Constant Awareness

One of most difficult parts of maintaining a mindful lifestyle is how quickly we drift off into mindlessness. It is our default mode because the mind is always looking for something to be interested in. It wants the spotlight, so it cycles through a playlist of topics...

Oklahoma, Comfort Zones and Death from Above

Welcome to the Sunday Pop-Up, where I write about whatever pops into my head.  I am in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and I overslept by a solid hour. B wrestled again last night, it was definitely one of our favorite promotions so far. I really like Oklahoma. I really like...

Bad Apples, Sour Grapes

Our minds seek generalizations and totalities. I think they are easier to conceptualize, and they are convenient when creating rules to stay alive and safe from harm. It’s odd how many friendships and relationships I now see negatively because they ended poorly. I can...

Overprotective Minds

There is all sorts of stuff out there about letting the present moment be as it is, untouched and unjudged and perfect.   There are Christian resources like Practicing the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence and The Cloud of Unknowing by an anonymous author. The...

Say, Do and Be Nothing

The post about my son’s 16th birthday turned out to be the most-viewed since I started this blog, yet I came within half a second of deleting it before I even published it because it was more personal than I like. Putting ourselves out there is always...

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