Enter a Prisoner, Exit a Free Man

This is how I would describe meditation. A breaking out of of bondage. That has been my experience with the mental transformation that happens ever so subtly every time. Whether the practice kicks up dirt, unearths troubling layers of thought, or is a peaceful experience, we always emerge freer than before. Lighter than before. More … Continue reading Enter a Prisoner, Exit a Free Man

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

A New Perspective of Pain

"Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional." I heard this quote for the first time recently, and it summed up a truth I had only uncovered after years of suffering. Pain happens to all of us through life. Suffering is how we perceive the pain, how we choose to process it, and how long we … Continue reading A New Perspective of Pain