From November, 2019

Void

When there is so much out there, it is hard to tell what the truth is. When people get paid to click-bait debate and tear everyone apart, it is hard to see what love is. When your day is ruined by something said to you online, what does that say about you? Should we add to the void? Should we stand up in the void? Should we take a seat? Should we love when it is twisted with ego? Is there hope in the void of information and technology? I wrote this following poem in response to my struggle with…

“What we call ‘I’ is just a swinging door”

Shunryu Suzuki says, “The air comes in and goes out like someone passing through a swinging door. If you think, ‘I breathe,’ the ‘I’ is extra. There is no you to say ‘I.’ What we call ‘I’ is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all.” Breathing Breathing and meditation have become a key practice in my life since about a year ago. “Don’t we all breathe, how can breathing be a practice?” the critic asks. I say yes, we all breathe obviously, but when was the last time…

Love is our Native Tongue

“Love is the language, love is your native tongue” — Switchfoot “We want to be a band that sings songs of hope.” — Jon Foreman “I want the world to sing in her native tongue” — Switchfoot I had the opportunity to see Switchfoot this week. Switchfoot has been one of my top bands since I was little. It has only been recently that I’ve begun to see the true intentions of their work and lives. So many people bog them down to “Christian music,” but they are so much more. In actuality, they are not a Christian band (just…