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The only way to know God is through experience

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Photo by Elia Pellegrini on Unsplash

In the blackness of heaven’s space, the stars take to their stage upon the perfect midnight velvet. The glistening diamonds greet my eyes and lift my heart heavenward. I feel connected to those far away stars. I sense them whispering in a way the ears cannot hear, humming a song for the eyes, a magnificent display of a masterpiece carved by Divine Hands.

This is the Source of all creation, for all things emanated from It.

Oh, the unknowable Essence, the Infinite Mystery, the Truth, the All-That-Is, whom we cannot define. …


UNLEARNING: PROMPT

Freedom is the path we choose everyday

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I hold myself back from being authentic because I never feel safe enough to open my heart. | Photo by Engin Akyurt from Pexels

Growing up, I was skilled at maintaining a perfect-looking life. As a wise young person, I had never washed my dirty linen in public. My elders had taught me well, and my only response was to be obedient. Anything that happens within the four walls of a home is private and sacrosanct.

From a tender age, I was an expert at keeping my emotions and no one ever saw through me. I knew how to hide perfectly behind a smile. Never mind what’s going on inside because my outward appearance is more important than my inward significance. I was so…


Weekly Prompt: Introspection And Transition Series

The truth you know will set you free

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What are you waiting for? Waiting for the right moment, waiting to do the things you’ve always wanted to do, waiting for the big break so that you can finally be who you wish to be. You’re waiting for the right person to come along so that you can be happy, waiting to tell the special someone how you feel about them, waiting to reveal what you buried in your heart.

You’re waiting for the next adventure, the next promotion, the great opportunity, waiting to win the lottery, for the big bucks to come in, for the perfect job to…


It’s time to slay the time vampires

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Decide today that no time vampires can make a home in your heart. | Photo by Some Tale on Unsplash

People reveal who they are and believe it or not, they’ll let you know if they’re worth your time. Let’s be fair, we’re all busy. We have our little universe to rule. Perhaps you think yours is small, but it’s by no means insignificant. That’s why it’s important we deal appropriately with dawdlers who get into our space and hijack our time.

My universe is vast, not in terms of size but of importance. Call me selfish, but I don’t see that to be a bad thing. Prioritizing self and building a solid foundation for my life is a healthy…


In another time and place

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The point when you realize it’s over. It’s as though someone had flicked a switch and everything loses clarity. You’re in a state of confusion, unsure about what to do or how you feel. Suddenly the world — your world becomes a dark place. You cling on to certainty and hope at least a tiny flicker would remain, but it’s not there. Your brain stops processing. One moment the adrenaline surges, soaring into exhilaration, in seconds you’re floating in the sea of void, gasping for air.

It was never at the moment of goodbye, but long before the confession. It’s…


All of life happens not from without but from within

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Life as we know it is only part of a bigger picture. | Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

There have been days when I woke up wondering how am I going to go on when life is going nowhere fast while my head is telling me I need to be somewhere else.

When my old soul golden retriever passed on at 8 years old, my entire world came to a halt. According to the breed’s lifespan, he could have had at least another 4 years to live, on average. I remember asking God/Universe what was the purpose of this experience? If it’s showing me what it feels like to lose something I treasure, why bother? …


True freedom is endeavoring to care deeply without striving

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Caring too much for others should not be a bad thing. People tell me all the time that the world could benefit from more kindness and compassion. They say kindness is one of the fastest and most gratifying ways to inspire greatness in ourselves and others because pleasant people bring much-needed light into dark places. The world doesn’t need more hatred or selfishness.

Yet these are the same people who turn around and blame me for overthinking. …


Tapping into the healing power of writing through an array of emotions

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If for nothing else, I need to write for myself. | Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels

How much do you know about what you write? When I first started writing, I heard a lot about niches, the prerequisite of specialization, and that every talented writer “must” figure out which niche suits them best.

I remember thinking that I have to decide what I’m going to specialize in and if I’m not good at it then, I must be comfortable to grow myself to become a subject expert and to hone my skills in a particular arena.

After writing for a while, I realized not everyone who writes is an expert writer because many of us acquire…


A memory becomes a moment that lives on forever

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Time passed and steals the last fragments of light from the day. Those faraway stars cower behind a dense layer of cloud. Dusk comes sooner than expected, fading in slowly. She fails to notice until everything familiar turns into a shade of grey.

The path ahead looks like an old photograph lacking luster and soon blended into the dark. Branches overhead sway in the gusting wind, awakening the trees in a percussion of chattering.

The rain comes to nurture her soul with its dancing drops, an invitation for her to be free, to feel. Moments of emptiness rushes in like…


Don’t be afraid to die, be afraid that you haven’t lived fully.

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Let’s live fully today, because tomorrow may never be. | Photo by Lydia from Pexels

The common reaction on hearing someone passing is usually shocking, mixed with sadness, disbelief, or numbness. Sometimes it could be just plain non-acceptance. This sort of news can turn our lives upside down.

There was a time not too long ago when the only news I received was about weddings, the birth of a child, proud first-time home buyers, moving up the corporate ladder. That was because I was in that age group. But as time catches up, I’m getting more and more news about people I know who exit.

There are inevitable things in life, and death is one…

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