The Essential Way

    A Foundation For Peace

        while conveying the 7 Elements of the Essential Way

Calmness, Compassion, Kindness, Forgiveness, Gratitude,

Love and Mindfulness

Chronologies, Excerpts, Fragments and Reflections!
From The Artistic Journals of Dan Abernathy

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February 10, 2020

When you give time to talk, visit and communicate with strangers, vagabonds, travelers and the seemingly different, they do not seem to remain strange for very long. - dbA

February 10, 2020

Though it may look like I am turning a deaf ear to the degradation of our messy world, I am not. I see and feel each thing that is going on. It is this awareness that is making me despondent, as each passing day I fumble w...

February 10, 2020

With the weight of yesterday on your shoulders, it is hard to walk through today and step into tomorrow. – dbA

February 10, 2020

I suspect, at times, there is a part of my soul I keep hidden and covert, even from myself. – dbA

February 10, 2020

With each day I resolve myself to have calmness and see the beauty in all things. – dbA

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     I am an outlaw poet, artist, and purveyor of words, Reiki Master, a minister, junk yard philosopher, and a vagabond searching for pure hedonistic meaning in his way of life. My voice, be it in words or in art, is a collection of oddities, fascinations, desires and obsessions – a road map of sorts, tracking the life of a man that can’t and won’t fit in. While making this visible to all, I practice the therapeutic healing of living in the now, among the mountains, deserts, oceans, and the bus. I do so without any recognized seal of social approval. I walk my path softly in search of a higher consciousness with the hope of leaving peace and compassion as his only footprints.

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