My little trooper. Just minutes ago he was crying because putting on shoes on three of his blistered paws did not feel good. He walks much better with these shoes on than not. He played too hard on rocky terrain yesterday!


  • Jason: "You only really care about the first one. By the time the third one comes, you're like, sure, go play at the sewer plant."
  • Me: "Are you guys talking about kids?"
  • Scott: "Yup."
  • Me: "Ironically it's the first one who gets screwed up the most. It's like the less you care the better off they are."
  • Scott: "Linda, that was surprisingly cynical of you. I'm very proud."
We have a fear of facing ourselves. That is the obstacle. Experiencing the innermost core of our existence is very embarrassing to a lot of people. A lot of people turn to something that they hope will liberate them without their having to face themselves. That is impossible. We can’t do that. We have to be honest with ourselves. We have to see our gut, our excrement, our most undesirable parts. We have to see them. That is the foundation of warriorship, basically speaking. Whatever is there, we have to face it, we have to look at it, study it, work with it and practice meditation with it.
Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche (via liberatingreality)