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?”

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”

The days go by and I’m not getting any younger

Tomorrow is my birthday. Mentally, I am preparing to have a wonderful day as I physically work the rest of my hours tonight at my job. The week has been so busy the only time I get a chance to write these posts are mid-day to evening. That’s alright. 5:55. Perfect timing. Everyday, they goContinue reading “The days go by and I’m not getting any younger”

Running, Running, Running in the cycles of Samsara

Do we know of nothing else? As the night falls along with my heavy eye lids, it seems as if no moment passes to the next as I reopen them to wake. Where does the time go? Some days are easier than others. This morning I reset my alarm about 4 times until I jumpedContinue reading “Running, Running, Running in the cycles of Samsara”

The more the days seem to pass,

the more I enjoy the gray. Yesterday, I laid out on my balcony to bask in the sun, read a book, and let Haku feel the warm air. Today we both lay in front of the door while I write this to you and she rests. The sounds of rain and chimes sing from myContinue reading “The more the days seem to pass,”

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,”

“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

thinking mind…

I thinkwe think too much.Everyone’s alwaysjust thinking.Thinking about this, thinking about that.Someone wrote today something along the lines of “we become what we think the most of”.I can see this true.But why think at all?We must make reasonable decisions for our health and safety and all that other stuff but all of that mind allContinue reading “thinking mind…”