Category: rambling mind

Face to Face with Death

On this Dia de los Muertos—Day of the Dead—it is the perfect time to pull out and begin re-reading the beautiful and inspiring Tibetan Book of the Dead, something I’ve been wanting to do again for a while now anyway. The following is the opening chapter of my favorite translation by Gyurme Dorje, edited by …

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The True Constant

  When I was younger, and first learning I could feel the presence of the Earth, I would get SO annoyed and upset with concrete blocking the way and covering up so much of the ground everywhere I went. I became anti-cement nearly to an extreme anti-civilization frame of mind, until I grew a bit …

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Insight Lights! Observation Camera! Action!

  I have got to help make changes. I’ve watched and observed and contemplated and felt and cried over the pain and suffering in this world—needless pain and suffering—for long enough. My focus is seriously beginning to shift now toward more action-oriented questions. I am asking the Universe to begin showing ways to help The …

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The Origin of Pieces

  I find that these days, I am very interested in origins—not only the stories about what someone did, what they’re known for, but I want to know about HOW they got to what they are known for… what led them to make the decisions that led to the result?   In part, I blame …

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Upekka

As I suppose naturally happens in a numerological life number 1 year, I have been turned within as of late, processing and feeling into just who I have become now, where I see myself heading, and exactly what issues weigh foremost on my Heart. And I find equality is a major desire of my Heart. …

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Acclimate

  AS FRAIL AS IT is to be human, the resilience and adaptability possible absolutely astounds me. It seems contradictory, as easily as these bodies can be broken or sicken, but I fully believe that is where the key is revealed—there is a major difference between the body and the mind. The mind is what …

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All I Need

  I don’t know if it’s the Aries in me or the insatiable creative in me, but once the spark of something ignites, I want to go all out before I go out—and by that, I mean I first want to plot and plan and organize and design and… I’ll start from the beginning. Hand …

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The Music That Touched My Soul [2014]

This year, I thought instead of my usual year-end recap and honoring ritual of simply writing about my experiences, I’d share it all with you in the form of what music I discovered in 2014—what moved me, what helped me, what uplifted me, and what kept me going and/or focused on my Core, my Foundation. These …

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When It’s Easy, It’s Easy

WHEN THE GOING GETS tough, the tough one keeps going… but sometimes other things crumble as one does, especially if the “going” induces and awakens all sorts of negative feelings one imagined could never be present in one’s system… When everything is smooth and light and well, it’s easy to practice one’s practice, to mindfully remember …

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