8:30 A.M. – Warkworth Medium Security PrisonFor most people, life is either an adventure that should be celebrated, or a catastrophe that can’t end soon enough.As I awoke to my 5475th morning in prison, I can definitely tell you that I belonged to the latter category.Our cell doors had opened a few minutes ago, but … Continue reading When the Gates were Left Unguarded
Learn to hold your fear...A thousand speared warriors are marching your way;Do not run,Do not hide,Do not fight,Just sit aside 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 waves at bay,And to keep … 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.