silence of the heart.

We search for happiness everywhere, but we are like Tolstoy's fabled beggar who spent his life sitting on a pot of gold, under him the whole time. Your treasure--your perfection--is within you already. But to claim it, you must leave the commotion of the mind and abandon the desires of the ego and enter into the … Continue reading silence of the heart.

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look for the girl with the broken smile, ask her if she wants to stay awhile.

About a month ago, at a bar/coffee shop five blocks away from my old apartment in downtown Columbus, eight twentysomethings sat at table engaged in laughs and conversation.  If you need a visual, picture Central Perk minus the couch and many more beer glasses than coffee mugs.  Oh, I should also point out that most of these people met … Continue reading look for the girl with the broken smile, ask her if she wants to stay awhile.

love, save the empty. save me.

"I used to have an appetite for my life but now it is gone. I want to go some place where I can marvel at something."   ~Elizabeth Gilbert, "Eat Pray Love" For reasons unbeknownst to yours truly, my appetite has vanished.  Literally and figuratively.  As far as food goes, all I seem to be desiring … Continue reading love, save the empty. save me.

happiness hit her like a train on a track coming towards her. stuck still, no turning back.

The rule of Quest Physics goes something like this: If you're brave enough to leave behind everything familiar and comforting, which can be anything from your house to bitter, old resentments, and set out on a truth-seeking journey, either externally or internally, and if you are truly willing to regard everything that happens to you … Continue reading happiness hit her like a train on a track coming towards her. stuck still, no turning back.

for those of little dust:

This is an excerpt from Eat. Pray. Love. by Elizabeth Gilbert that I wanted to share. Buddhist lore has a story about the moments that followed the Buddha's transcendence into enlightenment.  When- after thirty-nine days of meditation- the veil of illusion finally fell away and the true workings of the universe were revealed to the great … Continue reading for those of little dust: