Setting out to Break the Rules

I’m setting out to break the rules of writing for the web. That’s my aspiration.

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Consciousness for its Own Sake

“Is Life Actually Worth Living?” Why one can and should entertain questions that by nature can have no tidy closure…

Looking Back (2017)

First, credit due. At the end of 2016, there were just a few things I was totally sure about. I’d finished reading The Universe Has Your Back and had moved into A Course in Miracles. I’d begun to feel a release from integration work, and to be more forward looking, open to making new connections,…

Starting Something

I’m happier these days, writing in an in-between space between public and private, spurred on by the tiniest inkling of outside scrutiny, deciding to work on increasingly letting go of practical concepts such as age and time … of notions that I chose the big priorities of my life already and am supposed to make due…

What Lies Beneath

On a partial fast this week, along with drawing back from Facebook and making a concerted effort to spend time on more contemplative ‘first’ things… back to basics. Unlike the idea of what I would experience, which was greater focus, clearer intuition… what I’ve actually been experiencing is panic and boredom, with an undercurrent of…

Caught Unawares

There are transformative, ‘holy instants’ happening all the time.

The Next Turn

I have a dear friend, or believe that I do… someone I love from afar these days, unable to quite trace the steps back to where we left off.  It was probably where the convenience and shallowness of Facebook entered the picture. FB should be renamed Time Suck and Deflection since, as it turns out,…

Disparate Stories

This year, I embarked on an adventure.  Several constant patterns having dissipated,  time opened to consider a few new areas of learning — the idea being that with further integration of the practices I’ve been working with for so long, and by letting in further related associations, there would come a better sense of inner…

Untended

The water lily you see in the photo was taken in the tended portion of an otherwise now stagnant garden that for most of my childhood, had bustled with all manner of life. Bright blue crabs and slippery turtles scuttled through layers of coral rock beneath the foliage, while peacocks wandered above on winding banyan…

Aversion, to Openness

Kyoto, 2010 “Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.” – A Course in Miracles