Tag: Lessons on Living

To Be Acknowledged As Existing

To be Acknowledged as Existing 7,432 Americans will wake up today to what will be their last day alive, most of whom will not know this ahead of time. According to the American mortality rate published in 2016 by the National Center for Health…

The Thousand Year Journey

  The Thousand Year Journey Jedidiah Jenkins offers up some inspiring wisdom for those of us seeking deeper meaning in life: Follow Jedidiah on Instagram

Words To Live By

Words To Live By I’m sharing this video because as a 4 minute reflection, it may very well be the most profound thing you listen to this month, for the next six months, or perhaps even this whole year. In fact, if you’re like…

In Search of Self

In Search of Self Over the years I’ve learned that the most potent of personal feelings can be the most consoling and relatable to other people who are going through their own hardships. So without even knowing it, you can touch the lives of…

On Labels and Identity

On Labels and Identity Want to read something awkward and extremely personal? You know you want to, but if you don’t want to know about my sex life you should probably stop reading right here. Oh look at you continuing to read. I knew…

More Than Just Friends

More Than Just Friends Someone told me one night that I write because it’s how I come to understand things.  That through my writing I come to terms with things that once tormented me or what continues to torment, perplex or inspire me to…

Ubiquitous

Ubiquitous After nine years of living in my own self-created prison, locked away deep inside of myself, a place darkened by self-hatred, denial, fear, shame, and many other things, I opened the steel door that had long been my burden and for the first…

The Four Cornerstones

“To be loved is to be acknowledged as existing.” – Thich Nhat Hanh The Four Cornerstones The older I get the more I realize the difficulty of long-term social attachment. By that I mean relationships. The way we see things changes as we grow…

Crash

September 11, 2013 I crashed my car in July. About two hours/100 miles from home, on my way to my vacation destination. Physically there was no way I would have really been killed, it just wasn’t that type of collision. There has been a…

Anger, Violence, Death, and Regret

“No man is angry that feels not himself hurt.” – Sir Francis Bacon Anger, Violence, Death, and Regret I can remember when I had just begun my teenage years. Back in those days, and earlier, I had an affinity for animals. I revered them…