Chattering Mind
January 1, 1970 Archives

“Chattering mind” is a Buddhist description of the human intelligence at its most undisciplined. Our minds chatter, grasp, struggle to understand. Too frequently, we define ourselves by these thoughts. We become these thoughts. And our lives become distorted and artificial. […]

I received a note from a woman who writes that her uncontrolled chatter “seems to be stemming from the rejection of someone I have been in love with.” “This person is not in love with me,” she goes on to […]

I gave up cigarettes when I was twenty-eight. Then I let the coffee drop. Strong Lipton tea? Yeah, that was bad. Now it’s down to green tea, white tea, and Kukicha twig. It sounds like I’m an old elk in […]

I knew it was going to be a busy week, so I decided to stock up on groceries at The Park Slope Food Co-op immediately after dropping my young Chatterings at school. Forty-five minutes later, I’d accumulated an admirably large […]

Of course when you are paying so much for organic groceries, you do not have much money left over to buy a new winter coat. That’s why I shop for my clothes in consignment shops. So on my way to […]