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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. […]

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The Running Theme

There’s an inexplicable feeling that continues to arise in my life. A running theme. And I’m not quite sure how to explain it. Nor do I think explaining it to myself or another would do any good. Trying to relay a message often distorts it. The signal becomes lost in translation. And if this distortion […]

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Sharp

Why waste a moment when you cannot know where it will lead? This statement is made in response to two judgements: one that considers not “using” the moment as a waste — and one that says this moment will not lead where I want to go. Both reek of impurity. This type of thinking can […]

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Splitting Atoms

The thing is done for something. The truth lies in what this something really is, versus what you believe it to be. The two must be contrasted. If you tell me it’s to get somewhere, I will tell you it’s to satisfy the need to get somewhere. One may exit the mind in one second […]

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A Truly Effective Mode of Being

The past few days have been ripe for exploration. I will tell you what I have learned. There is a fine line between need and desire. But without desire, nothing happens. If the desire is pure, that’s one thing. But even a desire born of purity, is all too often mutated into full-blown need by […]

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Unmistakable

It’s a conversation with myself. That’s what all this is. And when it stops being that, when it becomes something else, the knowing fades. When you have too many ideals, how can you expect to be satisfied with the non-ideal? And is life ever ideal? You can probably count the number of ideal moments you […]

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Image Optics

Perhaps the most valuable side effect of pursuing self-mastery is that you quite literally begin to see that which others do not. Having been where another is, and having transcended it by way of understanding, one is able to understand the other with brilliance. You begin to see where others falter, because you faltered in […]