These Are Tough Times

These Are Tough Times

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!​These are tough times. The way things are now is no different from the way things have always been. Uncertainty is just more apparent at sometimes than others. Hold to the center Neither paralyzed or burying our heads in the sand Hold to the center. Engage in the world knowing that even the end might not be the end Have courage Bear witness Show up when needed Take action Be light for yourself and others And practice is as if your hair was on fire. These are tough times. Times of great fear AND equally …

How Can You Know What Will Happen Next? You Can't

How Can You Know What Will Happen Next? You Can’t

​The truth is, once you really look at the nature of life, there is no way you can’t question all your beliefs. Once we take that critical eye we save for others and cast it upon ourselves we will also share with them the beneficence and sympathies we oft reserve for ourselves. Being in life means creating the conditions for life. Living life well means grace in adversity. Our destinies are inseparably stitched together. The destruction of one universe is really just the formation of the next. It’s between breaths. Between blinks. Between Steps. One has to come to accept it all. How can you know what will happen next? …

And God Said, "Did You Never Think, 'Death Is Coming'?

And God Said, “Did You Never Think, ‘Death Is Coming’?

​And god said, “Did you never think, ‘death is coming?’ Is that why you slaved away on the pointless business of mundane life, and left with nothing? Don’t feel bad, everyone leaves with nothing, but some, enjoy the nothing a little more than others. … Will you be the one to deceive yourself? Or will you dance and play and have fun and realize there is no goal, there is nothing you could do or get that will allow you to enjoy this moment like actually enjoying this moment.   If you find joy and value in what I do and share, please consider supporting with a recurring or one …

​ The Habit Of Right Living

​ The Habit Of Right Living

​Hafiz wrote, “I understand the wounds that have not healed in you. They exist because god and love have yet to become real enough to allow you to forgive the dream.” ​We must care for the world and all living beings and plants in order to survive ourselves. Cooperation within a species in order for that species to survive. Escaping from suffering is something I have to do for me, and of course, for you. There is no room for passivity. This is not a one way process. Being human is a matter of living a sublime way of life. A lifetime of living and practice with no tangible goal …

Rest In Peace

Rest In Peace

Do not wait till you’re body is dead to Rest In Peace. What a cop out on the joys and ecstasy of rest. Rest now. Rest easy. Be in peace now. Enjoy rest now. Between the practice, between play, between the exercise, rest. The actual rewiring happens when you are sleeping or at rest. And if we could go into a state of total not-knowing, with no thoughts, that’s the best environment for the brain to rewire and rest. Rest. 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 …

Awakening Is About Lifting Everybody Up Together

Awakening Is About Lifting Everybody Up Together

​You are as valuable and important as anyone who has ever given you a tour, a teaching, or a lecture. Just because you or someone has a podium, stands on a stage, or has a spotlight doesn’t mean they are superior to you or you to them. We are in this together. Are we here to maximize our own reward or to share the fruit of our labor? Awakening is about lifting everybody up together.   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 …

​ Crazy Wisdom

​ Crazy Wisdom

Cut the crap Own your shit Fear no one (Especially yourself). Cut through the narcissism, the hypocrisy, the self indulgence. Cut through mental noise and clutter, cut through the confusing story lines in your head that amplify the drama in your life and in the world. Show up Walk forward with trust Show up wherever you are needed, wherever you find yourself, fully present Because it’s the right thing to do, for you and for me.

​ The Social Media Prayer

​ The Social Media Prayer

​This is dedicated to all of us beings who wander around darkened with delusions, not knowing our own lives are the truth, not the ones on the screens. Misguided in desires, wandering around with lust and clinging, why not me? O, to be him to be her; not knowing our own beautiful selves as great bliss. Compassion for miss conceiving beings who wander around not knowing that our own minds and hearts are born free from the need to compare to others. Compassion for all of us who are trapped by the presence-habit of addictive and objective veils, not knowing we are the truth. May all of us stuck in …

Real Love

Real Love

Real Love Seeks to find itself To uncurl itself To blossom from itself. Real Love Is trying to come alive in us Despite our doubts, assumptions, and fears. When we see love from this place We can find it anywhere. Real Love Comes from knowing And allowing Ourselves to be seen. Real Love Despite it all We are seen And in turn We see. 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 …