Category: False Self

The Lakota chants are a summons to the warrior within. I am being recruited to walk the path of integrity, humility, and compassion. The medicine that is ayahuasca tea first brought me to my knees revealing the posturing of a false self, constructed to survive repeated failures of love in my early years. Now, in…

Breaking Bad. View it on Netflix, if you’ve got the stomach for it that is. Warning. The violence can be graphic, and the content is disturbing. Yet, I can’t remember another television series I found as compelling. As in, I couldn’t stop watching it. I was late to the series. I had heard the buzz, (it won…

I remember the moment I felt blessedly ordinary.  It was such a relief. In that moment I realized that I’d been carrying around an unconscious assumption that I was just slightly above others, floating just above the messy world.  But when my deep, unobstructed breathing kicked in, I thought to myself, “I’m just an ordinary person,…

  Love Everything You Do The world is there to be loved  If you love everything you do the world lights up. You have one thousand excuses for why you can’t love everything you do. I know. I have used them all to keep myself miserable. When your house is built upon these excuses the…

I’ve been reading a book about literary critic, novelist, philosopher and lay psychologist, Colin Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) by Gary Lachman, and another by Wilson himself. Although Wilson has written somewhere close to one hundred books, I had never heard of him until I read Lachman’s biography. Born of humble stock…