God Bless You All (Day 3)


Religion in India is a way of life, and the people here practice it with an intensity I've never experienced before in America. We went to a Catholic cathedral today and I was almost in tears because everyone there was so focused on their devotion. It was a truly beautiful thing to see. The churches... Continue Reading →

I Was Someone Else Before


I've been thinking about the soul a lot lately. My poetry professor tells us not to write about the soul because he doesn't know what a soul is -- "Nobody knows what a soul is." As much as I absolutely love him, I have to disagree, because my particular brand of spirituality -- Hinduism --... Continue Reading →

The Rebirth


It's been two years, either today or yesterday, since life meant very little to me. Two years since I broke and my mother had to take a plane at 6 a.m. to be with me, to keep me safe and protected. Two years since I started rebuilding. I never expected any of that to happen,... Continue Reading →

Champa


If words were fragrant my poems would smell like champa flowers. Heady, deep and sweet, they smell like -- The moment I knew I would grow up My daydreams of adventure The dark room I adopted in my adolescence The isolation I felt as I became someone no one else had known The reason for... Continue Reading →

Make Me Accountable


I was going to do all these things to be more spiritual, well rounded, and happy. And I started over the summer when I had time to focus on them. Now I have time, but I've become scatterbrained and keep forgetting/being lazy. Make me do these things, dear readers! - Start learning Hindi. I bought... Continue Reading →

Lightness


I feel particularly wonderful today. You know when you feel like there's light inside you and you're laying in a field of soft grass and...everything is sunlight? I have that. I have renewed hope in the world, and it feels like the universe is balanced, and I could do math homework for 10 hours and... Continue Reading →

The Sound of the Universe, Permanently ॐ


Om. Spoken as three syllables. Symbolizing the beginning, duration, and dissolution of the universe. Representing Brama, Vishnu, and Shiva. The vibration of the universe. The most beautiful sound and feeling in existence, all-encompassing and absolute. I've never felt more from one symbol in my life, but as I became familiar with the om symbol, I... Continue Reading →

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