On Forgiveness

When I hold a grudge, it burns in my heart, a tarry black ball of coal fuming anger, resentment, and hatred. I do myself spiritual injury when I do not forgive. The pain I hold…

Empowerment

Seeing myself, the people in my life, and the world in terms of vows has brought me a set of gifts. I look closely at each person, and try to discern what their vow is….

Mysticism

Like most teenagers, I went through a rebellious phase. I became a fervent atheist, amongst other things. In retrospect, this was a strange development. I wasn’t raised as a theist. I grew up in the…

What is a Vow?

I always felt called to a sense of purpose. It felt like life had meaning, like I was here for a reason. But I was confused. What was my purpose? How would I find it?…

Reflections on Buddhist Right Speech

Right Speech is the third component of Buddhism’s Noble Eightfold Path. Reflecting on Right Speech is a necessary component of the Buddhist spiritual path, but also provides useful guidelines for anyone who is aware of…

A Bedtime Story for Bloob

Tell me a bedtime story — itty bitty bloob (@bloobsandnoods) March 18, 2022 There was once a princess from a little village in the forest. One day, her grandmother took her aside after dinner and…

A Mettawave Manifesto

A lot of Western meditation culture is built around sitting silently in a room. There are good reasons for that – silence and stillness can be useful for practice in certain styles and traditions. But…