Confessions of a Modern Mystic

“Father, I stole some bubble gum…I said a few curse words…” Being only eight years old and knowing nothing about confession, the one thing I did know was I needed sins! I figured bubble gum theft from my brother and curse words would work. First confession can be a frightful experience. Imagine at the tender young age of eight walking into a small dimly lit room all by yourself with not a person in sight. I had to bear my … Read More

Foreign Nature

After a couple years of starting up my first business and “burning the midnight oil”, my body began to rebel in ways I could no longer ignore. It started with a searing pain in my right hand, then my eyesight started getting fuzzy, to the point where I couldn’t see the computer screen. So it was that my body decided we needed to take a break! I didn’t know how to meditate; I simply sat outside, I couldn’t read (my … Read More

Stand Before The Sun

Recently I heard a story about Krishna and one of his devotees that I loved. Krishna was preparing to exit his body for that incarnation, and he was advising the devotee about how to go on after he was no longer there in person. During the course of the conversation, the devotee, inspired by Krishna’s radiant presence, said something along the lines of, “How can I be overcome by darkness, when I am standing before the sun?” I love that! … Read More