Death is. And to know that, in some way,is the defining mark of our humanity. To know that something will endure without us, that life will go on…Somehow this terrifies us …That those we leave behind may not remember us. Will they live as though I was?Will they carry me in their hearts?Such terror. And yet, […]Read More Love like it’s going to end.
Every soldier, wounded. Every explorer, lost. Every singer, silenced Every leader, deposed Every mother, bereaved Every father, cursed Every comrade, abandoned Every lover, betrayed.Read More We are survived pain.
When your own body betrays youIt is off-putting, to be sure. Like walking in on a cheating loverits a first class punch in the gutand you wonder how you didn’t see it coming. You might try and explain it awayor point out the silver lining.Maybe you’ll paint over its behavior with thinly veiled excuses…“I pushed […]Read More Body
“I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.”- Sarah Williams So I start my cancer treatment today. In fact, I’m sitting in a chair right now in a room full of people at least 25 years or more older than me and we are all plugged into IV bags of […]Read More Cancer, Immortality & Stickers
During the season of Easter and spring, we are reminded that nothing truly rises anew without going through suffering, death and burial first. That to go on an authentic soul journey inevitably includes facing our fear, being rejected, abandoned and forsaken – by the world as well as by the failing idols we had made […]Read More Spring rises like a phoenix
Religious fundamentalists think that without a rule book from god (their particular god, mind you) there is no basis for morality. Well brother, if the only reason you won’t cheat on your wife is because a book says you can’t, I feel sorry for your wife. Lower level consciousness, like young children, needs external reward/punishment […]Read More If rules make you feel safe, you’re a child.
May wonder blow through me like a winter storm and tear the tidy yard of my knowing to pieces. Ryan MeeksRead More Wonder Storm
In view of a universe 13.7 billion years old and 14 billion LIGHT years in scale (and expanding in every direction at the speed of light), I’m learning to seek the questions even more than the answers. We have not reached the top of the mountain. The final word doesn’t belong to us. Our era […]Read More Curiosity Required!
Well, I’m headed home. Surgery went well. Now to chill for a bit at home whining about my sore ribs. Before I left the hospital I had some time to reflect on the experience. First, thanks to everyone for all the love and support. We felt it. I felt it. I was carried by it. […]Read More “What do you mean… like, a Spirit Animal?”
I will return from Mexico (a vacation we planned a year ago. What fortuitous timing!) to meet with a surgeon and do a biopsy on what looks like Lymphoma. It’s been wild to witness the veritable dumptruck of medical advice and horrible theology that people are offering me. It makes me wonder if my cancer […]Read More “You probably have cancer”