1. Blog: How does it feel, physically, to become awakened?

    What does it feel like now? Like being human. Only more so. And when the sun’s just right, I catch a glimmer of what’s underneath.

  2. Blog: How do I keep from absorbing other people’s negative energy?

    The problem you are experiencing is not that you are absorbing other people’s energy. It’s that you’re holding onto it as it passes through, concentrating it into your energy, and solidifying it with your own reactions.

  3. Blog: a long love letter to the night and those who live there

    I’m in a chilly, sparse room in the middle of San Diego. Aside from the sounds of the city, it’s quiet, and there’s an offramp just outside my window. I’m on Facebook, casually scrolling down through the feed, and I think things like ‘she has lovely eyes’ as I pass this picture or that. No dreams of epic love stories or explosive romances full of sturm und drang (though those, really, are my forté).

  4. Blog: Are there ways to banish suffering from this world?

    According to Buddhism, at the very least, yes, suffering can be banished. But pain – pain can’t.

  5. Blog: the importance of being there

    Why is physical presence important to a protest movement?

  6. Blog: losing (and gaining) a hero

    I kept walking, maybe ten feet, and I turned around once more. I looked Steve Jobs in the eye and said, with pure and unadulterated sincerity, “Thank you.”

  7. Blog: bonfire of the exes

    And though most days they are leery and wary of one another, intoxicated – they know the measure of his manhood, they know all his idiosyncrasies… his stupid tricks, his weird fetishes and his gross habits.

  8. Blog: An Open Letter to Harvey “Gollum”

    The rich are not rich because they earned the money; they’re rich because we earned the money for them.

Mila (Jacob Stetser)

Mila is a writer, photographer, poet & technologist.

He shares here his thoughts on Buddhism, living compassionately, social media, building community,
& anything else that interests him.

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