Excerpt from the upcoming book Beautiful
“To recognize the true beauty of something is a courageous act, because it means stripping down the protective barriers that we have built around our hearts and opening ourselves up to feel what’s in front of us rather than just seeing the mask it wears. This is what it means to look through the eyes of the spirit, to see reality as it truly is behind the filter of physical form.
The more that we develop this spiritual sight, the more that we will start to see depth in what once seemed shallow and beauty in what before seemed mundane. We find that beauty isn’t just waiting for us in the gentle folds of a rose petal, the exquisite colors of a masterpiece painting, or the face of a loved one; we discover that beauty is hidden everywhere and tucked inside of literally everything. In every raindrop, in each smile on the street, hidden inside of mountain ranges and pebbles, stars and twinkling eyes alike; there is a spark of life that is so heavenly, so exquisite, that the way we think of beauty is changed forever.”
I like to think of the things I write as little sparks of my spirit that I drop along the path behind me as I journey through life. Their purpose is as much for me to remember where I’ve been as it is to comfort and help others who are also on their way….
The Root of Desire
When it comes to desire and fulfillment, we are a lot like flowers growing in a shared garden – though we all breathe the same air and drink the same water, the majority of our personal reality is hidden beneath the surface where no one else can see it and where we ourselves often neglect to look. While our attention is fixed on what can be seen above ground; it’s in these deeper, hidden places that the roots of our greatest desires hide, and here also is where the secret to fulfilling them can be found…MORE
Of the Dusk and the Dawn
As the sun marches across the sky each day, and the moon slips past the sleepy world below each night, they cast a series of veils across the world, each woven with different threads of color and light. Each veil is uniquely stunning and carries a distinctive kind of energy — the invigoratingly bright light of afternoon, the inspiriting glimmer of mid-morning, and the intoxicating starkness of midnight — yet it seems that what really sparks the deepest of human passion and sets poets to paper is the merging of sun and moon, day and night. It’s with the dusk and the dawn that many of us are most infatuated….MORE