Fear ATB
Art, audio, essay

Getting to the Root of Fear: A Daily Practice

Essay with audio

Garden Buddha ATB
essay

Giving Up vs. Letting Go

Hello, dear readers. I've got some more food for thought for you. This time, I'd like to explore giving up versus letting go. During a recent conversation, I said aloud that I had "given up" on something (I won't trouble you with the details). After the words came out of my mouth, I realized that… Continue reading Giving Up vs. Letting Go

Meditation by Aileen Torres-Bennett
essay

Meditations: 2021

I jot certain thoughts down on occasion, and I'd like to share a small collection of the ones that have been important to me in the past year. They are helpful to me as I re-read them. Perhaps they can be helpful to you, too. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season as 2021… Continue reading Meditations: 2021

Smiling Puppy ATB
Art, essay

Make Art. Make Money. Stay Joyful.

I hit a low point recently. It was unexpected, and the emotion has made me stop and think about my current values. When I made a decision to take my artistic talents seriously by setting up online stores to sell my artwork on various products, I thought I was doing a good thing for myself.… Continue reading Make Art. Make Money. Stay Joyful.

Art, essay

Freedom vs. Independence

When I was deciding on the title for my post "Ramen: A Story of Independence," I was debating whether to use the word "freedom" or the word "independence." Ultimately, I chose "independence" because it has deeper connotations than "freedom." We all want to be free. But freedom is amorphous. Some of us aren't ready for… Continue reading Freedom vs. Independence