I arrived in Guilin, China late last evening and enjoyed my first full day here today. Tomorrow begins my study in Mandarin and Taiji, which I’m looking forward to immensely. As a part of my largely mundane reacquaintance with the city, I decided to get a massage. The 16+ hours […]
The energy lately seems to be slightly cloudy with a chance of weird. Lots of people have been complaining about difficulty focusing, emotional rollercoaster rides, intense dreams, and sleep alternating between insomnia and torpor. I personally have been finding it difficult to read more than a few pages at a […]
Early in my recovery, I told a mentor that nothing in my life would come before being a good dad. He replied, without missing a beat, “No. You should put your recovery before everything else.” I didn’t understand this and was quite annoyed by his response. Sensing this, he continued, […]
I’ve been a bit quiet of late. I suppose this could be called a time of recuperation or integration after my extended stay in China, although it could just as easily (and probably more honestly) be called “tired.” No matter the label I attach to it, it has been a […]
We all build up energetic gunk, so as a part of the Daniel Steven Metaphysics launch we have a very special Reiki offering to help you clean it out.
You are not responsible for the first crazy thought that enters your head… You are responsible for how long you entertain it. Watch the thoughts float by your consciousness. Some are useful, some are loving, some are resentful and full of fear. Recognize that these thoughts are not your own. […]
The Prayer of Saint Francis The Prayer of St. Francis is one of my personal favorites. While some have derided it as more self-centered than much of his recorded work, and while it was almost certainly written by someone other than the Saint himself (it first appeared, in French, in 1912), […]
When you walk with wholeness and humility, there are those who will hold your gaze for just a moment longer than you’d expect. There are also those who will avert it and disengage immediately. Those who hold it are those who recognize you, even if only for that slightly longer than usual moment. […]
What is love? The short answer is that love isn’t. Love is not a romantic comedy or a hug or a penetration. Love is not a thing to be held, beheld or sought. Love is an absence, in the most profound and wonderful sense of the word. Much like dark […]
Language is a desperate and clumsy embrace between souls searching for connection. They remember being whole. They yearn to be together again. Prisoners, bound and blindfolded in a dark and lonely prison, touch their feet together to remind themselves that they are not alone. It is a hopeful Boko-maru.