"If it's fiction, it better be true."
For me, writing fiction combines the most difficult parts of spiritual practice and writing. In almost every other spiritual practice, whatever you do leaves no trace. You can't look at it the next morning and see how you did. However with fiction, the extraordinary burst of incandescent prose that you write in the afternoon often curdles like soured milk by morning leaving you amazed and embarrassed that you ever thought it was good. You have to face your own limits over and over and over.
It's unclear to me why I continue to write fiction, as it has been and remains the most difficult thing I've ever done.
I've also taught fiction writing at the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology for seven years. Teaching in a context of self -awareness makes listening and helping others as much part of the process as the writing of your own work. This is an unexplored area in the fiction writing world.
Here are samples — several published, several not yet.
"Shiva's Spider" (published), an illustrated version
The book, "The Other Side of Haight" (published),
Chapter 26 Angelo set free
A short transcribed interview from enlightenment.com