Note: Shrinkage is not gender-specific, and it’s not limited to body size. Anyone who has ever tried to take up as little space as possible with his belongings, for example, knows this shrinkage problem. Anyone who has shrunken her personality to suit the comfort of others. Each smothered laugh shrinks the space she takes… Read More Shrinkage
My 49th birthday is around the corner. It’s making me take stock of how far I’ve come, what I’ve accomplished, and what really matters to me. I realized recently that, although I am not where I want to be, it doesn’t mean I haven’t fully lived. This was a hard thing to digest because I… Read More
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Shenpa is what Pema Chodron calls the hook. We each have different hooks but we all get hooked by attachment to outcomes, expectations, or regrets. It is emotionally painful and we suffer. Whatever the hook is, I have to let it go. I must remember that 100 years from now when I am dead and… Read More Shenpa: That which hooks you in and ensnares you
The disease called “Perfection”.
Check out how Johnny–a bagger at a grocery store–made customers want to shop every day.