I have decided to scale back greatly on my thoughts, especially personal ones on Facebook, because after all, I represent a temple...and must be somewhat careful in what I say on social media. Having said that, part of being Buddhist, also means that you must be true to yourself. If your own inner child is a kind of a*****e, well maybe you should keep your mouth shut in public and only open it amongst friends. But by all means, please share with the people who care and love you whatever is on your mind. If you can't do that, there is no point in engaging with people on any level.
So please know that this blog is personal, does not reflect in any way or form the stance of the organization I am head of, and before some of you start saying that NO...WHAT YOU SAY DOES INFLUENCE AND AFFECT YOUR TEMPLE. Let me be the first to tell you that people say whatever they feel like to me, very rarely take my advice, and otherwise ignore my musings as the ravings of a person disenchanted with the world. In short, they didn't hear me before, they don't hear me now. If you don't like what I have to say, or feel that I may write something that hurts your eyes, by all means don't read my blog. Not hear to get a google or yelp review...I will leave that for the professionals.
With that, I wish all of you a very happy and healthy New Year! For all of those people who I encountered who have said to me: "Last year was the worst one ever for me!" I will leave you, dear readers, with my standard reply: "If you are reading this right now, you survived 2016...so it wasn't the worse one for you by far."