Month: March 2015

Belling the Cat – a Fable

  This fable is often attributed to Aesop but it actually seems to have written around the 12th century in England or France. A large, fierce cat was brought into the big house to help control the mice population. Whenever

Ostara – the Spring Equinox

There are 8 basic mystical festivals that have been celebrated around the world for thousands of years. The names and specific dates may be modified in different cultures, and some of the rituals associated with them may differ – but

Too Materialistic – a Zen Story

I can’t track the source of this story and I’m not even sure it’s part of authentic Zen tradition – but I like the concept and I thought I’d share my imperfectly remembered version. Once there was a Zen master

Keys to Being Happy

When we look around at people we notice that some are happy and some are not. What makes the difference? What patterns of life generate a happy, positive attitude rather than an unhappy or negative attitude? Is it possible to

The Dog and His Bone – a Fable

  A young hound dog found a big tasty bone while out on his travels and held it tightly between his clenched teeth. He scowled and growled at anyone or anything that tried to take it away from him. Pleased

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