Self-Care or Self-Indulgence

For nearly the past year, our world has been flipped upside-down.  At times, it’s hard to know if habits now are truly self-care, or upon guilty reflection, self-indulgence. For now, I’d take the slothful route of self-righteousness:  it’s primarily self-care. Featured photo:   Lovely gently liquor soaked cherry gourmet cake with passion fruit outer layer and…

Zen Proverb on Bicycling

A Zen teacher saw five of his students returning from the market, riding their bicycles. When they arrived at the monastery and had dismounted, the teacher asked the students, “Why are you riding your bicycles?” The first student replied, “The bicycle is carrying this sack of potatoes. I am glad that I do not have…