Mastering Your Happiness

This is a very simple statement, and yet can be so hard to create this space for our happiness. It is easy to get swept away with other's opinions and advice (often unsolicited) about what is best for us. But I think that the more we fight ourselves, the more lost we become - so... Continue Reading →

Embrace the Chaos

What if all of space and time is just falling in and around itself, sorting and distorting, binding and breaking, forever coming and going from one into another?What if the only control we have is to embrace the chaos?

Perception is everything.

"Of course the bird we see and hear exists. It exists, but what I mean by that may not be exactly what you mean." -Shunryu Suzuki Roshi per·cep·tion  noun the state of being or process of becoming aware of something through the senses. a way of regarding, understanding, or interpreting something; a mental impression.  ... Continue Reading →


Patience for most requires practice. Many, many hours of practice. While every day does present us with opportunities to cultivate forbearance, I believe it has become harder and harder for us to recognize the importance of these opportunities, simply because our need for patience and our examples of patience have decreased in so many ways... Continue Reading →

Part II

  Like water on the face Suddenly a taste Fresh, sweet, Pick up the pace   Feet on the ground, Why've I been hanging around waiting for nothing Wanting for something   Light a fire match the flame Let go, child Be not so tamed          -sk-

Part I

  Softness falling sunny haze Nesting, resting settled in space In these dreams I lie from myself sometimes I hide Sleight of hand, a bit of wit Seems I've got myself soon tricked Under covers time is aging Heavy sigh, need to fly. -sk-

Stagnation Negation

Where is the path to freedom from the stagnant river? It is in the slightest movement Begin and move again When one move ends, I must begin another. Move with music, with art, words, dance, with decision. Move with that which compels your lightness forward. Stagnance is the absence of maintained functionality. The river must... Continue Reading →

The Taming of the Shrew

I've been steam-rolled by my frustrations again. Some days I don't even understand who I am as these things take hold of me. To ruminate is to think about something, to mull something over, to deliberate on. I have an unfortunate tendency to get caught in this cycle of thought, but what is far more... Continue Reading →

Doing Nothing

These are my favorite moments of all. The lightness of simply enjoying life in all of its magic. Observing the trees or the ocean moving, twisting and dancing, feeling the breeze brush past my body, taking in the sounds around me, weather they be of the birds, waves, the chattering of folks nearby... Every now... Continue Reading →

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