Author Archives: Colin M. / Surfing the Muse

Sadhana and the Divine Transformation

In my last blog I discussed believing in my recovery. This was a challenging subject matter for me to write about. I have not felt for quite some time, that my belief was an issue. It wasn’t even entering my … Continue reading

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Delusional Faith

My parents and I recently moved to Virginia to be closer to family, specifically my sister and brother-in-law, and their three young children. It is wonderful to be near family again, but the relocation and the emotional upheaval it created, … Continue reading

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The Blessings of a Difficult Life

When life throws us one challenge after another, it is easy to lose faith. It is easy to fall victim to despair, to feel like a pawn in a game of winners and losers. But no matter how bad the … Continue reading

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A Distant Light, An Inevitable Dream

After years of working with Francis, I am becoming more and more amazed and inspired by how dedicated he is to healing others.  He always says that God rewards effort, and he truly lives by this motto, doing everything he … Continue reading

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I Am Not a Victim, I Am Blessed

There was a time in my life when I felt like the world was against me. Nothing ever seemed to work out. When I wanted something, I’d work towards it, but would inevitably fail, destiny cruelly imposing all sorts of … Continue reading

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Another hurdle? No Problem…

In the spring of this year, Francis informed me that he was moving.  He would no longer be located in Austin.  It was very much a surprise, as everything he had always said seemed to indicate that he would be … Continue reading

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The Great Enterprise…Planet Earth

Whenever I begin to think about the troubles of the world, one of my favorite quotes from Satya Sai Baba comes to mind.  He said, “The Earth is a great enterprise, a busy factory, where the product is love.” “Love?” … Continue reading

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Why Fear Anything?

There are moments in my life when the passage of time haunts me. Staring through a narrow prism I view my life as if I am trapped in quicksand, and each second that ticks away blares in my ears like … Continue reading

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The Harmonious Contradiction

I cannot deny that the past month or so has been frustrating. There have been moments of depression and anger, for the first time in a long time, seriously doubting my path and what the end result of all of … Continue reading

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Confidence in Me As I Strive to Be Free

Suffering is caused solely by the mind, not by external circumstances or physical limitations, therefore recovery from paralysis and walking will not eliminate my suffering.  A truth I have been speaking about a lot recently.  I figured to fully embrace … Continue reading

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