A Time for Joy

A Time for Joy

A friend, who was being treated for cancer, said to me one day, “I am so tired of people coming up to me with their sad, depressed voices and attitudes, thinking they are consoling me.” She said she had told them to stay away from her if they could not be upbeat! I...
Pay Attention – Your Life Depends on It

Pay Attention – Your Life Depends on It

One afternoon I called a friend and got what was his voicemail. It went something like this: “Hi, this is Jake. I can’t get to the phone right now, but leave me a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.” This seemed like a normal voicemail recording, but...
The Missing Buddha

The Missing Buddha

A Parable by Ed Williamson On the outskirts of a village, a statue of the Buddha was perched atop a rock in a clearing near the woods. A gift to the village, the statue was placed there over three hundred years ago by a visitor. He had told the villagers that the...
Touching Silence: Discovering the Boundless

Touching Silence: Discovering the Boundless

I have a pair of Tingsha, which may be used to begin or end a meditation. They make a beautiful sound when struck together. The reason they are struck at the beginning of meditation is to give one the perspective of going from sound, to silence. The sound they create...