The day my sister called me and I did not pick up

You know I have written a lot about detaching and choosing to be here [stateside] and how happy I am lately, having made new friends, working less - doing more/better stuff and all that... Well, yes I was. But I am not anymore. So why the sudden 180? Am I schizophrenic? What is wrong with … Continue reading The day my sister called me and I did not pick up

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The unwavering power of detachment.

I am probably driving my friends nuts right now, because in the last couple of months most of my FB posts basically say this: Life. Is. Good. Or I tell them how much I love my life. Or how much I love my home. And my (new) home town! I think I have finally found … Continue reading The unwavering power of detachment.

I want “simple”. Simple makes happy. I want someone who sees that too. Are you out there?

As the world continues to literally go down in flames, I'm sitting here thinking about how nice it would be to check out, pay the bills, get rid of all the "baggage" and just go on my merry way.... Go back to Thailand, or maybe go somewhere new to me, like Central America. Down-size, cut … Continue reading I want “simple”. Simple makes happy. I want someone who sees that too. Are you out there?

I am finally detached – and that’s why I have found true happiness!

As I called out in my last blog post The strangest experience ever, about how coming back to Seattle this time, didn't send me off into a total spin. On the contrary, I felt like a visitor in my own home and in my own neighbourhood, where I literally know everyone... A bit like "an out of … Continue reading I am finally detached – and that’s why I have found true happiness!

I’d rather be happy than high….

I haven't been this happy in a long, long time. I used to be afraid of addressing my depression, because I liked my highs more than I detested my lows. Or at least I thought I did. I thought (or told myself as a means to avoid dealing?) that if I'd address and get rid … Continue reading I’d rather be happy than high….

Being Alone vs. Being Lonely

  Another blogger that I follow, Mike, posted what he calls a Ramble yesterday about being lonely - it is a great read like and very nicely written so I can highly recommend it btw - and today, as I listened to another one of venerable Ajahn Brahm's dhamma talks, I started thinking about my own loneliness... … Continue reading Being Alone vs. Being Lonely

Time to be Thankful…

Thanksgiving is not something we celebrate where I come from, obviously, but it is my favourite US holiday by far. It is a time to come together with friends and family, over a nice meal, and just enjoy the time together. Most years I haven't been celebrating but this year I am - in exactly … Continue reading Time to be Thankful…