essays

My wedding suit

In fall of 2019, I twice met with a tailor to custom design a suit for the wedding I planned to have in September of 2020. During my first meeting with the tailor, we took measurements of my body, as well as talked through and chose all the details of the suit. By the second… Continue reading My wedding suit

poetry

Atonement for negative karma

I recognize that my actions have harmed others in the past. Through selfishness, I have created and amplified traumas, Some of which may live on to this day. These will need to be healed through time, Some of them perhaps living on to future generations. For my part, I recognize that my own harmful actions… Continue reading Atonement for negative karma

poetry

Dear spirit

Dear spirit, Please fill me with the knowledge That there is nothing I need to accomplish, No tests to pass, That I am perfect as I am.  Please let me rest in the certainty That I fulfill your purpose merely by existing. Too, please fill my soul with the courage To do the work assigned… Continue reading Dear spirit

Interview/Talk

Politics, karma, and the emptiness of winning (spiritual talk)

What is karma? In what sense is the U.S.'s current political situation evidence of a karmic relationship? How is karma resolved throughout a lifetime? What is the result of "failed" karma? Successfully navigated karma? Given these dynamics, what are some potential outcomes of our current political situation in the U.S.? See these questions and more… Continue reading Politics, karma, and the emptiness of winning (spiritual talk)