Wonder

If there is anything that I feel that I need to preserve as I grow old, it is wonder

The ability to find awe in the mundane, the seemingly bleak trenches of everyday existence

How is it that a child is to able to see the sublime in the routine? 
 
To look at the ordinary and see what is extraordinary  

To paint the world with their vivid imagination 

To have boundless curiosity radiate through their being

During a walk on a cool summer morning, my attention is suspended by the rising sun piercing through the hazy clouds 

Wonder emerges as I see the birds gliding through the sky, singing ecstatically

Soaring effortlessly into the horizon, they find reprieve in the towering trees

Riches, wealth and power all pale in comparison to the awe and bliss found in Nature

As I shed the veil of adulthood, I see the world once again as a child

A world of wonder 

A world of infinite possibility

In Search of Inner Freedom: A Poem A Life of Virtue: Philosophy as a Way of Life

A deep yearning calls upon me I turn away but its call becomes louder It pulls me forward, and shows me the path Like a lighthouse guiding lost sailors on a hazy night, or A fire illuminating the exit in a dark cave This call, this feeling within, grants me the courage to plunge myself into the unknown and be transformed I shine brightly radiating amidst the mundane everydayness of day-to-day life This symphony of colors paints the canvas of my true being For the first time in my life I am truly alive For the first time in my life I am free

Lessons from Nature

You can now listen to this poem in audio format in the link below.

A poem I wrote inspired by the key themes of the Tao Te Ching.


Nature, teach me how to live


To embrace change and

Flow effortlessly like the steady stream


To embody the wisdom of the trees

Who shed their leaves in the fall

Scattering their vibrant colours and

Peculiar shapes across the forest floor


So to can I

Learn to let go

Liberate and regenerate

For refresh and renewal


Nature, you do not judge

Night from day

Calm from storm

Chaos from order

What seems split in two, is all but one


And you do not rush

With time and ease

All that needs to be done is done


Nature, let me learn from you

Let me immerse myself in the vast natural world


For I am you, and you are I

I am you, you-I


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Podcast : To Be Human

Below is a poem I wrote on embracing the human condition, and all the beauty and terror that comes with it.


Humans such fragile beings
A desire to be heard
A desire to be seen

A vast longing to be loved and understood

Driven by ambitions and lofty goals
Riddled by confusion and anxiety

Grasping, clinging for any sort of certainty
Building great towers to protect our vulnerable egos

Prepare we may, prepare we can
But Nature will not cede to our demands

Where will you take shelter from the storm?
Where will you go when the flood rolls in?

Flow with the current of life
Dance with danger, tango with terror

What else can we do but love our difficulties
Keep them near, let them change you for they are dear

Beware of those who seek refuge in digital utopias
Seduced by the grand illusions of fame and fortune

Ignore the screens, those cold machines
With perfect bodies, perfect smiles, perfect lives and perfect teeth

What is a human but a flawed being in search of transcendence?

We can still embrace and overcome
We can rise above rough waters and high tides

We can still be human – after all

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In Search of Inner Freedom: A Poem A Life of Virtue: Philosophy as a Way of Life

A deep yearning calls upon me I turn away but its call becomes louder It pulls me forward, and shows me the path Like a lighthouse guiding lost sailors on a hazy night, or A fire illuminating the exit in a dark cave This call, this feeling within, grants me the courage to plunge myself into the unknown and be transformed I shine brightly radiating amidst the mundane everydayness of day-to-day life This symphony of colors paints the canvas of my true being For the first time in my life I am truly alive For the first time in my life I am free
  1. In Search of Inner Freedom: A Poem
  2. The Artist
  3. Some Thoughts on Stillness
  4. The Machine: A Sign of the Times
  5. Wonder