Chasing Illusion/Reality

I think back to my first wanting of Enlightenment. At this point, I can’t even imagine what that wanting was. Actually, I take that back. Still within me, resides the longing for liberation. Liberation from what, exactly? The illusion? I question to myself. I think of bhakti and how nice it is to just beContinue reading “Chasing Illusion/Reality”

Waiting in Silence

This piece was made in dedication to my Master, my Sensei, my Guru; Wherever you are. Kintsugi (金継ぎ, “golden joinery”), or kintsukuroi (金繕い, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art and practice of repairing broken pottery by mending the cracks with lacquer and powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As part of Wabi-Sabi philosophy, it treats breakageContinue reading “Waiting in Silence”

What’s your attachment to life on Earth? A Piece by Natalia Lee

Photo by Natalia Lee By Natalia Lee Before I answer this question, I’d like you to think of yours. What’s your attachment to life on Earth? Some may say it’s their family, their loved ones. Maybe even their possessions or achievements; their past and memories. What is it for you? For years now, I’ve beenContinue reading “What’s your attachment to life on Earth? A Piece by Natalia Lee”

“Life is an endless flow of playing opposites. Our reality is derived from this game and in it we learn to find our truest nature.” -thewritingsofnatalia

Learning to Detach

In the constant battle to release the things that no longer serve me, the hope for a new possibility falls with it. Lately I’ve been viewing my potential options for a new home all while trying to remain still through it all. As no surprise to me at all, I am constantly being hit withContinue reading “Learning to Detach”

How can I ever learn to unattach?

As the new week rolls in, I try not to let this quiet morning overwhelm me with duty. I think about the subtle loneliness that awoke with me when I realized my Love was not here. Haku calls out for attention too early for my bother. It’s a new week and my intention for todayContinue reading “How can I ever learn to unattach?”

I’m thinking about Death tonight

and how I wish I had forever with everyone. I see those around me age with not a thought about it while others watch the clock and grieve every second that passes. Those specifically, whose time is almost up. I think about them and how I’d feel when they’re gone—and how I’d wish they’d stayContinue reading “I’m thinking about Death tonight”

It isn’t Monday I let pass me,

but the right to stop when I could. Instead I overworked my eyes, making it hard to even write this post. As the leaves begin to fall through the summer heat, I realize no wonder things keep changing around me. I look at the lessons in my life and wonder if I give myself enoughContinue reading “It isn’t Monday I let pass me,”

It’s funny to think that life continues as is

On Friday night, I probably experienced the most craziest thing I’ve ever experienced personally. It’s a funny thing to say, especially since I’ve seen a lot of crazy things. 10:10, The Universe laughs. For nearly 4 hours straight, I battled with something within me that I don’t think I can put into words. From theContinue reading “It’s funny to think that life continues as is”

There comes the time again where I must make a difficult choice;

One that may change my life drastically—hopefully, for the better. There are times like this that will arise again and again in life. This is a life full of lessons and they’re not always on the path of least resistance. I’ve made choices like this many times before; Running away from home, moving to CaliforniaContinue reading “There comes the time again where I must make a difficult choice;”