Poetry, Spiritual Journey, travel

The ocean is my role model

I want to be like the ocean in the gulf of Thailand just off the western coast of Koh Phangan. The ocean here is calm and still with the gentlest of waves trailing each other, one by one, in the rhythmic procession towards and away from shore. She embraces and accepts everyone who ventures out into her waters. Her salt…

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Spiritual Journey, travel

Show Up and Surrender

Airports are like their own sovereign nations. Every time I am in one IĀ feel at home and at peace. I can figure out where I need to go. I can ask someone for help. Helpful signs abound. They even have tax free and duty free shopping, which is not my thing any more but definitely part of why they feel…

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Spiritual Journey, travel

Observe what is

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time in airplanes flying over cities and countries I’ve never visited before in this lifetime. I find myself thinking: “Wouldn’t it be nice if little bubbles popped up over various buildings, sections, areas, and landmarks down below to label spaces as ‘such and such’ bank or school or farm or residential community or…

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