Fearless in the Face of Fear

February 16, 2022

What happens when your fear catches up with you?Do you run away into your default avoidance, distraction and projection mechanisms? Those that haven’t worked so far?Or do you finally stay put and choose to become present to what feelings present themselves? Those feelings will present themselves as the most valuable present because they carry the seed […]

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You can run from Truth, but there are consequences to your decision and you will have to face them.You can avoid yourself, but the inner chaos won’t magically dissolve into peace without your disciplined introspection.You can project your frustration, anger and hidden rage onto the world, but projection won’t get rid of them. It is […]

Stop Searching for Heaven in Hell

December 29, 2021

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Grow Fully Into Yourself

December 4, 2021

I don’t take shit personally and never have. But for most of my life, I carried other people’s shit.I was a grownup to the grownups in my life well before I became a grownup. I saw a mess where they didn’t and I wanted to clean it up for them.The truth is, I really didn’t […]

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Blessed are all, without exception. But only those devoted to love,  and nothing except love, will know that they are blessed and will experience life accordingly.

Blessed Are All

November 24, 2021

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There’s a Better Way

February 13, 2021

Can I scream my way into silence?Can I think my way into stillness?Can I negotiate with my mind’s projections, hoping to settle on one that temporarily suits me?As the mind seems stuck playing a circus tune, I remember that there’s a better way:Laying the heavy load of the ego mind at the feet of the […]

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What are you consuming emotionally, mentally, energetically and spiritually? Everywhere we turn, we seem to be bombarded with opportunities to distract ourselves from the root causes of our pain, sadness, frustration, anger and fear. Instead of a compassionate, patient and honest — and private — inquiry into our own wounds, we latch onto the conveniently […]

This Day, Our Daily Bread

October 28, 2017

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The Heart of a Lion

August 11, 2017

I started this painting shortly after my dad passed last November to work through my grief and also to remember him how I saw him, and not how he saw himself. He loved lions and was also a leo. Today would have been his 67th birthday. I wanted his lion to be wild, free and […]

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Remember your first yoga class? Just holding downward facing dog, supposedly a resting pose, sapped all your strength in the first breath and resisting the urge to just collapse on the floor and cry suddenly became your only focus. Yoga requires physical strength, lots of it, but the real strength that this practice builds in […]

The Real Kind of Strong

May 14, 2017

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Stand Your Ground

April 26, 2017

When I was a little kid, my brother, who’s five years older than me, told me once that I was actually adopted. He said I fell out of a gypsy wagon that came through town and our parents felt sorry for the lost gypsy baby so they took me in and raised me as their […]

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Would you buy a shirt that says “dare to wake up?” I don’t usually wear messages on my clothes (especially the “spiritual” kind), but I had to think of this — and I laughed to myself in the middle of the store — when I recently saw a tank top with the writing “dare to […]

Comfort or Truth?

April 11, 2017

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