Living Nameless

Living Nameless

“The Tao that can be spoken is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name.” —Lao Tzu After making our journey through the womb, the first gift we are given is our name. The letters that are strung together lay the foundation of our self-conception. It is on this foundation that everything about who we are is built. The unique combinations of our personality, temperament, interests, aversions, talents, and gifts are all attributed…

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An Exploration of Raw Veganism  and Spirituality—Interview

An Exploration of Raw Veganism  and Spirituality—Interview

Raw veganism. As the name suggests, raw veganism incorporates the dietary restriction of no meat or dairy products, but all the fruits and vegetables that are eaten remain uncooked — or, in some cases, partially cooked. The lifestyle may seem extreme to some, but the health and spiritual benefits associated with it are bringing many people into its ranks. When I came across Naisiae’s Instagram account earlier this year, I was fascinated by the images of beautiful fresh fruits and veggie dishes…

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Why Does the Lone Wolf Howl?

Why Does the Lone Wolf Howl?

On the precipice of a mountain, under the light of the full moon, the lone wolf sits and howls. To whom, no one fully knows. As it bellows its song into the night sky, it is met with only the crackling of branches in the distance and birds taking flight. No other wolf adds their voice in symphony, but that doesn’t stop the song. No one may know to whom the lone wolf sings, but what is known for sure…

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The Power of Observation

The Power of Observation

The eyes are the soul’s window to the world. Many sights pass before the eyes, but it is the soul that watches and observes. Our eyes may see men, but our soul sees men as trees, walking. Observation is the power of using our awareness of our outer and inner world to draw spiritual insights about ourselves and others. The ability to observe and be a student of what we see is at the core of navigating our spiritual path….

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The Apathy Epidemic

The Apathy Epidemic

The bubonic plague, also known as The Black Death, was one of the worst cases of disease virality in known human history. The virus swept across the budding new world and claimed the lives of over 155 million people from 1346 to 1351. Those unlucky souls that happened to contract the disease died slow, lonely, and excruciating deaths. Fortunately, in the 21 century, due to better hygiene practices, sanitation, and medical technology health pandemics are quickly identified, quarantined, and eradicated…

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