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This Is Us

Maybe we’re all a bit like my shelter dog Murphy — we’re just trying to protect ourselves

Illustration: Draden Ferguson


Humans 101

It may feel like the world is crumbling, but that just means it’s time to look inward

Photo: David Wall/Getty Images


Planet Soul

Meditation isn’t an activity, it’s a state of awareness

Sunset visible through skinny branches.
Sunset visible through skinny branches.
Photos courtesy of the author.

“I am the looker, but the Universe is the See-er.

Every set of eyes in the world is witnessing on behalf of the Universe (Brahmān), witnessing its own existence in multiple forms, witnessing one slice of reality at a time (Bhāgya).”


Planet Soul

It’s not about religion. It’s about being honest with yourself.

Photo: Silvia Otte/Getty Images


Humans 101

First, you must know yourself

Image: anand purohit/Getty Images

1. Find your inner strength


Lived Through This

The road back to my Self was paved with sex, love, guns, and motorcycles

Photo: Free To Use Sounds/Unsplash


Planet Soul

Meditation can help you locate your truest self

Abstract illustration of person balancing on ball and juggling at the same time.
Abstract illustration of person balancing on ball and juggling at the same time.
Illustration: Sharon Kane/Getty Images


Planet Soul

Easy steps to keep at it when the world gets in the way

An oil painting with bold colors.
An oil painting with bold colors.
Illustration: Marilyn Edith Whyland


Planet Soul

One of the most amazing things about outer space is that we’re already there

A photo of the blue Oregon summer sky with some stars.
A photo of the blue Oregon summer sky with some stars.
Summer, Eastern Oregon. Photo courtesy of the author.


Planet Soul

I’ve learned an incredible amount about myself and the world around me

A watercolor abstract illustration of a man swimming through multicolored clouds/space.
A watercolor abstract illustration of a man swimming through multicolored clouds/space.
Illustration: Benjavisa/Getty Images

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