I want to preface this post by saying that I am not publishing this to support or tear apart a particular political party. My entire reasoning for this post comes out of love and compassion to the earth, all of its inhabitants, and God. I want everyone to know that I love them, I value … Continue reading Climate Change
I sit in my car and listen to songs that once brought me so much pain and I realize that it still remains. It's not a ringing in my head like a migraine of suffering, but rather, it's a still small voice. I hear the whisper and realize that I am still healing. I'm not … Continue reading A Poem: Though Subtle, It Whispers.
Point the fingers and the crowd comes running. I see the play but it's not funny. The mass creates its own demise. They create their own dark skies. People like to see elephants. The same people don't act to make a difference. I'm sick of digging graves to expose your skeletons. You won't clean out … Continue reading A Poem: People Only Care When I Point Out Elephants and Skeletons
"You shall have no other gods before me." Exodus 20:3 Hinduism, or "Sanatana Dharma", is arguably the oldest religion to date. It's over 4,000 years old and predates all Abrahamic religions. Hinduism has no founder and is currently the third largest religion in the world. According to The Vedas, the core Hindu holy books, Hinduism … Continue reading Christ and Hinduism
If you haven't already learned from my previous writings, Buddhism has become a big part of my life. I wrote in one of my previous posts, "Where Am I Now?", that Buddhism was special to me. I wanted to give some perspective on Buddhism because I think a lot of people don't understand how I … Continue reading Christ and Buddhism
Sitting and staring and thinking and sitting, The Self alines with colors of skylight, I'm depressed sometimes because people don't know me, It's evident that I'm caught in a rusted goodbye. In splendor, I talk and with love I reverberate, I sing to the moon but no one replies, I sit in silence and … Continue reading A Poem: My Friends are My Thoughts
Richard Alpert, Ph.D. was a psychology professor at Harvard University. He grew up in a middle-class Jewish family, had a successful working career, and from an outsider's perspective would have his life altogether. He began to question what more that life holds and what consciousness really means outside of what the textbooks that he had … Continue reading Ram Dass
This is the second part of the series "Why I Left My Church". Audrey and I sat down multiple times to be sure that we got everything truthfully and honestly from her perspective. I wrote down the things that she said while I asked her questions. It was fun interviewing my wife over a lunch … Continue reading “Why I Left My Church”: PT.2 (Audrey)
As I've traveled through my own dilemmas of spirituality, I've changed a lot. I have navigated through deconstructing my Christian faith, picked up the ashes that I was left in, and reconstructed into something that I honestly wouldn't have seen two or three years ago. With everything that's changed in my life and in my … Continue reading What’s Next for Me?
Life is short, and suffering is inevitable. Life is suffering and suffering is short. For so long I've held suffering in the palm of my hand, and for that I now understand. Life is short and but a small vapor. With a gust of wind it comes and goes. Vapor makes its way back to … Continue reading A Poem: To The Bottom of The Ocean