Interior Vertigo

Have you ever tried to find that perfect balance spot In which a balance board doesn’t teeter, tilt or drop? I can tell you that in trying, I repeatedly do fall The board drops down and hits the ground And gravity applauds. This tendency to dip, to the right or to the left Concupiscence, theContinue reading “Interior Vertigo”

Letting Go

I’m restless, defenseless, no one understands When stuck in this torment, I can’t comprehend. Thoughts racing, resentment, I’m angry and sad I’m wrestling with both what is and what had. My mind in the clutch of the Dangerous Foe Who hisses, then nudges, then screams, “Don’t let go!” “Take a stand with demands, these peopleContinue reading “Letting Go”

Friendship, Loyalty, Love

The Claddagh ring. In existence since the 17th century, belongs to a group of rings called, fede rings, derived from the Italian phrase, “mani in fede”, meaning “hands joined in faith”.  The gesture of clasping hands goes back to the times of Ancient Rome where it was indicative of an exchange of vows. A powerfulContinue reading “Friendship, Loyalty, Love”

“The Road of Happy Destiny”

My Dear 12 Steppers, I can only speak from experience on the subject, as we all do, and observations made along the way to mental, physical and spiritual wholeness, but I have developed a philosophy around what experiences lead one to turn to addiction. I have developed an idea of what happens to the mindContinue reading ““The Road of Happy Destiny””

No Such Thing As “Wrong”

What if everything I do is right? It sounds kind of silly, and I’m still working through the kinks of this idea and the dangerous places it could take me…but what if, aside from moral issues like lying, cheating, killing and stealing, what if everything I do is right? Not in a pretentious, superior way,Continue reading “No Such Thing As “Wrong””

It’s Better to Have Loved and Lost

A few years ago, a mom and dad chose to end their baby’s life before it was born.  There was something my brother said at the time, when most people were struggling for words and hearts were simply breaking, that struck my heart. He said,  “I’m sorry to hear that. It’s such a shame. TheyContinue reading “It’s Better to Have Loved and Lost”