Spiritual Explorer

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Spiritual Explorer: Once More To The Skies

After the rain comes again the sun The clouds depart, skittering to and fro Far from each other to reveal again A pale blue sky taking its first breaths. The sun rays unbridled spill to the floor I pocket them in pieces, And call them hope.   I chose a window seat on the plane, […]

April 10th

Spiritual Explorer: A Shooting Star Over Hikkadua

“It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.” Jonathan Swift On a warm clear Saturday on the beach in Hikkadua, Sri Lanka, a brief flickering light shot across the sky. I saw it, I know that it […]

April 3rd

Spiritual Explorer: The World In A Day

Imagine if you could see the entire world in a single day. If you could, in a day, soar to the dazzling heights of its tallest towers, and dive the bottom-most crags in the depths of the oceans, and know them as you do the lines and wrinkles of your own face. Think of what […]

March 27th

Spiritual Explorer: Faces in Sri Lanka

I see the faces washing past me As would a rapidly moving stream My eyes search for their hopes Their dreams, fears, wants And needs wishing to see What it is they feel. It’s an oddly different sensation to be in crowded place and not speak a word of the language, then to have every […]

March 13th

Spiritual Explorer: Dambulla, Cave of Reflection

Editors Note: This article is part of a series. Follow along as Jacob explores widely different cultures and places and delves into the spirituality, history, and people that make these places unique. It was a unique challenge presented to me to write of my experiences in the last several articles of this series. Not in […]

February 27th

Spiritual Explorer: Sri Lanka’s Cash Culture

Editors Note: This article is part of a series. Follow along as Jacob explores widely different cultures and places and delves into the spirituality, history, and people that make these places unique. A thick cloud of red dust swirls under the tires of a jeep equipped to quite possibly drive straight through the thick underbrush […]

February 20th

Spiritual Explorer: To Trust a Smile in Sri Lanka

Editors Note: This article is part of a series. Follow along as Jacob explores widely different cultures and places and delves into the spirituality, history, and people that make these places unique. It’s as if I am wading through a curtain of warm mist. Every few steps it’s necessary to stop and take stock of […]

February 13th