THE STORY OF THE MAN WHO HAD A QUARTER LIFE CRISIS AND PROCEEDED TO TOSS AWAY ALL THE SHIT IN HIS LIFE AND LIVE SIMPLY WITHOUT ANY ULTERIOR MOTIVES OF LOOKING COOL OR ELSE PRETENDING TO BE ENLIGHTENED BUT INSTEAD JUST MADE PEACE WITH THOSE HE WRONGED AND WHO WRONGED HIM AND CAME TO THE REALIZATION THAT WE’RE ALL JUST INDIVIDUAL TENDRILS OF AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING CONSCIOUSNESS AND THAT ALL EXPERIENCE IS GOOD EXPERIENCE IN THE LONG RUN, THAT THERE’S COMFORT TO BE TAKEN IN THE FACT THAT ALL SUFFERING IS TEMPORARY AND AS NOTHING AFTER WE SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL, THAT OUR PERCEPTION OF TIME AND SPACE IS AN ILLUSION AND THAT WE’RE ALL SENTIENT FORMS OF ENERGY CAPABLE OF PEEKING BEHIND THE CURTAIN OF REALITY, ALL OF US JOINED TOGETHER IN ONE BODY, AS CELLS IN A GIANT BRAIN, THAT ALL THAT HAPPENS IN A MICROCOSMIC WAY HAPPENS JUST THE SAME IN A MACROCOSMIC ONE, THAT MONEY AND POSSESSIONS AND PURSUIT OF POWER ARE LESS THAN MEANINGLESS AND THAT IT’S OUR DUTY TO SIMPLY LOVE AND CARE FOR ONE ANOTHER WHILE WE’RE WITHIN THIS FLESHY HUMAN CASING, THAT THIS IS NOT ONLY NOT A NAIVE PURSUIT BUT IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRUE HAPPINESS

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SANCTUARY

It was my tenth summer, July 22, and outside my window the rain was taking sides as the lightning had a turf battle with the willows. But the fight was one-sided and the trees wept as their name suggested, even as I tried my best not to join them. Dad’s shoes were still in my hand then–I didn’t know what to do with them. I … Continue reading SANCTUARY