Monthly Archives: June 2013

Basho and His Words, Jizo & Seeking Peace

“Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.”  ~ Basho I have used beautiful quotes of Basho’s for a long time.  And while I loved his words, I did not know anything about the man, the poet.  It is in grounding myself in my Jizo-experience that [...]

By | 2013-06-27T21:22:41+00:00 June 27th, 2013|All, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo and Alt + Shift + W: Distraction Free Mode

I learn something new every day.  Actually, maybe I learn too much every day and a lot of it is unnecessary.   Isn’t that the etiology of TMI (Too Much Information)? Today, as I was propped up on my writerly pillows, breeze coming gently through the windows, with my computer on my lap, I thought about [...]

By | 2013-06-22T14:08:24+00:00 June 22nd, 2013|Mindfulness, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jizo Therapy and Collaborative Conflict Resolution

When it comes to communication and relationships, there is collaboration.  And then there is everything else.  The dictionary definition of collaboration is: 1)  to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor; 2) to cooperate with or willingly assist an enemy of one’s country and especially an occupying force. So, one definition [...]

By | 2013-06-13T13:49:02+00:00 June 13th, 2013|Therapy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glimpses of Peace Amidst Glimpses of Peace: A Meditation on Conflict Avoidance

Take a deep breath… and as you exhale… please pause. Notice where your shoulders are.  Take your shoulders down to where they fall naturally. Feel your breath enter and leave your body, feel your belly rise and fall. Notice your thoughts.  Listen to the ticker-tape chatter, the Monkey Mind, the galloping Idea Horse. Smile as [...]

By | 2013-06-04T18:57:23+00:00 June 4th, 2013|Meditation, Uncategorized|0 Comments