Hello! My name is Michael “Sparrow” Knighton. I used to always be searching for my home, somewhere to belong, without that constant nagging in the back of my mind that I have to leave. But, it never came. I began using the mantra ‘I am Home’ at first to ease my own stresses of never feeling truly home. As time went on and I continued using this mantra it began evolving into something different where I started to lose the definition of Home as a place and started to recognize it as a feeling, within me. That it was me. That I am Home. I am always home. Up until August of 2017 I had been working in call centers for the last 5 years. It was an aaaaaabsolutely soul crushing experience. In the last 2 years of working I began to bring my guitar in to work and was mechanically learning to play, obsessively. I fell in love with it. Then, I reached a point where I realized there was no amount of technical playing that is going to improve my music. There is no such thing as a fully cultured musician who lives in and out of a call center building. I hungered to be cultured, to learn, to know how the world really is. To know what I don’t know in order to play what I can’t play. So, I followed the music. I began the journey in August where I made a bold move and quit my job to go to the Oregon Eclipse festival. Everything changed for me here. I went to this festival with the mindset of making new connections in life to be able to elevate myself to a position where I am able to free myself. This is the story, however just starting, of how I find who I am. I intend for it to act as a guide, not entertainment, for those that wish to break free. As you read on you will find out exactly how a newly adopted mindset based on trust will be able to shape your life the way you need it and how it continues to operate in a sustainable fashion for me taking care of all needs and all desires and has allowed me to flourish as a human being, through the great and the worst. We do not wait for it to be perfect here. We jump…and we fly.
As I was going through my files, searching for my birth certificate (found!! :D) I found this piece that I wrote about my “why” or my purpose if you will. So I thought I’d share: Why? My why is because I am tired. I am so sick and tired of doing the things I don’t … Continue reading Why?
I just want to get fucking high. Look, I’m just tired, that’s all. I’m tired of waking up every morning and for every second of my day I’m beating endlessly against this seemingly impenetrable fortress of ignorance that all of society appears so intent on hunkering down within. And I’m angry. I’m angry that no … Continue reading I’m on the brink
Bee and I have just come from our 10 day Vipassana course in British Colombia. I am sitting here in a state of wonder, amazement, gratitude, and clarity. I sat for 10 days, all day, and engaged in a deep, deep surgical operation of the mind. I experienced pain, bliss, love, hate, anger, hostility, arousal, … Continue reading Dearest friends..
What’s up guys! Hope everything is going sweelllll on your side of things. Just popping in to drop a line and update on the up and coming events of Michael. Woo! Adjusting to life in Canada on a farm has been a trek for sure. I have absolutely fallen in love with Bee’s family. They … Continue reading Chicks and Hoes