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Dark Room Bright Light

alone in a dark room.
candle lit, nag champa burning.
blowing melodies on the trumpet; songs i wrote…years ago, maybe even decades.
you’ve never heard them.
maybe one day you will.
but for now, they’re mine.
i wrote them to…

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Tents & Mansions: Thoughts On Purpose and Destiny

sometimes we hold on for too long.
more times than not, it’s because we fear the unknown: “who am i without (fill in the blank) in my life.

i found out that holding on to a corpse doesn’t resuscitate it…you…

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Choice Validates Desire

On this journey called life, pain is inevitable. At the fork in the road, conflict awaits in either direction. The direction you choose will determine whether you compound your grief or reap a reward for faithfully enduring through. One road…

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On Waiting

Anything worth having is worth patiently, proactively waiting for.

Sure, you could rush it (out of desperation and lack of faith). But as soon as a storm comes (and they always do), your refusal to patiently endure will be exposed…

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Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice

Imagine a farmer…

Instead of tilling the soil, planting the seeds in the appropriate season, he chilled. Every other day he’d casually walk out to the pasture and randomly tossed a few seeds, then go back to chilling. Then, in…

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Check The Fruit

A good apple tree bears good fruit. A bad apple tree bears bad fruit. The condition of the fruit is based on the condition of the tree, not the other way around.

Good fruit is full of life: it contains…

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The Crown Is Hidden In The Struggle

Life is not a 2 hour hero flick directed by Sylvester Stallone. Stop comparing the timeline of a fictional character to the arc of your life. In the movie, his training montage may last a mere minute and thirty seconds…

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Perception Is Power

When you have joy in your heart, you see and gravitate towards the beautiful things in this world. Perception is everything. Choose to marvel at the invisible air blowing the leaves on a tree…the very same air that you’re taking…

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With A Grateful Heart

When you have joy in your heart, you see and gravitate towards the beautiful things in this world. Perception is everything. Choose to marvel at the invisible air blowing the leaves on a tree…the very same air that you’re taking…

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On Boundaries

boundaries are healthy.

they don’t make you selfish.

in fact, they make you loving…of yourself and others.

saying no doesn’t always mean never.

it could just mean that right now, ABC is my priority, not XYZ.

if they love you…

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Beloved: Be loved, BE love

To allow yourself to be loved is the scariest, riskiest, most vulnerable thing you can do. It’s no wonder that it is also the most rewarding, most fulfilling, edifying thing you can do as well.

The greater the risk…