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January 28, 2018

Zen, as I understand it, is about something much deeper than simple mindfulness or a silencing of our thoughts. It’s about awakening to our true nature; to our Buddha mind. The practice of Zazen is about remembering who and what we truly are. This, as they say, is our...

January 25, 2018

Its almost like meditation is allowing me to wipe clean the dust-covered layers of my normal perception. The more thoroughly I sink into the vastness of Zazen, the clearer my vision becomes. The more I let go of my ideas and conditioning about what is possible or what...

January 22, 2018

Walking in nature has become almost over-whelming because of my intense focus. I am so attuned to the freshness and the beauty that it makes me want to run or weep. It energizes me in an indescribable way.

January 19, 2018

 These are the journal entries I made before and after my first Zen Sesshin (retreat) back in April 2017. I had been regularly meditating for a number of years before this Sesshin and had attended a couple of other meditation retreats and workshops in the past but thi...

January 15, 2018

When we take the time to focus on the simple beauty in life and remember to record our feelings when immersed in those spaces, we are simultaneously creating a road map that can lead us back there in the future.

January 11, 2018

" My personal identity was lost to the spirit of play and because of this emptiness, I was open to the flow of inspiration. "

January 5, 2018

Inspiration is like the breath, it comes and goes but can never be captured or contained.

January 2, 2018

" It’s not about recoiling in fear at the thought of doing something wrong, it’s about opening your heart and understanding that everything you do is in some way connected to everyone else. It’s about creativity and courage and gratitude and a willingness to sit s...

December 28, 2017

   

   One of the main reasons I got interested in this world of what some might call “art therapy” is because of the results I have seen in my own practice. I didn’t get into this field as a career or as an extension of my performance, I stumbled blindly into this...

December 25, 2017

When I decided to put all of my creative efforts on public display and attempt to encourage others through my process, I was immediately struck with a dilemma; How do I encourage people to express themselves without attachment to the results when I myself struggle with...

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