General Blips

How to love someone properly is a wide topic.  Everyone needs and desires something different.  Everyone has had different experiences in the love department throughout their lives.  Maybe some are so scarred from those experiences that they carry those scars on into the next "relationship" that they attempt to have. I am not one who… Continue reading

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General Blips

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I’ve been a very blessed and lucky Butch.  I have so very many things that I have done and learned during my almost 54 years here that have formed who I am today.  I learned a long time ago that you cannot force someone to love you.  That love – real love – comes from… Continue reading Blah

General Blips

The Lion’s Gaze

A very good read….and I quote: “The problem with trying to earn the respect of someone or something in this manner is sooner or later they are chucking more sticks then you can ever hope to fetch. You become confused, unsure what direction you should follow, or what branches are worth retrieving. Soon that confusion festers and becomes anger. You’re tired. You’re bitter. You dream of success and of lashing out to bite the hand that feeds. You become so caught up in playing games of fetch that you just end up chasing your tail around in circles.”

The Renegade Press

There is an ancient fable from Terma in which Padmasambhava, a literary character, appears before a Terton and teaches him how to better focus his emotions. Padmasambhava says that when a stick is thrown to a dog, the dog will chase the stick. Yet when you throw a stick to a lion, the lion chases you. A dog’s gaze will always follow the object: the stick. The lion gazes steadily at the source: the thrower.

Yep, that’s right. After a brief absence from this site I’ve returned to drop some obscure philosophy served with a side of self-indulgence on you that’s sure to leave you scratching your head wondering why the hell you’re even reading it.

But hear me out. Open your mind and be prepared to look beyond the stick and instead focus on what is really important: the thrower, and why they tossed it in the first place.

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