My newsletter has just soared free on its wings, and has no doubt arrived in your inbox. I always have an accompanying message for my subscribers, and don’t see why followers should miss out on it.
So, here it is for you.
I do hope you have stayed safe and healthy during February, and that you have coped with the many challenges the world has been throwing at us. My situation has been very fortunate, but being cursed with empathy, I still need to work on not worrying over issues where I have no power to make a difference, such as freezing friends in Texas and the ravages of COVID-19. All I can do is to send metta — unconditional love and best wishes — and maintain my own wellbeing.
As my friends know, my main tool is Buddhist philosophy, which helps everyone in every situation. Whatever misfortune strikes, if you remember that you, personally, are an apprentice Buddha, working toward enlightenment, then you will be able to cope. And if you cannot, contact me. I am here for you.
Inside this issue of Bobbing Around, you can follow links to Sandra Warren asking me questions about Hit and Run. My answers, and the February Rhobin’s Rounds, have been judged by my friends as being entertaining and thought-provoking, so I hope you’ll check them out. And I found a new friend in Mike Muntisov, who interviewed me on how to cope with environmental despair. Actually, as he noted, my tools will serve you well in any set of circumstances.
I also have a favour to ask. My friend and publisher, Victor Volkman, has republished my award-winning science fiction novel, Sleeper, Awake. I would like many reviews of it to hit the world, so, for the time being, I am offering to email a free copy to every Bobbing Around follower. Ask, and thou shalt receive.