Tag Archives: Arjuna

Make the Mind Your Friend

Today, for the first time, my mother’s dog and my cat will meet. The prospect of this makes my mouth dry and my heart pound. I want them to be friends, so that we can spend time together as a family. Even more importantly, if my cat, Arjuna, could spend the days I care for […]

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Bear the Love

Sometimes my cat, Arjuna, jumps up on my desk and saunters between me and my computer screen. Sometimes when I cook, she meows and meows while tangling herself around my ankles. Sometimes while I race through the house en route to somewhere important she leaps up and wraps her legs around my thigh. Often during […]

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Slay Your Illusions

“Seeing my friends and relatives present before me in such a fighting spirit, I feel the limbs of my body quivering and my mouth drying up.”—Arjuna, the Bhagavad Gita Today, as I look into my mother’s furious eyes, I feel the temerity of Arjuna. He is the great warrior in the Bhagavad Gita who must […]

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We Are Gladiators

“What we do in life, echoes in eternity.”—Maximus, The Gladiator Recently, I committed to bringing my new creations into the world—my website and novel. Since then, I have become a gladiator. The critics have arrived to show me my foolishness, to tell me I shouldn’t publish, that instead I should start again, try harder, think […]

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