“A Glance Inside the Minds Eye” Part 3: A Step Into Spirituality

While on the birthright trip, I encountered a young man. Erick. He seemed different to me, he seemed at peace. He held himself with an air of serenity. Almost instantly, I noticed he was prominently placed anywhere we were. Prominently placed by his own vibe, his own energy. I could sense something that drew me to him. Something that caught my attention, despite the massive amount of frantic energy provided by a group of recovering alcoholics on vacation.

He didn’t speak much, he smiled occasionally. There was something about him and I couldn’t place it. I began to observe him… Continue reading “A Glance Inside the Minds Eye” Part 3: A Step Into Spirituality

“A Glance Inside the Minds Eye” Part 1: Recovery

I’ve awoken to find myself in hell. A singular thought, an obsessive craving, scratching and tearing at my mind.

I’ve held on to hope long enough to remain drug free for a minute, an hour, a day. I learned from others experiences living in a world where manufactured escape is not an option.

I found my gut, my conscience, fully intact. I started to look at the world with child-like wonder. I let my own passion drive me forward. I no longer had to hide from the experiences of my past. In recovery, I found honesty. Embarked on a journey of self-discovery that began as quickly as I decided to be honest with who I am and what I want out of life… Continue reading “A Glance Inside the Minds Eye” Part 1: Recovery

A Glance Inside the Minds Eye “The End” (For Now)

The following excerpt is from three months ago, the lessons learned from heartache have long since passed, and I’ve found myself completely consumed by creativity…

Lost in my own manic sense of direction, my own insistence on maintaining a daily habit of writing…No matter what… Continue reading A Glance Inside the Minds Eye “The End” (For Now)

“Next Up” -P Suade-

The thing about P Suade is his story; his past. The rap he creates bleeds introspection and frustration in response to the life he’s lived.

His first mixtape, “Relapse Prevention”, was an exercise in therapeutic self-expression. Attacking himself on record with an acceptance of where he’s been, and where he wants to go.

Acknowledging his past experiences; his life as a suburban white kid with a habit for drugs. Addressing his own ambivalence towards the world; searching for meaning in the madness of addiction. Continue reading “Next Up” -P Suade-