A LIFE EXPLAINED
Barry Wayne Morris…that’s me… a writer, author, and also known as The Practical Buddhist. I’m the author of several books including, Life After Corporate and The Practical Buddhist: Buddhism Without the Robes & Ritual. I’ve been a physician and surgeon, a college dean and college president, a writing coach, a father to four adult children and GrandDad to seven very cute littles. To say I’ve had a mosaic life is an understatement. I’m now a consultant and author.
A life-long writer and seeker of creative expression, I writes daily and publish here or on my other blog, MinBizAcademy.com. In addition to writing, I developed a spiritual practice consisting of three active practices that anyone can implement to eliminate suffering; they include meditation, mindfulness, and compassionate-kindness.
I left big religion following a divorce that left me all but shunned by my former friends and spiritual community. I spent a year examining my beliefs and experienced an existential awakening. I came to the conclusion that none of my former beliefs were based in reality and that going forward I would only trust that which I could experience. I now live without beliefs.
My favorite books on Buddhism include, Buddhism: It’s Not What You Think, Buddhism Plain and Simple, and Meditation Now of Never, all by Zen Priest, Steve Hagen.
I’m currently a hybrid technical writing consultant, blogger, and caregiver. I share my home in Silicon Valley with my aging parents and attend to the daily needs of my 85 year-old father who is in his final months of life, suffering with both idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and Alzheimer’s dementia.
My 83 year-old diabetic mother also has a seizure disorder and kidney disease.
I’m also a motorcyclist and recently rode my BMW R1150GS across the US -and back- with my second-oldest son, Benjamin, in June of 2016