Dear Self, How Are You?

“If it’s not simple, it’s not the practice of mindfulness,” says Gil Fronsdal. And the simplest practice of being mindful, according to Fronsdal, is asking yourself a simple question: how are you? So I’m sitting here and realize that I’m agitated. How am I with being agitated? So you can fill in the blank. How …

The Ideal Day

About six months ago I found myself embroiled in what would be a life-changing thought experiment. After having spent some time with a paper and pen mapping out some big projects that were (supposed) to bring me closer to the precipice of success in life, another question burned across my mind: what would a successful …

Capturing Time

Thinking about time is important. When contemplating time we recognize our urgent need to reject urgency itself. If you yourself do not valuate your own time at a premium, do not expect anyone else to respect it for you as such. Take some time today for time — for basking in it, reflecting on it, …