What is the cost to never hurt again

What has been the cost of our determination to never hurt again?

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!What has been the cost of our determination to never hurt again? To never fall or trust or be used in that way again? What has been the cost of everything we have created to keep us safe (what we think is ‘safe’)? How have our defense strategies designed to keep us safe actually become mandates that arrest our growth, comfort, and perpetuate the story of worst-case scenario? How much of our life is built up because we don’t want to be hurt, because we are unable to heal, because we are unable to trust …

In order to create

In order to create it is necessary to throw yourself off the top of the building.

  At that moment, you are creating without knowing where you were going. Maybe the fireman will catch you, maybe there will be one of those big pillow-like things that will cradle you, maybe the ground is made of jello, maybe you aren’t falling, maybe you’re flying, maybe not. If your chief concern is security, you have to take the stairs. I create the needing security, creation creates security. Artists take leaps, and know they are secure in the unknown. … Don’t let the old new try and create a new project, you have changed, you are something else, let that thing do the crafting. … An artist predicts the …

The Gift Of Life

The Gift Of Life

The Buddha said, “the gift of food is the gift of life.” With 900 million people hungry… Let me be food. Let me walk into the world knowing, I am food. Not simply food for thought, but nourishment, actual nourishment. I am food that upholds and supports you in all you practice, refuses to abandon you in the truth of suffering. I am food that replenishes and repairs. What greater prayer/goal/mantra/dedication is there then to be food and nourishment for a hungry world? I am food. I am food. I am food.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a …

Living The Question

Living The Question

What did my face look like before I was born? Do I wake up when I sleep, or do I wake up when I wake up? Is waking really sleeping? Who am I? What does it mean to be here? What if my tears aren’t liquid, but hard, frozen ice with geometrical points, that can cut out the blindness and make me see? I have a lot of questions, a lot, o answers, just questions. Rumi (the great Persian mystic/poet) speaks about not allowing the lack of an answer to create disparity in you; but rather holding the question, living the question, until one day we live into an answer. …

Every Human Body Is An Altar

Every Human Body Is An Altar

All places are open doors. Humility is the key that opens these doors. There is nothing to wait for Nothing to receive. You are not a stranger or a Lone Ranger, but a participant. All of this is impossible without the others. Perfection is not possible Though excellence is. Beware of your story Your story contains thorns. If you keep it You will lose it. If you give it, You will finally be able to have it. You only own what you can let go of. Each thing in its own time. Enlightenment means being yourself. To find oneself Is to give oneself. Beneath the skin Is the soul. Develop …

The Gift Of Life

Imagine, being so secure in your well-being that ALL your actions have others in mind?

Most people in your life rooms and in your jobs are coming from, “Me me me, how can this help me? How can this serve me?” And you’re the one walking in with “You you you, how can I help you? I’m good. How can I serve you?” While everyone else is thinking about their own well being, you know you’re good, so you’re thinking about everyone else, how can you serve them, so they can get to your level? Think about how that propels you forward in this life; because who doesn’t want the person around who’s there for them, really there for them. Simultaneously, who doesn’t want to …

dancing as the word of god

The truth: everything animate and inanimate, painful and blissful, is singing, vibrating, and dancing as the word of God.

What would things look like naked? Without words? What’s beneath the costume? This. The every day. The ordinary that I fight so hard to run away from. Looking at outside sources and inside imaginings to heighten my experiences, to give meaning to a possibly meaningless life. Forgetting that this, this, this is the meaning, the question and the answer. I never had to look or try to create something out of nothing. I have this. This. The truth: that everything animate and inanimate, painful and blissful, is singing, vibrating, and dancing as the word of God. Start dancing.   Work with me to relearn and transform your stories into powerful …

No Fear

This Holiday Season I Choose To Gift You No Fear

I choose to give you the gift of no fear. This holiday I will do my best to fill your stocking and pack your tree full of support. I will do my best to let you know you will not be abandoned, even through the suffering. A gift that will hold you and let you fly. A gift that removes obstacles and opens eyes. This holiday, your Box will be both light and full, overflowing in fact, with no fear; an abundance of no fear.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one time donation, between a …

Take Back The Dream

Taking Back The Dream- How our stories can finally wake us up

“A bomb with a long fuse can be lit years before it explodes, but the day when the detonation occurs, the harm is considerable.” – Alejandro Jodorowsky Just because you’ve always been one thing, just because it’s always been one way, doesn’t mean you have to play that same part again, today, tomorrow, over and over. Life is fluid, always has been, constantly in motion; it’s our same old stories about “who we are”, “what we are”, and “how it is” that make life stagnant. Fluidity is life, stagnancy is death. Let’s save ourselves, let’s cut our own fuse before it’s too late. Life belongs to us, to create as …

What Sweet Poison Do I Keep Sipping?

What Sweet Poison Do I Keep Sipping?

“There is a way of undertaking things that is pleasant now and ripens in the future as pain, and there is a way of undertaking things that is painful now and ripens in the future as pleasure.” – Majjhima Nikaya 46 Perhaps when we pause to catch our breath, between gulps of sweet poison, we may glimpse the peril into which we are willfully placing ourselves and choose a wiser course. We may asked the questions that need to be asked, what sweet poison do I keep sipping? What (story, habit, person, place, thing) must I walk away from? Holding the question, living the question, until one day we live …