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”

I’m trying my best

Things are getting busier this time around and I’m trying my best. I can’t really say or do anything else other than that. I have to remind myself to do my duties because it is the work that needs to be done. It is what’s being asked of me. I imagine the human born withContinue reading “I’m trying my best”

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”

Are poets destined to fall in love forever?

I remember one time, listening to the words of another traveling poet. In his deepest sincerity, he asked himself, why do I fall in love with every single person I meet? I had heard these words a few years back. And when I did, it was as if someone had stole them right out myContinue reading “Are poets destined to fall in love forever?”

Before I’m off on another trip,

I bid farewell to my love, Haku, as she lays her body across our wood floors. It’s another day and the more time passes, the more I wonder what’s next. Be here now, be here now. I know this isn’t it and by this and it I mean the endless tasks that pile up throughContinue reading “Before I’m off on another trip,”

Make Every moment, A Moment of Worship

How can I say anything more? I think about my daily life and the things I say and do, wondering how I can even do these things. This morning I bowed at the feet of my Lord and cried, I just want you. How can I go on? I think about my daily life andContinue reading “Make Every moment, A Moment of Worship”

There’s a place and time for everything,

even late night posts. It may be something in the air, or something in the planes beyond, but anxiety has been hanging around me lately. Not for any particular reason, by the way, just the fact that I feel there’s so much to do and so little time. Do nothing, they say. And all willContinue reading “There’s a place and time for everything,”

I said I’d write something good

I wonder if anyone is here to hear it. It’s late at night and before I dim the light, I sit up writing and digesting my midnight comfort food. 12:12 Today, was an odd day. Though I worked as usual, my off-ness began early morning and continued throughout the day. During one of my meetingsContinue reading “I said I’d write something good”

Thank You for Understanding

I don’t know who reads this; but thank you. When I think of writing, when I talk about writing, there’s nothing else I think I could do, would do, want to do. I’ve been faced with people who pick up the papers, give me a quizzical look, and hand it back. I don’t care forContinue reading “Thank You for Understanding”