I Suck at Not Believing in God

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday August 8, 2017

Have you ever tried to stop believing in God? I’ve been working on that lately and it’s really hard. I don’t know how non-believers do it. If that’s you, God bless you, you’re a better person than I am. You might think, Wait a minute. If you don’t believe in God, you can’t work for a...

Narcissistic Tendencies

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday June 27, 2017

In the movie The NeverEnding Story, the young hero Atreyu has to pass through a series of gates to get to the Southern Oracle and find out how to save the world. The second gate is the Magic Mirror Gate where Atreyu has to face his true self. It’s assumed that this won’t be a big deal, but...

I Love God for Letting Me Hate Him

By: Erik Guzman on Thursday September 1, 2016

It’s normal to have to quiet racing thoughts with alcohol and drugs. It’s normal to erupt with rage at common inconveniences. It’s normal to cry uncontrollably watching Bill Murray movies. It’s normal to feel trapped with no hope of the depression lifting. It’s normal to hate yourself so...

Don’t You Wish It Were True?

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday June 21, 2016

I was driving them to school, but there’s an education they can only get in my car. Their teachers are Bob Marley, Paul Simon, Mumford and Sons, Dave Matthews, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd—just to name a few members of the faculty. I sing along and, from time to time, tell my kids stories about...

Grace Is Just a Door

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday June 7, 2016

I pray and meditate in the tub. It's the closest thing I have to a regular "quiet time." It feels sacramental, a visible sign of an invisible reality. My anxiety floats naked in the enveloping warmth of the Spirit. I breathe. I try to calm down. Sometimes I wake up at two or three in the...

Chapter 1 - Shadows

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday May 24, 2016

Download Chapter 1 of The Seed: A True Myth for FREE Any true father would lay down his life to protect his children, but death took the hunter’s family without giving him the chance. He raced through the woods, his spear tight in his fist. Towering trees looked down on him as he dodged branches...

The Seed - Questions & Answers

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday May 10, 2016

The marketing push for my book The Seed: A True Myth is moving into full tilt boogie. (I'm on Key Life with Steve all this week discussing it.)  Maybe you've heard me online talking about my mythic spiritual memoir, the shadow, and the Love Fractal, and you're wondering...

Seeds from a Trinitarian Tin Cup

By: Erik Guzman on Tuesday April 26, 2016

There’s an old song that says, “You can’t roller skate in a buffalo herd.” That’s a fact proven by physics. There’s a formula and everything. The ability to achieve sufficient velocity via wheeled bipedal locomotion is inversely proportional to the number of cow patties within a limited...