The Rocky Road


Coyote Creek SP, NM—Yesterday, after moving camp a little farther north, I unhooked and took the truck up a rough mountain road to see if I could find a camp Glenn had mentioned last year on his blog.

While up there, I thought I had found his campsite, but after reviewing his photos, I now realize that I must not have either gone far enough, or that the camp was off a little side spur from the main road. Either way, it was a hell of a rough ride and I can see why The Kodger called it quits. Better safe than sorry.

Though I think my rig could make it up (I have more ground clearance than most trailers), it would be very tricky.

The problem is actually two-fold. The first is that a truck/trailer combo is much more difficult to maneuver. It is much harder to keep the big rocks from hitting the holding tanks and valves of your trailer than with a class B (a big van). With a class B rig like both Glenn and Anne have, you are in much more control—you can avoid the holding tank hungry rocks and gullies much easier.

The second issue is more psychological. I made it up there in the truck (sans trailer) while in “explorer mode” and the whole way up I was telling myself, “There’s no way I’m bringing my trailer over all these damn rocks.” If you were in a class B, you are already “bringing” your rig/home up there, so you might as well continue forward.

Score a big one for a class B rig.

The Carefree Diet Website


Storrie Lake SP, NM—Though the book, The Carefree Diet, is still in rough draft, I’ve put together a website,, to make it visible on search engines and for early adopters.

If you’re interested in becoming a beta-tester/early adopter, pro-bono editor, or selling the ebook via an affiliate program (and make 3x more than I do), then subscribe to The Carefree Diet Blog since that is where I’ll be making those announcements.

I want to keep this blog—my personal/spiritual/nomad/photography blog—separate (I think it’s convoluted enough), so if you’re at all curious about The Carefree Diet—where I’m going with it, what it’s about, etc.—then that’s the place to watch.

The Glimpse

Wayne (Wirs) 5/24/2012

Storrie Lake SP, NM—Sitting on my doorstep, dumping Her ideas into my iPad, I catch a glimpse of myself in the glass. I tap the camera icon and snap a photo.

Sometimes, like seeing my reflection in the rearview mirror, I’m taken aback by what I see.

It’s like a shock.

Who the hell is this guy? What is this thing I find myself in?

That chunk of flesh doesn’t feel anything like me.

Danger as Spiritual Practice

Storrie Lake

Storrie Lake SP, NM—Wind gusts last night were hitting 60 mph and my trailer, parked right on the lake and lengthwise to the wind was shaking and rocking and howling.

I wondered—seriously—if it would flip over or be ripped apart. But it was a moonless night, and I felt that trying to hook up in such a fierce wind and pitch darkness would have put the rig in even more danger.

So I stuck in my earplugs, lay down, and focused on the experience.

My mind would keep raising terrible scenarios, but I’d just push them back into the darkness—the Void from which they seem to come from—and surrendered to Her.

Though the rig shook and rattled and groaned, not once did I experience fear.

If the trailer flips, so what? It’s not my trailer, it’s Hers. If the roof rips off and the rig disintegrates, so what? It’s not my money—or even my body—it’s Hers.

When you live as a Soul, none of this “stuff” is your stuff. You’re just driving this body around like it’s a rental car.

When you live as Radiance, there’s even less of you. Everything (except your awareness) is Her.

Danger is one of the most powerful teachers to help the spiritual seeker find out where he/she really stands. It helps you find out how deeply you’ve taken the teachings into your Being.

Real world, physical danger clarifies, in no uncertain terms, whether your growth is truly authentic, or if you’re just BS’ing yourself.

The Sun and the Moon

Annular Solar Eclipse. May 20, 2012

Storrie Lake SP, NM—Since I couldn’t find any solar glasses, I used two polarized sunglasses, turned at right angles, to cut the glare.

The eclipse was a truly moving sight. The “ring of fire” fell through the clouds for only a moment—below the clouds and just above the mountain top.

This type of eclipse happens only once every 14 years or so and it was here and gone in less than a minute.

It was a tricky shot, but it was a beautiful experience.

Nothing Left To Take Away


Storrie Lake SP, NM

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To free up time, to simplify your life, to get your message across, or to grow spiritually, then take away those things that aren’t critical.

For those seeking inner peace, take away your Mortal identity to live as a Soul. Then take away your Soul identity to live as Radiance. Finally, take away your Radiant identity to live as Oneness.

I believe that the perfect life—regardless of your spiritual beliefs—is where you’ve taken away all that isn’t authentic to that which you value… releasing you, by default, to live true to yourself.

The Wisdom of Your Heart


Storrie Lake SP, NM—From Nonduality Highlights:

At the end of the talk someone from the audience asked the Dalai Lama, “Why didn’t you fight back against the Chinese?” The Dalai Lama looked down, swung his feet just a bit, then looked back up at us and said with a gentle smile, “Well, war is obsolete, you know.” Then, after a few moments, his face grave, he said, “Of course the mind can rationalize fighting back… but the heart, the heart would never understand. Then you would be divided in yourself, the heart and the mind, and the war would be inside you.”

But the heart, the heart would never understand.

If your heart doesn’t say “Yes,” then just say “No.”

You don’t need to ponder it, or beat yourself up, or second guess yourself.

If asked to explain, just say, “My heart says ‘No.'”

Who could argue with that?

A Voice From The Past


Storrie Lake SP, NM—The above is a photo from Fading Toward Enlightenment of Leticia. Hadn’t heard from her in years until she commented on my birthday post yesterday. Hi Leticia!

Took me awhile to find the image in from my old blog. That was back when, if you blogged, you had to write your own website from scratch. No Facebook, no WordPress, no Blogger. It’s kind of a pain to navigate the site, but it was cool to see all the old photos and posts.

We’ve come a long way in 10 years.

Cloudy, Creative Days

Water Spigot

Sumner Lake SP, NM—I had every intention of breaking camp today—I’ve been here nearly four weeks—but the winds picked up and the clouds moved in and cloudy days tend to awaken my Muse.

So I stayed.

To live as a Soul is to live carefree.

When you live as a Soul, you don’t take problems too seriously. You don’t take people too seriously. Hell, you don’t even take your own thoughts (let alone plans) too seriously.

To live as a Soul is to live in harmony with the Tao (Her by any other name).

I had planned to move camp today, but She said, “Stay.”

So I stayed…

and ideas flowed.