The Tao of Zen

Quickly, without thinking good or evil, what is your original face before your parents were born. – From the Gateless Gate Every person is on the path of self-realization, whether they ever reach the transcendental realization or not. To the Taoist, understanding comes from not knowing. Because to know something with certainty blocks off all …

Manifest the Change You Need

Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving. – Terry Pratchett The grains of time …

The Heart’s Memory

He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. – Gabriel García Márquez Our perceptions of memories change over time. Some events have great significance attached to them in the present …

Being Present

Real isn’t how you are made,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘It’s a thing that happens to you… Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because …

Conjunction with the Unknown

Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition. – Madeleine L’Engle It isn’t obligation that gets our feet moving in the mornings; it is anticipation. The anticipation of something better. And the deep down awareness that the something we achingly deserve in our bones may never arrive, may …

Finding Equilibrium

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. – Pablo Picasso The Winter Solstice has just passed. The night sky is filled with celestial drama, as Jupiter and Saturn align so closely they appear almost as a single star. Fluttering atop the cosmic wheel, the times of long darkness and short daylight …

Count Your Blessings

Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. – Charles Dickens The word blessing carries different connotations depending on one’s personal beliefs. Eudaimonia is a Greek word for happiness, human flourishing, and blessedness. Aristotle, the ancient Greek philosopher, used …

My Book’s New Cover

I redesigned the cover of my book – Unboxing Your Soul. We are all wandering timelessly through paradise. Unboxing your soul reveals who you truly are. After a miraculous epiphany changed my life forever, I wanted to share what manifested in my life after I unboxed my soul. I hope by reading this book you …