Friday, May 26, 2017

When your tide is out


Your tide may be out, leaving
your darkest, roughest thoughts exposed,
your usual escape mechanisms grounded.
Why not take this time to poke around a bit,
see what treasures might be hidden here,
and what sharp objects might be tossed,
to protect from further damage...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Something old, something new


There's comfort to be found in seeing
the beauty of a mix of old and new:
the rust of dying complements
the bright green shoots of spring,
and gives us reassurance
that whatever's passing away in us will always find
a balance in something fresh that's being born.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Promise of Return


As the waves glide toward the beach, then slide away,
Each path we follow circles back around
Until at last we recognize the home that lies within,
And realize each breath offers the promise of return.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

This heaven-scented now


Each morning offers its own unique invitation
to start again: to travel down the path
though you cannot see around the corner;
to let the mountains hold you, cupped in their embrace;
to breathe, and step, and breathe again,
trusting in this heaven-scented Now.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Predictable losses


Just because it's time to go,
doesn't mean we don't miss them when they're gone...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

What brings you joy?


Wondering what to do, or where to go next?
Ask yourself this question:
What brings you joy, and what, through you,
brings joy into the world?
Now: find a way to do some more of that!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Step away; step outside


It's easy to get hooked on acquisitions.
But can anything we build or buy
ever match the glory of what's already out there,
created for our viewing pleasure?
Take a moment; step outside and breathe...