So much of what we experience is bound up with defeat - coping with it, admitting it, staving it off, fearing it, dreading it, etc. Consequently, much of our thoughts and contemplations are bound up in it as well. It's natural and rational. It's easy to feel defeated (or on the verge thereof) because we … Continue reading Let’s meditate on defiant determination
Last week, late one night, Orion rolled up over the side of the horizon. I hadn't seen the rough old bastard in a while. I never see him in the summer. So I said hey, what's up. I don't care for the winter, but it's good to see you again. Everybody knows it's time for … Continue reading I said hi to a hunter in the sky: A constellation meditation
Seriously. Think of all the moments you spend alive, all the things you do in the day-to-day, as existing within varying degrees of "living" and "dead." There's no shame in admitting that a lot of what we do has a certain level of "dead" attached to it. I'll admit it right now, and I'm a … Continue reading On a scale of 1 to 10, how alive are you?
The summer's trail swings low and then high, The Milky Way may be but a path to hell, Among enemies, naysayers, annum trevails by and by, Even as many remain who yet wish us well. Grand Sol beats down on pines, fields of green, The hills doth make haste to respond, All while mysteries flutter … Continue reading Promise on the Way
Rhetorical confusion and half-baked rumination is easily dismissed but often the only way to depict certain aspects of our existence as they really are. The significance behind the solstice, to us, can well be said to be one of those aspects. May the light, the warmth, the clarity of the sun's most flawless annual blast … Continue reading Meditation: A solstice begs the question
Whenever you can (which, I concede, for the vast majority of us will mean “almost never”), try and greet each dawn the same way, for each dawn is the same. That is to say, each dawn is worth no more and no less than any other. It is only our perceptions of them – our … Continue reading If you really wanna be cool, be like this tree
Monday again. It's probably time to do something that you don't want to do. You might spend most of the day ahead doing something you don't want to do. I'm sorry. I'm probably right there in the same boat. But I guarantee you if you just take a minute to think about this, it'll be … Continue reading Feel the Water Flowing Through You, Maaaaan – It’s Spring!
When the snow ceases at long last to fall - Though few remain long enough to ever know - The sky at long last clears of clouded shroud, The stars beyond at long last revealed once more, And it's late as the moon rises, Formidable yet waning down over the new-fallen snow. How … Continue reading How Many Smiling Alpacas Can we fit into One Simple Prayer? Click to find out!
Mind. Blown. Wow. Haha okay, sorry, all of that was just a dirty trick. I wanted to do a little experiment to see if using an Upworthy-style headline generated more hits. The following simple meditation is cool, but it's probably not going to blow your mind or shake your world. Since you're here, though, why … Continue reading Know that Moment Right Before Things Begin? This will blow your mind.
May we find our positions strong, if only for a moment. May we catch a whiff in the air of liberation and deliverance only just beginning to emerge from the shadows, But may we take it for what it is and nothing more, May we not get carried away. May we ever seek justice, Yet … Continue reading Monday Prayer: That We Would Have Responsible Hope