SMILING THROUGH THE UPS AND DOWNS

Some of you know my story and know why I speak of the bittersweet ebb and flow of life. There is a mixture of pleasure and pain tinged with the excitement that comes from living fully immersed in the moment. As I type my girlfriend continues her battle with cancer nearing the end of her […]

CALM COMES FROM WITHIN

Staying calm amidst the turmoil of our daily lives is almost a sort of super power. We’ve all came across those people who possess the ability to stay calm no matter what is happening in their lives. It’s a very beautiful quality to have. Fortunately, it’s also one that any of us can develop with […]

WE MAKE MESSES

SOMETIMES SPIRITUAL WORK IS MESSY Because life is messy. We have these series of attempts at cleaning up the messes because that’s our inclination. We’re little fixers. However, while we’re trying to smear away the stains of our sins we aren’t allowing salvation to take root. There’s nothing to be forgiven for we were already […]

THE UNDIVIDED MIND OF GOD

CARNAL MINDS AND COSMIC LIES Duality it the greatest lie ever told. Never before has something so damaging to our psyches defined, not only our history, but our very way of thinking as well. This ‘either-or’ ego-minded mentality rests at the root of most of our problems today. Look at the classic example of duality […]

WATCH MY HEAD EXPLODE

LOUD NOISES Metal clings from some dark recess of the room. Buzzers echo through the crowds chattering away in Spanish. I hear, “NO! MIJO!,” cried out seconds before the sound of glass shattering joins in the chaos. The incessant drum beat of machine gun fire is accompanied by the whine of a child whose innocence […]