Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Welcome!

Welcome to Cowboy Dharma! What is it all about? In short, celebrating the best of contemporary western thought (Twelve Step Recovery in particular) as well as Five thousand years of eastern and other classical wisdom. The categories are sorted into "Sanity Files" as these are where we find true help, hope, healing, and happiness in an often sad, sick, and insane life and world, for in time we all must face difficulties, losses, sickness and death.

For many these are not only of a physical nature, but on a mental and spiritual level as well, and sometimes severe or horrific. Our souls may be broken, torn, and shattered, and we may come to feel lost, abandoned, and alone. We may take on a myriad of distractions and addictions in attempt to deaden the pain and bind up the brokenness  and wounds and soldier on as best we can.

The purpose of Cowboy Dharma is to acknowledge the pain and suffering as necessary, even vital to a full life and experience, as we learn to heal, grow, and prosper from that very same pain and suffering. "We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means for inspiration and survival" Sir Winston Churchill. We seek and utilize any skillful means to afford our mending, recovery, and renewal with our Higher Power, ourselves, and others. We leave toxic persons and situations behind to find positive and life affirming relationships are not only possible, but deeply satisfying.

After many years, books, recovery meetings, classes, discussions, retreats,workshops, and much soul searching, we gathered much clarity, wisdom, and peace we want to share with you. We took the notes and sorted those into categories that have evolved and expanded over the years. We find these "paths" to be not only powerful, but truly life changing, and more than able to transcend the rush and craziness of modern life. These are the "Sanity Files" listed to the right. The posts are written by  members of Cowboy Dharma, and often from first person viewpoint as we believe that "What is most personal is most universal." (Carl Rogers)

All these all work together in what we call exponential synergy. Synergistic as they work together to achieve much more than they could alone, and exponentially as the power of each is multiplied by the others. Try one or all to see what resonates and works for you. We sincerely hope you find peace, love, joy, and beauty for yourself and your world, if not here, then elsewhere.

Feel free to email us at dharmacowboy@earthlink.net with things you have found helpful. All of us at Cowboy Dharma want to thank you very much for stopping by, and wish you all the best on your hero's journey to recover your True Self!

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