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  • Photograph by Lynn Friedman, Winter Walk

    At the Dog Park

    I took my parents’ dog, Jake out for a walk in the park this morning. The wind was cold, and the trees were icy and barren. Jake didn’t care how cold it was. Immediately,…

  • Film Still from Ikiru

    Moment to Moment

    Yesterday, as I was walking down Spadina Street here in Toronto to meet someone, something within me started noticing my thoughts.

  • Photograph by Keegan Gibbs, “The Alchemist”

    Newfoundland Meditations

    From on top of a hill where a small white house sits, I can see the beach below. The ocean, like life itself, creeps up the coast and falls back, merging with the deep blue…

  • John Cage

    Live the Mystery

    The first time I heard of John Cage was in the early 90s. I was in my early teens, and was just beginning to discover. mostly through books and art, that there was a much larger world …

  • what is

    Writing on my balcony the other night under the moon and shadows, I felt anxious and wanted from the night something the night doesn’t usually bring. I sat there in the cricket…

  • Edward Steichen, "Eva,"

    Below the Surface

    There are moments where I don’t know what to do with myself. I feel like a complete stranger. All the things I normally feel compelled to do: check my emails, surf the…

  • Kentarana Kamura, Evening Wave, 1927

    Echoes

    The evening was beautiful and the streets were quiet. I walked towards the coast, almost as if I was drifting along, further and further away from myself. The ghostly lights of streetlamps…

  • Palace of the Governors Photo Archives

    The Path of Question

    Who am I? This is the great unanswerable enigma. My mind tries so hard to escape the fact that it cannot truthfully answer this question. I call myself, “Luke,” but this brings…

  • The wooden statue of Miroku Bosatsu, one of the treasures of Koryu-ji Temple

    Reconciliation

    Reaching an original state of naturalness in meditation, and Clinging to a mere shell of quietude which mind has enforced, Even though the two appear alike, beware of misjudgment. –The Life of…

  • Untitled Photograph by Kiarcher on Picssr http://bit.ly/1ScYMIX

    Sensation

    I see how I am continually in a state of reaction to everything around me. There is a shock that comes from outside that agitates the emotions and then a whole chain…