if only

©Linda-Sama, 2010, Kolkata Botanical Garden “If only it were all so simple. If only there were evil people somewhere else insidiously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being,…

a New Year’s wish

May the New Yearbring you happiness and peace,and the strength and courageto follow your dreams. May you forget the weight of yesterdayand focus on the path ahead,guided by your heartand the light of hope. May you find beauty in everythingand goodness in every heart.And may you always rememberthat you are blessed. Happy New Year! May…

fear and loathing in the yoga world, part 2

Fear and Loathing in the Yoga World, Part 1 I will say from the start that the studio owner who fired me in an email last week later realized that her actions were not the most professional or reasonable. she admitted that she should have called me and she regretted what she did. however, the…

when loving-kindness is needed

(Photo for the Tribune by Patrick Yeagle) About 5 hours ago I had to deal with students whose friends witnessed a massacre. 7 dead in NIU shooting; 4 identified; Ex-graduate student slays 6 before killing himself I teach at a community college that is less than 40 minutes from Northern Illinois University. I was starting…