Stairway to Heaven

What is it about steps that makes you want to sit still and stare down? The long staircase that leads you down to the floor below lies right before your eyes. One step at a time, I climbed to reach the top where my two bedrooms are. After I finally put my daughter to sleep,…

Lily of the Valley

“Come! I got something to show you.” My neighbor A, right next door, who is quickly becoming my best friend eagerly invited me over. With a short walk through the gate that we recently installed in between the fence that divides our properties, I am instantly on her side where a wide open view of…

Fully Human and Fully Spiritual

It was a picturesque evening, a perfect version of a carefree summer evening. Not just the evening, my whole day was perfect as a matter of fact. It was a day well lived in perfect balance and harmony of being human and spiritual at the same time. I have to tell you, it is not…

Sacred Morning

In the Morning Light by Yanni Every morning, I walk to my front gate to get my newspaper. This small, mundane act has so much meaning to me. I wake up every morning with so much anticipation to start the day. Just the thought of sitting down with my morning paper on my white dining…

Misty Morning

I can see the sun hidden behind the thick morning mist still making its usual rounds. Before I know it, the mist gives way to the persistent sun and the full daylight is before me. Clear sky, clear mind, clear visions, and clear answers… I find myself silently sending my wish list to God. Whenever…

This Spiritual Life

I had a day of practicing Danshari to create a space for yoga. This tiny house is small even for a moderate minimalist like me. I went through my already minimized possessions once again to keep only the items that I absolutely need and love. A few hours of my cleansing process of refusal, disposal,…

Spring Day

Every day, I discover something new as I get to know this land. Wild flowers are in its fullness adding new colors to my yard. Yesterday, I found Lemon Balm. It was a joyful surprise, a perfect gift from the nature to heal my anxiety. I immediately picked a handful of leaves to make some…

God is There

Overcast sky, just a few hours before the thunder and rain arrive here. I can almost smell the rain in the blowing wind. As the wind picks up its speed, the temperature quickly drops. Before it gets any colder, I step out to enjoy the last hour of the calm before the storm. This tree…

The Daily Dose

I have a few enemies. If they deserve the honor of a combat, I am ready to fight. If they don’t, I just ignore them, and they become outdated. – Paulo Coelho I read this quote a few days back. It touched something in me and I kept it in my heart. I am glad…

What do you value?

The way we spend our time says a lot about what we value. For me, observation of sunrise and sunset is one of the most valuable times of my whole day. It’s the opening and closing of a very valued book. It is a sacred encounter in the deepest and most meaningful way. The sun was…