Thursday, September 19, 2019

Peace in isolation


There is a certain peace to be found in isolation:
When we insulate ourselves
from the press of urban cares,
And steep ourselves in nature’s quiet beauty,
We can more deeply contemplate
What we might be called to contribute to humanity.
But we also need to spend time with humanity
If we hope to understand what it might need...

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Drop those defenses


These huge internal edifices we build,
Hoping to protect our hearts,
Only serve to isolate us more
From the very things we need to feed our souls.
Perhaps it’s time to take that risk;
To drop those adamantine defenses
And let the fragile, imperfect soul within
Be seen and held; embraced and welcomed
In love, in light, and in community.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Still making waves


We forget that when we’re paddling happily,
Playing in our own pond,
We’re still making waves.
How does what we do affect the lives around us?

Monday, September 16, 2019

Why wait?


As yet another autumn rolls around,
We contemplate once more
The harvest of the year, the fruits and flowers
Of past work and present sowing;
Resolutions kept and dropped;
The things we swore to change but haven’t yet.
Good news! We still have time and opportunity
To accomplish all the things we’d hoped to achieve.
Start now. Why wait another day?

Sunday, September 15, 2019

What will you appreciate today?


Light and shadow, color and form,
A stillness humming with the potential for motion...
What we create says so much
about who we are, where we’ve been,
And what we’ve learned to love.
What will you appreciate today,
And how will you express your gratitude?

Saturday, September 14, 2019

When the clouds come rolling in


And though the days grow shorter
And the clouds come rolling in,
Still we continue on our journey,
Moving toward whatever new ports lie ahead.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Moving into the light


I know the world seems dark right now.
Let me walk through this with you,
And together we will move into the light.