Tag: stress

Where I am in Life

October 20, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

My adolescence is dead. I am not yet old, but no longer young. I am not where I thought life would take me, though I find myself content.

Family gives me the greatest pleasure, and friendships after that. I have acquired a small amount of wisdom that guides me each day and preserves me from the thickets of despair and desperation.

I have accepted the anxiety of our age, and finally began the process of understanding its cause. This is the first step towards living outside of it.

The feeling that there is not enough time in a day to do everything necessary is dangerous, and even more so because it is pervasive. We must consider what this means for our lives.

A path with unmeetable demands is not a journey but a form of suffering. The sad thing is that we do not know how badly we suffer.

Pipes

August 11, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Pipes, and fire, underneath the stars,
Smoke, crickets, near and afar.
Cold, darkness, unaware of time,
Sounds, silence, intoxicate like wine.
Friendship, honesty, a shared lack of longing,
Souls, together, impressions of belonging.
The world, distractions, melted away like wax,
Here, finally, a place to relax.

Knowing

August 10, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Sitting here, without reason,
telling myself, “it’s only a season.”
But life goes on, one day after another,
each seems the same, nothing new to discover.
I know what to do, to call my own bluff,
but knowing is not the problem, knowing is never enough.

A Letter to Myself

April 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Slow down my friend, lest you miss it all.
Consider your life, lest clutter forestall.
Meaning and rest, serve to enthrall,
and pure love is precious, above all.

A New Path I Need

January 27, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Why pursue the things I do, that leave me tired and stressed?
When will I find some peace of mind, is contentment merely a jest?
Perhaps because it never was, to be found in what I seek.
So then, dear friend, please commend a path with joy and sleep.