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March 19, 2018

Aside from a direct experience-which is the catalyst for expression-the concept of a mystical or religious experience can only be expressed through the language of creativity. Think about the parables of Jesus or the poetry of Rumi or the endless verses of Hari Krishna...

March 12, 2018

Life, as I see it, is a creative process that has no more or less meaning to it than what we are willing to assign it. To say that something has meaning is to say that we, as a partner involved in a relationship with the object or situation we are observing, have seen...

March 6, 2018

Truly good art has the ability to elevate our powers of perception and transport us beyond our limited ways of thinking. It can move us in ways that are totally unpredictable and that defy logic. Art speaks to a part of our being that many of us never even knew existed...

February 26, 2018

Whether it be meditation, yoga, singing or basket weaving, as long as it is something you do everyday, that activity will be there waiting to absorb some of the difficult energies that life sometime provokes. All we have to do is remember to return to our practices whe...

February 23, 2018

We are testing the boundaries of what works in any given situation and as long as we take stock of the outcome and resolve to act accordingly next time, a mistake can actually become a powerful tool for achieving our goals. With a strong enough will and thick enough sk...

February 19, 2018

Its all well and good to act according to the whims of inspiration and to leave your creative flirtations up to fate but for anyone who makes a commitment to regularly providing content, distractions can become a killer. Things like technology and entertainment and bor...

February 14, 2018

This feeling comes from the gut. It surges and churns like the fluttering of some fiery butterfly and is there to remind us of a knowing that we possess which exists outside of the analytical mind. The feeling I’m talking about is also referred to as the intuition. It’...

February 9, 2018

The third element that I feel really encourages inspiration is something that Zen master, Suzuki Roshi, referred to as beginners mind. The idea itself is actually quite simple but it is often very difficult to achieve. In order to have a beginners mind, in relation to...

February 6, 2018

     I wrote this poem after my family and I first moved to North Carolina from Colorado. At the time, we were living up in the mountains outside of a beautiful little town called Lake Lure. We had no friends or family in the area and due to our isolation, most of our...

February 1, 2018

From where I'm standing, it suddenly seems so clear.  Not clear like the clean up after an accident on the highway; the kind that removes the major obstacles and allows traffic to move along quickly.  But more like the kind of clear that exists at the heart of a de...

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