essays

What freedom means to me

A little over two years ago, I took the following photo while touring Mount Rushmore on my way to graduate school in Wisconsin. At the time, I marveled at how tiny the destination actually looks in person, and also at how overwhelmingly white the rock features are. (I mean this literally, although of course the… Continue reading What freedom means to me

poetry

Time is of the essence

Time is of the essence, To get to the nothing You must become. That hum you hear? It moves through you, The breath of the divine as it echoes. That heartbeat? That is yours, The planet's, The universe's, The thump-thump-thump of consciousness as it unfurls. We are all one, And yet even to say this… Continue reading Time is of the essence

Interview/Talk

Coronavirus, spaciousness, and inner peace (FB Live)

What inner state does the Coronavirus externalize for us? What emotional condition does this render? What parts of ourselves might these circumstances activate? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6yU4rTrbW0&feature=youtu.be

Personal writing, poetry

The silence and its meaning

Deep within you is a quiet space From which you were born, and which you will return to upon your death. Even when you forget it while in life, it is there; It is the space in which the experience of your forgetting is contained. You can feel this if you meditate: That deep-down hum,… Continue reading The silence and its meaning