Parabola Magazine · Escaping Our Stories A guided meditation on being gentle with yourself when things are hard. To support Tracy’s work, please consider donating.
“Therefore, Ananda, be islands unto yourselves, refuges unto yourselves….” As he lay dying, the Buddha gave this advice to his beloved disciple Ananda. Most of us are so, so tired of being islands right now, isolated from others, watching video streams. Yet when the Buddha spoke of being an island he didn’t mean being cutContinue reading “Islands in the Stream”
A guided meditation on being gentle with yourself when things are hard. To support Tracy’s work, please consider donating.
Life is difficult. Even in the best of circumstances, before a pandemic shut down much of the world, the pressures were great. Sometimes the demands were so great, my friends and I would switch into warrior mode. Like Navy Seals, we plotted and planned and pictured, mentally rehearsing the operations to be executed, how toContinue reading “PAUSE AS PRACTICE”