Soul Breathing

Soul Breathing

It was the only place in his world where he felt the air made way for him. ~Arundhati Roy There are physical places in the world, places unique to each person’s soul where the physical, mental, and spiritual are in perfect alignment and one feels the air part and the soul take over breathing, breathing […]

God Lives in the Desert (Happy Birthday Ed Abbey)

God Lives in the Desert (Happy Birthday Ed Abbey)

I cannot abandon the geography that feeds my every breath. ~Ellen Meloy Other than myself, I know of no person whose soul is defined by a particular geography…other than the author who has approached deity status in my life, the guru sprinkling words across pages first drawing me to Southeast Utah, the sensei who reflected […]

Drinking Spiritual Nectar From Flowers

Drinking Spiritual Nectar From Flowers

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. ~Albert Einstein I have roamed the labyrinthine canyons of the spiritual world for as long as I can remember. I wander from sea to sea […]

Fixating on the Supernatural

Fixating on the Supernatural

A naked man, seen from behind, was kneeling in the vestibule of the church. Around him at least ten angels in female form came flying out of the darkness, like butterflies summoned by prayer. ~Roberto Bolaño We, humans, fixate on the supernatural. It is woven into our lore extending back to the roots of thinking […]

One With Rock

One With Rock

Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over tangerine groves and long melon fields; the sun the color of pressed grapes, slashed with burgandy red, the fields the color of love and Spanish mysteries. ~Jack Kerouac, On the Road I have long been captivated by colors so much so, I keep a […]

Rotting Souls Ooze Evil

Rotting Souls Ooze Evil

Dear God, is there somebody out there? Is there someone to hear my prayer? ~Midge Ure, Dear God I have vacillated between the efficacy of prayer over the years from a child like faith to disdain for all religion, to devotion, to disinterest, yesterday to today. I have heard it said that the biggest detractor […]

Floating Saffron

Floating Saffron

I saw the monks in their orange robes floating peacefully along like suns. ~Quan Barry I prefer the saffron robes of Buddhist monks to the black clothes worn by Catholic priests. Where the priests remind me of deep night where evil lurks in murky shadows, of lifeless darkness and clouded vision, of death. The Buddhists […]

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