dharma monkey

embrace the monkey

It’s as simple as “letting go,” right?


At some point, I’m pretty sure, life is supposed to get easier (as I prepare to officially exit my mid-30s, now would be a good time, I think). What exactly easier means is another question entirely.

I am usually the first to admit my faults (if not entirely and exclusively to myself), and for probably the first time in my life, I am watching the cycles of my existence and truly contemplating what I can do to break them down and take control over the more subtle aspects of how I function as a human being. We’re taking tame stuff like procrastination to top-line items like taking care of my health.

Of course, I have to look at all of this through the lens of the First and Second Noble Truths, and when I do, it’s startling, especially how the Second one comes into play. I am finding that attachment to a single object, ideal or concept can manifest itself in so many different ways – and frankly, I’m getting tired of it! My sincere hope is that the acknowledgement / realization of this most basic of human conditions can get me moving to the Third Truth.

Author: Sean

I am Sean, a writer/PR guy originally from the Rural South who grew up and settled down in Washington, D.C. My interests include local politics, Eastern philosophy, languages and reality television.

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