From Darkness to Light Day 2 by Jayne Noel

Coming Out by Jayne Noel   Over two years studying for my MFA degree, I created hundreds of pages filled with thousands of sentences made up of hundreds of thousands of words. Not a single page is as difficult nor a sentence as emotional as what I wrote just before I started school in January …

On Living and Dying Day 18 by Sonya Kassam

Die Each Day by Sonya Kassam of Follow Your Shadow   We shall all be dead, we know that don’t we? And yet we resist, we fear. I fear to die, yes. I have no idea what is beyond my death. And perhaps…actually for sure to be absolutely honest, I don’t really want to know what lies beyond. …

Phoenix – Guest Post: Sanaa Rizvi

Today we have a beautiful guest post from Poet Sanaa Rizvi aka Sunny.  She’s the writer of the uplifting blog A Dash of Sunny.  I’m sure that you will be running to meet her over there after hearing what she has to say here.  Enjoy:   Phoenix By Sanaa Rizvi   In Greek mythology, a …

Portraits of India

         

Emotional Butterflies

by Faith Eiran   I am watching him closely from afar.  His dark hair tends to dull in the light, making me think it is unwashed and fragrant.  His arms, useful, care for the flames, ensuring the warmth and light for the next minutes.  He pretends not to notice me again and again, and we weigh …

The Need for Compassion in Today’s World

If you’re interested in spirituality, feminism, or the need for compassion in today’s world, don’t miss this awesome interview that Amma gave this month at Stanford University.

A Trip to the Doctor

A Memoir by Al Poole, Part 1   The middle aged man took another look at his passenger and resolved to put what he knew were unreasonable thoughts out of his head. His job as a youth counselor at the local detention center was a blessing for a black man in Norfolk, Virginia in the …

The Making of a Name

For the past twenty years, I have lived as a celibate monk in the ashrams of Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma), known the world over as, The Hugging Saint.  I often write love poems to her on my blog, because for all these years she has been the all and all of my life.  Many can relate …

Love Letter

This is not a love letter, don’t you see my eyes redder? I’m standing in your path – don’t give that side-ways glance – I want the full look, and the smile too, and a few words about how it’s this hard for you.

Learning about Love through Death, Guest Post: Mandy

Today’s Guest Post is from Mandy of the awesome blog Healing Beyond Survival.  Please check out her site as you cannot help but be moved, inspired and educated there.