Editors Note: I originally wrote this back in 2016 on another blog. I decided to re-publish and update it after seeing the recent Church Policies and Guidelines. I read a lengthy post on Facebook about how “energy healing” is from Satan and that it is probably the mark of the beast – ok, it doesn’t […]Read more "Energy Healing is Satanic! … or something"
Recollection “Are you praying, Elder?” asked Elder Ward. “Hmmm? Oh. Yes. I am!” he responded. Truthfully, he hadn’t been. He had been captured a daydream, in which he was somewhere else. He had been thinking not of home, but of a future life. Besides, to pray to God is not to hear from God, and […]Read more "Dreams, Recollections, and Reality"
There is a common idiom in the English language: resign oneself to (something). The individual accepts what one must do, undertake, or endure. It is a type of acceptance of fate, or what one knows must come next. I look from my third story apartment across the way. I see three young men, each wearing […]Read more "Resignation"
I wrote this post in April of 2014 for a different blog. It remains one of my favorite pieces of writing. From time to time, I go back, read it, and make minor adjustments. Today, I felt it was appropriate to make adjustments and transfer it to this blog. I hope you enjoy it as […]Read more "April will come — she will"
I have been struggling to find what to write, or even if I should write, regarding the death – murder – of George Floyd. I realized that what I want to write isn’t about solutions, about the problems, or about the heartache I feel. No. Instead, I will write about the calm amid the storm. […]Read more "Calm amid the storm"
I recently did the math on how long it would take to reach 10,000 hours of meditation. Previously, I was meditating 10-minutes per day; that requires six sessions for an hour of meditation. It would require 60,000 sessions, at ten minutes per session, to reach 10,000 hours! For those of you who are quick with […]Read more "Progess"
Recently, on Twitter, Geoffrey Miller (@primalpoly) engaged with members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, the group is part of #DezNat (Deseret Nation). From what I have seen, #DezNat is a cesspool (and probably should read and live by the article below). Anyway. Miller asked for a short article or book […]Read more "Grand Fundamental Principles of Mormonism"
Naval tweeted, “Write to learn, not to teach.” I find that fascinating. It has been my experience (not always, but often) that I can go back to something I’ve written and learned quite a bit; if nothing else, I learned how much I enjoyed writing that piece. As part of meditation practice, I’ve decided to […]Read more "Free From What?"
He had wondered if the Darkness would ever leave him. He asked, to no one in particular, about Consciousness, and if it was hostile – so impersonal – devour[ing] to survive (so it is, so it’s always been). Or, perhaps, Consciousness was indifferent, neutral at best? He struggled within himself to find where the Darkness had […]Read more "Reprieve"
According to his sleep-tracking-app, he usually wakes up around 6:30 AM. That hadn’t been his normal for several weeks now. Today was even more atypical. He had been awoken by his puppy, Paddington, barking. Also not typical. After telling his puppy to shhh, he lies in bed, staring at the ceiling — 5:32 AM. He […]Read more "A Change of Scenery"