I used to believe that whatever I believed was true. I was very small when I first started thinking this way. “I think it, therefore it is.” This gave life meaning, my meaning, which was the best kind. Then, somewhere along the line, I slowly began to grow up and learn about presumptions, assumptions [...]
Happy Birthday to those who love the November born. Their birthday is the topaz, considered the stone of the seeker. Give the gift of a birthstone Jizo to your beloved November-baby. Topaz is also considered the stone of Sagittarius, all the way into December! Find him at www.jizoandchibi.com. What could be better than a gift [...]
I listen to people. Often, they tell me they are anxious, afraid of the unknown. And many don’t even know that they are anxious — just “uncomfortable” and looking for ways to get out of the discomfort. Kids get anxious, too. And when they do, they usually don’t talk about it. Instead, they rev up [...]
Jizo Bodhisattva has many names. The original was Sanskrit: Ksitigarbha. It’s translation to English is roughly Earth Womb or Earth Treasury. As the Bodhisattva who promised Buddha he would remain on the earth until everyone was finished suffering, his role is like that of Mother Earth. The earth holds each plant, each seedling and each [...]
I don’t like noise. That is putting it mildly. So is saying I’m sensitive to noise. I’ve been this way my entire life. So I went looking for a solution. In my meditation, I am encouraged to welcome my anger toward noise, note it and breathe it out. That hasn’t helped. I’ve tried it hundreds [...]
We wait to be perfect. In meditation, we can see that there is no place to get to where everything will be better or different. So, we wake up and live now.
“Iconic” is the new fashion phrase this spring. Shoes are iconic; belts and watches: iconic. I was confused, so I looked it up. An icon is “A representation of a sacred or sanctified personage.” My Jizo & Chibi jewelry are iconic! […]