I have always been solitary; I belong to none else; I behold no one whom I can say I belong to nor do I behold one whom I can designate as mine. The path of worldliness is nothing but disaster. Who, whose, and where are one's kith and kin? Who, whose, and where are strangers,… Continue reading Flow Friday ~ Acharanga Sutra 4.32
Wish Wednesday ~ What you want vs. what you think you want
Most of the things we "want" in life are actually expectations placed upon us by others. You may truly believe you want something without realizing that you are actually trying to please others or make your ego look better. It takes a lot of self-examination, as well as confidence in your own desires, to know… Continue reading Wish Wednesday ~ What you want vs. what you think you want
Flow Friday ~ Why I wear head coverings
As of April, I have made the decision to cover my head. I've been using headbands and headscarves. I want to explain my reasoning for this -- both spiritual and practical. Disclaimer: let me mention that this is a personal choice. In no way am I saying that this is right, or forcing this choice… Continue reading Flow Friday ~ Why I wear head coverings
Mythology Monday ~ Kali
One of my favorite dieties is the Hindu goddess Kali. Misunderstood goddess The ancient Hindu goddess Kali represents death, darkness, and total chaos. Incredibly complex, she is the most misunderstood of all goddesses -- it is said that fully understanding Kali is equivalent to transcending fear. Themes of Kali include creation and destruction; violence and… Continue reading Mythology Monday ~ Kali
LOVE ~ a short story
When him & I got together, there were many reactions… People were angry. People were judgmental. And people gossiped. I knew that deep down, it was either because they were envious or could not understand. Envious, that two people could have so much passion for each other. Envious of all we had to risk in… Continue reading LOVE ~ a short story
A Vow of Silence (short story)
Luna was sick of the heartbreak that came with people & society. It was madness, all the pain and delusions. She could no longer go on this way. It was decided that she would become a nun. Secluded from the rest of the world, she would live in a small church and dedicate her life… Continue reading A Vow of Silence (short story)
Desperation can be a good thing. I used to be so worried about "bothering people." It was my greatest fear. I never want to make things difficult for others, or come across as annoying. I used to think it was one of the worst things in the world, to come across as desperate. But I've… Continue reading DESPERATION
Saving face or saving grace?
So often politeness is used as an excuse to be hurtful. I have subconsciously done it a handful of times but hope to never do it again. Politeness is a difficult art to master and only constructive if used correctly. Otherwise, it can be extremely destructive in such a subtle way. To be polite means… Continue reading Saving face or saving grace?