In the old days, before institutionalized education, children were brought to the churches and temples of their villages, for it was understood that learning was sacred. In some places, children were left to their own, although always under a watchful eye, to begin to shape their own impressions of the world, for it was understood […]Read More Education of the Individual: A Return to the Undivided
2016 was a year of me confronting what I want which ultimately brought me to the realization that I don’t really know what that is. And so with 2017 arriving I’m accepting that fact as gracefully as I know how, so I can take the next steps towards greater awareness, scraping off the layers of […]Read More A Day in the Patient Life of Tyler
Often times in life, it is our own self that gets in the way of our own growth, especially when we are determined to grow on our own. Some times, we must seek help from others; be it nature, friend, or professional, to unwind the coil of self-deceit. No matter how well your intentions, no […]Read More Seeking Truth
There are many attitudes on life we can adapt that will ultimately dictate how we go about living our individual lives. These attitudes are essentially what we choose to focus on in the perception of our experiences. This is where philosophy plays a critical role in the task of bringing peace and balance into a […]Read More Life is a Game: The Practice of Non-attachment.
Hypocrisy. noun the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform; pretense. Greek hupokrisis ‘acting of a theatrical part,’ from hupokrinesthai ‘play a part, pretend, We’re all hypocrites. All of us. Even me. Hypocrisy is a special kind of pretending. There is the pretending which is […]Read More The Era of Hypocrisy and How to break free to the next Golden Era.
Folks, brace yourself for strong consequences, regardless of the presidential outcome. Be prepared for suffering and struggle to emerge even for the privileged. It is time. For too long have we hidden away in comfort. For too long have we ignored the tensions of this country’s past. For too long have we blocked the rivers […]Read More To Vote or not to Vote, that is the question… I could care less about.
My body was feeling uncomfortably tight after sitting on an uncomfortable couch inside an uncomfortable stagnant heat trapped in my house. I stepped outside to enjoy a cigarette and the cool night breeze. An added bonus were the clear starry skies and my friendly black house cat who sat perched on the ledge of the […]Read More Within a Single Cigarette
It seems that nearly every six months I go through some kind of transition in life, be it moving to a new place, the end of one job, the start of another… My life is always in constant flux. That’s my story. A kind of Hero’s Journey where the Hero finds himself detached from the […]Read More The Mythology in You: Where Our Stories Come From
The days roll over each other like buttery layers of a croissant, congealed into weeks and months, together like flaking goodness of sweet and fat fused just perfectly imperfect by the blazing oven of creation. I sat outside the Laundry Express on one of these particularly buttery days trying to use the space between loads […]Read More The Mythological Pastry
**PT II (a continuation of Wednesdays Training PT I: The Socratic Method)** My phone rings. I look over. Its my father calling. I was expecting this call. I knew what was coming. A compassionate concern for my well being. Some fatherly advice. Advice I didn’t want to hear, but I needed to. That kind of […]Read More Wednesday’s Training PT II: Always have a Plan B