I once dated someone who was a member of an ongoing, intensive support group, and I spent the first half of our relationship trying to persuade her that it was a cult. “You don’t need the group in order to be healthy!” I would tell her, “You don’t need them! Just look at me: I’m… Continue reading Cults, culture, and charismatic leaders
My cousin and me after the Space Between Stories retreat in 2018 Starting in June of 2019, I made an agreement with myself that I would seek out and do some sort of expansive, spiritual, retreat-type thing once per year every year. The first time I did something of this nature was actually in August… Continue reading Intro to the Man Kind Project
Emotions are like sparks, Memories of something fiery, And yet simultaneously asleep. Inwardly they move us, Tell us what to do, Or how we will feel upon certain actions. Like boundaries, They prescribe limits. Emotionality is a relationship, A way in which we check in with ourselves, Asking, “Who am in this moment?” “Who am… Continue reading Emotionality
I want to introduce the idea that there are at least three forms of love. The first is the one with which we are indoctrinated in movies, romantic love. In this kind of love, we feel our heart leap upon meeting another person; they complete us! There is a sense that anything is possible, and… Continue reading Romantic, companionate, and boundless love
To see friends After meeting strangers for so long... A shared history envelopes you, A shared vibration. You are seen, You are known, Loved. In this fellowship, It is possible to be reborn To the self you always were, As though remembering, “Ah, yes, That was my name.” In friendship, You meet your destiny.