I Would Like To Publicly Announce That I Have No Idea What I'm Doing
I Would Like To Publicly Announce That I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

I Would Like To Publicly Announce That I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen. – Rumi I Would Like To Publicly Announce That I Have No Idea What I’m Doing… And I am okay with that. 100% okay. Because, LIFE KNOWS WHY I’M HERE. So I don’t have to tell you, show you, prove it to you, I don’t have to figure it out, I don’t have to work so hard, I just have to be here. Right here. Right now. Because life knows why. So I listen. I’m listening. I’m breathing. God knows why my body still keeping me alive, doesn’t …

Stay Grounded - That's All You Have To Do
Stay Grounded – That’s All You Have To Do

Stay Grounded – That’s All You Have To Do

When it isn’t money, it’s something else. It’s always something else. How do we get out of the world of something else? We get grounded. We ground ourselves, we stay grounded, in the here and now. Do not let your thinking trump your living. Do not let your wanting trump your living. The point is to live. Get grounded and live. Just for a moment, will you resist the temptation to understand, to make things better, to reassure, to provide answers, even to heal?  Will you be still and listen. Will you embrace what is, without needing to change or transform it according to your own needs and schedule? Just for a …

Meditation Is Not About Getting Rid Of It, But Understanding Our Relationship To It
Meditation Is Not About Getting Rid Of It, But Understanding Our Relationship To It

Meditation Is Not About Getting Rid Of It, But Understanding Our Relationship To It

Meditation Is Not About Getting Rid Of It, But Understanding Our Relationship To It. This is why we sit. Not to become better by process of elimination – if I remove a certain amount of so called “bad” things then I am whole, then I have arrived. What a nightmare, living to get to a place. Like living only to retire? Living to rot? We are waisting our meditations and lives if we are simply pushing for success, pushing so very very hard – that we are missing the point the whole way along? Meditation is play in it’s highest form, playing with the things that cause us to suffer, making them …

Living naturally is never easy
Living Naturally Is Never Easy

Living Naturally Is Never Easy

We turn towards god only or obtain the impossible. Because some things are impossible and we don’t like what we don’t know. And yet, doctrines that explain everything also debilitate me at the same time – they relive me of the weight of my own life and yet I must carry it alone. If I could say just once, “This is clear.” All would be good, all would be saved, I would have billions – for I would make things clear. but instead, we make things forgotten- with drugs, alcohol and addictions, we don’t want clarity because we will never have clarity. Understanding the world is reducing it to human, …

What needs to die?

WHAT NEEDS TO DIE?

WHAT NEEDS TO DIE IN THIS CULTURE? WHAT NEEDS TO DIE IN YOU? WHAT NEEDS TO DIE IN US? WHAT NEEDS TO DIE? “When appearances of this world dissolve, may I, with ease and great happiness, let go of all attachment to this world.” The death of the old always implies that something new is coming. One would have to think about what needs to die in this culture; what attachments need to slip away, such as white supremacy, male supremacy, and the sense that we are the really “good people.” America has a certain hubris about its virtue. Another thing would be our “unanalyzed” understanding of the word freedom. …

You Must Leave Yourself Alone

You Must Leave Yourself Alone

In the tantras it is said that one must leave awareness alone, naked, without doing anything to it, and without creating anything artificial whatsoever. A great many people who have heard a lot about self perfection and happiness can never do this; they are always creating a lot of artificial conceptions and hopes and plans. They are attached to this betterment now that they know it exist. But people who have heard nothing of happiness do not tend to create artificial lies and fantasies and needs and wants, and I think it would be easy for them to leave their awareness alone and as it is, because they have not …

Man Is Always Prey To His Truths

Man Is Always Prey To His Truths

”A man is always prey to his truths. Once he has admitted them, he can not free himself from them.” – Albert Camus Myth Of Sisyphus The minds first step is to distinguish what is true from what is false.  Seeking what is desirable is not seeking what is true. And as soon as thought reflects on itself, what it discovers is contradiction. “I want to no longer want.” We are bound to our awakenings and conscious rememberings, bound to the morals that shape us. We are bound to our wanting to understand and comprehend. Although, understanding the world for a man is reducing it to human, stamping it with …

REST

REST

Rest is the conversation between what we love to do and how we love to be. To rest is to give up on the already exhausted will as the prime motivator of endeavor, with its endless outward need to reward itself through established goals. To rest is to give up on worrying and fretting and the sense that there is something wrong with the world unless I am there to put it right. We are rested when we let things alone and let ourselves alone, to do what we do best, breathe as the body intended us to be, to walk as we were meant to walk, to live with …

Is POWER The Talent You Have That You're Not Using?

Is POWER The Talent You Have That You’re Not Using?

If you’re addicted to worrying – detox – cleanse – stop being addicted to worrying- please- if not for you – for all of us! What is yours will come to you. You may have forgotten but remember TRUST & PATIENCE. Trust and patience Trust and patience. Consciously or unconsciously, you are pruning your life of everything that is not relevant to what you really are as a human being. – Christopher Rivas If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation of your choosing, between a cup of coffee and some Trader Joe’s snacks. Donate here.  …

Spirit vs Soul

Spirit vs Soul

Lorca once wrote, “Be weary of the spirit, the spirit can kill you, spirit will send you jumping off a cliff to change the world, but be careful, because your body might not be ready to fly.” Spirit is the thing that drives us. Soul is the thing, container, and vessel which needs maintenance and caring for. The soul must be nurtured so the spirit can be set free. Imagine a regular driver on a formula 1 race car- he/she will most likely crash and burn. But someone prepared, trained, ready can take corners at 100miles an hour. Spirit is the car capable of amazing feats, and soul is the …