The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 5

Recently I was contacted by a university student writing a paper for a Philosophy 102 course. The topic is the interconnectedness of time and suffering (fascinating!). Finding that I created a course called The Beginning and End of Suffering, she asked for my perspective. I’m sharing these ideas here as a series. I welcome your feedback andContinue reading “The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 5”

The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 4

Recently I was contacted by a university student writing a paper for a Philosophy 102 course. The topic is the interconnectedness of time and suffering (fascinating!). Finding that I created a course called The Beginning and End of Suffering, she asked for my perspective. I’m sharing these ideas here as a series. I welcome your feedback andContinue reading “The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 4”

The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 3

Recently I was contacted by a university student writing a paper for a Philosophy 102 course. The topic is the interconnectedness of time and suffering (fascinating!). Finding that I created a course called The Beginning and End of Suffering, she asked for my perspective. I’m sharing these ideas here as a series. I welcome your feedback andContinue reading “The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 3”

The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 2

3Recently I was contacted by a university student writing a paper for a Philosophy 102 course. The topic is the interconnectedness of time and suffering (fascinating!). Finding that I created a course called The Beginning and End of Suffering, she asked for my perspective. I’m sharing these ideas here as a series. I welcome your feedback andContinue reading “The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 2”

The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 1

Recently I was contacted by a university student writing a paper for a Philosophy 102 course. The topic is the interconnectedness of time and suffering (fascinating!). Finding that I created a course called The Beginning and End of Suffering, she asked for my perspective. I’m sharing these ideas here as a series. I welcome your feedback andContinue reading “The Beginning and End of Suffering • Part 1”

I’m think I’m doing Lent wrong

On Ash Wednesday, my friend Skye posted this on Facebook: What will you be fasting and resisting temptation from? Immediately I commented: Negativity. I think I was supposed to say chocolate. It seems that the custom is to give up something desired — something that would be a sacrifice to be without. The sacrificed thingContinue reading “I’m think I’m doing Lent wrong”

No, I don’t forgive you

I’ve been wronged. Yeah, I know I’m not alone. You, too, have been wronged. Perhaps like me, you’ve struggled with forgiving people who wronged you. Every time I think I have a handle on what it means to forgive, I have trouble fully translating the philosophical into the practical. I think I finally know why. ItContinue reading “No, I don’t forgive you”