The human experience is only as difficult as the degree of existence of self - that which constructs a fear based narrative to justify its survival. This self, this identity, the one that argues I am this, and I am not that; I am a yoga teacher, I am a spiritual teacher, I am an … Continue reading Self, less.
It seems obvious that people should be held accountable for their actions: a murderer, rapist, and thief, for example. However, we encounter nebulous territory when we begin to speak about disadvantage and poverty; we do not easily lay judgement on those who have been given disadvantaged and difficult beginnings, most of the time. However, this … Continue reading Should people be held accountable for their actions? An alternate perspective on first-world poverty.
You were born alone and you will die alone - nobody is going to save you. The only person that you can rely on is yourself, and to trust another is a risk; to trust another with your thoughts and emotions is an unnecessary risk. People will hurt you and disrespect your emotions if you … Continue reading You are alone in this world.
So, you've finally acknowledged your dictatorial thirst for power eh? The ability to mould the world in your image, as if you were higher-than, as if it were preordained; as if you were god. No worries - it happens to the best of us. This is why those pesky Spartan Greeks developed the separation of … Continue reading Power: Collaboration over competition, a brief introduction.
Doors close and others open; sometimes we need to step away, so that we can take steps in the right direction. Life is a gamble, and you never may know what the future holds, but just know that the future only arrives for those who can let go of the past, for the past and … Continue reading Acceptance.
Sometimes it feels like I am the only one who has suffered, although I know this to be false it feels as if it were so. Everyone with their pre-packaged interiorly designed lives with sparkly loving childhoods, it feels so... lonely. Maybe it's because those who suffer like I have do not often overcome circumstance, … Continue reading Invisible damage.
Cats belong to no one. They venture beyond the garden, scaling walls, starting brawls and selectively show affection to strangers. They are fed and have their thirst quenched by a human or two, and they may even claim a room, too - but they belong to no one, they merely stop by to visit. Cats … Continue reading Where to meow?
Blind spots, we all have them. Visually, mentally, relationally - we are afflicted. We can believe with certainty that our reality is so, but our blind spots make it possible for this reality to simultaneously not be so. It pains me to know that there is always something that I'm missing. I continuously feel that … Continue reading Blind spots.