Meditation Brings more Fun into our Lives

Meditation has become hipper than vintage clothes and ironic mustaches in recent years, but have you ever wondered why meditate? What’s the point? Common reasons given for meditation often revolve around the health benefits, mental and physical, calming the mind, reducing stress, sleeping better, reducing stress, etc. Or you might hear of more esoteric reasons,Continue reading “Meditation Brings more Fun into our Lives”

The Sticky Dilemma of Moral Relativism

One of the most challenging concepts of eastern philosophies is the idea that our physical reality is an illusion. Our lives, our bodies, everyone we’ve ever known and loved, are not actually real, but just a shared delusion. True reality is some kind of cosmic oneness, in which we are all interconnected parts of theContinue reading “The Sticky Dilemma of Moral Relativism”

A Creation Myth for our Time

A Creation Story for our Time. In the beginning, everything was One. For an eternity, the universe existed in a state of perfect, unimaginable bliss. A tiny point of infinite density containing everything in existence. Everything connected to everything else.  There was no pain. There was no loneliness. Only blissful connection, forever and ever. AndContinue reading “A Creation Myth for our Time”

12 hours of Panic

At first, COVID-19 seemed like the other recent health scares, swine-flu, zika virus, SARS – a bunch of hype that didn’t really affect me. Especially living down in the little surfer village of Bahia, Costa Rica. My little bubble burst rudely the morning of Wednesday, March 12th, when I made my weekly trek down toContinue reading “12 hours of Panic”

Time for a Full-Kerouac Experiment (aka Why editing is important)

Shit, I had it, then I lost it. It was going to all flow out, but now it’s gone.  Breathe What is there?  If it’s not the idea I had for this experiment, what is it? What is there? Sit up straight – I finally have a desk built in my…room. It’s not really aContinue reading “Time for a Full-Kerouac Experiment (aka Why editing is important)”

Concluding the Experiment

My Experiment: Part 13 You can read Part 12 here: Removing Barriers My goal when starting this experiment was to determine if a complete change in circumstances would help me break out of the unpleasant mental states I was experiencing in San Francisco. I felt stuck in a life lived on autopilot, reacting automatically toContinue reading “Concluding the Experiment”

Chaos in Harmony

Photo Credit: Eric Allen The story picks up from my last post about Envision: Sunset in the Vortex Saturday night, I’m not sure when, exactly. Time is starting to lose meaning after witnessing a miraculous sunset and spending what seemed like an eternity relishing the most delicious mango I’ve ever consumed. I’m at the Lapa stage,Continue reading “Chaos in Harmony”