Hope Means Rising Above Low Level Shit

Hope Means Rising Above Low Level Shit

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Hope and acceptance go hand in hand. Radical hope radical acceptance. To fight the thing is to fight change and what you wanted most was change. Be careful when you call for divine intervention. It will wreak havoc when it comes. I guess what I battle with most is how easily we just get over shit. Which is often good and often not. We don’t get over, we forget, and forget is not dealing with somethign, forget is not healing. Right? Most of the time we just get over it. It’s time really, time is …

The Only Real Possible Love Is Sincere And On Task. Honest And True.

The Only Real Possible Love Is Sincere And On Task

The only real possible love is sincere and on task. Honest and true. On task: Meet a person Feel what’s honest. Call it out. Take it there. Exhaust it (if possible) … and when complete – appreciate it. Thank it. move on. To do more than possible, to do more than what you can is to stay off task. No matter what, stay on task. The suffering begins when we leave what is for what we want it to be.    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 …

storage-unit

Throw Your Shit Out

  All our suffering can be seen in the fact that there are 35 story high storage units which take up 4 city blocks. This is not an exaggeration. These buildings that store all the things we don’t want, the things we don’t want around. But we also don’t want to get rid of them; and if we asked what was in them, 80% of people would have no idea. We pay someone to hold these things we must continue to hang onto and not use. What else are we hanging onto and don’t want to let go of? And with what currency are we paying for it? Why are …

United Divided States

I write this essay because it is my duty as an artist and citizen of this country. It is my duty to stand up against, not our new president-elect, but to stand up to everything he stands for and represents. To combat his hate with my love. I want to address something and make it very clear, for everyone, but mainly the Trump supporters in the back that can’t seem to understand why this is difficult. This election was not about the candidates. It was about the platforms they have been brought to the mainstream. Opposing platforms. One based in love, hope, equality. The other, our new president elect’s platform, …

What Must Be Left?

What Must Be Left? What Must Leave?

What must I leave? One must be able to leave. And one must leave. Leave. In leaving One discovers ones path by discovering the paths that stray from it. In order to begin one must go. So, what must be left? What must I leave? I can leave. I should go. Leave.   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

The Authentic Life

The Authentic Life

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 what I should do, for who, when. I’ll take an authentic vs a un-authentic you any …

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 …