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A Clean Slate

Everything must return to its source in due time. A clean slate is a wonderful thing. One may build from the scaffolding of that which previously came. But to enter into a situation full of preconceived notions, opinions, prejudices and expectations, limits the situation entirely. The vast majority of people in this world are full […]

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The Plague

Your mother has it. Your father has it. Your sister, brother, uncle and cousin have it. They all have it. Even you have it. The sixty-year-old man says, “Don’t worry, I’m not dying.” And so he wastes his life. The twenty-five-year-old says, “It’s no problem, I have time.” And so he wastes his life. The […]

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. . . I Don’t Know What to Say

One of my greatest fears used to be being controlled. Whether by an individual, a group, a state, or anything external to my sovereignty as an individual. I got wind of the fact it was indeed I who controlled myself and my living experience several years ago. But it wasn’t until I had my mind […]

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Disaffected Malcontent

I have been disaffected for several years now. Have you ever noticed that when people say things, they’re saying it to themselves? There is no conversation. It’s a battle. A battle with their mind. True conversations only happen once in a blue moon. The other day I met with somebody, a family member, when he […]

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The Perils of Self-Monitoring

There’s an ever-watchful eye in your life, but who’s is it? Not yours. And its judgements it makes are not your own. Even after having read the previous sentence, it will begin to tell you the story of this problem, and how you need to fix it. This is the state of surveillance within you. […]

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Bubblues Burstis

Reputation. Let’s talk it. A reputation has no benefit to a person other than that which is measurable. I’m talking dollars and cents. Forget being liked. Forget looking perfect for the sake of being considered so. Where is the utility? There is indeed utility in glamour. It drives prices up. It creates an air of […]

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Sovereign

Life lived in limbo — what’s the opposite? Not stopping. Not getting hung up. Not falling victim to a mind that gets stuck on any one issue, as this getting stuck is fatal. How could it not be when time itself is the lifeblood of life, itself. And so when we sacrifice our time to […]

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What is Hope?

I don’t need hope. Why would I regulate what I can have now to hope? Maybe it’s because I haven’t considered what I have now as much as I should have. To drop into a senseless void to make sense of it all. There are so many things at play here. So many things I’ve […]

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This Thatched Hut

Things come to me and it’s impossible to manage them all. Every time I think something is important, and that I must “file it away” — hours later, it’s gone with the wind — just to leave me alone in the desert, once again. I always return to this place: this thatched, unstable hut. The […]

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Fantastic and Fictional

I’ve never heard a satisfying definition of love until hearing Charles Eisenstein describe it as the expansion of self to include another, or “the other”, and the opposite of fear. At the end of the day, love is just a word that represents an idea. And this idea differs based on your definition of it. […]