Perspective, Not Promises

Perspective, Not Promises

This is what I wrote in my Notes app the other day: “It goes against my core values to tell anyone how they feel, what they need, how reading/viewing something will make them feel, what they’re doing wrong, what they have to do, what’s wrong with...
What Does it Mean to Live Deliberately?

What Does it Mean to Live Deliberately?

  Thoreau had his definition, but this is the 21st century, and I’m not chopping wood for a cabin in the woods (though that actually sounds lovely…). Here’s what living deliberately means to me: It means prioritizing inner peace, and building that...
The Rapture of Being Alive

The Rapture of Being Alive

“People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances with our own...
Before (I Have Known Pain)

Before (I Have Known Pain)

These days, most of the time, I feel pretty calm. The mind gets wound up, sure, and sometimes there’s anger or agitation or sadness, but all in all, underlying it is a feeling of peace. That wasn’t always the case. Mine was not a transient depression or anxiety...

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