Philosophy vs Spirituality

After writing the previous blog post, I started thinking about philosophy and spirituality. I tried to figure out my slight aversion towards philosophy–while I enjoy pondering on philosophical questions, I realize that engaging a question through a philosophical lens is just not my thing. I wouldn’t call myself in an expert in the philosophical field, … More Philosophy vs Spirituality

The Quest for Truth

While I was browsing the bookstore with my good friend, an old Indian guy approached us and asked us if we knew about Taoism. He was very well-dressed, and it seemed like he was browsing the philosophy section, chanced upon two girls by the New Age section and decided to talk to us. I wasn’t … More The Quest for Truth

Inner Knowing vs Practical Doing [Part One]

It’s funny how I always find myself back at the beginning. I started my spiritual path as a Buddhist and Taoist, which gradually evolved into New Age Spirituality, and eventually Eclectic Paganism–but it always game back Buddha’s Middle Way. Well, actually, I wouldn’t say it’s a strictly  Buddhist thing–the essential philosophy of Middle Way is that of balance, or … More Inner Knowing vs Practical Doing [Part One]

ART IS NOT USELESS! Yet another rant from an art student

Click here for the first rant: https://udontsan.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/art-is-not-useless-rant-from-an-art-student/ Is art necessary? Of course it is. It’s not just an “interest”, a “hobby”, or “something you get into”. I am tired of people who treat art like it’s optional, like it’s secondary, an additional “limb” attached to the body of our scientific and rational reality that can be … More ART IS NOT USELESS! Yet another rant from an art student

Love Is Awareness

When someone else is lovingly aware of us (not of their judgement or desires regarding us, but simply of us as we are), we can experience the outer expression of their love. We can see the way they are looking at us, the smile on their face, and the responsiveness of their reactions to us. … More Love Is Awareness

A Conversation: What is “time”? What is “eternity”?

“Time is quantified eternity, timelessness chopped up into bits and pieces (seconds, hours, days, years) by us. What we call linear time is a reflection of how we perceive change.” –Deepak Chopra Kim (me): What is this time that we regulate our lives by?? It’s how often we see the sun, the moon, and how the … More A Conversation: What is “time”? What is “eternity”?