Writings

Our Beliefs Separate Us

For a long time, in my head, I wrote and rewrote my own mental essay entitled, “This I Believe.” A little over a year ago, I wrote a  poem called "This I Believed": I used to believe in heaven above and hell below. Fate and flawless soul mates. Manifesting my destination. Jesus Christ. I’ve believed in Brahman and… Continue reading Our Beliefs Separate Us

Michelle's Memoir, wisdom quotes, Writings

Grappling with God.

Who is God? What is God? When is God? Where is God? Why is God? How is God? In short, God is Us. Everything. Now. Everywhere. Because there is nothing outside God. He is not a He; She is not a She. God is formless, timeless, priceless and wonder full. I’ll never forget my best… Continue reading Grappling with God.

Dharma Teachings, Michelle's Memoir, Relating, Writings

Holy Sh*t: How I Was Captivated by Fundamentalist Christianity

Note to readers: This is the entire story of my summer of Jesus and Buddha. Previously published in five parts on elephant journal, I have revised and consolidated it into one. I am seeking suggestions for a captivating title. If you think of one, please email me or leave it in the comments section. Thank… Continue reading Holy Sh*t: How I Was Captivated by Fundamentalist Christianity

Mindfulness

How to Discover Life: Knowing vs. Not-Knowing

The Power of Not-Knowing and the Paradox of Faith There is great power in not-knowing, in returning relentlessly to Beginner's Mind. The piles of knowledge we accumulate can be such a burden as they so often harden into stoic judgments, inflexible opinions and bitter attitudes. This is why it's so refreshing to spend time with… Continue reading How to Discover Life: Knowing vs. Not-Knowing