Alain De Botton On The Fear Of Happiness.

Maybe because we’ve grown accustomed to our poverty, become acquainted with our loneliness, and developed such an intimate relationship with our sadness we are unable to accept the possibility, and actuality, of being happy. A small part of ourselves may struggle believing its deserved, strangely fearing the life we deeply crave. We are so quick […]

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 […]

The Blog’s Mission

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. A documentation […]

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 […]

Sex,Love, and Embracing the beauty of living.

“People can’t, unhappily, invent their mooring posts, their lovers and their friends, anymore than they can invent their parents,” James Baldwin Our personal narratives are interwoven with stories of pain and love; we must allow ourselves to acknowledge the fact of how we dance daily between pleasure and pain. We must be able to confront […]

Take a chance on loving and living

One must live their lives and not fret over lost days; our personal fate depends on our ability to be noble, righteous, and committed to maintaining the source of our light. To develop compassion we must recognize that everything inside of us other people also contain within their spirits. Other people also contain the tiredness, […]

Love,Discipline, and Art

The discipline we bring into our art is a reflection of the discipline of our lives. Writing or loving cannot be done when we feel like it, but must be an active pursuit. Every artist must strive to live life through their art; willing, humbly and gratefully, to carry the burden of freedom by striving […]

A journey of Self-Love

I am moved to heal the wounds doubts inflicts upon me; doubt is required to have a successful inner life. I can never know the strength of my sanity if it has never been challenged. The world bombards our mind with assumptions early then, in our ignorance, we move through the world carrying everyone else’s […]

The American idea of Manhood

The American Ideal of Manhood isolates and creates competition between men, the root philosophy being “survive of the fittest”, its not surprising so many of our men suffer in silence. Our deaths affirms us being apart of the “unfit” and it was the lack of strength that decides our death. This ideal has no principles […]

I am because you are.

Mindfulness is evolving back into its original intention of being a practice of liberation. These ancient systems of thought are being deciphered and light is being shined on the liberation theology behind these living principles. Systems like the dharma and Christian tenets were never intended to be excluded from social politics hiding away from the […]