Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Faced with a daunting task

Today let us send comfort to all those 
who, confronted with a daunting task,
may not have the luxury of choosing
whether to take it on or wait it out
and hope it goes away...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Give voice to the child within

Sometimes we need to stop worrying
about what we need to do to please the world,
and step instead into our inner sanctuary
and give voice to the playful hungry child within.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Grace abounding

There’s grace and beauty everywhere
If we just make time to look...

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Brain vs. Heart

One golden afternoon I passed this by,
and thought, how beautiful, but what is it,
who built it here, and why?
How quickly the brain steps in
to modify the heart’s response!
Why question, when we could just appreciate?

Saturday, February 16, 2019

A symphony in the clouds

These silent staves invite the viewer
to listen for the symphony in the clouds...

Friday, February 15, 2019

A season for compassion

Wandering in my garden after the snow,
I declare this the season for compassion:
Not knowing which — in their bedraggled state —
are weeds and which are welcome,
I practice non-judgment and admire their persistence;
non-violence, and leave them where they grow;
forgiveness, for being less than perfect;
and mindfulness, to learn what they might teach me.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Mature love casts its scent

It’s true: a budding love seems more intense, 
bursting with potential,
and love that’s been in bloom for many years 
might seem faded in comparison.
But the texture and complexity, the infinite variety,
the openness with which mature love 
casts its scent into the world —
ah: that’s irresistible, and I’m grateful every day
for the wonder of that blessing.