“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will … Continue reading Ex Nihilo
The Disconnection Contagion
Be curious, not judgmental.Walt Whitman Well, I’ve had a few days to myself in complete solitude. Aside from the company of my two lovable pets, of course. This has given me some time to consider my relationship with socialization in general, and some of the unconscious fears or desires I may have tied up in … Continue reading The Disconnection Contagion
A New Attempt
I thought I had given up on journaling after an absence of over one month. But today I was compelled to recommit myself. Partially, I was inspired by a very good friend who recently made a comeback in her ambitions. But I was also motivated by my own failings. The possibility of alchemizing my pain … Continue reading A New Attempt
Conversation with a Friend
Sometimes the greatest of insights arise at the most unexpected of times. Good conversation can be the perfect lubricant to get ideas flowing and those mental gears turning. With permission, I've shared an existential concern of one of my dear friends below. The universe has decided to use my head as a data dump again, … Continue reading Conversation with a Friend
Our suckled wantslay exposed on metal,where surgeons’ toolsreveal their bleeding truth Synthetic lightglares upon open breastsHer ersatz smile,pierced by love’s incision Through stagnant daysI see you watching andwaiting for my fearto end this surgery. Your skin I cut through whileI search for proof.Will I dig deepenough to find your heart?