As gay men, we spend so much of our lives existing in a world that is not built for us, we forget that there is an option to finding ways of “fitting in”. We can actually belong.
...under that wave of fear is a desire to connect heart-to-heart with true friends – to share love – to be able to see people I know and love them and feel their love in return.That’s the good stuff. That’s the true Holy Grail I seek. Until now, I have found it hard to admit, even to myself, that I want it so bad.
Anxiety is a constant companion, tied to every choice, decision, or plan that comes into my head.
Like a prayer. Yes. It was indeed, just like a prayer. In a studio packed with yoga practitioners, I felt my soul being revealed. In that up-dog during a hot MODO yoga class, a sacred feeling overtook me. The physical stress of that class was intense and uncomfortable. It fit my mood as a man [...]
Beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there. Rumi
Keeping the faith is not always easy. It is also not a choice. “Why should I bother being enlightened in a world of unenlightened people?” I asked my therapist almost 20 years ago. I was fatigued by the process of working on my own demons and I had started to believe I was already operating [...]