The Context of Intimacy

I feel like a manipulative asshole! I wasn't trying to BE manipulative, I was just blind to what was going on... Where I have a hard time understanding intimacy apparently, I have to wonder to what degree it exists outside the realms of a romantic relationship - was I asking for too much, or is [...]

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The Chasm Exands

Working out of the "love yourself, heal your life" workbook, I feel that chasm again... The expanding of my chest to create space, but the more I feel that space the more I recognize what currently fills that space, and the longing that it calls for. It calls for me to love myself, but also [...]

I Love You, and I am Listening

Place one hand over your heart, and the other over your stomach. Breathe deeply for just a minute, and say to yourself "I love you, and I am listening". What was the impact? I was doing a guided meditation and was promoted to do this, noticing my internal reactions... It was strange to me. A [...]

Practicing Loving Kindness

I need to remember everyone is struggling with something, and not just struggling, but deeply. With this context, I can (hopefully) reduce some of the internal tension I feel when doing the loving kindness mantra. I feel the positive energy when I send it to all beings, and its strongest at that point; I wish [...]

The Tide of Eternity

This is nice... Really nice. It's almost feels like lying in a river at the dead of night, naked, and simply gazing at the stars... The universe is imaged as a reflection in the water, and I am in the middle in serenity. After an hour or so of meditation, I'm at peace... I love [...]

When Spirituality was Born into Being

Its no secret that I was a seventh-day Adventist for much of my development in my teen years. It's was more than a religion, it was a culture that had it's own reality... Spiritual sensations, emotions, and connections that I've genuinely missed as a result of having been in that community and left are suddenly [...]

Make it Rain

   I recently downloaded a meditation app that is absolutely amazing, and I highly recommend it for anyone looking to practice meditation, develop loving kindness, and nurture your wounds... It's called insight timer, and they have guided meditations that you can do with people all across the world.  One of them I did is called [...]