Spring 2018 My beloved 12 year old daughter asked me to share my story with you. I am having a difficult time deciding what to write, and from which point to start. Perhaps I should begin from the present and work my way back to the past. I’ve been in prison for 12 years now. … Continue reading The Boy And His Sand Castle
Learn to hold your fear...A thousand speared warriors are marching toward you;Do not run,Do not hide,Do not fight,Just sit on the side of the road and let them pass. If uncertainty breeds anxiety,And if nothing in life is certain,Then why not just surrender your illusion of control?A man scrambles on a beachTo keep the bad … Continue reading A Cure for Anxiety
It’s been called the Void, the Abyss, the Cave, the Womb, the Dark Night of the Soul. Those who never experienced it can never fathom its reality, while most of those who are in its depths have no idea where they are. I was once trapped there for many years, but now I am slowly … Continue reading Surviving the Dark Night of the Soul
Her voice Was like an ancient, Wise, And sad, Musical instrument. God only knows how long she’d traveled for, And where she’d been. Tears falling in the dark, Unheard and unnoticed. I know nothing about her, Yet her voice still speaks to me, And tells me things she cannot say. I hear her pain, But … Continue reading Her Voice
My feet are bloodied and bruised From all my earthly travels. Thorns of rejection and jagged rocks of disapproval Are strewn and scattered everywhere. For all my life I've tried, Without success, To pave the earth with leather. But now I walk in peace, Without any fear, For I've put on the shoes of self-acceptance.
Illustration by my friend Justin Kleinsteuber You have reached the Oasis. Everything that is to come is already near. I am Abu Nour, a life traveler like yourself.I was lost in the desert and wandered for what seemed like an eternity.And like you, I refused to believe that anything in this world, not even an … Continue reading The Oasis