May 22, 2019

Guilt and gratitude seem related. They both have to do with receiving things that are undeserved, but guilt comes from a judgment or justice- oriented view of how things "should be" and gratitude comes from a surrendering view of how things "are."

May 16, 2019

The tree is not its leaves and if the tree attempted to trade its life for one set of leaves it would be making a terrible mistake.

May 14, 2019

Every time I tried to build a structure on beliefs that were not my own the crack appeared and brought anxiety because somewhere deep within I knew my building was not solid and it would only be a matter of time until it collapsed again. I also knew even deeper within...

May 14, 2019

What is important is not the external, it is the internal. It is not the thing but the underlying reason  for pursuing the thing in the first place.

May 12, 2019

In response to my request, the voices said, "The happiness part will flow naturally once you get the authentic part down."

May 10, 2019

I used to succumb to my fears. I believed the whispers of the dark and when they became screams I collapsed pleading to them for mercy.

May 9, 2019

Life itself is unjustified and unjustifiable-- that is why using a lens of justice (or judgement or even purpose) doesn't work well with it.

May 7, 2019

At the beginning of this year the voices told me to get ready; things were going to start shaking and some structures would fall down completely.