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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Damp Kindling

It was all writ in
but the ashes
obscure the runes
and yet they nourish the
next life-cycle of
lilies over
the tombs

The air is
inspiration; but the
breath is
quickly spent
and can’t convey
the throat’s hoarse
cry, nor
what the singer meant

I sought wisdom in
the flames
but now my pyre
burns too slow
Life, you’ve got to
open your arms
or else just
let me

Saturday, July 19, 2014

98 Missing Puzzle Pieces

Worshippers of
word anguish cower in
the temples of the

Tyrant of
a realm where only
one subject in a thousand is
visible to Reason's


fruits for origins

Undying curiosity of
the traveler deliberately

Test your faith against these
waves and
awaken to a
drowned man's last joyful

Thursday, July 17, 2014


In dreams, seeking
ponderous and weighty 


Yet arriving amid 
the frolic of 

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Wonder and Mystery: The Fruits of the Journey

When many people hear the term "inner work" (or other phrases with similar meaning) they immediately think of facing uncomfortable truths, having to take a good long look at the dark side of their own personalities and going through a lot of pain. Basically, it carries a freight load of negative connotations.

More of us would no doubt give ourselves over to the journey if we knew there was a precious treasure waiting to be found on the other side. As matters stand, the ones who choose to confront their inner reality typically do so because they are in a lot of pain to begin with or are otherwise dissatisfied with their personal circumstances.

Popular cultural beliefs are to blame for a lot of this apathy. Much of the conditioning that's delivered via schooling, religious instruction, media, etc., insists that there is no inner life; or, it tells us that an inner world exists (the soul, the unconscious) but that it is tainted, lost, threatening or otherwise unsavory. Try and recall the last time any leader in a socially-prominent field - political, scientific or religious - proclaimed that there is a wondrous source of wisdom, knowledge and healing living within each one of us. Such a message is scarcely ever delivered - or heard - within our society.

And yet this is exactly what our inner life is, and what the inner journey can reveal. This is the treasure, and it is available to everyone who's willing to undertake the work of getting there. And the way isn't as difficult as we've been led to believe, either.

Wonder and mystery await. The wonder is there because we discover that our own potential is much greater than we realized; and the world around us is much more magical. The branches of "knowledge" that we get drilled into our heads from a very young age teach us to look out upon a sterile universe (and to not look into the supposedly hostile universe within). The inner journey gradually unravels this conditioning so that we can see its grandeur and magic once again.

This, in turn, awakens a sense of mystery; for if the picture of reality that's been given is faulty then what is the true nature of this world that surrounds us? What is our true nature? The answers lead us on to more questions. Awakening through our own inner journeys, there is always an air of mystery. The world never fails to surprise us. There is eternally more in store for us, more wonder waiting to be revealed.