river of tears

maybe when the water runs out,we will weep so many tears that the rivers will fill again.maybe after the last tree falls,our hearts will break, we’ll come down to our knees, and kiss the earth we have denied.in death, we finally lay belly to belly with the mother who birthed us.but maybe, as climate changes,... Continue Reading →

the art of transition

i hunger for depth.i am one to find containers that allow me to come completely undone, to travel outside of the ordinary.sacred ceremony, a session with my therapist, a conversation with chosen kin, a retreat...all offering the potential to be wildly transformational.and yet, in the transition from the depths to the surface, i often drown.there... Continue Reading →

sati.

we need to do much less than we think. one translation of sati, a Pali word, is mindfulness. another, which feels truer in my own body and experience is:rememberfor those trained by industrialized society to do, to reach, to be productive,this energy can arise in our practice.thinking that is up to us to stop thoughts,... Continue Reading →

about love.

for those looking for love, it can feel like we are waiting to start our lives. a zen teacher once said, "enlightenment is the constant state of orgasm." what does it mean? what are we searching for? it is our nature, as herd animals, to seek for belonging and connection. this is innate, not something... Continue Reading →

Waking Up…Part III

What does YES feel like in your body? How do you know when you're experiencing joy? As, I wrote in Part II, we are being given cues all along about how to move towards joy on our paths. We are being guided through the wildness into clarity through a love language we're often unaware of.... Continue Reading →

Come Closer, Loneliness

I woke up with loneliness in my eyes, in my heart. My immediate thoughts pulled me towards getting rid of the loneliness. To stop living alone, to see friends, to call someone. And the more these thoughts escalated, the more I pushed away the loneliness. Pushed it far away, looked at it as an unwanted... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Overcoming Forgiveness

In response to his second question: What role does Forgiveness play in your life? How have you overcome forgiving others, or forgiving yourself when no one else would? When I hear 'overcome', I could just sit here and cry, Realizing the need for us to fix, cure, and die. Overcoming is not what we need,... Continue Reading →

Part 1: Dear Shame

In response to my friend Eric's question for his 28th birthday: What role does Shame play in your life? How have you overcome shame in your life? Shame, shame The cloud of heat that wells up deep in my solar plexus. I refrain, The feeling so intense I'd like to walk away from it. What's... Continue Reading →

You Are Always Right

And so am I. Hear me out: Each of us is a whole universe. We are born into this world with a specific body, a unique mind, and a whole story that will unravel in front of us. We are truly all unique, quite the paradox. There are billions of us walking around on this planet, and... Continue Reading →

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