buddha bear

Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

the-bear-buddha asked: Do you know of any books like Slaughterhouse five by Kurt Vonnegut? I love your blog, by the way. :)

So glad you are enjoying my blog :) Thank you so much for your support! Here are some books that would be worth checking out! I can’t wait to see what other suggestions people have for you as well! They remind me of the novel for very different reasons so the list may seem a bit random at first!

1. White Teeth by Zadie Smith

2. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erick Maria Remarque 

3. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

4. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk 

5. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami 

6. Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabakov 

Thanks for the question! Happy reading! 


Bear Claw Chris Lapp: “Are you sure you can skin griz pilgrim?.”
Jeremiah Johnson: “I can skin’ em as fast as you can catch’ em.”
Bear Claw: “Skin that one and I’ll bring you another!”
[Jeremiah Johnson. 1972.]

Grizzly bear claw works on aspen. Near Turner Valley. Alberta. Canada. May. 2015.

All things are connected.

by Saṃsāran

The Greek Philosopher Thales said this as did the Buddha. Now, quantum physics bears this out and chaos theory has provided us with a mathematical model. Things happen and sometimes seemingly random things occur in meaningful patterns where no such patterns should exist. 

We call this  synchronicity.

So, these patterns may be happening because the universe sometimes breaks the fourth wall and speaks to us directly.