Two months ago could you have imagined where we find ourselves today?
Do you think you can imagine where we’ll be two months from now?
There’s no question that life is different, but life has always been different from one moment to the next. We tend to take the subtle changes for granted and only really pay attention to the larger shifts when they make their presence known with the force of an avalanche, or a stampede of elephants.
The only guarantee of consistency in an infinite universe is motion…
Motion is a testament to life, and although we may not always enjoy how it feels or understand where the currents are taking us, we should find gratitude in the fact that we have faculty of awareness through consciousness to experience anything at all.
From birth through death and beyond, all of existence is experienced through states of change. All experience is a teacher, with its greatest lessons being lost in simplicity to those who are not so aware of the link between the tangible and the ethereal.
Through the lens of change, there is often chaos like waves that crash on rocky shores, pulverizing stones to dust with relentless persistence. Is the stone greater than the sand, or the sand greater than the stone? Perhaps both sand and stone are the same thing existing in a state which only appears to be different when perceived through the lens of time…
But, I’ll leave that rabbit hole uncovered for the curious, while I turn back into the chaos.
Even in chaos, peace can be found. In truth, some of my most peaceful moments were found on the battlefield amidst combat… in the stench of earth pulverized to dust as it mixed with the blood, sweat, and tears of individuals who would clash from afar without ever truly meeting in the proper sense. I found peace in the silence between gunfire and explosions. Wherever time stood still, peace would shine through with such clarity that it was blinding.
You see, peace is not some destination to arrive at, but a state of being. Peace exists within and when it is allowed to fully permeate the essence of your being, all of the seeming randomness of a chaotic universe falls into order. Peace brings about a very particular sort of lucidity, and with it comes the clearest of sight where the veil of the great illusion is pierced, and the ineffable truth laid bare for the pure heart to witness. It is with this clarity of sight, that I have put certain projects on hold to pursue what is most true.
I have driven my sword deep into the earth through my shield, leaving both behind to carry the weight of the pen…
I know many people have had their plans change recently, whether by their own decision or circumstances beyond their control. I won’t claim to know the experience of another, but I do know that pain is a great teacher, even if it is an unpleasant one. In any case, no teacher can occupy the stage forever, and class will end when the bell rings. Use every moment to learn as much from every experience as you can.
The pen is a tool which serves as my channel to the divine spark of creation. Through wielding its might, I’m able to awaken that which has never known slumber… to reveal the illusion of nothing as the everything it has always been, and forever will be. With the pen, I can breathe life into the lifeless, and that is why it shall always remain mightier than the sword.
In the spirit of breathing life into things that do not yet exist, let this be the enigmatic introduction to my first book…
Over the years, many people have suggested that I write a book, or leverage my wordsmithery in some official capacity. While I certainly have much to say, and do a decent job expressing myself with my own unique blend of poetic prose, I hadn’t felt the right subject calling me until very recently. This new project fell into alignment months ago, and is becoming manifest. The book will tell a story that has been brewing for many years, decades… you could even say lifetimes have been leading up to this point.
I’m sure there will be a lot of opinions of what I might be writing, especially from people who are remotely familiar with my past… anyone is welcome to take a guess as to the subject, but I’d wager that they’ll miss the mark. To be honest, I’d be surprised if anyone comes even remotely close.
The topic will remain a mystery for now, but if you’d like to be among the first to know and get updates as I craft the story, feel free to join the newsletter using the form next to the image at the top of this post.
You can expect a sneak peak inside and more details about the book sometime in the next week.