Rainer Maria Rilke on How We Must Go Into Ourselves in Order to Master a Craft.

The artist is the first, and often harshest, judge of their work; we become viewers, participants in the journey, once our work goes into the public. Our material is a representation of us, and releasing work that is refined but contains the rawness of emotion is the goal of the artist. Being a harsh critic, […]

How writing letters allows us to be seen, recognized, and loved.

We all crave to be seen, recognized, and appreciated; every fault, anxiety, hypocrisy, and mistake gently loved as aspects of our totality. We are human beings making the attempt to live, and as our minds are filled with flashes of rejection and dreams of being imprisoned unable to leave a poisonous cycle; our flesh, mind, […]

Mastering a craft is like growing a garden/ We become what we give our attention.

The beginning of mastery is assuming our proper duty as light bearers for the world; in a world that pays millions for our attention as we absorb ourselves into crafts, that nourish our spirits, we return to ourselves. A garden is symbolic of how we must spend our time planting seeds, removing parasites, watering the […]

Reading books develops our empathy, and extends our sense of what it means to be human.

We can only travel as far as we are willing to extend ourselves spiritually; celebrating writers is the foundation of a nation’s spiritual evolution. Writers are excavators of the human soul, and only those devoted to living internally can solve our collective tendency to become attached to the external. Writers approaching their craft with no […]

A life devoted to creating.

“A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people,”- Thomas Mann. Creation happens in silence, and any attempt at justification of our pursuits dilutes our creative process. People that have never followed their dreams believe in the myth of youthful indecisiveness, or art not being a real […]

An essay by an Artist that is a Young Man

The purpose of my writing is to help people live; for people to discover the beauty in their lives and know trauma can be accepted. To show myself and the world that loving is possible and we can move through our lives in a consistent recalibration of our peace and accept that eternal dance. My […]

A letter about Gentleness

But whate’er you are That in this desert inaccessible, Under the shade of melancholy boughs, Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time; If you have ever looked on better days, If ever been where bells knoll’d to church, If ever sat at any good man’s feast, If ever from your eyelids wiped a tear, […]

Will you say yes to life?

Our existence is impermanent, love, pain, the very breathe coming from your nose all comes to an end, this fact is mans deepest challenge. We want all our joys and pleasures to last forever, so when they depart we ache and scream. We even reflect on our past selves wishing for reappearance of a time […]