A Sad Song

The heart understands not its void Incessant seeking Expecting deliverance Dangerous assumption. Soaring hope near-touches the moon Misses by a thread And the longed-for embrace Is grasping for shadows. Enigmatic, impenetrable The Soul resists capture Though enemies besiege Though lovers assail. The rib may be shared, But an eternal flame Burns not from two wicks– […]

Pursuing and Relinquishing

The pursuit of one’s calling in life requires a constant process of letting go. Many of life’s possibilities are incompatible with my calling, and others are incompatible with yours. The ongoing effort of discernment is the way in which we discover these incompatibilities, and the work of depression is the labor required to let go […]

The True Friend

The time I spend explaining Struggling to justify myself To win approval from friends Who want to display me on their shelf, What waste, what squander Of precious health and time On shallow acquaintances who Would deny me at mere rumor of crime. ‘Tis sweet the rare encounter Of soul with soul when “All is […]

Why is Everyone Crying?

A True Story of Community Every morning I wake up with a heavy burden. There are 30 people who have traveled across the world to Exosphere in Reñaca, our little neighborhood in Viña del Mar, Chile, to forge themselves into self-reliant entrepreneurs. We aren’t a normal incubator. We do incubate start-ups, but that is our […]

Get Your Journey On

Living Boldly Without Prediction “I want to live happily in a world I do not understand.” -Nassim Taleb This I want and more—I want to act boldly into a future I cannot predict. I have encountered few truly bold people in my life so far—though lately at Exosphere I have been encountering more—and must admit to […]