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

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

Changing From Negative to Positive Thinking

A rough area which I think plagues many people, particularly in an information age rife with negative and frightening news, is the aspect of thinking and conversely, the focus on thinking negatively. It's very easy for us to focus on things that are negative or a threat to our very survival. There is an argument … Continue reading Changing From Negative to Positive Thinking