Moonlit Nights

  Stop to consider what you are doing. Fall silent and listen. Have a seat and question. To you, yourself will be revealed. You will find yourself in the pool you glance upon as you silence the ripples of noise that dance across your surface. You may gaze at your reflection and see into your heart […]

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We Are Our Felt Experiencing

Phenomenology "We are our felt experiencing.” ~ Gendlin Ecopsychology primarily deals in the realm of that osmotic membrane; the contact between the inner and the outer; The cycle in which exchange takes place. It is where dualism dissolves. It is the realm of experience in which we relax our boundaries just enough to let something […]

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The Bodily Ground of Experience

The Bodily Ground of Experience: "only human beings have come to a point where they no longer know why they exist… they have forgotten the secret knowledge of their bodies, their senses, their dreams." ~ John (Fire) Lame Deer How do we come to extract meaning from our world? This question begs to be asked […]

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The Era of Hypocrisy and How to break free to the next Golden Era.

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 […]

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Racism and the Prison system in America: the 13th Amendment.

The title of Ava DuVernay’s extraordinary and galvanizing documentary 13TH refers to the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, which reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States.” The progression from that second qualifying clause to the horrors […]

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Troubles with Trump

My biggest criticism of Trump’s Campaign is, of course, the basis of a philosophical principle . MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN The premise of his campaign can be found nestled in the simple message of his campaign’s slogan: Make America Great Again. Trump speaks about the greatness of this country as something that lies in the […]

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Within a Single Cigarette

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 […]

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Rest

My brain feels like a boiled egg. I could only sleep in about an hour. The sun has risen, but Hilo remains quiet and asleep. It’s a three day weekend, and the hard workers of the Big Island lay in their beds weighted by the consuming hours of  past labors. My stomach feels messy from […]

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