They say that what you do on New Year's Day sets the tone for the rest of your year. Well, I woke up this morning in pain and confusion (fighting off a monster cold with every symptom in the book) but managed to drug myself up with enough DayQuil + ibuprofen to feel human again. … Continue reading Hello, 2019.
When the mind is brought to stillness, and all our strategies of acquisition have dropped, a deeper truth presents itself: we are and have always been one with God and we are all one in God (John 17:21). The marvelous world of thoughts, sensation, emotions, and inspiration, the spectacular world of creation around us, are … Continue reading Weather.
Yesterday, I ordered the New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha (1) and Maggie Stiefvater's Raven's Prophecy Tarot cards (2) for my birthday. I also started reading Eknath Easwaran's brilliant translation of The Upanishads (3). At the same time, I've (predictably) been tearing through Cixin Liu's The Three-Body Problem (4). I feel like these things, taken together, form a pretty accurate cross-section … Continue reading A waypoint.
May the soul always cultivate her intention not to be vanquished. If the spirit of evil sees that she is willing to lose her life, her tranquility, and everything else that it can offer rather than return to the first dwelling, it will soon give up on her. Let the soul be strong and not … Continue reading Fighting for consciousness.