If growth is something you seek, you will perpetually be working towards and waiting for something. As humans, we are ill equipt to deal with the unknown. We prefer safety, comfort and the magic power to endlessly control our environments. If we don’t know what our future holds, and who of us really has a […]Read more "The pain and power in waiting"
I tend to have an aha moment when I am fully immersed in ordinary things liking folding laundry or brushing my teeth. It happens during these moments of absolute presence when my mind is calm and quiet enough to let the insights and clarity come through. I had an aha moment the other day while riding my bike from the yoga […]Read more "My AHA (Love) Moment"
Monday marked five weeks in Sweden. Unlike being in other countries where there is a significant cultural difference, acclimating to life in Sweden has been fairly easy. The biggest undertaking I can forsee, besides getting to stay for longer than 90 days, will be learning the language. It will require retraining my mouth to make new and […]Read more "Welcome to Sweden"
At an ashram tucked away in Rishikesh, India, a Swami beckoned us over for a post dinner chat. My demeanor remained calm, as my heart sped up slightly. His peaceful yet powerful presence emanated from his long white beard and white robe. He handed us peanuts (as dessert), one at a time, and inquired about […]Read more "American Living & Ashram Reflections"
There are so many, limitless in fact, ways to see and experience the world. For a long time, I have (blissfully) been some what self-righteous about my open mind. Yes, I understood that there were many ways to interact with the material world but recently I have become acutely aware and open to experiencing another’s […]Read more "life after the village // back hOMe"
Just a quick share before bed… As I was walking through the village on my way home, I was greeted by Minati, a 9-year-old SOUL student. I asked her how her day was and she said, “It has been good.” I asked her what she did and she replied, “I was happy.” So simple and […]Read more "uncomplicated happiness…truth from a 9-year-old"
Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need. – Sarah Ban Breathnach Down by the River, just past Naafa’s After some decorating & 5 weeks later . . . There it is…Home Sweet Home! More to fix here and there but it feels unbelievably good to […]Read more "African Home Makeover Part II"
The first week was an absolute whirlwind. Mornings I wake up around 6:30 or 7:00am and start the day with a basin shower. I shower in a small dark room with some natural light peeking through a small window. I stand in a wide red bucket and pour water over myself. Mama Ali provides me […]Read more "First week on the ground"
“The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” – Christopher McCandless Before I left, […]Read more "Here I go again…."