So. These two book proposals. As you'll remember, I submitted a proposal, went to a luncheon, got some feedback from an editor, and then split the proposal into two - one that I loved, one that was just kind of . . . meh.
Problem being: I was just about certain Shambhala, being a wise and reputable publisher, would choose the second.Read More
A couple weeks later I was on a plane to Colorado for my first ever very official publishing luncheon. Just to make things interesting, this grand little adventure was unfolding in the midst of a big teaching/learning tour, in which Devon and I were in the midst of flying around all over the place.Read More
It's been quite a while since my last blog post. Reason being: Devon and I are writing a book. And writing a book actually takes a lot of writing. And so I haven’t had much headspace to also write these little missives.
But yesterday we handed in our mess of a manuscript to our wonderful editor at Shambhala Publications. And now she'll be making sense of it all for the next couple of weeks. Which means I suddenly I have a little more time on my hands. And so I thought I'd catch you all up on this whole book writing thing.Read More
Yesterday at sunset I went walking on the beach next to my house. It was a lovely evening, the sun dropping beneath a phalanx of red-tipped clouds, waves crashing - and right there in the middle of it all, a couple was getting married.Read More
In my last post I got started on the top three doubts that come up during compassion meditation. Then I spent all my words on just the first one (I'll get flooded) and never got to the next two (helps nobody but me and don't have time). So in the spirit of continuity, let's tackle these last two:Read More
Let's talk doubts. In particular, let's talk about the doubts that usually come up for folks when they start doing these compassion practices. Here's the top three, as far as I've heard so far:Read More
In my last post I outlined Tania Singer's very helpful distinction between empathy and compassion. While knowing that distinction is an important first step, it's not enough, obviously, to actually make the jump from an overwhelmed state of empathic distress to a dynamic flow of stable compassion. So how do we actually do this?Read More