My Journey

My first journey to India was in 1992.  I was 17 and the trip would set in motion the roller coaster that would be my life.  But as in any amusement park ride, you have to wait in line.  That trip to India lasted only two weeks.  I stayed the whole of the trip in Amritapuri, the ashram of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma). Continue reading

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Dungeon Prompts – Season 3, Week 3: Overcoming Ourselves

This week’s prompt is:  Overcoming Ourselves  (running from August 14 – August 20)

“It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.”

- Stephen Fry, Moab Is My Washpot Continue reading

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Lost in the Illusion of Righteousness

When I hear someone say, “I’m not religious, I’m spiritual,” I immediately translate that in my head to, “I believe in God but I don’t want to follow the rules.”  And I can relate to that because I’m not a rule follower either.  Because, in the name of religion, every bad thing conceivable has been committed, we tend to throw out the whole concept as evil.  It is easy to see religion as a way to keep the masses in line, and surely it has been used for that purpose, but we shouldn’t forget its original intent. Continue reading

Photo Credit: Sreejit Poole

Dungeon Prompts – Season 3, Week 1: Concepts of God – What are yours?

This week’s prompt is:  Concepts of God  (running from July 31 – August 6)

“The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though polluted and landlocked by the mighty disaster theologians call the Fall, the soul senses its origin and longs to return to its source.”

- A.W. Tozer Continue reading


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