Have you started your quest?

I think the moment one inquires about their True Nature and who they really are, is the moment the quest really begins. The journey to self-realization is not about seeking. It is about remembering. Many of those on the spiritual path consider themselves “seekers”. I think my seeking stopped when I realized there’s nothing toContinue reading “Have you started your quest?”

I sent you messages and you never replied

Or did I leave them in my drafts? I never really check my inbox anymore and it’s probably the reason I think I’m alone. The world never went inside, I just stopped coming out. Instead I’m swirling in circles with my gaze to the sky wondering where the rain is. And so I pray. PrayContinue reading “I sent you messages and you never replied”

Where are you?

I am here. What time is it? Now. Be Here Now was a concept first introduced to me by one of my teachers, Ram Dass. This concept was introduced to him by his Guru, Neem Karoli Baba. I later heard this reference rephrased in a book called The Way of the Peaceful Warrior. Not onlyContinue reading “Where are you?”

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”

Today is my 23rd Birthday

And though there’s not much for me to say today, I thank God for making it this far. I am alive, I am happy, I am grateful. Years pass and some are great, some not so much. But I learned it’s all the same: the highs and lows, the lefts and rights. It’s all here,Continue reading “Today is my 23rd Birthday”

I have been nothing but blessed

Ever since I became aware of the presence of well, Presence, my life has dramatically changed. I’m not sure exactly what day or when it happened but I do remember a time when something ridiculous was going on. I can’t name the exact thing due to my lack of memory of it but I rememberContinue reading “I have been nothing but blessed”

What an Auspicious Week

I’ll be 23 soon and watching the days and numbers pass me by is like watching the clock tick in fast forward. The week leading up to my birthday always feels like a special one— no matter what I do. Every part of me holds in the urge to tell the world while I remindContinue reading “What an Auspicious Week”

Dreams are what’s beyond the surface

I can’t even begin to explain the dreams that fill my mind at night. What are these? Glimpses of the subconscious? Or trips to other realms? Who’s to say the subconscious isn’t just another realm? Last night, I dreamt the end of the world. I’ve had this dream in multiple ways, times before but thisContinue reading “Dreams are what’s beyond the surface”