poetry

Panic

Running for the door Running out of time, Running round in circles Running toward the light. A stone thrown in the water scatters all of the fish, A robber among the crowd separates the anxious. Fear seeps into every corner and surrounds us on all sides, Trapped by our own panic there is no place… Continue reading Panic

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

Lost

Oars sink into the sand My boat tosses in the waves I walk along the outskirts of this new found dreary place.   Hands rake through the pebbles Turning pieces of my mind I search the horizon for a hopeful beacon of light.   Darkness brews Tears flow through But I can't imagine why It's… Continue reading Lost

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