The Truth Is An Illusion

In Buddhism, there is an idea called upaya. As the story goes, when Buddha was enlightened, he experienced the interconnection of all things beyond words. Then he felt compassion for all the suffering in the world, and he wanted to help, but he knew there was no way he could use words to teach something […]

Coffee, and Honesty Done Well

Honesty has been in the air lately, and I wanted to write about it, but I was feeling a little befuddled. I’m pushing myself to the wall, hard as I can, to go out and connect with people I don’t know. If you know me, you’ll know this is like asking a baboon to compose […]

Fools Widsom

“And nobody wants to know him, they can see that he’s just a fool. And he never gives an answer. But the fool on the hill, sees the sun going down, and the eyes in his head, see the world spinning ‘round.” – The Fool On The Hill, The Beatles We are supposed to be […]

You Can Do Better Than Retain Knowledge

Studies show that people retain 90% of the knowledge they teach others, and only 10% of the knowledge they gain from reading. That’s great if you want your brain to be an encyclopedia. I think it’s about more than that. Teaching is an act of transformation. Both the teacher and the student are transformed by […]