Loving

Image source: My private collection. Tallinn, Estonia. It’s hard to love sometimes Knowing that it will end Someday, somewhere When You release Your last breath of air I hope it will all be worth it At the hour You will face The stare Of Your life And the glare Of Read more…

As a Man

Image source: My private collection. Estonia, Tallinn, Pääsküla. Sometimes I mess up as a Man As a lover As a friend As a coworker As a son As a businessman I sometimes fail In those moments everything feels so vulnerable The darkness seems so deep That I can barely keep Read more…

Process

Image source: My private collection. Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. Connecting to myself and others Is a slow process of opening up to the prayer that is life. Ian Altosaar

The Thinnest of Lies

Image source: My private collection. Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. As much as I secretly try I cannot ever Ever Escape from life The thinnest of lies Is telling myself that I Can finally find A teaching, a practice That can say goodbye To myself In the silences of the mind Read more…

A Simple Conversation

Image source: http://www.desktopwallpaperhd.net/background-nature-conversation-112674.html It’s warmer together The heart beats a deeper rhythm It’s closer together Bodies locked in knowing Knowing that this will end So they move slowly Gratefully as one Hearts opening in silence Just a look can say all that’s needed Deeply, sweetly, discreetly A simple conversation That Read more…

In Death

Image source: http://www.zastavki.com/eng/Nature/Mountains/wallpaper-43616-0.htm Death has a strange way of giving life to new perspectives They always go hand in hand If You taste one, You have one foot in the other That’s the nature and cycle of life It’s a terribly soothing concept Death In all it’s glory and power Read more…

Being Humbled

Image source: http://www.wallpaperup.com/560643/Seasons_Winter_Mountains_Snow_Trees_Rays_of_light_Sun_Natur_rustic_farm_house_barn.html There’s something truly magical About a man being humbled By his own bullshit, wounding His shortcomings as a man That man slows down He moves with grace He listens with care He loves with an open heart He becomes a vessel for God to shine through The Read more…

A Mighty Grip

Image source: Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. Have You ever known pain? Pain the size of a hurricane? It grips You into it’s mighty grasp The only thing that will carry You through this Is the knowing This too shall pass The feeling lost years ago Memories of it still last Read more…

The Knowing

Image source: Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. In all of life There is only one true knowing That will bring You to Your knees in an instant That will humble a man so deep in his own bullshit, he has forgotten who he truly is Death is only an instant away Read more…

The Witness

Image source: Estonia, Lääne-Virumaa, Obja village. When You move into life fully It becomes a paradox You can stand in Yourself And be in great pain and joy at the same time Walking among people Feeling disconnected and beautifully held It all changes and stays the same As You slow Read more…

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