Most everything in life is habitual in nature, from the routine of work to the thoughts of life’s meaning and all of the other fine points in between.  Much like nature, habits, names and everything else are subject to change.  It is in the nature of life that we see change as the only constant.  So please allow me to welcome you to the blog formally known as Barstool Buddha, now known as The Wilderness Within.

I remember at one point when discussing the definition of insanity with a confidante, in her offbeat explanation I now see the value within its lesson.  It should be considered insane to do the same things over and over again and expect different results.  I know from firsthand experience how detrimental this can be to the creative process of individuality.  It can get damn near dreadful to sit idle in a time where everything that stands at the core of our existence, is apparently subject to change.  In a time where chaos thrives, change is the drive that keeps us alive.

I’ve always felt that change is the glow upon the horizon of life, if it wasn’t life would become dark and suffocating.  If it wasn’t for my hankering that holds change so dear, this blog would’ve never been built due to fear.  But all those who know me on a personal level, know how much I like to rearrange life when existence becomes repetitive.  They aren’t the least bit surprised.

That being said, the reason I decided to change the title of this blog is because I feel it’s the only way to keep the train that drives the beat of my heart chug-a-lugging down this track of existence, by plowing forth through the wilderness of all that is lost waiting to be found.  I must follow in the footsteps of a path that I have always known existed, the path that leads to the truth of not only me, but maybe all of humanity.

This change has been a long time coming. I actually mentioned it almost a year ago.  But in the sense of letting bygones be bygones let us not talk of the past any longer.  Let us move forward, towards to the light that glows in the wilderness within.

While “Barstool Buddha” will always carry the torch of my creativity, it is time to pass that torch on to the glory that awaits ahead.  Barstool Buddha will come back around, just with a different sort of style.  But at the end of today, the spiritual button upon my chest needs be reset.  And while the sun it sets to the west, it must also rise in the east.

I hope that you join me on this journey through the spiritual heartland of my soul.  I also welcome any inspiration or critique from those of you who are kind enough to take the time to read upon my perpendicular thought process.  It is true that constructive criticism is the root of growth.  It is also true that there is such a thing as strength in numbers.

Welcome to my spiritual wilderness, where all that is wild rests in the goodness that is God.  And all that is dark, will be introduced to an eternal light that shall always be kept trimmed and burning.  I leave you with a final song in the fashion of old ways.

BeLove © 2018


My roots are buried in the Dirty South. I grew up learning the importance of God and Southern Charm. I began writing in my late teens mostly through heartbreak and music. I moved out west 15 years ago and live right around the corner from the Fountain Of Youth. Most people refer to it as Lake Tahoe. I play Chef during the day and search for ways to save the world by night, through reading, writing, and believing. I enjoy the side of life that is less abrasive. I look forward to joining you on my quest through Spiritual Sobriety with the Promised Land as our ultimate destination.

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