Henry David Thoreau On Yoga.
The aim of a Yogi is developing a new relationship to the world. For the man that lives through the 5 senses experiences a life beyond heaven, we become like Dante, but the journey is one through the soul. Yogi’s do not live perfect lives, but in pursuing the enlightened path we aim at remembering […]
Henry Miller Speaks on Marriage.
We find that every culture expresses love differently, and I watch my peers spouting love so loosely, and constantly that I feel it reaffirms my suspicion in our collective loneliness. We have little community; work families are a myth, and our partners, unfortunately, replace the community we so desperately desire. Marriage, sometimes, is treated like […]
Anais Nin On Destiny
What we create from the chaos of our lives is dependent on how we bear our suffering, fears, and doubts. For life requires us to be stubborn as we reach towards our higher selves. Our stubbornness is a willingness to continually and forever evolve. While crafting, within our hearts, a petition to resist the temptation […]
Anais Nin On Independence
The people we admire–the artists, thought-leaders, painters, and craftsman–have found a way to overcome the obstacles that continuously limit us gaining an admirable independence. These people were not born with an exceptional brain, or special gifts, however some, very few, may actually come from a different planet, but for the most part these people contain […]
Olusola Adebiyi On Mindfulness.
Every individual must define masculinity, femininity, and mindfulness from the rhythm discovered through living internally. We are forced to craft an individual identity without knowing a historical identity, and a historical identity provides the faith to believe in the potential of life. While we are not purely defined by our survival when a people seem […]
James Baldwin on The Creative Process
Carrying 4 novels in a duffel bag on a boat to Paris, James Baldwin, age 24, hope to escape racism and live in a creative incubus that allowed him to write; shortly after his arrival he lost those collections. Losing those novels symbolized a letting go of the identity forced upon him by his peculiar […]
Victor Serge on attempting to escape from a painful world.
December 30, 1890, Victor Serge, following in the footsteps of his parents by becoming a revolutionary, was born in Brussels, Belgium. Victor, at an early age, contemplated man’s tendency to assume his customs, traditions, and creeds were handed down by God; the source of his rebellion was the fight against his culture’s limitations. Questioning the […]
The writings are a space for intellectual and spiritual wondering about the meaning of life. Exploring the meaning of love, following our divine purpose, and creating a space of vulnerability that encourages people to explore the depths of their soul through the words of thought leaders, mystics, intellectuals, and my own personal discoveries. This is […]
Joan Didion on how we lust for the power that the rich symbolize. Everything we crave is found living presently.
We create idols and myths that capture the illusive freedom and peace that has escaped our lives. Americans treat poverty like a disease, and even spiritualists associate a lack of wealth with having a low frequency or not being aligned with their divine purpose. Our deification of the uber-wealthy devalues the people in our daily […]
What I Love and What I Hate
Things I love: Black people, Affection, Sex, Music, Smelling nice, Being Handsome, Having conversations, Waking up in the morning with someone, Pizza, Eating Healthy, Spirituality, Mental Health, Reading, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Ralph Ellison, Mangoes, Sweaters, Making Notes and Lists, Kissing, Becoming and Being, Meditation, Yoga, Stretching, Black Women, Film, Photography, Dancing, Intellectualism, Jodeci, Nice […]