Tag Archives: Buddhism

Converging Threads: Philosophy, Psychology, Spirituality, and Science (Saying Goodbye to Pop Part II)

  As you know, I have been reading philosophy, religious texts, general spiritual material, and even some personal development over the last few years.  I feel like I have finally amassed different viewpoints that I’m starting to figure out my … Continue reading

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Love, romance, and loners

The last couple of weekends have provided a couple of opportunities to think about love and romance, particularly in context of my growing-in-being-comfortable-with-being-a-loner-ism.  The good folks over at the Loner Wolf talk about loners being a class of super-introverts.  They … Continue reading

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Existential Crisis…over at last

Much of the turmoil over the last few years, and indeed for much of my life, has been essentially an extended existential crisis.  I have come back more strongly to the tentative position I held when much younger (though at … Continue reading

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All I Want…Something to Beleive In

It’s been a while.  I was traveling the two weeks after R-dog moved on, and I spent the most of the next three weeks with my grandparents.  Then, the next couple of weeks were spent catching up with work and finishing … Continue reading

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My current life philosophy: One part Nietzsche, two parts Kierkegaard, three parts Buddha, and a slathering of Jimmy Buffett

I realized that in a few of my recent posts, it would appear that I am drifting off into the abyss of nihilism.  But no; I’m somewhere in the triangle formed by nihilism, existentialism, absurdism.  From what I can tell, … Continue reading

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Clinging, the environment, and the “big electron”

Hi all, There have been times when I get pretty worked up about the environment and the impact that humans have on it.  But sometimes I wonder if I’ve gone too far and am clinging.  The Buddha taught that clinging … Continue reading

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Fogot to Post: Happy Fall and Two New State Parks

This shows up as a draft.  I’m not sure why I never posted it, but here you go — better late than never.  Cheers! We’ve had a nice fall so far – for the most part it has been sunny … Continue reading

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The problem with faith and back to basic Buddhism

A few days ago I posted a fake conversation with god through a strange voice indeed.  It was not completely a joke, but more of a way to lay aside something that had been troubling me for years.  As much as … Continue reading

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When it comes to the environment, there ain’t no good guy, there ain’t no bad guy, there’s just you and me and we both disagree

A conversation with a friend the other day made me think about the state of environmental policy, and then good vs. evil, wrong vs. right, etc.  And like a lot of things, we are unfortunately all too often thinking in a … Continue reading

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Wishing for TLBICP (yeah you know me)

I hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays / Winter Solstice Festival / whatever you’re into.  My holiday wish is that all people and critters give and receive more TLBICP: Truth – Love – Beauty – Inspiration … Continue reading

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