poetry

Courage, Courage

PART IToday is the first day that I stop selling out my soul. I won't hold back on Truth or hide my feelings anymore. I don't care if I get hurt. I don't care if my friends leave. I don't care if I am left behind by our twisted society. I will lead the way… Continue reading Courage, Courage

Reflections on Life

When freedom and duty are one

I have been struggling most of my life with a sense of obligation to others and a self-imposed pressure to please others. It creates stress in the body which I am certain contributes to at least two ailments. I would like to attain complete spiritual freedom, heal this body, and leave behind the stress that… Continue reading When freedom and duty are one

Short Stories

Escaping the Prison of Your Mind

The struggle to find peace and happiness within ourselves can feel like an uphill battle. As a teenager, I was incredibly socially awkward and self-conscious. Happiness was fleeting as a sideways comment from a friend could bring me down. In art class in high school, I painted an image of a naked young woman curled… Continue reading Escaping the Prison of Your Mind

poetry

Shine On

Shine on little bright star, it's what you do the best. Don't care how others see you or if you fit in with the rest.   Trust that you are seen and heard by the One that matters most. Just fill your heart with love and joy, dance along with the Holy Ghost.   Lose… Continue reading Shine On

Reflections on Life

Setting Goals for Goodness in 2020

New Year's day is upon us once again! This time of year is often seen as a good time to set new goals or intentions and have a fresh start (to clarify, I consider an intention to be a general direction and a goal to be a specific task-oriented step in that direction). We can… Continue reading Setting Goals for Goodness in 2020

Reflections on Culture, Reflections on Life, storytelling

Following the Heart and Finding God

There are many clichés about the heart that we use day to day. "Follow your heart", "listen to your heart", "stay true to your heart"... but what if these are not just clichés. What if we take them literally and they reveal a world of magic beyond our wildest imaginings? About five years ago, I… Continue reading Following the Heart and Finding God