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A Letter from my Mom

Dear Dakin It’s not been long since I’ve been gone.  You buried me last month.  And my being on this side, in this world, isn’t something that words can even explain.  But I didn’t write to explain where I am.  I’m writing to tell you a few things now, that I couldn’t tell you while I was alive, especially in those many years towards the end, when I wasn’t completely your mother. Life is mostly about working with what you have.  I may have taught you differently; wanted you to be more, better than, excel.  In fact, I know I … Read more

Speed-dating Life

In the last moments before our annual sunset, I can’t help myself but sit in the warm glow of dusk and reflect on what’s been. Numerologically, 2017 was the first year of a new cycle. It broke anew from the rough — and for many, painful, torturous — end-of-cycle that was 2016. It was like that for me; a rebirth on so many fronts and in a lot of wonderful ways. 2018 is going to be the year of living each day for that day’s sake. This is not necessarily in the numbers, but it is in my heart and … Read more

Your True Identity

I’ve been thinking a lot about identity lately. It seems as though a lot of folks are wrestling with “who they want to be when they grow up.” I found this great post about True Identity: Awareness is the power that is concealed within the present moment. This is why we may also call it Presence. The ultimate purpose of human existence is to bring that power into this world. When the ego is at war, know that it is no more than an illusion that is fighting to survive. That illusion thinks it is you. It is not easy at first … Read more