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]

The Question of “God”

There is a part of me that always erupts when I encounter religious discrimination. I have met two or three disrespectful and chauvinistic individuals throughout my life–and thank goodness our dealings with each other ended as soon as I expressed my disinterest regarding to becoming a convert of their religion. Imagine if you have to … More The Question of “God”

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

The only truth

I live in my own head sometimes. I’m incessant, I’m insecure, I’m stubborn, I can’t stop questioning the things around me, and I can’t help but constantly explain myself. I want things to be perfect, though more often than not I fail. I blame, I hate, I criticize myself–but I refuse to bend. Every day, … More The only truth