In 1984 I went through a drug and alcohol program run by Trinity Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida. It was free and lasted 90 days. Afterwards, I stayed at their rescue mission; in its old location at 901 Bay Street.
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According to the Greek myth, Sisyphus is condemned to roll a rock up to the top of a mountain, only to have the rock roll back down to the bottom every time he reaches the top. The gods were wise, Camus suggests, in perceiving that an eternity of futile labor is a hideous punishment.
Spark notes: The Myth of Sisyphus
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Perhaps the most challenging thing for most of us to understand is simple, and if you examine it directly, the most obvious fact is that there is no such thing as a solid, separate, stable entity that I can call "myself."
Monday, January 30, 2023
Zen Buddhism is a way and view of life that does not belong to any formal categories of modern western thought. It is not a religion or philosophy; it is not a psychology or science. It is an example of what is known in India and China as a 'way of liberation.'
The Way of Zen by Alan Watts (pdf here)
Monday, January 23, 2023
Happiness, freedom, and peace don't lie elsewhere, at some other time. It's up to you – this very instant – as you're looking at...
On December 23, 2010, I found myself outside, in the cold, holding a candle in front of a picture of my life. Florida Today photo Compassion...
Perhaps the most challenging thing for most of us to understand is simple, and if you examine it directly, the most obvious fact is that the...