Monthly Archives: February 2013

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The Sweating Jizo

I was fortunate enough to find this picture of Jizo online at one of my favorite Buddhist sites, www.onmarkproductions.com, where much rich information is available. As you already likely know, Jizo has many manifestations throughout Japan.  He is best known as the protector of children, women and travelers.  He is also known as the Bosatsu [...]

By | 2013-02-22T09:30:05+00:00 February 22nd, 2013|All, Buddhism, Statues, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Asking for Help, Finding Your Center

We seem to be the nation of the independent personality disorder.  We want to do things Our Way. Asking for help is a sign of weakness, rather one of a collaborative spirit. But sometimes a quick call for help is all we need. I have the good fortune of having a 24/7 confidential voice mailbox.  [...]

By | 2013-02-14T00:21:06+00:00 February 14th, 2013|All, Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Busted Toe Diaries: Pausing and Still Getting “There”

Inventor Charles F. Kettering once said, “You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.” Going Somewhere is something I really like. Going there fast? Even better. I used to joke that my middle [...]

By | 2013-02-07T10:57:34+00:00 February 7th, 2013|Buddhism, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Broken Bones and Necessary Pain (aka The Busted Toe Diaries)

I learned another thing the hard way (is there really any other way?). When a broken bone is mending, there are times when it hurts, suddenly and badly, as part of the healing process. I was struck by the metaphor of how we cannot mend unless we face the painful things in our lives.  This [...]

By | 2013-02-01T10:00:44+00:00 February 1st, 2013|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments