Mirages

Your body
Every atom in it
Overwhelmingly empty space

Nothingness stretches out
From one star to the next one
To myriad galaxies

This peculiar universe
Has infinitely more nothing
Than somethings

Awash in emptiness
We’re grasping onto
Mirages of solid ground

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Down here before

This guy’s walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can’t get out. A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up, ‘Hey you. Can you help me out?’ The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes […]

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Relax into discomfort

My yoga teacher often says that. Usually when I’m twisted in an unearthly position, desperately trying to keep my weight off the ground, my muscles suddenly starts shaking, and it’s so uncomfortable that I’m about to give up. Relax. How can you relax when your body is in pain? Years ago I’d probably try pushing […]

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Sunshine

I don’t care
If you’re in the seventh circle of hell
Or digging deeper

If you’re hurting distressed
Dying or dead already

So what
The Sun
Has abandoned us

Here in this dark cave
I will teach you
To make your own sunshine

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Can people ever change?

When I think of my life just a few years ago, the answer is a definite yes. Unlike today, I was depressed and miserable, drinking and smoking a lot, and acted in ways that were needy, unpleasant, and often outright hostile. Just looking at my old photos you can see there was something wrong. Some […]

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One Story to make sense of them all

If aliens landed in your backyard today, and asked you to introduce yourself on behalf of the planet, what story would you tell them? What if they asked everyone on Earth the same question? Do you think there is the slightest chance that if we got all people to work together, we could come up […]

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