Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Lessons from the earth

Place your hand upon a stone, warmed in the afternoon sun,
and listen to the secrets coursing beneath its lichen-laced skin:
all paths lead to the heart of being;
all paths lead to the heart.

Monday, November 30, 2015

The Scent of Now

Are you looking back, or looking forward?
Worrying about the mistakes of the past, 
or visualizing future challenges and goals?
Perhaps, instead, you could take time
to rest and close your eyes;
to breathe in the refreshing scent of Now.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Teachable moments

Every moment, every situation, has its energy.
We can choose to run from it, 
or allow its passion to consume us,
or simply open to it, sit with it;
inviting it to teach us about ourselves.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Two pictures

Two pictures, taken on a trip: 
The first, with its graphical appeal,
Offers more questions, 
Reflections on the many different
Lives and perspectives 
Contained within a single space.
The second, an idyllic icon
Of Thanksgiving weekend travels
In a wooded countryside.
Which would you choose, and why?

Having expressed our thanks

Having now expressed our thanks
For all that we've been given,
We now begin to spend our time
Finding new ways to give back.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Courage to be Grateful

How can we go on when the road ahead looks bleak
and what's behind is colored with regrets?
Sometimes it takes such courage to simply stand here, on the road,
and be grateful for this path that we've been given;
to trust it still will take us 
where we were always, always meant to be.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

A calmer day

After the storm, the full moon slips
back into the mountain's womb,
while sunrise dresses her clouds in pink
to celebrate the birth of a calmer day.