You Are a Miracle
Mystics and philosophers have to write in extremes. Emphasize the black from the white. They have to exaggerate in order to invoke profound change. In a way, they intend to shock your system. In the old days, Zen masters would slap the faces of theirRead More
There has been a growing hunger in us all. A thirst for a deeper sense of knowing. The old ways of explaining the world around us no longer satisfy the depth of our craving. Archaic beliefs in myths and stories, in gods, and a mechanical system of juRead More
Falling Off a Spiritual High
If there's one thing I've learned from over thirty years of spiritual seeking, it is the simplest truth - what goes up... must come down. Yes, I know, it's not groundbreaking mystical truth, but acknowledging the spiraling nature of spiritual growth Read More
Why Don’t We Just Ask for Help?
Helping each other and offering a helping hand is one of our innate tendencies and one of the principal characteristics of the human spirit. Why is it then, such a tremendous difficulty for us to ask for help or be happy to receive it?
We've been traRead More
Boundaries are Spiritual
If you follow any of the traditional, classic spiritual training schools, one of the foundational practices is the attempt to dissolve the personal will. To destroy the illusory ego. You'll be asked to fade the boundaries of self and dissolve into thRead More
Sometimes we forget. We forget how deeply we are entitled.We are entitled to be ourselves fully, unapologetically.To walk our own path, pave our own roads. Sometimes, we forget; we listen to the loud voice we call the other. In fear of judgment, in fRead More
World Wide Conflict
In the last few days, different people have been reaching out to me, asking for my opinion about political issues. For a mystic, politics is the most dangerous religion of all.
For a mystic, to talk about politics is like wearing a Mets t-shirt and wRead More
Total Eclipse of the Heart
Soft implies hard, deep implies shallow, and yes, darkness implies light. Challenge, when observed with proper care, is nothing but a form of friction. Friction forms heat. Heat means life.
We try to avoid pain, we try to walk away from challenge, anRead More
The Ending of War
War does not start as a political statement; war, sadly, is the final symptom. Violence is not a spontaneous expression; it is a result of a much deeper pain that is cultivated deep within the collective consciousness. It won't be enough to find someRead More