We are more often frightened than hurt, and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. – Seneca
Intention is the only difference between a tool and a weapon.
When there is no desire, all things are at peace. – Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
I intend to do my part through the power of persuasion, by spiritual resistance, by the power of my pen, and by inviting the violence upon my own body. For what is life itself without the freedom to walk proudly before God and man and to glorify creation through the genius of self-expression? I intend […]
When there is no way out, there is still always a way through. So don’t turn away from the pain. Face it. Feel it fully. Feel it — don’t think about it! Express it if necessary, but don’t create a script in your mind around it. Eckhart Tolle – The Power of Now Today is […]
Rushing into action, you fail.
Trying to grasp things, you lose them.
Forcing a project to completion,
you ruin what was almost ripe.
“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ― Maya Angelou
Quality life starts with quality questions. No matter how tough it is, I still get to choose what questions I ask myself, what I focus on, in what direction I push my internal chatter. There are questions that always lead to nowhere.Why can’t I normally get out of bed in the morning like every sane […]
There are things that cannot be put into words. Out of all human beings, Rumi Jalal ad-Din got pretty damn close. His poems are tsunami waves that drag you deep into the ocean. I never thought I would translate poetry, but if that’s the only way to share his words with my family, I might […]
When I say I want to write a new article for my favorite kids’ magazine, is it the writing that I actually want? Or the warm pride and satisfaction that comes at the end of it? If it’s the former, why do I spend so much time procrastinating, scrolling Twitter, reading a twentieth random article, […]