The Sirens Song

The sharp edge of a razor is difficult to pass over; thus the wise say the path to salvation is hard.-Katha Upanishad We’re a curious bunch, our thirst for knowledge is unlimited. This is especially true when talking about enlightenment which is sure to bring many to the discussion. But if we’ve learned anything we […]

In Silent Lucidity

Deeper issues of a sudden moment seated deep within my soul…quiet… can you hear the stillness? Quiet… can you see it moving? Where? If you have to ask, then you haven’t seen or heard. Into the abyss of situations shedding light on concerns about life itself. There is emptiness, an unsettling knot that tells me […]

In A Dark Wood…Shunngmanitu Thanka

The Lakota say that it is not uncommon To hear something calling your name In the stillness of a dark moonless night. This is ‘shungmanitu thanka‘, the Great Wolf. One night our pilgrim found himself walking deep in a dark wood; overhead a new moon disguised as its shadow self-juxtaposed to an array of stars, […]

The Artist Soul

Artistic expression in its many forms, be it the painter, the writer and so on to the musician, the actor is an undertaking of reverence toward the soulfulness of human creativity. We create to satisfy a need to explain life and all its wonders to ourselves. And self-expression on the road to creativity is one […]

Ode to Joy… cheerful again

The joyful state, the combined results all states of being bringing laughter to the soul, empathy to the heart and compassion to the mind. ‘Joy’ that comes from the mindful observation of nature and how it’s triggered by the slightest of phenomenon.. positive and negative, right and wrong, joy and sadness; for you can’t know one without […]

Dreams, the River and You

Sacred River, A Meditation   The sun settling silently on the big muddy, grandfather of all rivers as thoughts come and go and we mourn and celebrate all that life offers. My sacred river, churning and turning the secrets of all born to its code. But someone forgot to tell the river that it’s secrets were […]

///////////////////There Was To Be A Wedding

“Go on and break you crazy heart” -Hank Williams  It seems like ages since I lived this one particular life and year after year it grew a little fainter leveling parts of my soul in total darkness. But always with lessons in tow,  This should have been a day of joy and happiness… a celebration; […]

Oceans

And at the end of the day When the oceans kiss the sky And the sky turning the deepest blue Where the vast array of stars in the night sky Give sight to the moon holding ancient secrets  The meeting of an endless ocean to an endless horizon. It is here that one can embrace […]

Solitude

“Solitude is not found so much by looking outside the boundaries of your dwelling but by staying within. Solitude is a deepening of the present and unless you look for it in the present you will never find it.” -Thomas Merton