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The Great Pull of Avoidance

Tomorrow morning I begin what is, in my chosen profession, one of the biggest “jobs” that we can face.  It will likely last three to four days, and consume every moment from 8:30 am until at least 5:00 p.m.  My nights are also likely to be focused on preparing for the following day.  It will … Continue reading

An Honest Balance

Avoid the denial of your own ordinariness! Anyone who struggled with the excesses of an addiction knows that the path to a life of balance is long and hard.  One moves from active addiction, through the torment of very early mental and physical withdraw.  One faces the frustration, or anger, or sadness, or terror, or… … Continue reading

The Weariness of a Life Lived “Right”

I have no illusions that I am living my life “right.”  I am suscepitble to all manner of selfishness, pettiness, self-centeredness, and “victimhood.”  I get angry too easily, resentful too quickly, and hurt too readily.  I get frustrated that I am not the center of everyone else’s world, and that my feelings are not the primary … Continue reading

Getting Drawn In… and Paying The Price!

How the “need” to be understood can get you sucked-in to a social and emotional landscape you otherwise know to avoid. I visited a discussion forum recently that suddenly started getting quite contentious.  Of course, walking into situations like this is not unusual.  Unknowingly we may stumble on a situation that is little heated, a … Continue reading

The Habituated Buddhist is now on Twitter!!!

Hey all…  The Habituated Buddhist has now joined Twitter!  Follow HB at!/habituatedbuddh. The goal is to offer additional new material, links, and info, and not simply send re-tweets and blog links.  Come and check it out.

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