Popping this Blog’s Cherry

This blog is a space for me to share realizations, questions and musings related to spirituality.  It is inevitable not impossible that you may also stumble over posts about academia, France, thrifty fashion, cooking, champagne, cigars, social theory, activism, Mad Men and the existential angst of Blackness.

My spiritual practice draws upon two main principles at the core of a variety of Western and Eastern traditions:

(1) We are all interconnected

(2) What is real in existence is the conscious experience of the present moment

Improving group relations through harmonious cooperation, compassion, empathy and reconciliation depends upon our ability to recognize our fundamental ties to all other living beings. This is what Buddhist monk, poet and activist Thict Nhat Hanh refers to as “inter-being”.

My spiritual work lies at the intersection of nondual theology and philosophy within Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. The common thread running throughout my academic, spiritual and social projects is an interest in promoting compassionate action and conscious awareness by bringing attention to the tools we can use to alleviate human suffering.

I’m principally influenced by the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Mooji, Alan Watts, Ernest Holmes, Joel Goldsmith and Thich Nhat Hanh.

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4 thoughts on “Popping this Blog’s Cherry

  1. It has been months since I last encountered a blogger who pulled me in so strongly that I had to begin with the first post and read like a book. Your music is also lovely, and sounds like the work of a seasoned professional; I was quite surprised to read in your bio that it is a new pursuit. Looking forward to getting caught up…

    • Thank you so much for this comment.. Yes, the music thing is new.. Having a lot of fun with it! Glad you’re enjoying the blog.. Encouragement from people like you keeps me going..

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