The Work

"Palin Derangement Syndrome" and Partisan Fearmongering

  • Posted on: 14 September 2008
  • By: mokshalom

As I've expressed recently here on my blog, I have been horrified at the personal attacks against Sarah Palin and her children. One of the worst recently came from a Huffington Post writer, who claimed he wanted to have sex with Palin on Barack Obama bedsheets while his wife looked on and read the Constitution. (The last I checked, the Constitution did not support the rape of an opposing party's political candidate.)

In observing this election, I have noticed that what is usually "my side" (i.e. Democrats) have turned into the vicious, swiftboating negative haters that the Republicans were in the 1990s. This sort of left-wing swiftboating started during the primaries against Hillary and it's being used against Palin right now. The hysteria against Palin has reached epic levels. In fact, it's now got a name. It's called "Palin Derangement Syndrome" or PDS.

Why I Love The Work of Byron Katie

  • Posted on: 30 May 2007
  • By: mokshalom

Byron Katie is a beautiful gray-haired woman with a twinkle in her eye and a tremendous amount of love in her heart. If you ever get a chance to see her in person, you can feel the love radiating out from her as strongly as the bright light from the sun.

She delivers her message through a simple process called "The Work," which consists primarily of writing down your negative thoughts and questioning them. It's simple, elegant, and requires no particular spiritual belief or religious dogma.

The beauty of The Work is that when you do it consciously, you'll find that it sets you free. Free from expectation, worry, judgment, and desire.

The Work not a cult, or a hyped up self-help seminar that makes you feel really good while you're there but doesn't really deliver once the high has worn off.