In My Mind's Zen Garden
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    Jiro Dreams of Sushi: Random Thoughts and Quotes

    I was inspired by the Zen-like solo climbing of Alex Honnold: Free Solo Climber. The danger of climbing free solo without any life-saving ropes and gear made his climbs an ultimate challenge, as one slip would me sure death. Recently, I have been inspired by Sushi Master Chef Jiro

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    How to Develop Love and Compassion in Everyday Living

    EVERY DAY, THERE IS THE CHANCE THAT we will face a lot of negativity in the course of that day. We all face varying degrees of pain and suffering, inconvenience and animosity from others. This is part of life. But it’s the way we deal with these situations that

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    Zen and the Art of Failure

    A Few Negatives “You stupid jerk!” —Random Driver “You’re never going to amount to anything in Music!” —A university music director “Don’t quit your day gig.” —A sound engineer at a gig, after he asked me to do some drum solos around the drum set These were hurtful words

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    The Zen-Yoga Approximation

    “The obstacle IS the path.” ~Zen Proverb You may have figured out that the last two posts had titles similar to episode titles from The Big Bang Theory. These days many of us have become fans of The Big Bang Theory. No doubt it’s one of the most popular

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    Forgiveness Means Letting Go…

    The past few days have been extremely busy for me. I realized I haven’t posted here since last Thursday. Okay, a person I know is going through a lot of problems right now. And, I am obligated to help. It’s interesting… I have so many problems of my own,

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