"My desire is always the same; wherever Life deposits me: I want to stick my toe and soon my whole body into the water. I want to shake out a fat broom and sweep dried leaves bruised blossoms dead insects and dust. I want to grow something. It seems impossible that desire can sometimes transform... Continue Reading →

“The cure for pain is in the pain.” My experience tells me that this is true

Sometimes pain and grief are necessary agents of growth in our lives. I’ve been thinking a lot about pain lately, particularly pain of the emotional and psychological variety, and I’ve come to realize that a lot of my problems and failures as a young man resulted from my inability to be with my own pain. Not that I could have known how to be with it. To the contrary, I was taught and conditioned to run from it and to ignore it, as it seems most of us were, and still are.

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