A Writer’s Dilemma

MIDWAY upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost.   Ah me! How hard a thing it is to say What was this forest savage, rough, and stern, Which in the very thought renews the fear.   So bitter is it, death is … Continue reading A Writer’s Dilemma

Finding Our Way Forward

                                                              Even though the world seems to be under a cloud of serial struggles and daunting difficulties presently, there is still good cause to be … Continue reading Finding Our Way Forward

A Tree of Life Story

"Trees are poems that the Earth writes upon the sky." --Kahlil Gibran "The best friend on Earth of man is the tree. When we use the tree respectfully and economically, we have one of the greatest resources on the Earth." --Frank Lloyd Wright                                                                                                            … Continue reading A Tree of Life Story

100,000 Page Views – An Appreciation

Appreciation Video Click the link above to view my appreciation video!     It gives me great pleasure to acknowledge a new milestone achieved here at John's Consciousness.com - the accumulation of 100,000 page views by more than 50,000 unique visitors. It has taken me almost ten years to get here, and while I understand … Continue reading 100,000 Page Views – An Appreciation

Preparing for the Unknown

In a recent review of my writings from my time in Europe as a young soldier, I was prompted to reflect upon how the events prior to my departure from America set the stage for my experiences in that time frame, which sparked additional reflection on what has been a lifelong concern--taking the initial steps … Continue reading Preparing for the Unknown

The Silence In My Room

  The silence in my room hangs over me Like a wet towel draped across my legs. It feels heavier than it should since The song about you that used to play Repeatedly in my head finally stopped.   I don’t remember exactly when it stopped. Distracted so long by chaos and confusion, I had … Continue reading The Silence In My Room

Time Passes Away, But Slowly

  “Quartering the topmost branches of one of the tall trees, an invisible bird was striving to make the day seem shorter, exploring with a long-drawn note the solitude that pressed it on every side, but it received at once so unanimous an answer, so powerful a repercussion of silence and of immobility, that one … Continue reading Time Passes Away, But Slowly

Isolation Intuition

During this time of social isolation, as we join in the efforts to support each other and to slow the progress of the recent proliferation of the virus spreading across the globe, it is important to keep in mind that even as we must sacrifice our routines and leave our normal social activities unattended for … Continue reading Isolation Intuition