The best stories come from within ourselves.

This is a double edged sword. I mean it literally, and I mean it satirically. On the one hand is the painting of a picture so vivid and wild that it makes your heart fly to the clouds and whip amongst the birds. Stories that shape your life and manifest into your...

On Waiting

There are a dozen phrases describing the importance of waiting. ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears.’‘When the teacher is ready, the students appear.’‘Good fortune comes to those who wait.’ Even Lao Tsu is on board. ‘Do you have the patience to wait until...

Composite Reality

Reality is a funny little mechanism of perception. Even the light that enters your eyes with all of the imagery of the universe is nothing unless perceived. Without ear drums to vibrate, music would be replaced with subtle vibrations and we probably wouldn’t have...

Like Most People

If you’re like most people, you probably think that you stop at your skin. End of the line. Self this way, the rest of the world over there. That this boundary line divides you from the rest of the world. Concrete and steadfast. No question. But the truth of it...

Someone You Trust

At some point, someone you trust will tell you something important and effective. Something that will set the tone for a better path. But before you take that advice and run like a rock lizard caught in the walking path, just pause. We’ve all got this thing...

On Climate and Soul

There is an inexplicable link between the deep soul of my person and the seasons. Specifically and especially Autumn and Winter. When the sky turns a multitude of steel blues and the trees show their earthy red dress clothes in preparation for a long sleep, something...

What’s in a broken cord?

Is there a story or a message hidden in the time worn fibers that finally, and without further adieu, give way? Is there something to be seen under the surface or is this just another case of the material universe being impermanent? Could make a mole hill out of a...

Be What You Are

“I can only be what I am”.Yes, but you are is dynamic and expansive in the core of the origins you share with Everything. You are that which the entire universe is being come manifested and individuated. “And what if I am not able?”Ability is a...

Birth of a Shrine, Part 8

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” -Lao Tzu A small table altar for big deeds. Did you know it only takes a quiet spot and a thoughtful cup of tea to change your reality? Or maybe not even that? Stars wheel overhead regardless of the...

Birth of a Shrine, Part 7

Almost done. Whatever done means, right? The notion of complete is a slippery something or other hiding within itself any number of variations that twist and turn upon each part until upside down is rightwise up and you’re chasing figments and smoke. Complete...