WASTED EFFORT: Mikey St. John

Wasted effort [deed], you may say, on people, superficial things, logical ideas once laced with exuberance, now illogical, and lackluster at best—if only you would take the time to remove the impulses, although irresistible, euphoric, and difficult, you might be in a better place. But all our efforts are not wisely used; think about it….

A PLACE OF SOLITUDE: Mikey St. John

The smartest people find ways of outsmarting themselves. The funny thing is, they don’t even realize it and may never. And if we think for one second that we’re so much smarter, then we need to think again. With all the advancements, progressions that occupy our minds constantly, if not daily, gripping our souls like…

SEEKING CONSTANT STIMULATION: Mikey St. John

What does it say about us, that we are seeking constant stimulation in order to create some form of normalcy? We’re living our lives lost, governed by distractions. Rather than ruling technology, we have allowed and conformed, such that we’re no longer in control. We should be smart enough and use technology, and don’t let…

A WORLD THAT NEEDS NO VALIDATION: Mikey St. John

In a world that needs no validation, why are we on an undeniable quest for acceptance? Is it because of our imperfections, insecurities that never cease, haunting us like savages, demanding the revelation of truth, hasten by humility and wisdom? And should we feel better if those who provided the validations need to be validated…

APPRECIATE THE BEST THINGS: Mikey St. John

We all have weaknesses, which you already know. But who really cares about that? Why focus on them? Instead, we can divert our attention on our positive attributes and not be hindered by our weaknesses. And should we continue to dwell in the realms of negativities, we will not rise to our intended capabilities; instead,…

CAST IN THE SHADOW OF THE DUST: Mikey St. John

What are you searching for? There’s so much this universe has given us, and what have we given it back? We’ve been enlightened, mesmerized by its vast wonders — laid out in numerous dimensions — some near and far. Marvelously displayed closer than we think, embedded in the fabrics of our being are beautiful components…

REVOLVING LIFE: Mikey St. John

Are you living life to the fullest, the way it was meant to be? Most of us live life in phases, when everything is clicking, feeling good about ourselves, happy with where we’re in life, ecstatic about family and friendship, inspired with aspirations for the future. But then there’s that other phase, waiting to snap…

THE PRELUDE TO FEASTING: Mikey St. John

On the eve of thanksgiving, the prelude of feasting with family and friends, reminiscing about the years gone by, being thankful for the present with a joyful reverence for life — let us be grateful for the air we breathe, for our family and friends. But more importantly, let’s be thankful to God for the…

A GRAIN OF SAND ON THE OCEAN FLOOR: Mikey St. John

Man has decreed himself mighty and powerful, but he’s nothing more than vanity, a mortal vessel, like a grain of sand on the ocean floor, when put in prospective. Power belongs to God, and so too is mercy and grace. He that elevates himself shall be made low, and he that humbles himself shall be…

BENEATH THE COLORFUL SHELL: Mikey St. John

Beneath the colorful shell lays this luminous infrastructure that has regards for life, love, friendship, loyalty, kindness […] and just one thought away for what’s yet to follow. Wrestling mind lends a tender heart the toughness to get through another day. And the melody of yesterday keeps playing in my ears, so sweet, hoping that…