LOVE AND FEAR

One of the abiding mysteries of human relationships is how people who can hardly stand each other still remain married or in some such relationships. There may be abuse, discord, and distance leading to suffering to one or both parties. Yet the relationship seems to withstand it all. Here is a story that may throw more »

LIFECHANGES

We live in a time of tremendous changes. The extent, type and pace of change are breathtaking as well as terrifying. There are the familiar stages and changes of life – birth, growing up, marriage, childbirth, aging, dying – and the common themes of distance, separation, break up of relationships, career changes, unemployment, relocation, illnesses more »

LIVING IN AN AGE OF FEAR

A parable from the Buddha: A man travelling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, more »