essays

What we owe one another: a spiritual perspective

This piece was written for and placed third in the Santa Fe Reporter's 2021 nonfiction contest, in response to the prompt "What do we owe one another?" The Reporter's publication of the piece can be found here. I believe that happiness—and not just happiness but profound, unabating bliss—is our birthright. Let me explain. When we… Continue reading What we owe one another: a spiritual perspective

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

Interview/Talk

Peace, love, and the purpose of existence (spiritual talk)

Hi, all, I recently filmed and uploaded a spiritual talk to Youtube, in the form of a video titled "Peace, love, and the purpose of existence." This is a very vulnerable share for me, but one that I hope is helpful to others. In the video, I discuss peace, love, oneness, trauma, the "crisis" of… Continue reading Peace, love, and the purpose of existence (spiritual talk)