The Authentic Life

The Authentic Life

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!The authentic life is one where you align what you do with what you care about most. The authentic life is (as I imagine) a life in flow. Effortless. Where action adn being are not seperate form each other, they are one. What do you care about most? That’s the question we must ask. “What do I care about most?” Go there. With everything, go into that. Don’t ask anything else but that. What do I care about most? What will allow me to be honest and real, not fake and pleasing and curious about …

You Will Never See A U-Haul Behind A Hearse

You Will Never See A U-Haul Behind A Hearse

You are born into a life where everything given will be taken away. That’s a fact. Or as I like to hear it, “You will never see a U-Haul behind a hearse.” That everything you came in with, stays: Your blood Your love Your honesty Your vulnerability Your knowing Your peace Your truth Your breath… All there until the very last moment. Everythign else, all the things you bought and wanted and suffered and fought for, all that stuff leaves. The idea isn’t to liveforever but to create somethign that can live forever. To make something extraordinary, to leave some fantastic good behind. … A little poem: Because the dying is …

This Story Must Change... NOW!

This Story Must Change… NOW!

In the news, on our screens, in our cars, on our phones the story unfolds All. Over. Again. Just like: Yesterday’s story, The other day’s story, Last week’s story, Last month’s story, Last year’s story, Several year’s story We look on, we pray, we sob, we weep, we fret, We wonder…. When will it be me? We wonder… Where will I be? In a Church? In a movie theatre? At a School? On a bus? On a train? At some airport? We mourn for her, We mourn for him, We mourn for them, we mourn And tomorrow, it is again yesterday’s story. It does not stop. We sigh when will …

In Times Of Stress, Turbulence, And Uncertainty What Peace Is There?

In Times Of Stress, Turbulence, And Uncertainty What Peace Is There?

The anger, fear, and confusion that has rippled through the country for some time is coming to a head. Regardless of your political affiliation, it’s undeniable that the nation has entered uncharted territory, the tension is palpable. In times of stress, turbulence, and uncertainty what peace is there? In sum: the radical notion that when we cultivate an equanimous mind, even the most extreme external circumstances do not hold sway. Meditation teaches you just what little control you have over yourself. Realizing this is the first step. After we make peace with it, we can work to continue sitting and regaining control over the mind. Sitting is practice for all the things …

Don’t Look For Peace.

Don’t Look For Peace. Don’t Look For Any Other State Than The One You Are In Now.

“Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender.” Eckhart Toll 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.  This is a home for …

The Secret To Life Is

The Secret To Life Is:

Knowing that you can do and say something that no one else can. No one. That’s a fact. Because you are you and no one will ever be you. No one has lived and seen what you have seen. This isn’t about worse or better – it’s about unique perspective and KNOWING that your unique perspective matters. That what you’ve lived through counts. That what you have to say is vital, important, and true. Now, the biggest reason we forget this is because we have been trying to say the right thing, in the right way, we’ve been trying to do it right. We aren’t here to get it right, …

Live First, Study Second.

Live First, Study Second.

People today have a strange approach towards real life action. We will do anything to avoid it. We’ll read about how to do something to procrastinate from actually doing it! We will click a like button and a share but don’t do. This is a trap; we are so overloaded with information about how to live that we feel paralyzed from actually getting out there and living. Living should come first, studying second. Read, but if reading and scrolling subtracts from the time you have to actually practice and live – cut it out. This is so simple yet so crucial. Readings guide us to the water. It is our …

The Greatest Monster Of Them All is Boredom

The Greatest Monster Of Them All is Boredom

The Greatest Monster Of Them All is Boredom Don’t get eaten. No matter what – DON’T GET EATEN!   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.  This is a home for all things related to maximizing ones life. Join us

People are fantastic at forgetting. Forgetting is not healing.

People Are Fantastic At Forgetting. Forgetting Is Not Healing.

“If things would have gone the way I would have wanted them to have gone I wouldn’t be the person I am today.” People are fantastic at forgetting. Forgetting is not healing. Forgetting is not being okay. Forgetting is forgetting. Those things we have chosen or not chosen to forget will come rearing their not truly forgotten heads. When they do, it’ll be vicious, it’ll suck. The art of story is the gift of choosing to remember. Choosing to actively remember. Choosing to take ownership. Choosing to acknowledge. Choosing not to forget, but rather to remember the things that made us who we are. To thank what came and went. …

The Artist Can Not Interfere With Injustice As A Man.

The Artist Can Not Interfere With Injustice As A Man

As man I have a preference For happiness, as an artist, I still have things to bring to life. All are striving for connection, beauty, and calm, in a world where there is fear, confusion, ugliness, acts of terror, inequality, violence, and hate.  All of this is art. All of this is the path to art. Art is proof, art is the power to heal a broken spirit, to heal so many of us who have lost our way. Move me. Show me beauty. Shock me. Make me think. Bring me work that makes magic out of nothing. Great revolutions are always metaphysical. If you find joy and value in …