthday gift to myself, I thought I’d pull out one of my teacher’s favorites on meditation. Mine, too. It’s the classic of all classics. It’s the Buddha’s Anapanasati Sutta with his famous teaching on mindfulness. Try it. It’s a great way to find peace. Check it out.   Mindfulness of In-&-Out Breathing “Now…

Share

What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result? Well, then I must be nuttier than a fruitcake. Because I’m still here talking about peace while addressing the conditions — both inner and outer — that combine to steal it. Lately that’s had me writing and speaking…

Share

What the hell is getting into some people these days? Berkeley protesters riot to keep Milo Yannopolis from being heard. Milo, if you don’t know, goes by the moniker The Dangerous Faggot. A gay conservative, Milo is technology editor for Breitbart News and espouses western values and calls out the ridiculous efforts liberals (especially feminists)…

Share

Tensions are escalating in the South China Sea. President-elect Donald Trump recently announced he was called by the president of Taiwan, in an apparent break with US-China policy dating back to 1979. In case you missed it, here’s his tweet:  The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency….

Share

Yesterday I heard someone say they wanted world peace. That sure would be great. But then I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to have peace a little closer to home — like in all the other aspects of our lives? Don’t we want peace there, too? Is world peace enough if we can’t have it…

Share