" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

June 17, 2011

Don't Bite the Hook

A CD that I bought the other day by Pema Chodron called  
Don't Bite the Hook, is well worth a listen to ... or several.
Putting it into practice though will be the hard part for me, but I'm willing to give it a try.
You can get it here through the Shambhala website or through Amazon, as well.
I'll probably keep a copy in the car, where it is most needed.
Finding Freedom from Anger, Resentment, and Other Destructive Emotions
Life has a way of provoking us with traffic jams and computer malfunctions, with emotionally distant partners and crying children—and before we know it, we're upset. 
We feel terrible, and then we end up saying and doing things that only make matters worse. 
But it doesn't have to be that way, says Pema ChΓΆdrΓΆn. 
It is possible to relate constructively to the inevitable shocks, losses, and frustrations of life so that we can find true happiness. 
The key, Pema explains, is not biting the "hook" of our habitual responses. 
In this recorded weekend retreat, Pema draws on Buddhist teachings from The Way of the Bodhisattvato reveal how we can:
  • stay centered in the midst of difficulty
  • improve stressful relationships
  • step out of the downward spiral of self-hatred
  • awaken compassion for ourselves and others
3 CDs, 3 hours


  1. Hmm. I think everyone in the western world may find this useful!

  2. PS do you visit mike Perry's site on synchros?
    You'll like it. We used some of his stories in both books.

  3. Re:
    "PS do you visit mike Perry's site on synchros?"

    I do occasionally,Trish.

  4. His synchros are good ones, too!