I'm Eighteen. I Get Confused Every Day. Lines form on my face and hands Lines form from the ups and downs I'm in the middle without any plans I'm a boy and I'm a man I'm eighteen and I don't know what I want Eighteen I just don't know what I want Eighteen I gotta get away I gotta get out of this place I'll go runnin' in outer space oh yeah -Alice … [Read more...] about I’m Eighteen. I Get Confused Every Day.
Everything slips away into the past. It's all gone forever. Ever notice that? I was thinking about my childhood. Seems like it was hardly me. My years getting sober in San Jose. Slipped away. My life in Portland, no longer exists. This past year and all its turmoil, like a bad dream. I remember my Zippy. I still love him. Me and Mack talk about that sometimes. When Mack's gone … [Read more...] about Just This Moment
I got back to recovery on December 4th, 1997. After relapsing with ten years sober in AA, Today I celebrate 17 years without a drink, fix, pill or drug. A friend in the treatment field says that I should have celebrated 30 years on October 21st because the relapse was part of my recovery process. These 17 wouldn't be possible without the previous 10. I feel that when I drank … [Read more...] about Seventeen Years Clean and Sober!
Today I woke up and listened to a webcast teaching from my teacher, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. We practiced Guru Yoga with thousands of practitioners worldwide. The practice consists of singing the Song of the Vajra, a sacred mantra that takes about 12 minutes to chant. As I did this practice I was still a little dreamy. There was a bit of blue sky visible outside my … [Read more...] about Buddhas, Babes and Bands
Hello Yogis,Here's my guest blog on the Core Power Yoga site. I tried to write about the gratitude I feel for the studios, teachers and the practice. Feel free to leave a comment on the site: http://www.corepoweryoga.com/OurCommunity/Blog/tabid/359/PostID/281/Guest-Blogger-How-CorePower-Yoga-Changed-My-Life.aspx My face was down on the mat, soaked in sweat from the past … [Read more...] about Yoga Gratitude