The sun was setting as I sat on my usual rock in the sand. Baker Beach in San Francisco, CA has become a spiritual respite for when the traffic and noise of the city become overwhelming.Continue reading “#55 Trust in the Hard Places”
I was one of the lucky ones. I had two loving parents that gave me more than one could ask for in a thousand lifetimes.
We had some tough times, but what family doesn’t? Even when those tough times were happening, I was never worried. I always had a roof over my head, clothes on my back, and food on my plate. In a society where seeking more is the norm, it’s easy to take these simple blessings for granted.Continue reading “#54 Gratitude Is All We Need”
I’m a saint and I’m a hell-bent heathen. I’m Dr. Jekyll and Mr. fucking Hyde. A few of my favorite books include Walden by T-Dub, the Upanishads, Freedom from the Known by Jkish, and Meditations by Marcus A.Continue reading “#53 – 9 Ways to Stop Being a Fucking Douche”
- We may travel to far places
- We may acquire opulence through the material
- We may have many lovers, friendships, and a great social life
- We may find love in another being to pass our time with
- We may have beautiful children that we care for deeply
- We may carry deep and strong belief structures about creation, the government, and mankind
- We may have dreams, aspirations, and passions
The word spirit comes from the Latin spiritus which means to breathe.
You could say someone who’s spiritual is a breather.Continue reading “#51 The Essence of Spirituality in 21 Lines”
There is a misconception that when one starts to engage in spiritual practices such as meditation and mindfulness, that it’s necessary to lay a red carpet of passivity.
Since becoming more spiritual and aware of the material world around me, I’ve been able to navigate through the world of 10,000 things, as Lao Tzu would say, with much ease, vigor, and confidence.Continue reading “#50 Assertive Spirituality”
When I was younger, I used to think karma was exclusive to the faith I grew up with. As I grow older, I see that many faiths have some written derivative of this concept.
Even those with no faith understand Karmic Law.Continue reading “#49 What Goes Around Comes Around”
“‘I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.’” – R. Tagore
Yesterday I got to work earlier than normal because a customer from the East Coast requested a call. Just when I was about to get to the office, he canceled. I wasn’t upset in the slightest. The extra time was spent walking aimlessly through the streets of San Francisco, which was a favorite past time of mine before I moved to greener pastures in the Pacific Northwest.Continue reading “#48 The Mark of a Servant”
While walking through 2nd and Mission Street at 6:00 in the morning, I noticed a large flock of birds flying towards the Bay Bridge. There had to be over 200 of them and from my vantage point, they looked synchronistic.Continue reading “#47 Self-Awareness Tips to Get Through 2020”
Today I started my mornings like most. I was up at 5:30 am, washed up, strapped my ankle brace on, laced up my almost lifeless Puma’s, and set foot for Golden Gate Park.
It’s become a favorite destination of mine. Now that I live only a few blocks from it, it has become a welcomed respite from the day to day monotony of the city grind.Continue reading “#46 The Stop Sign”