Posts Tagged‘healing’

Lessons of Frontier Life: The 2016 Election and How to Feel Better

I have always been obsessed with climbing Everest—at least with the shows about it on TV. About once a year I actually go to the mountains, and my sister drags me up the amongst the bears. Even though it’s not close to the altitude of Everest, it is very challenging for me. From these experiences, all I can say is it’s easy to think it’s easy when you’re sitting on the couch and watching the Jumbotron in your living room—but it’s not. When you’re out there doing, challenging all aspects of physicality and character, then you perceive the experience to be…

Why There Are No Monks at Malls….

A friend once asked me why so many spiritual teachers and monks lived alone on tops of mountains or away from everyone else. I had no idea why this was or if it were even true. We were both in need of spiritual wisdom at that time. A Monks “R” Us next to the Chick-fil-A in the food court where we sat contemplating such things would have been very helpful. What I did not know at the time was that I was still years away from being ready to receive or practice the wisdom a monk could’ve provided me. And this is why there are…