Date Archives August 2022

Pay Attention to Our Attention

Over the past few years, we have developed a public narrative that the world is scarier than ever, we are hopelessly divided into political factions, we are powerless to create institutional change, and we’re on a perilous course to global destruction via climate change.  I may be overstating the case in your mind, but I wonder if some of what I’ve said resonates.  That narrative, which generates constant anxiety within us, is the direct result of an “attention economy.” Almost all forms of our current global media make their money… Read More

Wisdom From An Old Master

In his Book of Awakening, Mark Nepo tells this story:  Once an unhappy young apprentice came to an old master and told the master that he was deeply sad and asked for a solution.  The old master instructed the unhappy young apprentice to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it.  Then he asked “How does it taste?”  “Terrible!” spat the young apprentice.  The master nodded and asked the young apprentice to take another handful of salt and put it in the lake. The… Read More