Shamelessly

There was a time when the sun and the moon were my only constants. I could see both out my window and, although I didn’t know it at the time, they were serving as my nonjudgemental friends, as the witness to an inner life that I shared with almost no one. They rose with me, … Continue reading Shamelessly

The Light in You

two motions by A.R. Ammons It is not enough to be willing to come out of the dark and stand in the light, all hidden things brought into sight, the damp black spaces, where fear, arms over its head, trembles into blindness, invaded by truth-seeking light: it is not enough to desire radiance, to be … Continue reading The Light in You

When You Can’t See the Light for the Dark

I ran across something interesting today as I was organizing hundreds of photos from a recent trip. One photo (left) had come out as a big dark blur, as we were driving on the freeway. I had attempted to catch the first new sliver of moon I spotted dangling high in the sky like a … Continue reading When You Can’t See the Light for the Dark

How to Set Your Self Free

One of my yoga teachers would often say, "After enlightenment there's the dishes." A play on the Zen proverb, "After enlightenment, the laundry." The same old mundane things we thought we would escape by reaching or finally attaining "enlightenment" will be waiting for us. This brings to mind the question, Where are we trying to … Continue reading How to Set Your Self Free

The Patience of the New Moon

As the New Moon secretly peaks behind layers of darkness, there is often no external proof of her existence. Yet full and heavy she rises, and full and heavy she sets. There are within us even now new moons that have not yet become full moons. They are not yet meant to shine their light … Continue reading The Patience of the New Moon

Connection, Intention & Attention

I've been thinking about connection a lot lately. How we need it, thrive with it, and how it affects us. For a long time now I've felt like I'm in this vortex of connection. One leads to another to another, and I am energized and inspired. Through these connections I learned how to spark my … Continue reading Connection, Intention & Attention