The Right Question

The Right Question

We live on a somewhat crowded block. A block that is we’ll say congested with parked cars. The north cross street of our block is Taraval which is home to many restaurants, small businesses regularly frequented by the public, an apartment building, as well as metered parking. The south side of our block is home to two blocks of city park space that includes a baseball diamond, playground, tennis court, basketball courts, swimming pool and open grass space. As a result…

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My Owen

My Owen

December 16th 2015 my wife Alexis gave birth to our first child. A boy. We named him Owen. He was born naturally at home. The pregnancy was not an easy one. My wife was sick all 40 weeks. Her sacrifice and suffering for his benefit began day one and was immense. I am hooked! I am attached to my son like I never thought I would be. I hug him and kiss him all the time. I have so much…

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Pain is good. 

Pain is good. 

I was reading a friend’s blog post and was reminded of my own behavior and a lesson I’ve learned over the years practicing with Wat San Fran. Feelings are impermanent. Just because something feels good doesn’t mean I should do it or that it’s right. Just because something hurts doesn’t mean I should not do it or that it’s wrong. I used to drink alcohol on a daily basis to relax. In order for the relaxation I would drink more…

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How To “Do” pt. 1

How To “Do” pt. 1

In our first installment of How To “Do” we will be discussing being honest. In my experience in order to be successful in this practice and in life for that matter I have to be able to be honest. I don’t mean just not lying to people, stealing and cheating. I mean being honest with what’s wrong with my perceptions, where am I being dishonest with myself. I have to be able to be honest with myself. I have to…

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Knowing Is Only Half The Battle

Knowing Is Only Half The Battle

First a short video. Wow. Its a good thing Roadblock was there to help out and let him know. Now he knows and knowing is half battle. Unfortunately for this young man he’s most likely going to experience said trouble that stranger was bringing him because Mr. Roadblock failed to mention the other half of the battle. The other half of course being the doing! What is knowing without doing? Knowing without doing is like knowing you fell down, snapped…

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