Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

He Felt Spun

October 19, 2019

“Mom, I’m starting to flare again,” Charlie said, racing out of his room. His mother was on the telephone. “Excuse me,” she said to the person on the phone. “I’ve…

Night Shift

October 18, 2019

Marlene walked through the hospital doors and rode the elevator to the seventh floor. She hoped her shift would be quiet tonight. It was her first day back after three days…

As the Wheel Turns

October 17, 2019

“Everyone likes to talk about karma,” Joe said. “Nobody likes to talk about dharma—the lessons, and the opportunities to practice what we learn. And that old dharma wheel just keeps turning round…

She Liked It

October 16, 2019

It was just a weekend, no big deal. But she found herself acutely alone. It had been four or five months since Kelly ended her last relationship. She had been…

She Saw a Monster in Her Bedroom

October 15, 2019

His snoring woke her up that day. Marge was barely aware of her own thoughts as she forced herself out of bed. They were the same thoughts she thought every…

She Stopped Running

October 14, 2019

Jamie awoke at sunrise, made a pot of coffee, went outside, and grabbed the newspaper. She still didn’t know why he had to confess. Five years she had been with this…

He Saw the Light

October 13, 2019

John stared at the heart monitor, listening to it beep. The doctors said they had lost him for a few minutes. John didn’t feel as lost as he did before,…

She Couldn’t Decide

October 12, 2019

Jen rolled over in bed, as far away from him as she could. They had barely touched each other in months. The relationship was definitely on the rocks. He didn’t think…

An Angel Whispered to Him

October 11, 2019

Aaron couldn’t step into his future. He couldn’t go back to his past. He looked around at his life. There wasn’t much happening now. Ten months ago, his wife had come…

She Found the Key

October 10, 2019

Darlene was already in a foul mood the day her mother called—drunk. Darlene’s last marriage had been one more fatal attraction that quickly went bad. The only reason she had hung…