Why hasn’t Lou written in almost a month?

Well, I’ve been moving all summer.  Out of one house, into temporary housing, then into another.  Writing hasn’t made it up the priority list.  I had a ton of stuff queued up to publish, and it did, and this is …

Roll with it

What’s the difference between playing a role and meeting social norms?  If we were to be truly truly authentic – ourselves at all times – all of our relationships would be destroyed.  Nobody is so positive, so pure in thought …

Sitting here at Avalon…

“Sitting here in Avalon, looking at the pouring rain; Summertime has come and gone, and everybody’s home again…” -Billy Joel, Famous Last Words

I’ll sit and look out at the trees and try to understand what it is we have …

A better life is a simple life

This isn’t a judgement on anyone’s lifestyle.  Hell, this may only apply to me.  But I’ve learned recently that an increasing quality of life means simplicity.  And by that, I mean mental simplicity.  The reduction of mental complexity on a …

Change yourself, change the world

When you change on the inside, you change on the outside.  When you change the way you treat yourself, you change the way you treat others.  It can’t help but be that way.  As within, so without.  So when you …

The classroom versus the field

When I meditate, I’m often hit with insights and ideas regarding my life.  Things I’ve been doing well, or things I’ve done wrong, or things I need to change. I’m hit with a lot of answers to “why” questions – …