I Don’t Want To Shave My Legs

I came to Southern Illinois from Southern California just as I was. I have had a rough few years--this year especially--and was glad to feel like I was crossing the finish line triumphantly as my mother told me that she was really proud of me and ecstatic about my current being, in so many words... … Continue reading I Don’t Want To Shave My Legs

Those Who Cannot Teach, Do

We began our languorous journey into uncharted territory five years ago, at the age of 24. There is something very special about that age... I believe it to be the beginning of one's spiritual awakening. It's when I first started to feel the separation of mind, body and spirit. It terrified me. Some interpret this … Continue reading Those Who Cannot Teach, Do

Am I The Weird One?

Each person is weird or unique or special or another word that means the same things as these words, but am I actually weird? The kind of weird that doesn't easily and consistently socialize? The kind of weird that doesn't pick up on subtle human gestures of intent? The kind that sometimes obliviously misjudges the … Continue reading Am I The Weird One?

Humility For The Inner Child

Oh, teach me humility without the misconception of necessary self-deprecation. Teach me humility that doesn't rely on others' perception of the quality. Teach me humility that doesn't rely on my own perception -- a quiet humility that I don't even notice. Teach me to be humble without knowing I'm humble. Sometimes I say things that … Continue reading Humility For The Inner Child