The Curse of Addiction

The following article is dedicated to a dear friend of mine, James Noonan. In the last eighteen months, James has transformed himself from an entity of self-destruction into an inspiring agent of change. As a result of discovering his internal strength, befriending the power of faith, and connecting with his Higher Power, James, with Monk-like […]

To Read

I believe in reading books about people who are more intelligent, successful, and more experienced in life than I am. The Autobiography of Malcolm X, The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, and Meditations by Marcus Aurelias to name a few. Only through this practice of reading more books about more extraordinary individuals will I be […]

The Savage or The Saint?

‘You could be good today,’ Marcus Aurelius wrote, ‘But instead you choose tomorrow.’ Picture this: You are one of the very few individuals who have been chosen to live life in human form – a rare birthing, and a magnificent blessing from Them; the Gods, and Her Majesty, Mother Nature. The life of man owns […]

The Devil Inside

When it comes to producing art, art of any kind, there seems to be a certain level of resistance the artist feels prior to beginning their creation – a gravitational pull that steers the writer into every direction bar the one where his pen and paper lie. This resistance is an unrelenting foe, one which […]

The Door of Light

“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.” – Blaise Pascal   To meditate is to dream. Meditation is a practice in which you can send yourself into the wildest corners of your imagination to really explore the depths of your mind before returning home safely, soundly, and […]

Death by Materialism

Not too long ago, I was fortunate enough to bring all that I once dreamed of into my possession. At the peak of my material greed, at twenty-four years of age, I believed to have it all: the thriving business, the swanky top-floor apartment, the expensive clothes, the luxury cars, and financial independence to the […]

The Truth About Death

It appears that I have broken the cardinal rule of life: Instead of concentrating my time and energy on living, I have been concentrated on dying. To continue thinking of and speaking of death is utter sin. Not only to your mother, your father, your family and your friends, and not only to mankind on […]

To Be Happy

Unhappy people compare themselves to those who have more than they do in their lives, even though they themselves have plenty: more relationships, more houses, more cars, more money. Happy people simply do not compare, instead, they open their mind’s eye to the things they have in their life opposed to the things they have […]

“I Love You”

‘I love you,’ in the morning. ‘I love you,’ in the afternoon. ‘I love you,’ in the evening. ‘I love you.’ here, ‘I love you,’ there. What is the need to keep repeating these words? It seems that your love is plucked with strings of uncertainty, inauthenticity, fear – your love lacks love. How can […]