The environment within which we were raised, as a child, teenager, and until now, is the same environment that has resulted, in part, in our current configuration. This environmental constitution elicits particular behaviours from us, resulting in particular perspectives and ways of viewing and interacting with reality. Within this environment we are only able to … Continue reading On changing.
How am I feeling? I feel a heavy expanse in my abdomen, like a boat rising and falling on the tides, like a boat with a leak in its hull. In this hole I want to stuff substance and hedonism - casual pleasure and surface interactions, though they frequently leave me feeling just as empty … Continue reading The Seas of Love.
Alone in my dark room so I lay, covered in blankets hoping for the dawn of a new day. Always teetering near the edge, I wonder how it is that I haven't slipped off yet. Empty inside, I'm barely alive. My life is a strategic effort to stave off the darkness, to keep the pain … Continue reading Heart of stone
To be loved is to be open, To the boundless possibilities, Though I catch myself hopin', And so I keep my door open, I scream and shout in sadness and anger, But deep down I just want to be close, My creativity is knows the possibility, And also the probability, That you view me as … Continue reading Open
Only when we are empty do we become full... the breath that is held, is lost. When we are left breathless, no sooner are we aware than the breath returns to us in full. And just like that, that which we let go of hath returned. Wholeness and emptiness are one and of the same. … Continue reading Emptiness.
Love is not enough. You may experience the most breathtaking attraction to someone, but this, this isn't enough. Nor is compatibility alone enough to support a romantic relationship; you must have both. A relationship with only love, is a relationship where you cannot agree on how life should be, where you should live, and what … Continue reading Love is not enough
As we make changes in our lives, in our habits, thoughts, beliefs and behaviours we change externally too. Over time, we begin to reap the fruits of our labour, materially, physically, emotionally and in particular, relationally. The relationships in our life serve a purpose, be it emotionally, financially, or physically, and so, as our needs … Continue reading Onwards and upwards: connecting different.
Being wrong has never felt so sweet. Emotions are a mysterious thing, especially not being raised in a way that promoted emotional intelligence, so of course I was wrong. I was wrong because I didn't know what success felt like—I had no frame of reference. History, the harshest teacher, had taught me anxiety and uncertainty … Continue reading Communication, oh silly me!