From September, 2019

Benefit of (the) Doubt pt. 2

We are all creative. I think it is a common misconception that you are either born creative or not. To even be reading this right now, to put sentences together, to gather meaning from words takes a degree of creativity. It isn’t just artist, musicians, poets, or so-called “creatives” that take on creativity. My Dad is an engineer along with two of my roommates. To problem solve, find simple solutions to complex problems, to figure out which equation to use, is creative. So let’s talk about healthy creativity. Grounded in Health and Love As discussed in part one of this…

Benefit of (the) Doubt pt. 1

Human beings are strange creatures. We are the only animals to question their existence. For this two-part series we will discuss two sides of doubt and how it is necessary in our creative and spiritual lives. I’ve had a bit of doubt myself trying to decide which one I want to discuss first. However, to speak on the spirituality of doubt is to speak on creativity and vice-versa. Despite this notion, one must first find a healthy spirituality that has been tested by doubt in order to be able to experience unrestrained and beautiful creativity. Doubt is a beautiful process…

Finding The Sacred In Washing Dishes

Forward: Through this reading, engage with each individual word and letter. Be present with this text and where you are reading it. Nicholas Herman was born in France during the 17th century. He was also born into the peasantry, unable to escape the lack of food, water, resources, and the ability to move up in social class. This poverty drove him to enlist himself in the army to simply be able to eat a consistent meal. It was during his service that he saw a tree that changed his life forever — yes a tree. This tree was suffering the…

An Introduction

The skeptic might say, “why should I read yet another 20-year-old white male’s blog?” and I shall attempt to answer. I believe that in the core of us all, we are unchangeable. Think about it, what are your deepest passions, concerns, and loves? What does your heart long for, but deeper than that, what does your true essence long for? Can you change these inner-most passions? If you dig deep enough, and you’re honest with yourself, the answer is no. Amongst a few things, writing is one of these unchangables for me — something that I’m passionate about and can…