Memories in Shadows

A world of wonder for me to explore,Yet regardless of one's yonder,You are here no more.Shadows remind me of you and I,The memories of you in the tears of my eye.The droplets tell a story,Each fruitful and true,Ripples in an ocean,That no longer has you.But however I am reminded,of the times that we had,I am … Continue reading Memories in Shadows

Learn to Experience Your Emotions

A few days ago, I was reminded of something in my personal life that brought about a sense of sadness. I recognized that there was a feeling there that came knocking on the proverbial door that is my awareness. So I sat down and spent some time meditating on it and experiencing the sensation that … Continue reading Learn to Experience Your Emotions

Holding Onto Emotions Is A Problem

For frequent readers, they've likely recognized that the recent theme behind a lot of my blog posts is about impermanence, mindfulness and how sensations aren't necessarily good or bad - they just are. Today might seem a little contradictory then, as I'll be writing about how there is such a thing as a negative emotional … Continue reading Holding Onto Emotions Is A Problem

Don’t Cling To What You Experience

During meditation and contemplation in general, I tend to consider the nature of the experience I am having and what sensations and thoughts come and go. Over time, as I've meditated more and more, I've learned to slowly separate myself from the experiences and be a "witness" to them. Not perfectly, mind you - and … Continue reading Don’t Cling To What You Experience

Pleasure Isn’t Good, and Pain Isn’t Bad

Sans the one two punch title, consider the meaning behind pleasure and pain. These two concepts or sensations are both synonymous, at least within modern thought, with good and bad respectively. Pain is "bad" for you, pleasure is "good" for you. The reasons are pretty clear: pain makes you feel bad, and pleasure makes you … Continue reading Pleasure Isn’t Good, and Pain Isn’t Bad

Self-Improvement or Self-Destruction?

I'm subscribed to an enormous amount of channels that are all aimed towards improving certain skills or learning about something new - whether it's in philosophy, psychology, dating, fitness, I've got a huge bunch of videos that I can go through on the daily in my off time. It's good stuff, but something that has … Continue reading Self-Improvement or Self-Destruction?