In the midst of my daily neurosis, as characterized by incessant thinking, scheming and analyzing, my eyes lay hold of a child. My attention is arrested. This petite human being cradles a found object in her cupped hands.Read More
Within 10 minutes of ingesting 5 grams of magic mushrooms my mind was flooded with a kaleidoscope of geometric shapes, more elaborate and resplendent than anything I have ever seen before. Time dissolved and I could no longer comprehend the passage of time except for the music, where songs had a beginning and end.Read More
Have you ever observed how, when a colleague or loved one unexpectedly spews out noxious remarks, you can be instantly flooded with emotions that cause you to instinctively respond, either with an equally poisonous rebuttal or to wilt in defeat and mumble a few nonsensical slurs?
But what if you knew that you are not at the behest of the sensations that rise up within you, but that they are a result of ideas that you hold dear at this moment in time?Read More
I have observed that people who seem to be in a state of perpetual equanimity, are more often than not, those who embrace endings. This could be the ending of a relationship, a friendship, or an idea that was once held dear. These folk seem to identify the imminence of endings in the same way that we identify the impending signs of the change of seasons…Read More
It's inevitable: We compare ourselves to others. We are incessantly bombarded with examples of materialism and Western notions of what it means to be successful. But the seasons of life have little regard for the dreams, desires and goals of mere mortals like us. As I work to build a more meaningful life, I am often reminded, not to venture far from the wisdom once uttered by late journalist, Hunter S. Thompson...Read More
Arianna Huffington read this piece and asked for it to be published on Thrive Global. The Chinese have an insightful word for the concept of 'nature'. It is pronounced, 'Ziran,' and means 'of itself', 'naturally' or 'spontaneously.'Read More