Archive of all blog posts tagged 'Zen'

2017


Be Ye Not As Doormats (2017/08/18 08:00)
On Buddhism and fascism and pacifism.

But What If The Moment Sucks? (2017/08/09 08:00)
On the problems inherent in "living in the moment".

Shall We Put A Label On That? Dept. (2017/06/25 08:00)
Given my interest in Zen, am I writing "Buddhist fiction"? I'm dubious.

Self Control Dept. (2017/06/14 08:00)
When you assume full and total responsibility for everything that happens to you, even the things you think you can't control, you have a change of perspective.

The Mess-Age Dept. (2017/06/13 08:00)
On the themes I keep coming back to in my work, and how I try to not let that trap me.

It Takes A Worried Man Dept. (2017/06/03 08:00)
On taming my inner fussbudget.

Some Of The Above Dept. (2017/04/12 08:00)
Do I call myself a Buddhist? I'm not sure I ought to.

Not Everything Is About You, Not Even You Dept. (2017/03/28 08:00)
Would you believe me if I said the universe wasn't out to get you?

Stop Waiting For The Good Times Dept. (2017/03/26 08:00)
You'll never get anything done that way. Take it from an expert.

2016


I'll Tell Me What To Do Dept. (2016/07/28 08:00)
More on spiritual authority.

Be Ye Not As Jerks Dept. (2016/07/20 08:00)
Belief or nonbelief isn't absolutely correlated with good behavior; it's all in how you use it.

You Are Not Your F***ing Khakis Dept. (2016/05/10 10:00)
And you're not your desires, either.

Mind Your Manners (And Manner Your Mind) Dept. (2016/02/21 10:00)
When people talk about "civilization falling apart" or "the death of manners" I can't help but think they are either looking for those things in the wrong place (like, say, a prison or a stockyard), or just sensitizing themselves to...

The Goalless Goal Dept. (2016/02/20 10:00)
"You can only find things by not looking for them."

2015


I'm (Sort Of) A Believer Dept. (2015/12/09 10:00)
Me and my, uh, belief system, whatever you wanna call it.

The Un-Educator Dept. (2015/08/05 01:00)
Why "teaching" creativity may be a misnomer at best and a waste at worst.

Unthink For Yourself Dept. (2015/07/14 10:00)
Sure, maybe Zen is "irrational", but who's complaining?

It's Hard To Be Humble When You're Perfect Dept. (2015/06/09 10:00)
"The real enemy is not ignorance, doubt, or even disbelief. It is false knowledge."

I, Groucho Marxist Dept. (2015/04/23 01:00)
Why I wouldn't belong to any club yadda yadda.

The Irreplaceables Dept. (2015/03/03 10:00)
You are, in fact, a special and unique snowflake. And this should terrify you.

No Mind Doesn't Mean Mindless Dept. (2015/02/17 05:00)
Zen's "no-mind" means humility, not cultivated ignorance.

2014


No Little Pink Glasses For You And Me Dept. (2014/12/22 10:00)
"...to be happy to be alive in the full knowledge of all misery, our own included."

A Healthy Level Of Disconnect Dept. (2014/12/15 10:00)
On not getting too attached.

A Better Man Than This Dept. (2014/12/06 10:00)
Belief's a label you earn, not self-apply.

The Liar In The Mirror Dept. (2014/11/14 10:00)
On the fine line between "I only believe in facts and logic" and "If I believe this, it must be logical and factual".


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