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August 28, 2019

STAND STILL: REVISITED

Recently, a kind reader of this website came across a quote that I posted in 2014. That quote, “Stand still. The trees ahead and the bush beside you are not lost,” was misattributed to Albert Einstein (the internet is not always a reliable place to source quotes!), so I thank Sara Wright for calling that - Read More -

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August 13, 2019

EVERYTHING IS HERE NOW

When I first read this profound quote by Zen Master Huang Po, I thought it referred to the nature of the mind—if you start thinking of someone (or something), it can cause you to emotionally miss them (or it). Intrigued by this idea, I read some more of his work. Now, as I’m re-reading this - Read More -

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August 12, 2019

THE OBSERVER, THE OBSERVED, AND AWARENESS

Recently, on my Instagram page, I have participated in several conversations that address ‘personhood’, the concept of the ‘observer’, and the nature of ‘awareness.’ These are very critical distinctions in Advaita Zen…and the great masters (such as my own teacher, Mooji) provide profound pointings to illustrate the difference. (Taoism also describes awareness, and refers to - Read More -

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July 28, 2019

ONE MUST BE FREE TO FLY

Can you imagine a pilot flying a plane with every piece of the passengers’ luggage tied to their back?? I know, it seems completely absurd…but this is the analogy that came to my mind on this early morning in Mindelo Haha In the same way, can you imagine a bird flying with its nest tied - Read More -

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April 20, 2019

FUN!

Yesterday, it was a privilege for me to be on air with legendary Mr. John Hanson on “In Black America” at  KUT Austin, Texas — the longest running Black radio station in America! The recording can be found on my SoundCloud Channel: here. (Please note that this is an unedited preview, as the actual broadcast - Read More -

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March 17, 2019

THANK YOU, HOUSTON!

I originally came to Houston with the idea that I would be here just a few weeks ago…but that was almost three months ago! A series of (fortunate) events have kept me here and it’s been a really beautiful experience. I’ve met so many wonderful, beautiful people! And it’s been a delight for me to - Read More -

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December 3, 2018

NEW YORK

In August, I woke up one day and realized that I needed to go to New York for the Writer’s Digest Conference. I bought an airline ticket and registered days before the conference, and I think motion became a theme for that trip from there. While at the conference, I met so many wonderful new - Read More -

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November 27, 2018

TIME TRAVEL

I often that I’ve been time traveling when I get back from one of my trips. While it is true that I go through some trippy time zone changes, I sometimes have moments of feeling like I’m in a different place and time… This morning, as I was biking in Redondo Beach, CA next to - Read More -

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November 16, 2018

JAPAN

I have to say first that I don’t even love the picture above…haha! But it’s so perfect. While I was standing in Ueno Park in Tokyo, next to the cherry blossom tree (not in bloom, it was autumn) that inspired me to write my first published book (Meditative Questions), I was overcome with so many - Read More -

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