Success is Not Success

Success is Not Success

In keeping with my theme of presenting chapters I’ve written from books I never finished, here’s another chapter from the self-help book I tried to write but never finished. Maybe I should finish this book one of these days… If you want to write a popular self help book you need to appear to be […]

Goals Just Get in the Way

Goals Just Get in the Way

Here is another piece from my file of unused writing. I was looking at some self-help books one day at a bookstore and noticing that most of them seemed to me to be full of really bad advice. I thought maybe I could write a better kind of self-help book. I didn’t get very far […]

Is Zen Ambivalent to Meditation?

Is Zen Ambivalent to Meditation?

Here’s another essay I found in my file of unused essays. I’m not sure when I wrote this. It must have been a long time ago because I don’t even remember doing an AMA on Reddit! But I must have because I wrote about it. In any case, I think the message of this essay […]

BUDDHA IN THE MONSTER WAREHOUSE (Zen of Godzilla Series)

BUDDHA IN THE MONSTER WAREHOUSE (Zen of Godzilla Series)

Here is another chapter written for my never-finished book The Zen of Godzilla. As I said in an earlier installment of the series, the problem with this book was that it was really hard to connect Godzilla with Buddhism. Case in point: This chapter doesn’t mention Godzilla at all!  But it does mention the company […]

SHOULD WE BLAME GODZILLA OR BLAME TOKYO? (Zen of Godzilla Series)

SHOULD WE BLAME GODZILLA OR BLAME TOKYO? (Zen of Godzilla Series)

Here’s another chapter from my never-finished book The Zen of Godzilla. This chapter is about karma. And karma is a difficult concept. I feel like what I’m saying in this chapter can be easily misconstrued. But I think it’s important. This chapter is the best example of what I wanted the book to be like. […]