Cotton

I sat down in meditationAnd lost myselfMy mind went on vacationMy body started to humFull of vibration And I turned intoA ball of cottonFluffy and whiteWispyFloating freeWithout a bodyMy normal life has been forgotten An open windowA gentle breezeCauses the slightest movementWeightless and free It shifts me slightlyOff my cushionI roll and floatThrough the mediationAcross … Continue reading Cotton

Freedom

What is it to be freeIs it to think independentlyTo have lots of moneyBuy anything you wantOwn propertyBe on the right side of the red lineTo have status and credibility Do we get it when we are wealthyOr when we learn to set boundariesMaybe it’s not blaming othersTaking personal responsibilityOver our livesOr does it have … Continue reading Freedom

Migrants Matter

Over the past few weeks in South Africa, I’ve had the opportunity to talk with many people from my Uber driver to fellow train passengers, park rangers, and retailers. The majority are migrants from surrounding counties such as Zimbabwe and Namibia. So, I started asking questions. Continue reading “Migrants Matter”

No Plans

I┬áremember the moment I realized I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life, and the feeling of simultaneous fear and freedom. I had my whole life planned out. Then I moved away from home, and from everything I knew or that was comfortable. Of course I always have an idea about what I’d like to happen, it’s just that, it usually doesn’t happen. Like ever. Flexibility is something I’ve acquired through moving and traveling, and it’s saved me time and time again. Continue reading “No Plans”