Meditation Is About Figuring Out "Where We Are"

Meditation Is About Figuring Out “Where We Are”

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Meditation Is About Figuring Out “Where We Are”.  “Where am I?” Part of me is afraid about tomorrow. Part of me is worried about my finances. Part of me is planning out what I’m gonna say to her. Part of me is thinking why I don’t ever get it right. Part of me has a numb leg and an itch. “Where am I?” In meditation we figure out where we are.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation …

We Are Killing The Creative Class

We Are Killing The Creative Class

  Our politicians hate culture; our media have given up serious reporting; our tech firms have stolen our content; our citizens are in hock to celebrity; our creators cannot make ends meet. To read Scott Timberg’s lament about the creative class is to despair about the state of American society. Change is no stranger to us in the twenty-first century. We must constantly adjust to an evolving world, to transformation and innovation. But for many thousands of creative artists, a torrent of recent changes has made it all but impossible to earn a living. A persistent economic recession, social shifts, and technological change have combined to put our artists—from graphic designers …

How Can I Expect To Be Well Fed With A Closed Mouth

How Can I Expect To Be Well Fed With A Closed Mouth

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “A closed mouth don’t get fed”. If not, it means if you aren’t prepared for what you want, you can’t expect to get it. Maybe you’ll get what it is you want, after time and time again of life knocking and knocking at your doorstep yelling, “Take me, allow me to take care of you, I know you want this, so let me give you the things you want.” Life shouldn’t and doesn’t have to yell and fight so hard for you to be at ease with it, if you simply prepare yourself. Let’s take relationships, more often or not we want these relationships, these things …

I'll Change… Not Tomorrow, TODAY.

I’ll Change… Not Tomorrow, TODAY.

Sit down and write everything you know you should do but don’t do. And then sit down and write everything you know you shouldn’t do but do do. (Yes I said do do)… And now begin to see all the excuses you have for not developing your will. See all the excuses for not changing. If your body shows up that’s one thing. If your energy shows up that’s another. That’s the faith of a mustard seed moving a mountain. It’s not a lot of faith, it’s simply actual faith. Energy and body showing up as one. That’s spiritual physics dominating physical physics. That’s what I aim for. If you find …

Be Careful When You Call For Divine Intervention, It Will Wreak Havoc When It Comes.

Be Careful When You Call For Divine Intervention, It Will Wreak Havoc When It Comes.

Be careful when you call for divine intervention. It will wreak havoc when it comes. We have devised ways of containing it, but it always comes. I think of music, the spirits that good music can set free in you (without your asking), can be chaotic, overwhelming; just like life, when you’re truly touched on the dancefloor, it’s not just pleasure, but shock, tears, possibly unwanted revelations. I don’t know if you hear it, but lately there is this ever present beep – it’s like a heart monitor – do you hear it? … beep …. beep … beep. We are being watched and monitored and we are seconds, moments …

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We Must All Watch This Film On Standing Rock

This Gorgeous Short Film Takes Us to the Heart of the Dakota Access Pipeline Standoff   Given what we’re seeing in the election’s aftermath, photographer–filmmakerLucian Read clearly picked a prescient title for his recent mini-doc series on inequality in the United States: America Divided, which aired on EPIX in October and November, took us to corners of a nation still hurting from the Great Recession—from an addiction-ravaged Rust Belt town reeling from factory closures to New York City, where the housing crisis proved devastating to many Latinos and African Americans. Premiering here, Read’s latest short film, Mni Wiconi: The Standing at Standing Rock, turns a camera on the plight of …

Heartbreak Reveals Who We Are

Heartbreak Reveals Who You Are. That Said, Fight To Love MORE

HEARTBREAK is unpreventable; the natural outcome of caring for people and things over which we have no control… Heartbreak begins the moment we are asked to let go but cannot, in other words, heartbreak is the very essence of being human, of being on the journey from here to there, and of coming to care deeply for what we find along the way. There is almost no path a human being can follow that does not lead to heartbreak. Realizing heartbreak is inescapable, we can see heartbreak not as the end of the road, but the road. Heartbreak reveals who we are. Heartbreak asks us not to look for another …

Time Is Really Just Perspective

Time Is Really Just Perspective

I mean, it’s always a minute, but is it really? I mean, a minute on a hot stove vs a minute with someone you love are very different. Same minute, but very different. You know this. You’ve experienced this. You’ve lived it. You live it- So if you’re waiting for the right moment to change, if you’re measuring your meditation or prayer time, judging it, weighing it; it’s perspective. 10min is really 20min is really 30min is really a 1min when the goal is waking up, being more authentic, being healthy and whole. All moments are simple moments. It’s all a moment after a moment after a moment; all moments made …

This Is Who You Are

This Is Who You Are

This is who are you. I wish this was some sort of metaphor for anything other than what is happening – you are seeing yourself. Chances are you never saw yourself before. What i’m trying to say is, this is not a distorted image like you’re used to. You are not looking for yourself / You are looking at yourself. I repeat, this is who you are. Not who think you are. Not the face you thought you knew. This is exactly what other people see when they look at you. This isn’t a reflection, it’s the image of you. Normally a mirror is reassurance. That you are still here. …

Good art makes you pregnant

Good Art Makes You Pregnant

An Excerpt From The Giving Show: When I was in HS – actually my fourth day of HS the world trade centers went down. Now, regardless of conspiracies of how and why that happened – the city, nyc, my home, came together like I’ve never experienced it- anyone who was there, felt it. It was like another layer on top of an already delicious cake, this beautiful frosting that said we are not permanent and anything can happen and what we have is each other. But that cake was eaten and people went back to doing what they do, back to life as it was. Same during the crazy black …