Communicating

Something struck me hard when I read a particular passage in Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Art of Communicating. Bad communication or the lack of communication sums up, perhaps 70% of my problems or sufferings. Buddhist books are often written in such a peaceful and straightforward way that you feel like you’re reading a children’s book Read More …

Monkey

Six weeks of meditation merely shows little progress. I say little even though my focus and sense of calm have improved. When you do Vipassana and don’t follow the five precepts, your meditation will be weak. There are moments I’m obsessed with the calm, especially in the morning—getting up at 7:30 a.m. when my dog Read More …

Self-everything

I joined a self-publishing school’s 10-day webinar by chance. The founders and hosts have simply confirmed what I already knew, but they taught me the terms, techniques and tips that will be useful at some point. They’ve delivered good value to their new members by offering this course. The encouragement and motivation are invaluable, but Read More …

ADHD nation

My friend called me from Thailand a few weeks back to send some positive vibes. She has always struck me as a strong, opinionated woman. Last year she went back home and spent almost nine months at a meditation retreat to work on herself. I sometimes wonder how many months or years, I would need Read More …

Dutiful

Some people aren’t multitaskers. I’m not referring to work as such, but emotions. If you’re emotionally involved in one thing and want to make it right, they can’t dump something else on you and immediately expect the right result. If people don’t understand how you feel or it doesn’t make sense to them, the worst Read More …

Cannabinoids

Ever get this feeling that you want to hit a baseball bat against the wall? It doesn’t have to be a baseball bat; it could be your head. It probably won’t feel like much if you’ve taken 2.5 mg of THC and the entire surface of your body—your skin is vibrating pleasantly. If it was Read More …