Tag Archives: Zen

The zen of a rattlesnake

One of my favorite hikes in the Pisgah National Forest is the John Rock Loop, a 5 mile trail that climbs roughly 1,200 feet. I like it not because it is 5 miles long, that sucks or because you have to … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to H. H. the Dalai Lama

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – H. H. the Dalai Lama Fifteen years ago I read The Art … Continue reading

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The enlightenment of a toothache

“When I have a toothache, I discover that not having a toothache is a wonderful thing. That is peace. I had to have a toothache in order to be enlightened, to know that not having one is wonderful.” – Thich … Continue reading

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Attracting birds

“I can find God in nature, in animals, in birds and the environment.” – Pat Buckley Several years ago my wife and I did a renovation and addition to our house. Our home had what is referred to as a … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of finding yourself

“You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.”  – Robert M. Pirsig In 1981 I was a freshman at … Continue reading

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Radio silence

I sent this text to my children Sunday; “Radio silence for the next few hours”. They knew we were headed to The Masters golf tournament which doesn’t allow you to carry a cell phone in. For the next eight hours my wife and … Continue reading

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How does your garden grow?

“The only clear thing is that we humans are the only species with the power to destroy the earth as we know it. The birds have no such power, nor do the insects, nor does any mammal. Yet if we … Continue reading

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